Posted November 26, 2013 at 11:22 am
And then there was this. An upright piano discarded at the southwest corner of Houston and Essex. Just waiting to be played. It was. When we walked past Element nightclub relatively early Saturday evening, a drunk dude banged out the Mario Brothers theme…
Posted November 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
This past weekend, Saturday Night Live lampooned those dreaded in-car subway performers with a sketch about the fictional Matchbox 20 3 breakdancing crew (Kid Float, Amir, Lil’ Peanut). Every nuance of these panhandlers was addressed in the bit, including the “ladies and gentlemen” intro, crowded commuting conditions, and interaction with the competition (mariaches, accordion players, […]
Last modified November 25, 2013 at 10:31 am
Back in July, we told you about Everybody Street, the ambitious documentary by filmmaker Cheryl Dunn about the masters of New York City street photography. So, if you were champing at the bit to finally view the 83-minute piece, the day has finally arrived. Head on over to the official Vimeo page to rent ($5.99) […]
Posted November 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
We came across this candid footage the other day over on Alex’s blog, Flaming Pablum. It’s the proverbial “day in the life” shot by video artist Nelson Sullivan on what he deemed the first nice Sunday in 1987 (March 8). The seven-minute document was predominantly shot at the southwest corner of 7th and Avenue A. […]
Last modified November 13, 2013 at 11:08 am
Everyone has seen the seminal When Harry Met Sally orgasm scene filmed inside Katz’s Delicatessen (“I’ll have what she’s having”), but few get lucky enough to hear multiple women faking it while dining here.
Posted October 18, 2013 at 10:20 am
Among the documentaries, we found a gem of a British comedy at the film festival. Svengali tells the story of wide-eyed music fanatic Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, who has always dreamed of discovering a great band. He finds the perfect group on YouTube, quits his job, and with his fiance in tow, […]
Posted September 26, 2013 at 11:31 am
Flight aggravation aside, there’s nothing like sitting in the window seat on the landing approach to one of the area airports (which all suck, by the way). Seeing the skyline from 3,000-feet, pinpointing your neighborhood and maybe snapping a photo. But what about how passengers in blimps viewed the city during the 1930s, a time […]
Posted September 25, 2013 at 5:07 am
The now-former Community Board 3 member David McWater officially tendered his resignation last night at the full board meeting.
Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
Not a normal sight outside the Thompson LES the other night. Those are actually plainclothes cops shoving arrested dudes into the back of an undercover taxi.