— Noted.



Photo from www.newyorknotes.dk

And, related to that last post, a beautiful blog by Rilke Lunau Storm called New York Notes: The Best of New York from a Danish Perspective. Some of my favorites are included (plus ones on my to-do list) with beautiful photography—ready to transport, lure, inspire.


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Photo from mikeshothoney.com

I just discovered Mike’s Hot Honey, and it has been going on just about everything. Also, it’s made in Brooklyn!, and now available at TJs!


Saw this performance last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Such an interesting mix of theater, music, set, dance and acrobatics—I have never seen anything quite like it. The direction, set design and choreography were done by James Thierrée, who received the 2015 Next Wave award at the premiere last night. It’s running now through Oct. 4.


Current conditions:















4 days from now:


Photo from planetware.com

I’m sure I’ll have more to tell you about this.


Images from the NYT Archives:


21″ of snow during the blizzard of 1888 prompted New York City to move its utility lines underground. (Photo: NYT)





Winter’s Fury. Original 1914 print.





1947: Record 25-Inch Snow Cripples City and East; All Traffic Slowed; Long Island is Disrupted




And, more recently – the current record for snowfall in NYC happened in February of 2006.


Photo by Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times




Will Juno break the 26.9 inches? Will Bleecker Street Pizza stay open? Will winds really exceed the possible 75 miles per hour? Will 1,800 plows be enough plows to clear our city streets? Extra, extra, read all about it!

As Gov. Cuomo says, “This is going to be a blizzard. It is a serious blizzard.”


It is currently 43° outside, dark gray skies, cold and quiet. I have to admit, like a small child who is scared of the dark, I’m scared of winter.

In order to distract my nagging thoughts that I should invest in a SAD lamp, I’m sharing these uplifting winter knitted things.


Sourpuss Knits: Really simple graphic hats and scarves by Lorraine Murray. Her hats feature a detachable colored pom pom so you can mix and match and coordinate to your endless winter’s delight. And, unisex!

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Winter cable beanie: Knit hat by kckshop (keep calm and knit) on etsy. These hats are handmade by Giulia, who lives in Milan, and offers lots of colors. Don’t you just love that etsy makes it possible for her to sell her stuff to the world?


allknitwear.com:  Not for the faint of heart. Lots of color and pattern pretty much declares war on old man winter.

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I thought this was a photo. It is not. What is it? It’s my neighborhood bookstore, located at 163 Court Street. I have spent many hours inside this place. It is in the same category as manatees, endangered and a little bit mystical but very real. I could be that girl, standing out front.

See more drawings of “The Endangered Bookstores of New York” by Bob Eckstein at The New Yorker.


When WNYC (our local NPR station) announced they were doing a Radio Love Fest at BAM theater, I was torn about which show to go and see live. I was lucky to see two. I got to see Radiolab, which was fun and interesting, but not a huge departure from the format of the radio show, recorded on stage. The highlight was a surprise visit from Reggie Watts who is a brilliantly genius crazy person, and a master of live performance.

A few nights later, I saw This American Life with Ira Glass. I expected more or less the same sort of live recording of one of my favorite radio shows. If I could compare the level of expectation to what we saw that night, it would be something like strolling around the corner to the local bodega, and ending up on planet Saturn with dancing penguins synchronized to your favorite live band. While that might blow away your expectations, I also don’t want to give anything more away, and can only implore you to go to this link, pay $5 for the video download, and prepare to walk home happy that you took the long journey to the corner:


Trailer here:



Paper to Plants from Tinybop on Vimeo.

Kelli Anderson made this unbelievable stop motion animation entirely out of paper.




Very pretty “dressing ladder”, made by hand in Michigan. It’s easy to look at this and dismiss it as over-priced and excessive. Look again, and you can see the details of someone who embraces their craft, and solves an everyday problem in a graceful way. Sold by Joinery, a store worth visiting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.