The lovely Grace Church in NYC is located on the corner of Broadway and East 10th St. It was designed in 1843 in the Gothic Revival style, with a few subsequent additions and modifications.
Cincinnati Gentrified at One of Nation’s Fastest Rates Immediately Following Housing Boom: a cause for celebration, for some.
AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen: I’ve mentioned before that a trip to Columbis, IN is well worth your while; here’s a close look at one of its iconic buildings.
For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan: an update on gentrification and the punk scene in DC.
The Town That Went Underground: the town in question is Coober Pedy, deep in the South Australian desert, and it really did go underground.
Charley Harper Art Adorns New Books by the Banks Poster: a nice gesture honoring one of Cincinnati’s most beloved artists.
St. Mark Catholic Church: photos of a beautiful abandoned Cincinnati church.
Get That Life: How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist: a great Detroit story, and likely the only time I share something from Cosmo.
Photos: Recently Uncovered Harlem Wall Reveals 1960s Artifacts: spoiler alert: ghost signs and posters.
Life After Brooklyn: the latest in this ongoing narrative.
Looking Glass, a solo exhibit by Alice Pixley Young, is currently on view at the PAC Gallery. The exhibit juxtaposes elements of the forest and domestic space through found and altered objects augmented with sound, lighting and cast glass. Together, the disparate pieces explore the psychoanalytic notion of The Uncanny, described by Sigmund Freud as “something familiar and old-established in the mind that has been estranged only by the process of repression.”
Cincinnati Museum Merger a Model for Other Cities?: in major local news, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is merging with the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Well, Not Exactly…: is Westwood engaging in a pissing contest with the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati?
Main Street Steps: a Cincinnati family makes their own fun while exploring Over-the-Rhine.
Goodbye Holiday: more on the closing of the best dive bar ever [rumor has it that Madonna’s song “Holiday” was inspired by this place].
Czech Republic Landmark Refurbished: Mies Van Der Rohe’s Tugendhat to Open Again: great news about a Modern icon in Brno.
French Press Coffee Pot & a Cup of Steaming Coffee Bicycle Racks: fun bike racks in DC.
Movies Shot in Cincinnati: from Eight Men Out to Seabiscuit.
Floyd Bennett Airfield: incredible photos from a strange place in Brooklyn.
Frankenstein’s Castle in Dayton: it may or may not be haunted.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: amazing cartography and typography, all rolled into one beautiful, informative package [this archive includes only cities in Utah].
Rainbow House: just that, plus an amazing spiral staircase.
I’ve never watched The West Wing, but maybe I should start now. If this clip is any indication, I think I would enjoy it.
As promised, here is one of the awesome public art projects in the Detroit People Mover Financial District station. “D” for Detroit by Joyce Kozloff is a large-scale tile mural inspired by motifs in the Fisher Building, the Guardian Building and Diego Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts.