World Scratch Map. A classic world map where the continents are topped with a scratch-off foil surface so you can show off the places you’ve visited.
Cool and comfortable weather is in the weekend forecast. What better way to enjoy it than by walking among New York’s iconic architecture? Here are 4 ways to appreciate New York’s hidden (and obvious) treasures this fall weekend:
- 11th Annual OpenhouseNewYork Weekend, October 12 and 13 - Mark your calendars for the largest tour of New York City. This annual festival celebrates the city’s architecture and design by allowing New Yorkers and tourists free access to hundreds of sites across the five boroughs. Over 200,000 people are expected to attend. Check out Untapped City’s comprehensive guide to navigating this Openhouse event.
- Raptor Fest, October 13 - Experience the thrill of New York’s outdoors with an up-close view of its premier predators at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. Hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey will be on hand for flight demonstrations and more!
- Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine’s Vertical Tour, October 12 - Nothing new but in the spirit of Archtober, don’t miss this one-hour traveling tour to the roof of the world’s largest cathedral. Guides discuss the art and meaning behind the stained glass windows as well as the architecture of the cathedral, while 100 feet above ground. Reservations recommended, visit stjohnthedivine.org.
- Harlem Harvest Festival, October 12 - All month Harlem is offering uptown tastings. This Saturday, from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, Whole Foods Market and the Harlem Community Development Corporation will be sponsoring the Harlem Harvest Festival with music, food/retail/service vendors, Whole Foods Cooking Demos (11 am to 2 pm), and even a Battle of the Chefs Cook-off (1 pm to 2 pm). Don’t miss!
Enjoy your weekend, NYC!
Open House NY is here. I need to get to some of this list or one thing, okay at least one thing.
This morning on NPR news there was a story about plans for “Container Park" in Las Vegas. The report called it "industrial chic" on a large scale: 35 re-purposed shipping containers with modular cubes designed to foster local businesses and community space. This “classic urban revitalization" will include a bike shop, eateries, and a playground. It is intended to be a place for locals, as opposed to the mammoth development downtown intended for visitors.
Container Park is set to open this fall.
A few weeks ago Fresh Air interviewed Rose George, a journalist who wrote a book about shipping containers called Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food on Your Plate. In this interview she explains the history of shipping engineering and how it drastically changed commerce.
Are shipping containers going to change urban design the way they changed commerce? What do you think of Container Park?
image via Vegas Chatter
Going through old photos again. Maybe I’ll post a few
Bisbee, AZ, it is so choice, If you have the means I highly recommend staying in a trailer at Shady Dell and eating a lot of pie.
Every year I have a conflict the day of the parade. Every freaking year. I’m marking my calendar for next year now.