Sidewalk @ 22nd and 5th // Photo by MarkArms
Hey! A new category! I’ve been thinking about all of the stuff I link to on Twitter during the week, and how it all just sort of disappears from my consciousness right away. Maybe I should experiment with posting some of the more interesting things here once a week? I’m not big on schedules or planning when it comes to blogging, but I’ll give a shot.
+ An express lane for NYC pedestrians who are not tourists? I have been wanting this for YEARS (via Design for Mankind)
+ Geometric print tapestry/bedspread from Urban Outfitters (via @UniformNatural)
+ Want to create a Wordpress theme from scratch? Here’s a nice tutorial
+ This Viennese attic apartment is pretty much perfect (via h p n f r h p y a c d n s)
+ Urban love letters, by way of murals (via Poppytalk)
+ i live here:SF essay by (& photos of!) my beautiful friend, Victoria
+ This Pappardelle with Spiced Butter recipe is easily vegan-ized with Earth Balance and wheat noodles, and it is delicious
+ 23 restaurants and shops on 1 street in Mexico City rehabbed for $3000. Very inspiring!
+ Black walls done right, over at Victoria’s new place
+ Paul Rand is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH cooler than Rand Paul. I’ll take the former over the latter any day
For a second I was terrified you were going to just mirror your tweets to your site and be one of *those* people. This is quite a good idea though, searchable within the site and everything.
@Bill: I will never be one of *those* people, don’t worry!!
If you don’t want people coming to New York, you guys should have those sidewalks all over the place and enjoy them as much as you want all to your selves. We tourists will find other places to visit. Oh, and don’t bother visiting anywhere else in the country cause then you’ll be a tourist and they probably won’t have any of those special sidewalks for you.
@Tanya: It’s really no different from the “scenic routes” I’ve taken in Western states in the US — the locals take the freeway so they can get where they’re going quickly, and the tourists take the slower route so they can take in all of the fabulous scenery and stop along the way to take photos. The only difference in New York is that we do all of this on foot.
Have you ever been to New York? I have never seen another city more friendly and accommodating to visitors from all over the world. We are a city of immigrants and of people who were once tourists themselves. Most of us came here from somewhere else. At some point, though, you shift into the “express lane” and lose your tourist status. That’s the reason you can come to New York and hear 30 different accents in 30 minutes from 30 people, all of whom will identify themselves as “New Yorkers”. It’s a beautiful thing.
(Also, it was a joke in the form of graffiti, not a city mandate.)
this was fun, thanks for sharing! I like little week-end wrap ups…
i like this tweet round-up. and i saw that graffiti on the news the other day. so good!! i really like your explanation of why it is needed, too. *especially* on 5th avenue!!
@jodi: I work in Rockefeller Center, so…yeah.
yeah, that’s kind of sucky. i work east of you on 3rd ave. *so* much less touristy. i really can’t imagine working near rockefeller center or times square. madness! but you are right by anthro, so there’s that. =)
amen, tanya! let’s all just stick to ourselves and not note the fact that every place has it’s own special distinctions or characteristics!
the nerve of some graffiti “artist” to sully the sidewalk with satire or an astute observation! the nerve of it all!
I’ve visited NYC twice (I mean, sadly, only twice) and I can vouch for, as a bona fide tourist, that New York is the friendliest city I’ve visited. It lets you borrow its energy (and its sidewalks) and unlike other cities, you feel like you’re a part of it. Not watching the melting pot from outside, but melting in it, along with everyone else. Can you tell that I want to go back?
I love that statue of Jose Marti. The horse he is on has both hooves raised, which is how you can remember he died in battle. I learned that from a tour guide somewhere, where I got the pleasure of being a tourist!
i “tumbl`d” that tourists/ new yorkers photo. love it <3
Though I am a bit ashamed to ask, what are those nifty little fireplace covers called? I noted one in your friends black dining room and saved a picture from one of your bedrooms as inspiration for my own -recently purchased-home. I’ve googled galore and cannot come up with anything. ;o)
@mandy: I believe the fireplace covers are just called…fireplace covers. 🙂 You can find a nice selection of them here.
Hi, the new yorkers vs tourists lane is anothother initiative from the improv everywhere guys, they just posted it today. I recalled seeing the picture here so I thought I’d add the link. http://improveverywhere.com/2010/06/08/the-tourist-lane/