Street Art of the Day: Rap Quotes
New York City artist Jay Shells is no stranger to street art. In 2010, he launched the Subway Etiquette project to inform commuters about noise pollution and stairway conduct through parody subway signs, followed by the Metropolitan Etiquette project in 2011. This week, Shells unveiled his latest street sign parody project Rap Quotes, which consists of 30 red signs featuring notable rap lyrics about New York City placed in their corresponding locations. Curious how he made them? Head over to Animal NY.
step (official lyric video) ; vampire weekend
i’m well aware that lyric vids will be played out before you know it, but i continue to enjoy every unique take on it that i come across. i could wax poetic about the typography and dreamy shots of ny (some of my fave spots) for days. love, love, love. also, how great is this song? i’ve missed vampire weekend so much. all these music comebacks; 2013 is really trying to go unparalleled. here for it.
Ten Years Later: A Tribute 9/11
My favorite 9/11 tribute in New York City can be found in Bryant Park. 2,819 empty chairs are set up on the lawn facing the site where the World Trade Center once stood, one chair for every life lost. The number of empty chairs captures the enormity of the lives lost and the stark emptiness of it just drives home the point that I hope is never forgotten. 2,819 people were here one moment and gone the next. 2,819 went to work or boarded a plane one morning ten years ago thinking it would be another ordinary day and they never came home.
Librarian Lady Nerdz loaning out doll Lady Nerdz to delighted little Lady Nerdz.
be still my heart. ottendorfer was my go-to branch for awhile. i never ventured back to the children’s section, although i thought about it a few times. this is so touching. and for the record, i will never outgrow my addy.
filed under: things that make me miss new york.
i love this series, but this is definitely the best so far. jovial braggadocio, banter, boasting, confidence, charm…this is the meat and potatoes of the city. whichever team you rep, whichever borough you’re from, whichever side you defend, it all somehow manages to unite the city even as the divisions are proclaimed. this is why i love that place.
i might have to pull an all-nighter and find a stream of this game on the 26th just because.
“Those with a car could flee. Those with wealth could move into a hotel. Those with steady jobs could decline to come into work. But the city’s cooks, doormen, maintenance men, taxi drivers and maids left their loved ones at home.” - David Rohde, Reuters
[photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz]
Things I have been thinking about today
“No, all the rats in the subway system of NYC didn’t drown during Hurricane Sandy, they have probably just relocated.
The biggest problem here is that it could increase the risk of infectious disease…These diseases are not only spread by bite, but are also in rat feces and urine. And Ostfeld doesn’t think this is something we should take lightly. ‘It’s not just about the high winds and rain. A rat disturbance is something we should be concerned about.’”
I was seriously just thinking this
“Rats can jump three feet in the air from a flat surface and leap more than four feet horizontally.”
So, basically…rats are the honey badgers of urban areas??
they can also manage to get themselves up walls if the surface is flat enough. happy halloween.