Happy July 4th!
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Heehee…Alex Balk makes me laugh:
What’s more irritating about all your friends who have moved to Brooklyn, the way they expect you to give up an hour of your life to the F train so that you can come visit them and eat overpriced Italian food that is only notable for the fact that it is being served in a borough where a mere two generations ago a collection of angry old ladies in black would have dumped you in their garbage river for attempting to sell the cuisine of poverty at that ludicrous price point or the way we’re all supposed to pretend that people who have moved to Brooklyn haven’t given up, that they can’t handle the intensity of Manhattan any more and would rather live in a less crowded space where you get more room for your money and everyone isn’t on top of you all the time and the pulse of existence is better suited for the gentle souls who would prefer to take things a little bit more slowly and avoid all the aggravation and nonstop craziness with which those of us who make the effort to stay in town contend? Like, terrific, good for you, move where you’re happy, but don’t expect me to participate in your little charade that you’re still living in New York, okay? You go to your adorable rummage sale in Fort Greene and then get your fancy $13 cocktail on Smith Street and pat yourself on the back: you may live in a suburb, but you live in the best suburb there is, because it is the closest to the greatest city in the world, and that’s something to be proud of.
(via The Awl)
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No more metal tags at The Met. :( Today is the last day. Tomorrow they start using paper tickets.
Did you know that the different colors have nicknames? There are 16 in all. The purple one is called Barney and the pink one is called Piglet. Hahaha.
On the upside, The Met will be open 7 days now. They used to be closed on Mondays.
photo credit: Karsten Moran for The New York Times
That’s from a series called Darkened Skies by Thierry Cohen; he photographed various cities (NYC, Paris, Tokyo, SF) and matched them up with starry skies from more remote places like Montana, Nevada, and the Sahara. New Yorkers can see Cohen’s work at the Danziger Gallery starting March 28.
A blacked out New York City skyline is seen from Brooklyn, New York, October 29, 2012.
photo credit: Gary He / REUTERS
Midtown Manhattan, Park Ave.
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