intersection 05.10.13

One Liners

Tomorrow, The Amazing Flotilla and canoe race on the Bronx River in celebration of the Bronx River Greenway's newly renovated Starlight Park.


More green, more Bronx: listen to Bronx teacher Stephen Ritz's Ted Talk; he and his students, many of whom are impoverished, in foster care and facing many other challenges, grow food on an edible green wall, part of the Green Bronx Machine—inspirational in every way.


On May 14, LIVE from the NYPL is about Risk Takers, celebrating National Geographic's 125th anniversary and the New Age of Exploration, at which two award-winning photojournalists, Lynsey Addario and James Nachtwey, talk about what they do, and Dr. Zoltan Takacs discusses his work traveling around the world collecting toxic snake venom for use in new drugs; Ann Curry moderates.



At Studio 10, 56 Bogart [Harrison] in Bushwick, an opening tonight, 7-9pm, of Matt Freedman's The Devil Tricked Me, taken from the graphic journal he created during the 35 days of radiation treatment he underwent for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma; the works deal with the theme of bad luck and the superstitions we have about avoiding it.



On Mother's Day, at least, Listen To Your Mother. That's the series in 24 cities this Sunday; it's at Symphony Space, 5pm, in NY—modern motherhood is the theme of essays read by writers and performers of all kinds. $25 in advance.



83½, 345 E. 83rd [1st/2nd] 212.737.8312, has lured Will Foden from Boston (he was at the late BiNA Osteria & Alimentari) to its kitchen; Jean-Luc Le Du, formerly of Daniel, is the Wine Director.



Mad Men style at Idlewild Airport (now JFK), 1961.
[via: Gray Flannel Suit]




Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, designed by Louis I. Kahn—well worth a visit.


Times Square (from 2011)

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