Crazy from the outside, ordered on the inside. New York only appears chaotic. But within the frenzy is a viable system of cosmos. There’s a hidden system at play, no different than how the brain works. Like neurons, taxi cabs and hedge fund managers are all trying to out-compete each other in a race to […]
Outside New York, a high place where with one glance you take in the houses where eight million human beings live. — Tomas Tranströmer, Schubertiana (via)
Every thing in the world, every event, is like a dewdrop on a multidimentional spider’s web, and every dewdrop contains the reflection of all the other dewdrops. But you see, the hermit finds this out through his solitide, and so also human beings can aquire a certain solitude, even in the middle of New York […]
New York City’s mayor Bill De Blasio announced today that Central Park will be car-free starting this June. The artwork says it all: humans are hard-wired for nature.
In 1911, Swedish film company Svenska Biografteatern recorded its trip to New York. Fortunately, the footage survived and most recently was speed-corrected and reproduced with added street sounds of car horns, horses, and police whistles to give us a sense of the environment back then. Some observations: Notice all the people wearing hats The streets look a […]
There’s the dream. And then there’s the reality. The dream is that you can survive the concrete jungles of New York. The reality is that you’re another part of the rat pack, rushing from Brooklyn and New Jersey to midtown. The rat race never ends. Even those who start as far away as New Haven […]
Banksy is back in New York, the first time since his month-long residency back in 2013. The iconic street artist kicked off his visit with a mural dedicated to the imprisonment of Turkish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, who’s watercolor painting protests the continued destruction of Kurdish territory by the Turkish military. The black hash […]
“Outside New York, a high place where with one glance you take in the houses where eight million human beings live.” — Tomas Tranströmer, “Schubertiana”