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?
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.
Cincinnati’s New-Found Buzz Helping Attract Retailers to Region: more chains; hurray for progress!
Mural and Impact: over in Covington, a sad, messy and confusing debacle took place this week around a legal mural that was suddenly painted over.
No Other Place on Earth Like It: UC’s Wilson Auditorium Comes Down, Taking Ghosts, Dreams and the Love of Students and Faculty with It: the demise of an Art Deco building on the University of Cincinnati campus.
Despite Bankruptcy, Momentum in Motown Builds for Streetcar: interesting to watch the streetcar development in Detroit in light of Cincinnati’s precarious state of affairs.
A Police Chief Tries To Reform The System From Within: over in Salt Lake City, policing that actually makes sense.
New Book Praises Terrace Plaza as a Cincinnati Modernist Gem: book signing tomorrow at The Booksellers on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati’s Culture of Self-Sabotage: just that.
Metrobot Is Coming Back and Looking for a Home: of course this Nam June Paik sculpture belongs across the street from the CAC; duh.
Manifest Gallery Expanding, Offering More to Visitors: very cool news for the local art scene.
An Open Letter to Whoever Is Running the City of Detroit: the Heidelberg Project‘s Jenenne Whitfield speaks truth to power.
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.