Spotted on the outside of the Jefferson St. subway station in Bushwick, Brooklyn. “Curb Your Ego” is a sticker mimicking the station signage; I don’t see anything about this on the MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design site. Anyone know the story?
It’s time for the annual VL Gift Guide and, as always, the focus is on the talented independent designers whose work we admire. If you’re looking for gifts this holiday season, here are some unique ideas.
Crafty Supermarket Expects Thousands of Shoppers in Over-the-Rhine Saturday: Cincinnati, I hope to see you there!
BuyCincy Holiday Event Aims to Give Local Shops $500,000 Bump: a Cincinnati-wide initiative to boost support for independent businesses this holiday season.
Heidelberg Project’s Penny House Destroyed by Fire: Detroit’s large-scale Heidelberg Project installation has been the victim of arson several times this year; please spread the word and consider donating to help ramp up security at the site.
Bloomfield Hills Man Buys House Next to Ex-Wife, Erects Giant Middle Finger Statue: just that, in metro Detroit.
Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz Repainted White in Long Island City, Queens: more sad news for awesome public art [although a federal judge ruled that the property owner may owe the artists damages].
Photos, Videos: The NYBG’s Magical Holiday Train Show Is Back!: local firm Applied Imagination has outdone itself in its annual display at the New York Botanical Garden.
Spotted in Park Slope, Brooklyn on 5th Ave. between 10th and 11th Sts. Imagine how amazing this neon sign would look all lit up!
Call for Submissions: Rust Belt Chic Press: The Cincinnati Anthology: you’re invited to share your Cincinnati story [in words or pictures] by 6 Dec 2013.
Where Do Twitter Trends Start? Try Cincinnati.: “maybe Cincinnati’s culture is just blissfully average — corporate researchers often use Ohio as a test market because middle American tastes mirror, in the words of Ohio State marketing professor Neeli Bandapudi, ‘the broader trends of the nation.’”
Banksy’s ‘Ghetto 4 Life’ Work Upsets Bronx Residents: world-famous street artist Banksy continues his visual provocations in NYC, this time inspiring some thoughtful and eloquent critique from area residents.
Deciding Whether It’s Lights Out: the planned end of a community hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
How to Manhattanize a City: “turning a city into a playground for the wealthiest inhabitants, even as it forgets about the poorest.”
Centered on the intersection of St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. in Brooklyn, The Bushwick Collective is a series of murals and street art pieces curated by neighborhood resident Joseph Ficalora, who invites artists from all over the world to contribute artwork on legal walls that he has secured for them.
Building Bridges: shared studio space and resources enhance community and opportunity for Cincinnati-area artists and designers.
The Drop Inn Center: “Stuck Between a Rock & a Reallocation of Shelter Funding”: on the long-time Over-the-Rhine institution, written by City Council candidate Mike Moroski.
Gentrification as an End Game, and the Rise of “Sub-Urbanity”: just that, in NYC and elsewhere.
Dude Literally Sells Boxes of Rocks as a ‘Piece of Brooklyn’: ha, putting this on my wish list…
The Town with a Subculture of Secret Tiny Doors: fairy doors in Ann Arbor!
Cincinnati Tea Party Fails in Campaign to Intimidate the Urbanist Press With Fraud Allegations: the latest on the smear campaign against Urban Cincy‘s founder.
Better Out Than In: Banksy’s busy on the streets of NYC right now.
These Men Are Now Charging People to Look at Banksy’s Latest Stencil: Banksy hit up East New York, yielding surprising economic opportunity for some residents of this untouristy ‘hood.
The Lie Sinatra Sings: a New Yorker’s thoughts on making it here versus making it anywhere.
Daft Signz: California Sign-Spinning Set to Daft Punk: warning: watching this video will make you smile from ear to ear.