George Bellows @ The Met.
George Bellows was an American artist who spent much of his (too short) life living in working in NYC. Much of that work was dedicated to chronicling the lower classes in Manhattan and beyond, and the results are at once astounding and haunting. This week is the last week to see a huge retrospective of his work at the Met. Go get your culture on.
Underground New York Public Library features the reading-riders of the NYC subways.
I love my Kindle, but there are things I miss about books. No, not the smell or the physical page turning - Really it’s only the cover that I miss. (It’s the only thing I miss about CDs as well!) I love good design, but I also love being nosy and seeing what everyone else is reading. I miss other people’s covers more than I miss my own ;) This Tumblr showcases who’s reading what on the subway. (Thanks to Elizabeth for sharing!)
Truth or Dare: Live in NYC.
Chelsea Davison decided she’d had enough of New Yorkers’ closing themselves off to people around them. A la ImprovEverywhere, Chelsea invited people in Washington Square Park to a live game of truth or dare. You guys, she’s “only” an intern. (I mean how can I really say only when she’s so rad?!) And she’s a red head. So you should probably hire her. I’m going to try to ;)
For only $20, you’ll be supporting Samaritans NYC (they run a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline) and you’ll get to see one of my favorite bands, Hollis Brown, play. You can purchase tickets here.