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“Just when you think you’ve scraped the bottom…”

“…you find that you’re just scraping the surface.” For a few years in the early 1990s, during my exile in New Jersey, I worked a genuine 9-5 job. WNYC was my lifeline, and Chopin’s Marzurka in C Major (Op. 24 … Continue reading

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Brutalizing Brutalism

The New York Times today has an article on an endangered building, a landmark example of a classic school of architecture that some people want to tear down. But the style of building represented by the Orange County Government Center … Continue reading

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20 Minutes Of Silence

This got me into a little trouble yesterday, as it made me very late for a breakfast meeting, but it was pretty cool nonetheless. On my way up the Pulaski Bridge (which connects Brooklyn and Queens) I heard a loud … Continue reading

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Driving About Architecture

I’m mentioned in a New York Times article today, thanks to some consulting work I’m doing on the next edition of The AIA Guide To New York City, a book I own four copies of, one of each edition. A … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Ambience and Minimalism

A little while ago, I wrote about rediscovering some of the electronic and ambient music I used to listen to I was in college. A friend recently mentioned that she is using some of Philip Glass’s music in a dance … Continue reading

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Made in Queens

Gothic Cabinet Craft, which built the new book/LP/CD cases I posted about a little while ago, were profiled today in the New York Times. It’s a local business, founded in a store that still exists (the one I visited to … Continue reading

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Who Counts and Who Doesn’t

Here’s how we count people on the Upper East Side: The three of us reached the Park Avenue median at 76th Street just as the light was changing. The older gentleman approached slowly from the west, using a cane. The … Continue reading

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The Building

The Building Originally uploaded by kenf225 I rode over the Brooklyn Bridge and met mary_wroth, her friend Jon, and his cousin, to see David Byrne’s installation, Playing The Building, down at the old Battery Maritime Building. This is the beautiful … Continue reading

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Surprise: Rudy Sells Out NYC

So the Daily News just now noticed that Ghouliani has absolutely no principles? After everything that creep perpetrated in this city, it takes a baseball game to wake them up? But at least they provided a spiffy new userpic with … Continue reading

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Protected: 9/11 — The World Has Changed Again

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