Friday, August 19, 2016


Coming next month at the Queens Museum - Mierle Laderman Ukeles:Maintenance Art

This first survey of Ukeles’ work is organized by the Queens Museum’s Larissa Harris and guest co-curator Patricia C. Phillips, who initiated the project in 2012. The show will span five decades, from her work as a pioneer of feminist performance to a practitioner of public art, in which Ukeles invites us to reconsider indispensable urban systems and the workers who maintain them. Ukeles is undoubtedly best-known for her 36+ year role as the official, unsalaried Artist-in-Residence at New York’s Department of Sanitation. Unprecedented when it began in 1978, this residency has now become a model for municipalities engaging with artists as creative agents.

Why are New York City's Streets Always under Construction? (NY Times Interactive)

Manhattan Street Names on Tenement Corners (Ephemeral New York)

Sign a petition to lift the cap on street vendor permits & licenses (

More on De Blasio plans to consolidate private trash collection citywide (Crain's)

Don't forget to water those street trees! (Queens Gazette)

City's Car-Wash Regulations Still on Hold as Union Push Continues (City Limits)

A vision destroyed & a sorry end to the Brooklyn Angel (Luxury Listings)

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