leisure 03.5.10

The Prospect Park Lake
the skint
Wish You Were Here

Today's image is The Prospect Park Lake by Joe Holmes. See more of Joe's work at his website.




skint - adj. british slang (1930-35) lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.


shara worden (my brightest diamond) curates 2 nights of women artists to kick of women's history month at 92yt. installations, film, plus performances by black sea hotel, mamie minch, edison woods, more. [fri-sat 7:30pm, $15]


the armory show may be $30, but you can enjoy their guided tours of l.e.s. galleries for free. meet at the new museum. [sun 12-4pm]


preview the brand spankin' new museum of the american gangster before the official spring opening [sun 12-5pm, $10]



don't forget to have your photo taken with an actual oscar statuette at columbus circle before you head to one of the many viewing parties across the city. some picks: (le) poisson rouge, 92y tribeca, southern hospitality [sunday, free-$20]

score vintage dresses ($5-30), coats and jackets ($10-20), boots ($20), more at the zachary's smile sale. 303 mulberry st [thru 3/31]














London The Royal Dress Collection Three things to see at the Royal Dress Collection at Kensington Palace, which archives some 12,000 pieces worn by England's royals and courtiers between the 17th century and today: more…





Mondello, Italy Antico Chiosco Whether or not Sicilians invented gelato is a matter of some debate. But in the way that creation myths can shape a people, inventors or no, Sicilians believe so deeply in their creamy legacy that they make the best gelato anywhere. more…




Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Hotel de Sal Playa Blanca This may be the only hotel anywhere to post a sign that reads "Please do not lick the walls." more…






Paris Alexandra Sojfer Some days you want a three-dollar collapsible umbrella, just to stay dry. Other days, you want something more. A blood-red ruffled parasol with a silver handle in the shape of a bulldog's head, say. more…











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