Archive for July, 2010
“Lush Life,” the novel by Richard Price (recommended), is based on an event that happened on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan. “Lush Life” the group show, is a series of art exhibitions based on chapters of the book (through mid-August) and boasts a bunch of really great artists. From the blog:
LUSH LIFE is an exhibition curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud which takes place at nine Lower East Side (LES) galleries:
LUSH LIFE adopts Richard Price’s 2008 novel to title and organize the exhibition. The novel is set in the contemporary LES and through a murder investigation exposes the dynamically changing community of the neighborhood, which despite its evolution retains a ghostly and vital link to its layered past.
Go. Read. Enjoy.
Here in New York, we recently saw a bunch of pianos set up around the city for people to play. Now, the group that organized London’s pianos last year (we’re round two) is putting up ping pong tables all around the British capital. Called “Ping!“, the project is the kickoff to the countdown to the London Olympics. 100 tables are set up in parks, museums, and even St. Pancras and Heathrow.
Paul Ramirez Jonas wanted to break the formality attached in bestowing the Key to the City, so he made it possible to bestow the Key to the City to everyone – well, at least to those who are worthy of some merit. His idea is for people to exchange keys and embark upon a summer-long, five-borough adventure. The locations are mostly your usual museums and parks, but the key allows you to access areas you normally wouldn’t see. And there’s free ice cream—score!
Summer in NYC: for a native Floridian, I wait nine treacherous months to enjoy three months of sunshine. After hearing everyone regale me with stories of the Hamptons every year, it was time I got in on the fun. This is what I have learned so far:
The LIRR is a treacherous beast. Fighting for a seat is a fight for your life.
Surf Lodge has the best blueberry blue crab ceviche on the planet.
Dune is the place to go for the ultimate dance party.
Lily Pond continually hosts some amazing shows.
10 a.m. pool parties are perfectly acceptable. So are 4 a.m. pool parties.
I’ve discovered that the Hamptons are kind of like Vegas, an adult playground–when you leave, reality smacks you in the face like a golf club to the back of an Escalade on Thanksgiving.
Capsule, the prominent menswear show, landed in New York yesterday. A couple of us decided to head over and check out the newest designs slated to hit stores in the upcoming months. Fresh off the World Cup and with soccer still on our minds, we couldn’t help but be drawn to the UMBRO USA booth.
We all have fond memories of wearing those teal checked shorts growing up, so it was refreshing to see some great new designs. Check out the footwear and uber-fresh, nylon sweatshirt hybrid jacket.
“WHERE BROOKLYN AT?” screamed the male half of Matt and Kim as they took the stage. The answer clearly was that BK was at Coney Island’s Siren Festival this past Saturday. From that moment the energy of the headlining performance was infinite.
The duo, who hail from Brooklyn, were playing at home after a whirlwind of success this past year. Highlights from the show included a cover of the Biz Markie classic “Just A Friend” and catching some MKTG-ers crowd surfing above the masses. Looking for some summer fun on a low budget? Free outdoor concerts are where it’s at!
It began in South Carolina in the fall of 2009, spreading from its epicenter at the College of Charleston, to other southern colleges with Greek based social scenes, eventually infiltrating some of the nation’s most prestigious workplaces, including Goldman Sachs, D.E. Shaw, and CitiGroup. For those of you who remain ignorant of the icing phenomenon, allow me to enlighten you.
The game is called “Bros Icing Bros” and the rules, according to the aptly named website, brosicingbros.com, are simple: “1. You cannot refuse a [Smirnoff] Ice. If you refuse to drink the Ice you are instantly excommunicated and shunned, and thus can never Ice another bro or be iced. 2. If you are iced by a fellow bro you can Ice block. When presented w/ an Ice you pull out an Ice of your own and reverse the Ice on your bro. The ultimate “Ice insult.” Ice’s should be consumed on one knee per the picture above, and the more creative the delivery of the Ice, the better.