Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off (NY Times)
What make this space come to life are the bodies: To the pulse of disco and rock, they swoop and swirl in time to the rhythm, some touring the perimeter with graceful arcing strokes, while others stationed in the center of the floor work out the intricacies of tighter footwork, longer spins.

For the last eight months, the photographer Jessica Lehrman has been documenting the scene at Brooklyn Skate Club — a word-of-mouth oasis that convenes every Wednesday. A meeting ground for skaters of all shapes and sizes, it draws a cast of regulars, many in their 50s and 60s, who know one another from their days haunting the Empire Roller Skating Center, a defunct Brooklyn rink.

Walt Whitman’s BK house not worthy of landmark status, city says (The Real Deal)

The fabulous Art Deco entrance of Sunnyside's Golden Gate (Forgotten New York)

Another disappearing Polish restaurant - Kasia's, in Williamsburg (Daily News)

Catch-22 as BQX streetcar project rolls past deadline - stuck between money-losing options, city slows time line and will blow through budget (Crain's)

Albert Maysle's In Transit returns to the Metrograph (Metrograph)

Joseph Sciorra's Christmas presepi - this year's presepio is Trump's Amerikkka (Brooklyn Eagle)


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