Some of the key findings:
Architect BILLIE TSIEN, who along with Tod Williams designed the former home of the American Folk Art Museum; the building, opened to great fanfare in 2001 and considered among New York City’s architectural gems, will be razed by its current owner, the Museum of Modern Art.
When the stewards of art destroy art, it’s the most tragic of travesties.
(via the New York Times)
“FIRE IN THE HOLE!” About 40 seconds into this incredible video by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, you’ll see just one of the 2,424 controlled explosions set off by the MTA to carve out more than 857,000 cubic yards of Manhattan schist. It’s all to make way for new subway and commuter train tunnels. Ya dig?
HERP, MEET DERP This file photo of New York City GOP Councilman Daniel Halloran seems to say it all. Halloran, Democratic state senator Malcolm Smith and four other people were arrested on bribery charges, related to Smith’s efforts to land a ballot spot in the 2013 NYC mayoral race. (Photo: Suzanne DeChillo / The New York Times)
A stunning nightime view of New York City and environs, as seen from the International Space Station. (NASA via the New York Daily News)
Baseball is back in New York.
TILDA ZZZZZZ-WINTON The actress surprised museum-goers — and staffers at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, too — by appearing as part of “The Maybe,” a work of art comprising a glass box, a water jug and an actress sleeping on the job. Not shown: Tilda’s eye boogers. (Photo via the New York Daily News)
Meet the New York City fire commissioner’s racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, cop-dissing, Obama-hating son. (Photo via the New York Post)