October 2004


Jenny Holzer, Midtown Manhattan (3)  #

Midtown Manhattan.
Jenny Holzer projects her own words and those of others onto the front of the Pennsylvania Hotel. Passersby are oblivious, perhaps blinded by the Fox News billboard at 34th Street. This Creative Time project has moved around the city for the last few nights and moves to the skies tomorrow. See also 2004.10.01, 2001.02.21.

Update: The poem projected above is "Some People" by Wisława Szymborska.


Dress, Meatpacking District, Manhattan (3)  #

Meatpacking District, Manhattan.


Testing del.icio.us and RSS Digest (0)  #

This is a test of how one might publish one's bookmarks from del.icio.us using RSS Digest.

Thanks, Jeff Veen. These should go over on the side somewhere...

Update: Links moved. The links have their own special RSS feed.

Love, Lower East Side, Manhattan (7)  #

i love you

Lower East Side, Manhattan, from a cab.


Wig, Park Slope, Brooklyn (2)  #

Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Flatiron District, Manhattan (1)  #

Flatiron District, Manhattan.


Paint, Soho, Manhattan (2)  #

Soho, Manhattan.
See also 2002.04.09.


Baseball, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (2)  #

Freddy's, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, which was unexpectedly full of traitors last night. Speaking of, see also slower.net.


Dumbo, Brooklyn (10)  #

Dumbo, Brooklyn.
See also 2003.11.13 and Bluejake.


Rotting trains, New Hope, Pennsylvania (1)  #

1533 george bennett sr

the d&h co

New Hope, Pennsylvania.
More on 1533.


Buckingham, Pennsylvania (1)  #


Edna's Antique Shop, Buckingham, Pennsylvania.


Open House New York (8)  #

Grand Masonic Lodge of the State of New York, Chelsea, Manhattan.

Frederick P. Rose Hall, soon to be the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, which is of course in the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, Manhattan. Newsweek article.

Both of these places were open to the public courtesy of Open House New York last weekend. If you took OHNY photos, please link to them in the comments so I can check them out.

See also 2002.11.13, 2003.10.14.


Empire State Building, Manhattan (0)  #

Empire State Building, Manhattan, from a cab. See also 2001.08.28.


Around Times Square, Manhattan (0)  #

woodstock hotel

american food

Around Times Square, Manhattan.
See also 14to42.net.


Lillie's, Red Hook, Brooklyn (1)  #

king of hearts


Las Rubias del Norte at Lillie's, Red Hook, Brooklyn.
See also eshepard.


'Terminal Five' Exhibit, JFK Airport (6)  #

Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal, JFK Airport, New York.
These are from a preview party for the 'Terminal 5' art exhibit, which opens today. I had high expectations for the exhibit, and it failed to meet them. The building, of course, looked great, and it was fun to be able to explore the lounges and such. But when you let your corporate sponsors take center stage (literally -- not pictured here), it makes the art look secondary. Not worth a special trip to the airport, but if you're early for a flight...

The flight information board was taken over by Jenny Holzer.

More of these are in a gallery of 28 photos. See also photos from March 2001 when the terminal was still a terminal.

10.05 Update: Here's the other problem with corporate sponsors:

Vanessa Beecroft, who showed a video of shackled black women in exaggerated black paint being ogled by mostly white revellers at a party the artist held two weeks earlier, found herself on the receiving end of well-intentioned but unfortunate censorship by JetBlue, one of the event's sponsors. As did Toland Grinnell, whose gold-plated vibrator was also pulled from show.

Via jimlowney.com.

10.06 Update: MUG is reporting that the Port Authority has shut down the exhibit for security reasons. More info here.

Related links: A more detailed writeup on the JetBlue problem. Photo of the Beecroft performance that displeased JetBlue. This writeup makes me wish the Ryoji Ikeda sound-and-light piece in one of the tunnels had been ready the night I was there.

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