Thursday, November 19, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Artist Jeanne-Claude, of Jeanne-Claude and Christo, has died. [NYT]

Colum McCann's novel of '70s NYC wins National Book Award. [NYT]

Alex's "Then & Now" revisits Soho. [FP]

On the Bowery with Metropolis, the Cooper Square Hotel "appears to be a cartoon illustrating the evils of overdevelopment." [EVG]

Drinking at the Nancy Whiskey bar. [COS]

Someone doesn't like the proliferation of Mr. Brainwash wheatpastes in Meatpacking:

HuffPo catches up on the McDonald's mod redesign in Chelsea. Says a Mickey D's spokeswoman, "People are using our restaurants differently today than they did five, 10, 20 years ago. People are multitasking, doing more on a given day... You want to be able to open your laptop, log on and get some work done while you're eating." [HP]

A quick look at the city's vanishing Hallmark stores. [ENY]

A virtual tugboat appears with a ghost sign on Berry St. [NYS]


Anonymous said...

tug boats rule! - BN

Laura Goggin Photography said...

That tugboat is great.

Sad to hear about Jeanne-Claude...

Anonymous said...

Understand that art is subjective, but as a fan and follower of Graffiti and street art for the past 20 years, I can tell you that Mr Brainwash is a nothing more than prolific hack. He kinda deserves the criticism. No one in the graf or "street art" community really respects him and to make matters worse he's also symbolic of the Californiacation of New York.

Anonymous said...

It is very true that MBW gets no street cred. However, he is no real Californian/Angelino, but a french transplant. NY will never be California and vice versa. Shit, LA has their own share of midwest/rich transplants ruining LA, just as NYC has its share too.