Archive for the ‘NYC’ Category

CHILDREN’S SOCIETY.

August 14, 2009

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Children’s Aid Society NYC, c.1909 via Harvard University Library

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PORTRAITS & TEXTILES.

July 16, 2009

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Pearl Bailey.

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Archie Savage.

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Thelma Carpenter.

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Billie Holiday.

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Inez Dickerson.

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Ladybird Cleveland.

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Carmen De Levallade.

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Diahann Carroll.

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Eartha Kitt.

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Alvin Ailey

Lush rich portraits & incredible layers of textile by Carl Van Vechten. Color galore!!! via Beinecke Rare Book Library

CRAFTING & HIKING.

June 10, 2009

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Kady at Gay Pride Crafts Fair, New York City, 1971

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Hikers in the Country Near New York City

NisN posts have been few and far between. I have been busy at work (& offline) crafting new projects for a book. We’re finishing up this week and I’ll be back in the computer saddle. I’ve also been enjoying the glories of spring spending time outdoors hiking & biking. BS & I started a new blog Day Tripper to document our weekend explorations outside NYC.

via NYPL

T. HSIEH.

May 5, 2009

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I went to MoMA on Monday and learned about Tehching Hsieh.

AQUEDUCT DAY.

April 5, 2009

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Today BS and I took a day trip via MetroNorth to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The Aqeduct was completed in 1842 and provided NYC with clean water. Today this aqueduct trail weaves between wealthy persons backyards and nature. Totally loved it! The trail is 26 miles long and we traveled 5. Starting in Dobbs Ferry we passed by the Octagon House and freely romped around the grounds of Lyndhurst Mansion ending our journey in Tarrytown. images via Library of Congress

FEAST.

April 1, 2009

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FEAST : Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics

FEAST is happening again! This Saturday April 4 6–8PM in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. My dear friends gathered their minds together and developed a totally successful and fun way to fund artists in our neighborhood. I went to the last FEAST and it was incredible. They raised $756 cash for the winning proposal by artist Dan Funderburgh who plans to create a neighborhood wide wallpaper beautification project. FEAST concept is: you donate what you can at the door for your meal (a delicious vegetarian dish by One&Supp), read artists proposals, VOTE for the one you like best, eat and be merry. At the end of the dinner after the votes have been tallied MC Jeff Hnilicka announces the winner. The bag of cash is delivered to the winning artist. Viola! The winning artist then has 4-6 weeks to complete their project—and exhibits/performs their artwork at the following FEAST.

This FEAST should be totally amazing! NPR did a nice little story on the first one.. And my sweet, Brock Shorno/Routine Investigations is directing and performing in a very special musical springtime ritual. Should be totally trippy, I promise.

(make sure you come early, we’re expecting a full house—even better come by at 3pm and help set up! hearts and hands.)

QUEEN RUPAUL.

March 25, 2009

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I changed my image from “punk drag” to “black hooker drag,” which was much more sexy. Rupaul’s autobiography is filled with choice quotes—a great read. discovered via Tagbanger

FEAST.

February 20, 2009

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Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics

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FEAST is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers.
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My talented culinary, arts & community minded friends have organized an ideal dinner cooked up in a church basement this Saturday Feb 21 5-8pm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you live in the area please stop by!

Please visit the new website FEAST for more information. Pay what you wish—all proceeds go to an artist’s proposal that you vote on. Whichever artist wins he/she receives the funds to create a project that will be exhibited/performed at next month’s FEAST. Pretty amazing! They are getting lots of press. WNYC will be there interviewing people for their blog. Rad!

NYPL OFFLINE!

February 6, 2009

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I rarely post items not found on the internet. Today is the exception. Matt and I attended the NYPL class I mentioned yesterday—Handmade Then and Now by Jessica Pigza. It was excellent! I learned basics of the NYPL system – how to search for exactly what I need. I can’t wait to spend a day on the third floor looking through non circulating books. The books (poorly) photographed above are relics Jessica shared with the class. These were just things lying around her desk. How lucky to be a librarian!

HOME IN BROOKLYN.

February 6, 2009

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Bill & Lucy Sikes. 231 Washington Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. May 7, 1978.

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Bill & Lucy Sikes. 231 Washington Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. May 7, 1978.

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Joseph & Mary Merz, architects. Daughter Julie & cat. 48 Willow Place, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. January, 1978.

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Joe Roifer & friend. Apt. 9E, Turner Tower. 135 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. June 20, 1978.

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Fran Orans. 4715 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn. August 5, 1978.

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Samuel & Mrs. Christy, married 40 years. 457 Van Buren St., Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. November 12, 1978

At Home in Brooklyn: The Nooney Brooklyn Photographs, 1978-1979
via NYPL