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Opening its doors on December 23, 1916, it was considered the longest continuously operating neighborhood theater citywide, and potentially throughout the U.S. It staged Vaudeville, silent films, saw the advent of photoplays, & the first "100% All-Talking" feature, Lights of New York (1928). Its original seating capacity was 2,500, but currently contains 5 screens and seats 1,950.via vz
Modeled after Times Square's long-demolished Mark Strand Theatre (the 1st movie palace in the world), the $250,000 Ridgewood Theatre was designed by America's foremost Thomas Lamb & built by the Levy Brothers. The 3-story Indiana limestone & glazed terra cotta facade is highly ornate, incorporating unique geometric patterns, medallions, a frieze, pilasters, and proudly boasts Ridgewood Theatre across the top. Interior murals originally depicted the history of Ridgewood. Nearby theaters with an unfortunate fate include the Oasis, Parthenon, Irving, & RKO Madison Theatre (retail), but hopefully the Ridgewood Theatre won't be on that list.
a clean alamo is a happy alamo
so last night im minding my own business, sitting in the living room here on the second floor waiting for the season premier of entourage to come on and what floats through the only un screened wide open window in the apartment....
harry smith early abstractions #1 of 4
the doors live in miami #1 of 9
vanishing barns of iowa
George Nelson's bold look went beyond future schlock
Blaming Nelson for the soullessness of today's open-plan offices seems as unfair as slating Le Corbusier for other architects' sloppily designed skyscrapers, or Marcel Duchamp for every lazy piece of conceptual art. Yet his association with something that's become synonymous with corporate monotony is one reason why Nelson's role in mid-20th century design has been eclipsed by those of his peers, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and R. Buckminster Fuller.
The Vitra Design Museum at Weil am Rhein in Germany hopes to redress this by celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nelson's birth with a retrospective of his work, opening Sept. 13. "Although Nelson was one of the most important American designers and design writers, it's almost as if we are introducing him in Europe and reintroducing him in the U.S.," said Jochen Eisenbrand, the exhibition's curator. "Most people, even those interested in design, may not know much more about him than a few design classics."
rare fred sandback prints from the 1970's at noland
The New York Subway, by Anonymous / The Project Gutenberg
BRIGITTE LACOMBE Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall at Château de la Fourchette, near Amboise, France, 1996.
Cindy McCain's $300,000 Tuesday Night Outfit
The government will review its decision not to list Robin Hood Gardens in a major boost for BD’s campaign to save the east London housing estate.
Responding to an appeal made by the Twentieth Century Society, the DCMS confirmed that culture secretary Andy Burnham would review architecture minister Margaret Hodge’s verdict on the Smithsons-designed estate, in an admission that “significant new evidence” in favour of listing had been put forward.
In 2006, the Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Telephone Laboratories was in imminent danger of demolition by would-be developer, Preferred Real Estate Investments of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, who planned to replace it with smaller office buildings and housing units on the site’s pastoral 472 acres. Now, two years later, Somerset Development, a Lakewood, New Jersey, firm, has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent, the property owner. If redevelopment proceeds as planned, the 1.9-million-square-foot, six-story building, named to Preservation New Jersey’s “10 Most Endangered Historic Sites” list in 2007, and recently declared eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, will be spared the wrecking ball.
In a statement made via email, Somerset president Ralph Zucker wrote that the firm does “not plan on demolishing any of the existing structures,” and is “approaching this with a preservationist attitude.” Somerset is still in the early planning stages, but feels the building lends itself to a mix of uses. Zucker, a proponent of New Urbanism, wrote that his vision is “a downtown-style, mixed-use environment created at [the] building.”
The music goes 'round and around Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho
And it comes out here
rip don lafontaine
hello, im a jukebox
rip jerry reed