info 01.28.11

1 WTC View
the skint
Baabaazuzu Mittens

The rendering above, of a completed 1 WTC, should become a reality by the end of 2013. (The central 1 WTC building should be finished, that is, not the entire site.)

Meanwhile, every day sees a slightly different work-in-progress as, piece by piece, floor by floor, the building rises. To document the process, the Port Authority has created a group project/website called 1 WTC View which invites New Yorkers (visitors, too) to contribute snapshots of the building.

Images can be from anywhere: from a sidewalk, from an apartment, from an office building, from the air, though not from New Jersey (kidding, NJ is fine), using any camera, plain or fancy. The idea is to create a virtual tapestry of images from every angle, every time of day, every kind of weather, to chart the process of rebuilding the downtown skyline.

The Port Authority wants this to be a completely "public-driven, NYC-fueled" site and they wanted MUG readers to be the first to participate. So grab your cell phone or your Hasselblad, take a shot, upload it, spread the word.

And do everyone a favor: don't call it the Freedom Tower. That was Pataki's name for the building and it needs to stay retired along with the former governor. St. Augustine said, "Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."

[Image credit: dbox
Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties]

Where can I find out more about 1 WTC progress? Answer

Travels to Cape Town

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.

fri-sat 8, 10pm: the found footage festival (featured in the skint's ooey gooey valentine's day party!) comes to ny with the glory that once was vhs tapes! anthology, $13.

fri-sun 11am-6pm: last chance to escape the slush pit outside at nolita's 'park here', an indoor park with grass, trees and food carts. on 1/29, robicelli's will be serving their more extreme flavors, inc. chicken n' waffles, chocolate peanut butter pretzel, and 'the hot josh' (celery root + carrot cake with blue cheese buttercream and citrus tinged buffalo chicken).

fri-tues: the films in the dance on camera festival cover everything from armenian tightrope dancers to the paris opera ballet to female break dancing. fslc, $12 ($9 weekday matinees).

sat 7:30pm: minimalism legend terry riley, and his son gyan, double cd release party @ (le) poisson rouge, $20 adv, $25 dos

thru 2/4: the walls and bridges festival continues 10 days of debates, readings, and performances at twenty venues. speakers and artists include rick moody, daniel handler (lemony snicket), cynthia hopkins, more. $10-15.

From a reader: With the endless snow storms this year, I can't imagine not having my Baabaazuzu mittens. My sister in Colorado sent me a pair last Christmas and my hands haven't been cold since—and I tend to have cold fingers and toes. They are very groovy looking (at least to me), handmade and one-of-a-kind (you can pick a palate but not an exact design), made from recycled sweaters and are fleece lined. Seriously, these mittens will keep your hands warm.

The Baabaazuzu website lists a couple of places locally to buy their gloves but they're out of stock, so your best bet is to buy from the site. Mittens are $50.

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