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powers of, like, what ever.
elwood. yeah, hes from new jersey
Just heard about Ojos de Brujo. They're in S.F Saturday night. Good tickets are available. But I'd have to ditch the parental units and dinner at Allegro Romano. They're in NYC for two nights next week. Maybe I should catch them in Rotterdam. Never been to Rotterdam.
That's a sentiment echoed by Matthew Roth, the coordinator for the Citywide Coalition. "Each of those groups looks to the other and says, 'Part of the problem is bikes are riding on the sidewalks,' or 'Pedestrians are jaywalking,'" he concludes. "You hear that constantly. We've spent so many years prioritizing cars that there's been very little regard for pedestrian safety. So it's people fighting over crumbs."
Can Bloggers Replace Columnists?
Bob Guskind, blogger for Gowanus Lounge and Brooklyn editor of Curbed, looks at whether blogs can tell the same stories as print journalists did a generation ago.
Listen to former columnist Pete Hamill explain why he thinks blogs can't tell the immigrant stories that print newspapers do.
Coney Island RIP?
west village wild turkey
the psych animation of vincent collins
Take A Dip:>)
A branch of May…
contains a Summer Tanager, presaging the change of seasons…
Endangered, hunted, smuggled and now abandoned, 5,000 of the world's rarest animals have been found drifting in a deserted boat near the coast of China.
The pangolins, Asian giant turtles and lizards were crushed inside crates on a rickety wooden vessel that had lost engine power off Qingzhou island in the southern province of Guangdong. Most were alive, though the cargo also contained 21 bear paws wrapped in newspaper.
According to conservation groups, the haul was discovered on one of the world's most lucrative and destructive smuggling routes: from the threatened jungles of south-east Asia to the restaurant tables of southern China.
some people have all the luck
biking through the holland tunnel
whales have resumés? or perhaps I have dyslexia.
Darwin's drawings of variant heads and beaks among Galapagos finches
darwins letters debut online
hey aw, john wants to know is this is a cowbird egg in a phoebe nest?
someone mentioned this place to me recently. union hall in park slope. 5000sqft bar/music venue with two indoor bocce courts. is nothing sacred?
Jersey City tree killers strike again
Forested swath between liberty harbor (Celebration type development) and the concrete plant: gone. The trees were mostly new growth trash trees and bushes sprung up over the last couple decades but they weren't hurting anybody. Bulldozed now. There's hardly a tree left in that vicinity, just acres of fake period townhouses.
Fuck these people.
Tim Bray just posted about an online survey he filled out for the Economist (which, btw, I've been reading lately too, for the first time, and I have to agree with Matt Yglesias' description of them as a mix of "interesting reporting and bizarre editorial judgment".) Anyway, one of the questions of the survey was, sort of strangely, What do you think is the Twentieth Century’s most iconic piece of design; write in your answer and an explanation.
I've thought about this for about 1 minute so far and I'm not sure anyone can really answer. I thought of the original Volkswagon Beetle, but that seems like more of a contender for 2nd half of the 20th century design, so I'm still working on it.