Tag Archives: New York City

The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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NYC Word On The Street

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NYC Way-Back Machine

Many years ago, when I made the transition from book collector to bookseller, a client asked me to locate a copy of “The Picture of New-York, Or The Traveller’s Guide Through The Commercial Metropolis of the United States, By a … Continue reading

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A New Home for Readers and Writers

The Center for Fiction, which describes itself as “the only organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of fiction,” has announced that its new home will open in Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 2019. The three-story complex, … Continue reading

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Books and Music

Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y. was recently the setting for a new music video called “Good Kisser” from the group Lake Street Dive.

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New York Secrets

If you can’t live in New York City, or even visit whenever you want, the next best thing may be this brand new periodical about NYC life. Civilization,  which is co-edited by Richard Turley, Mia Kerin, and Lucas Mascetello, is a … Continue reading

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Bowie : Station to Station

This week, New York City transit riders have been lining up to purchase special edition David Bowie MetroCards. The city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has teamed up with Spotify to offer five different options each celebrating the late artist’s varied personas. … Continue reading

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Banksy is back in the Big Apple

Love him or hate him, the world’s most notorious street artist always manages to keep his brand alive with timely pieces. Banksy is apparently back in New York City this week with his trademark Rat. The famous rodent is now adorning a clock face … Continue reading

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Embrace the Absurd

Word on the Street is a public art collaboration between the artist collective House of Trees and Times Square Arts. The project evolved from an exhibition of protest banners and signs from last year’s national Women’s March for resistance. The new version of Word … Continue reading

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A Love Letter To New York

Photographer Jonathan Higbee describes his ongoing street photography project Coincidences as a “love letter to New York City”. Higbee’s paean to his adopted hometown documents serendipitous moments of people on the streets of the city. Although the images sometimes seem posed or … Continue reading

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