Tuesday, November 30, 2010
When this video was brought to my attention by fellow mynewyork reader, Jamie G. up in the Bronx I was FLOORED...newyorkers do come in all shades of crazy but that's what makes us such an exciting place...you never know when you're gonna get a free peep show.
(please be 18 years or older of age to view this video)
If ever there was an image of the quintessential newyorker, Fran Lebowitz would definitely fit the bill. Like many newyorkers, Ms. Lebowitz is very opinionated but unlike most, she is one of the most quoted speakers and is known to be the queen of one liners.
Now, another newyorker, Martin Scorcese, gives us almost 90 Lebowitz filled minutes in a new HBO documentary called Public Speaking. Fellow newyorker, Annmarie S., who recommended the documentary to mynewyork, said that Fran Lebowitz's "...comment on the impact of the AIDS crisis on our society and culture surpasses any I've ever heard as far as capturing the impact of the loss of that echelon of society." After reading such a powerful statement by Annmarie, I just had to tune in and I was definitely not disappointed.
A big thanks to newyorker, Annmarie S. for tipping us on this great piece of ournewyork!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
All newyorkers are familiar with the MTA's anti-terrorism slogan, "If you see something, say something". Well, mynewyork reader, Remy B. from the Bronx recently asked this question on our Facebook page: "I think one of the greatest things that everyone has in this city are subway stories, does anyone have any great ones?"
What say you, my fellow newyorkers? Let us know your tales of the underground... and don't hold back... nothing is too colorful to share on mynewyork! Submit your stories to: Citizennyc1@gmail.com and remember to let us know your first name and last initial as well as your neighborhood so that we can give you credit for your story...unless you want to remain anonymous like another face in the crowd. Also, Underground Musings can also be about your bus rides or Metro North and LIRR experiences as well...we hear you Long [pronounced LAWNG] Islanders are a pretty freaky bunch.
Perfectly situated next to Google's New York Headquarters (76 9th Avenue, the former Port Authority building and one of the largest buildings in New York City which Google is rumored to be interested in purchasing for a mere $2 billion) can be found The Porter House Condo, or as local residents call it: the Borg cube.
It is probably one of New York City's most interesting residential properties... definitely unique in architecture and design and the subject of commentaries by locals and tourists alike. The Porter House's best amenity is its location. Right where Chelsea, the West Village and the Meat Packing district meet - three of the trendiest neighborhoods where chique newyorkers can be spotted at all hours of the day. It is also across the street from the cavernous Chelsea Market and a block from the High Line .
Any newyorkers reading this who live at the Porter House? We'd love to hear from you.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Fans of street art should check out this white space EXHIBIT in Chelsea on 8th and 22nd. This emaciated woman wearing a Campbell Soup dress was the one that caught my eye.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
On Thanksgiving Eve, I was walking the streets of Soho heading to the club (isn't that what normal newyorkers do?) I came across a Haculla piece... Coco Chanel Vs Haculla. Apparently Haculla has been providing New York with his visual street art for years and is easily recognizable by his EDGY commentaries and wheat - paste medium. This particular piece of mynewyork that I'm sharing with you is on the doors of 214 Lafayette just below Spring. (newyorkers don't say street or avenue... if you didn't know that, consider this a friendly PSA).
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Over 8,000,000 newyorkers...that's a lot of face. Check out this interesting project by photographer Simon Høgsberg where he photographed 10 faces that spoke to him (apparently Latinos and Asians didn't speak to him). I live for Joan Darrow and Rhoda Lukin - they are the quintessential faces of the native newyorkers that often we associate with the crème de la crème of fashionistas and the art world. Make sure you read what face #6, Allen Makere has to say.
Women beat their men...the men...beat on their drums. Not literally. Well maybe...who knows but the men beating their drums in the video below are from the group The Truth and have been entertaining (or annoying) the underground surfers (newyorkers on the subway) for years. I'm sure you've run into them before and if you enjoyed their beats then support these fellow newyorkers by purchasing their CD at subwayrecords.com
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I'm a New York City boy through and through. I'm never bored with this city since there is always something to do or see and the world to meet.
The Pet Shop Boys pretty much sang it best... Watch the video.
I was walking around minding my own business when I noticed her in the distance. I thought it was for a photoshoot but it wasn't... she was just standing there - motionless except the subtle heaving of her chest as she breathed.
Scary Lady in Red... who ARE you?
Your thoughts? Sound off my citizens...
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Who is Bear1?
Simply put, mynewyork is a page amongst millions dedicated to something regarding this great city of ours. You will see ournewyork via my eyes, my experiences - which may be different from yournewyork which is why I strongly encourage you to feel free and share your experiences and photographs as well (proper credit will ALWAYS be given). Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to sharing with you all.