Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Crazies - NYC Naked Edition #nyc #burlesque

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)

New York Faces - Fran Lebowitz - Must Watch Documentary

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!

World Famous newyorkers - Home Up North #yankees

One New York's most recognizable exports.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Was Really Tempted To Flick It...

... but I didn't.   I love New York and it's awesome creative newyorkers.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

If You See Something, Say Something...

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.

Resistance Is Futile - The Porter House Condo #architecture

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

Street Art Redux - Chelsea White Space #streetart

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

Coco Chanel Vs. Haculla #streetart

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

The Many Faces of newyorkers

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.

Subway Entertainers - A Percussion Filled Commute #ilovenewyork

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

New York City Boy - Where 7th Avenue Meets Broadway

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.

Scary Lady On 14th Street In The East Village

One of the myriad of things that I love about ournewyork is the never ending art scene.  You really never know where something will pop up... kinda like the Scary Lady in Red in front of a church on 14th Street.  
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?

mynewyorkers Get Their Voices Heard - MTA Fare Hikes Suck

Yeah... the never ending love hate relationship with the subway... love the system because it's a pretty cheap ride... hate it because the fares are increasing and services are being cut.
Your thoughts? Sound off my citizens...

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Union Square / Flatiron Beauty #architecture

Whilst walking down Broadway in the Flatiron District as I made my way to Union Square I spotted one of my favorite buildings. It's such a quintessential New York City building with amazing architectural details. Oh and did you notice the top floor? Design like that puts the house in penthouse. That's my newyork, what's yournewyork?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Live Here...

A few weeks ago I came across a most curious message to newyorkers... DON'T PAINT THIS... I LIVE HERE.   The message was tagged on a door at the uptown platform platform of the 6 train at 138th Street / Third Avenue. 
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about mynewyork

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 citizennyc1@gmail.com. I look forward to sharing with you all.