“Rising temperatures have contributed to the decline of hundreds of ski resorts on Italian slopes”. theguardian.com: Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps | Environment | The Guardian “The Alps’ spectacular panoramas have changed, with white tongues of artificial snow now stretching through yellow meadows. Skiers queue to descend slopes that are… Read More
Art Deco has been an interest for a long time. When I discovered “Art Deco” artist Tamara de Lempicka I was even more fascinated by the Deco design, style and imagery.
“The Chelsea Hotel may be the only Manhattan lodging space famous for its grit rather than its glamour. Even as only a few of the establishment’s neon letters are lit at night, it remains a solid New York City tourist attraction, drawing all those curious about the infamous Nancy Spungen murder or their favorite Leonard Cohen lyric.” Read More
“Donald Trump likes to call his opponents traitors — but if he’s looking for treasonous behavior, he should look within his own party.” rollingstone.com: The Traitors Among Us “because America is in the midst of a treason boom right now, and more than a few people in Trump’s immediate orbit — and Trump himself —… Read More
Leonard Matlovich Tombstone “The headstone belonging to a gay Vietnam veteran still today remains a poignant reminder of the homophobia faced by the LGBTQ+ community on a daily basis. He arranged for his own burial at Congressional Cemetery, and designed his tombstone which reads: “A Gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military, they… Read More
metropolismag.com: Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis “In the days before the luxury mishmashes of the High Line and Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the closest thing the city had to a Starchitect Row could be found on (or near) East 53rd Street between… Read More
“There is growing concern that deepfakes could be used to sway voters in the 2020 presidential election. A report published this month by researchers at NYU identified deepfakes as one of eight factors that may contribute to disinformation during next year’s race.” Read More
“One of the best views in New York City is finally coming back.
After more than four years of renovations, the Empire State Building — well known for its colorful nighttime light displays and incredible views of the city — is welcoming visitors to its 102nd floor observatory on Saturday, Oct. 12.” – travelandleisure.com Read More
“Extell’s Central Park Tower has officially eclipsed 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and New York City’s tallest..” newyorkyimby.com: Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY
shared.sponsoredcontent.com: Art + Technology “When Art and Physics Collide – Brought to you by Hyundai Motor Company Illuminating the principles of quantum physics, ‘Quantum’ invites us to explore new paradigms of modern science and techno-scientific culture. Ten artist projects explode how quantum physics impacts our social reality, with far-reaching and unexpected results. The curators join… Read More
“The LGBT Community Center of New York City, with support from Google.org, has worked to preserve LGBTQ+ history for future generations…” Read More