If drafted, 24-year-old Michael Sam will become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
We have to admit, living in an incredibly liberal city and state really inspires pride in us from time-to-time, especially when it comes to positive findings like this.
This week, our liberal human decency streak worked in our favor when news broke that New York would be most receptive if either of our teams drafted Michael Sam, the former college football player who recently came out as gay and may become the first openly gay NFL player in history if drafted. (more…)
The first buildings in the much-discussed Greenpoint Landing development project will appear in the very near future. According to The Real Deal, the company behind them, Greenpoint Landing Associates, recently filed for two building permits to begin construction at 21 Commercial Street and 33 Eagle Street.
The good news is that both buildings, one with 93 units and one with 98 units, will consist of affordable housing. The bad news? (more…)
If you’ve ever doodled or dreamed about how the “perfect” boot or shoe would look, take your idea to Brooklyn, NYC and make it happen. No one knows more about the design and construction of Footwear than Olivier Rabbath, a master tradesman, honored artisan, selected by the Smithsonian Institution, and Professor at Parsons New School of Fashion. Olivier now designs and teaches from his Studio at 180 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY – one block East of Smith St, close to trains and easy to access.
In addition to offering footwear custom-made to perfection (Women Size 6 to Men Size 22), Olivier will teach a first-time student how to make themselves a pair of boots – in 15 hours of class-time (unheard of)! He will also teach one how to ‘Make a Living Making Boots/shoes’ from a remarkably small space. The school website says it all: www.howtomakebootsfromyourgarage.com
In addition – for Designers, Olivier will create an impeccable Prototype, using his 25 years experience designing as well as manufacturing footwear on 2 continents. With the Spirit of Giving, in order to nurture the creativity of any student or designer, Olivier offers his fully-equipped studio for their own use. This is a gift to any budding designer lacking the capital to invest in equipment.
Olivier is founder of ORA, an organization that provides members “Turn-key Operation” potential, with a network of pros and fellow artisans offering support and distribution assurance to all members.
For those of you who haven’t been following the ongoing saga of the dissolution of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s relationship, here’s the latest news: Thurston Moore is a dick. Moore and Gordon officially announced the end of their marriage in 2011 (whoa, when did 2011 get to be 3 years ago? crazy), and rumors immediately began swirling that the couple’s demise was due in no small part to Moore’s infidelity. Gordon explicitly confirmed this in an interview with Elle magazine last year (not to be confused with The L, even though people always do!), and then Moore himself finally acknowledged it in a recent interview with UK publicationThe Fly, saying about his relationship with art book editor Eva Prinz, “I’m in a really romantic place with Eva; we’ve kinda been a couple for close to six years… a lot of those years nobody was very aware of it except us. The cat’s been out of the bag a while now.” Ok, then!
Pro tip: NEVER Google image search the word “measles.” I’m still recovering.
If you’re under the age of 40 or so, it’s very likely that the only people you know who have had measles are… well, you probably don’t even know anyone your age who’s had measles. But maybe your parents had the disease? You didn’t though, because you were protected by the measles vaccine introduced in 1963. Modern science. It’s done some good! But now, thanks to anti-vaccine activists like Jenny McCarthy, measles is making a comeback.
Sure, she’s a member of Generation X, but we’re all in the same, fucked over boat.
With so many potentially world-changing events going on right now—violent, political upheaval in Ukraine, the ongoing civil war in Syria, the horrific massacre at Konming Station in China, mass protests and police action in Turkey, Day After Tomorrow-like weather across large swaths of North America—it’s vital that we spend time analyzing and interpreting data about what’s really important, by which I mean, Millennials. Because I don’t know about you, but it’s been a little while since I read about what must be the most written about and studied generation of all time, and so I’m just dying to know what researchers have to tell me about myself and my peers. Take it away, researchers! Tell me about me!
Stories about horrific New York landlords seem to be gaining steam lately, and now that more media outlets are looking for them, more and more crop up every day. Sort of like turning on the lights to scatter the cockroaches in one of the apartments run by these people, we’d imagine! So, two more stories to add to the “worst landlords in Brooklyn” pile. (more…)