Newsboy played by Daniel Burns. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Artist Cynthia Von Buhler’s latest endeavor might be the closest you can get to time travel. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth, an interactive play exploring the Booth brothers’ sibling rivalry, will whisk you back to 1919—when Prohibition drove the parties underground but certainly didn’t stop them.
Von Buhler has explored this theme in the first iteration of the Speakeasy Dollhouse: the Bloody Beginning, which was inspired by the true story of her grandfather’s murder. This time, she has taken a quintessentially New York story and brought it to life in one of the City’s most coveted private Gilded Age clubs, the Players Club on Gramercy Park. (more…)
NYC has never looked more colorful thanks to this screenprint by London based graphic artist Yoni Alter. The print is a part of an ongoing series titled Shapes of Cities, which focuses on different major cities around the world. The series shows the scale of the biggest and most historic buildings of a certain city and by using bold, colorful imagery, shows them accurate to scale.
Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: American Streetscapes. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “Best Of” nod, just hastag your Instagram or Twitter urban exploration pictures #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.
This is not the most beautiful map we’ve seen (and as we’ve written about, beautiful maps often lie!), but depending on your personal opinion, you might find it more truthful than others.
This “Judgmental Map” of New York City by Joe Larson, has its fare share of sweeping generalizations, and the ethnic ones make us a little uncomfortable, but to the map maker Joe Larson’s credit, he’s equal opportunity about making fun.
With all the hype surrounding Armory Arts Week, we decided to head straight to one of the biggest and most important art fairs: SCOPE. This year, like last year, SCOPE is taking place inside the old Moynihan Station, where we previously attended fashion week and explored abandoned spaces. From now until March 9th, you can go see work by some of the best and brightest artists in New York City and cities around the world. From Parisian street artist Speedy Graphito to Beau Stanton, who did a mural for the Bushwick Collective, here are our picks for must-see art at SCOPE. (more…)