Be on the lookout. Squeaky puppets and stuffed animals stuffed inside a slaughterhouse delivery truck will be creeping around New York’s meatpacking district (and eventually around the rest of New York over the next two weeks. Here's a look what you can expect to see if you're "fortunate" enough to encounter Banky's latest iteration of modern art.
Famous for its skyline and prime location on Central Park West, the Majestic was home to some of N.Y.C.'s most famous and infamous denizens. Find out what happened when resident and crime boss Frank Costello had a violent brush at the luxury high rise during the 1950s. via VF
https://vimeo.com/70940074 An exclusive ten minute preview of Adam Bhala Lough's film The Motivation where we see some of th world's top skateboarders getting ready to compete in the $200,000 grand prize New York's Street League Championship. Not only is nearly a quarter-mil. on the line but also the prestige and recognition of being known as the world's best when it comes to skating the street. Sean Malto, Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriquez, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz, Bastien Salabanzi and Luan Oliveira are all featured.
New York's Little Egypt community in Astoria responds to the violence going on at home. via NYT
Vanity Fair shows you how to get into the swank new restaurant which has opened uptown causing gastronomes across the city to clamor their way into getting their table reserved. Avoid the crowd and secure a dinner reservation with this guide on getting into any hot spot. This could actually work. via VF
Have a look at French artist Daniel Castan's kaleidoscopic acrylic studies of New York. One piece can either jump out at you with vivid splashes of color, while another may sit coolly waiting for you to jump into it. Castan's work reminds one of a modern impressionist in the traditions of a Claude Monet or Édouard Manet - only instead of painting ships in the harbor at Sunrise or A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Castan depicts New York's Times Square at night or the city streets in the rain. via WHUDAT
The Birdman | a Jesse Auritt film https://vimeo.com/71501308 Profiling Rainbow Music and her shopowner: the "Birdman." There's not a lot of places like around anymore - and there's not a lot of businessmen like the Birdman left. Old school, baby. "With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder's paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as 'The Birdman', knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due...