Monday, October 10, 2011

EV Grieve Etc: Mourning Edition

[13th Street the other morning]

Fighting to save the Bowery (The New York Times)

At Bob Arihood's memorial on Saturday (The Gog Log)

More on the fire on East 10th Street yesterday (Eater)

Slum Goddess at Occupy Wall Street (Slum Goddess)

The Landmarks Preservation Committee (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Calvin Trillin at the Tenement Museum (BoweryBoogie)

The photography of Vivian Maier (Ephemeral New York)

RIP Grand Street News (The Lo-Down)

And thank you to everyone who sent along photos from the skywriting yesterday... didn't get a chance to post them... had a few of my own too...

As you likely heard by now ... what it was all about, via the Daily News...

Cryptic messages written in the sky over lower Manhattan — part of a kooky art project — mystified and unnerved New Yorkers Sunday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m. a plane wrote the words "Last Chance" in the air. The message was preceded by"Lost Our Lease" and followed by "Now Open."

The skywriting turned out to be sponsored by Friends of the High Line, the non-profit behind the wildly popular elevated park.

Artist Kim Beck, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh who lives part time in New York, chose messages from advertising billboards as cryptic comments on the faltering economy.

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