This month, The Sprint Flatiron Prow Art Space, also known as the museum without walls, introduces the timely installation Flakes. Artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne equates her small, hand-cut Origami paper cutouts to fellow New Yorkers – each one of the small works unique, elusive, quirky, beautiful. “We are all flakes!”
Photo by Elise Goujon/New York Off Road
We made it! Although our streets and sidewalks are still piled with snow (getting dirtier by the minute), New York City made it through Blizzard Jonas. For many it was probably a great time to catch up on sleep, binge watch an entire season of a television show, take their kids out sledding, and take in the swirling storm around us.
Here are our favorite moments from Blizzard Jonas from New York City and beyond, submitted and shared by our readers:
Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and High Bridges (2015)
The ARTViews Gallery at the Moses campus of the Montefiore Medical Center is exhibiting stunning photographs of Harlem River Bridges by Bronx photographer Duane Bailey-Castro. The exhibition puts a spotlight on the often overlooked waterway and its fifteen bridges that connect the Bronx and upper Manhattan.
For Bailey-Castro, this exhibition is both an expression of his personal relationship with the Harlem River and its bridges and an effort to increase public awareness of their historical and architectural significance. A Bronx native, his appreciation for Harlem River’s bridges began in 2007 after he started taking long walks on and around them as he was recovering from treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
We hope that you are all safely ensconced at home, viewing Blizzard Jonas from your window like we are from Brooklyn. But if you’re like us, you might have plans sometime today too (we’re headed to the Metropolitan Opera tonight). NYC.gov has a useful map, PlowNYC, tracking real-time street plowing in New York City.
Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
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We can always count on the City of Dreams competition to offer a unique architectural installation on Governors Island, often made of a collection of a single item. In previous years there have been a pavilion of discarded plastic cups and a collection of custom reef balls for the Billion Oyster Project. There’s a reason for that – the competition specifically asks contestants to think about the sustainable future of the planet, with an undoubtable strains on resources, and gives emphasis towards projects that adaptively reuse existing materials.