Monday, May 10, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

Obama says, "With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations...information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation." [Gothamist]

The Meatpacking wall covered by a wheat-paste war gets plywooded--to make room for a "dramatic retail presence"--and Brainwash bombs the plywood with the Beatles and Memorex ads, plus a giant pink heart:

After long languishing, Cinema Classics sadly folds. [FP]

Living in a world of Clitter and "CBGB's Lives On" at Varvatos. [Racked]

What do you think of the malls of Manhattan? [Racked]

Street art rat. [Gothamist]

Nuyorican poet finds home in E. Harlem, "I was supposed to be claimed by Loisaida, by my community, but they couldn’t find a place for me there." [CR]

1 comment:

Alex in NYC said...

I hate that Varvatos piece, as the BlackBook writer (probably a 23 year old intern who never set foot in CBGB) implies that leather pants, eyeliner and Hanoi Rocks were "right at home" there.