Posts tagged New York
Posts tagged New York
How long do you see yourself living in New York?
Cast of Orange is the New Black celebrating Pride!
Floating On Cloud Nine. The cast of Orange Is the New Black at the New York City Gay Pride Parade.
Imagine seeing this IRL.
as if you couldn’t love OITNB any more…
Here is part two of Mike Shuster’s report on Times Square. Listen as developers share their worries about not having enough “glitter.”
(Found by library intern Kimberly Springer. Original airdate: 06/16/1984)
It’s high tourist season for a lot of cities and towns. For people seeing New York’s Times Square for the first time, the lights, massive billboards, and living statues (“Hello, Statue of Liberty!”) offer a lot to see. But for locals going about their daily routine, they might get a bit impatient with walking behind tourists craning their necks skyward. That seems to be the case for this Gawker blogger, who crankily suggests, “Bring Crime Back to Times Square.” A new generation of tourists might think this means the extortionate price of a hot pretzel. Have a listen to the first of a two-part story by Mike Shuster. He talks to the hustlers and pornographers who used to run the block. Come back this afternoon for part two.
(Found by library intern Kimberly Springer. Original airdate: 06/13/1984)
John Lithgow has a lot to say about his beard.
Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis & Bill Murray on location in NYC during the filming of Ghostbusters. (@FilmHistoryPics) (x)
Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few things to say about The Tonight Show logo…
Steven Schapiro, Martin Scorsese in Back of Robert DeNiro’s Cab, “Taxi Driver,” New York, 1975
Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer
As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn. “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” 
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