Look past the emerging counterculture and you’ll find New York City‘s Little Poland in Greenpoint. Though Greenpoint is rapidly gentrifying, its rich Polish culture and history has yet to be completely expunged.
This North Brooklyn neighborhood is home to the second largest concentration of Polish immigrants in the United States, behind Chicago. Though it is the clusters of Polish residents that have won Greenpoint its title as Little Poland, the neighborhood has also held a strong Latino and South Asian population which pours out into its sister ‘hood of Williamsburg. Look no further than Greenpoint to best sample all the Polish traditions that New York City has to offer. (more…)
We’ve been clad in wool for too many months! It’s time to think Spring and we thought we’d share some of our favorite Thrift and Vintage Shops, their addresses and websites too.
Beginning in the Village and Chelsea, we started at…..
Shareen Vintage located at 130 West 17th Street. Dresses, dresses & more dresses and a beautiful selection of vintage wedding gowns. This is not a street level shop. It’s located on the 2nd floor of a walk-up building and worth the trek. (more…)
The Illuminator calls the Guggenheim Museum a “1% Museum.” Another projected messages: “Art is not a Luxury.”
The spirit of Occupy Wall Street lives on as The Illuminator political art project roams New York City projecting guerrilla protest messages onto buildings. Using a plain white van equipped with audio and visual projection, as well as an info-shop and mini library, the group of eight artists display a Bat-signal spotlight with a location-specific message. In March, the above message was among those displayed on the 88th Street Guggenheim Museum as a protest to the Guggenheim Foundation’s treatment of migrant workers in Abu Dhabi, where their newest museum is currently being built. (more…)
Hammond Typewriter, curved keyboard and wooden platform, USA circa 1913
The New York Herald Tribune was a collaboration between two journalism giants: Horace Greeley, who founded the Tribune in 1841 and James Gordon Bennett who created the Herald in 1835. The paper won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, making its home at 219 West 40th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue for 43 years starting in 1923. The last issue was printed on 40th Street on April 23rd, 1966. The building is now home, fittingly, to CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Scattered throughout the building are 15 vintage typewriters, a gift from the family of Robert E. Dallos, the New York Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Times from 1978 to 1991. (more…)