Tuesday, August 2, 2011

First look at the opening night party for the BMW Guggenheim Lab thing

So, here we are at the Opening Night Party ... I wasn't invited... but jdx was there, and he shared these photos...








It opens tomorrow to the public. At 1 p.m.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Guggenheim wants our rat-infested First Street lot

Residents pitching in to help refurbish First Street garden

Designs for urban life apparently don't include trees

23 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

not a single brown person in the bunch.

EV Grieve said...

True. The photos don't make it look as if it was a very diverse crowd.

AC said...

More like a suburban think tank! LOL!

esquared said...

so, that's what street-smart attire looks like...looks like a finance douchebags meets fashion scary sadshaws or any other after work mixer. and looks like that lot is still rat-infested...

#anothersignoftheapocalypse

Crazy Eddie said...

"Street-smart attire"

A Ruby shirt?

blue glass said...

gee, all the people we love to hate in the same place at the same time.
it's just what this neighborhood has been missing: a crew of properly dressed mindless folks crowded into a fenced-in area. i hope none of our taxes went for this project.
fortunately for those in attendance the weather cooperated.
i didn't see any chairs there. comfort does not seem to be a requirement for this event.

Jeremy said...

Give me a break. Besides the fact there are no "brown" people, it's a pretty diverse crowd. Barely any finance douchebags unless you count all of the gray-haired frat grandpas and sorority grandmas.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

I can't believe how angry this stupid project makes me. Here's a sentence from Gothamist:
"The ground is painted as a chessboard; five large transparent cases containing tokens symbolize various aspects of daily urban life: Wealth, Mobility, Sustainability, Livability and Affordability."
Let's hope for some rat action!

Anonymous said...

Looks like they closed down the the corner Mars Bar riff raff just in time! God save the Queen!

The Bat said...

I tuned in late. I'm guessing these a-holes found a new way to destroy the neighborhood with corporate funding? Wait. That's the old way.

Jeremiah Moss said...

onemorefoldedsunset, note how the word "creativity" has been left off that list.

Hey19 said...

FWIW,
Gothamist does have photo documentation of a brown person and chairs. I like how the pale person in shorts is pointing at the camera like see, smile for the camers, brown person.

http://gothamist.com/2011/08/02/bmw_guggenheim_lab.php#photo-2

Whatever, I dont know what I find more humorous, this project, or the reaction to this project. But keep it up, its good to drink my coffee to.

Anonymous said...

who cares that this is here in what was once an empty lot? honestly.

Marty Wombacher said...

"It opens tomorrow to the public. At 1 p.m."

Thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to stay far away.

Anonymous said...

And the empty lot was better.

randall said...

Tell that girl wearing sunglasses in the third picture down to call me. She's cute.

Anonymous said...

There were a lot of Wall Street douchebags and Fashionistas wannabes over there. Not a lot of minorities. They have really thought that over to exclude them. Nice to be insulated by money and whiteness.

Anonymous said...

Here's my forward thinking solutions for "Urban Life".

1. affordable housing (novel, I know)
2. a f*cking subway system that works. (that also doesn't get my tax money unless I get to ride it for free...fair is fair)
3. no more stupid rules about dancing.
4. Less stupid billboards and ads everywhere, the only difference between them and graffiti is that graffiti is free and more creative.

Finally, 5. Create an a fake version of NYC somewhere else...like in Kansas...for these lame-o carrie bradshaw wannabes to stuff themselves silly with cupcakes at and barf on the sidewalks of with their lame banker boyfriends.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but stupid me still doesn't get what this lab thing is. Granted I didn't actually read the description, but I'm usually good at surmising shit. See this seems like a lot of fake-high falutin bullshit to me. People and their fucking concepts.

EV Grieve said...

@Anon 2:18

I don't get what the la is either.... and I've even watched the video!

Roger_Paw said...

The caption under the sparkly-eyed guy in the third photo should read, "I like bugs" or, "I like buttons" or something else as dumb.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Puerto Rico. This is from your May/11 post:
”Unfortunately, a resident who lives adjacent to the lot wrote me to say: Just to let you know the Guggenheim project next door to my place plans to chop down a 60-foot tree [this] morning”.

I’m just wandering if the tree survived.

abrazos,
Maricarmen

NYCIC said...

How likely is it that any of that bunch thinks of themselves as a "worker"? Part of a "professional class", for sure, but "worker", I doubt it. No identification whatsoever with the working class. Joke's on them.