Sunday, March 12, 2017


Our Lady of Czestochowa (from Fourth)

Getting to Zero: New York + Waste - an Open House New York series
Getting to Zero is inspired by the New York City Department of Sanitation’s 0x30 campaign, which aims to eliminate the 3,000,000 tons of residential waste that the city sends to landfills each year. Through tours of infrastructure facilities; lectures and conferences with leading architects and environmentalists; and other programming, Getting to Zero will raise public awareness about the architecture and infrastructure of waste and about collaborative possibilities for designing a better, more sustainable future.

NYC Books through Bars - the all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation

Joe Ricketts, local news publisher and Trump backer, acquires Gothamist websites (Politico)
DNAinfo, a local news company owned by the Republican mega-donor and Trump backer Joe Ricketts ... has reached an agreement to buy Gothamist, which publishes a network of websites in cities from New York to Washington to L.A.

Gowanus Batcave To Be Transformed into Artist & Manufacturing Space, The Powerhouse Workshop (Untapped Cities)
The project will be designed by the renown Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, most well-known for the Tate Modern in London but whose Jenga-like skyscraper in Tribeca, 56 Leonard, is probably their most recognizable New York City work.

DOB revokes expediter/engineer Scott Schnall's filing privileges, leaves hundreds of sites in limbo (Brownstoner)
" DOB took the extraordinary step of revoking Scott Schnall’s filing privileges after observing a long pattern of false statements made to the Department, affecting multiple projects across New York City. In numerous cases, it was shown that Mr. Schnall regularly used his professional filing privileges to deliberately circumvent the Zoning Resolution and Construction Codes. "

The Brooklyn Museum Looks at Georgia O’Keeffe’s Style (Hyperallergic)

From 2016, but it's almost Spring, so once more: The Godfather of Brooklyn’s Feral Parrot Colony (Narratively)

And talking of Spring - The new & improved NYU Hawk Cam is back ...

Quad Cinema reopening in April (Gothamist)

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