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design Diana Balmori isn't just changing the landscape, she's changing how we think about the landscape with her urban design work and her writings on the subject. You can see an example, at left, of what she's up to: The Garden that Climbs the Stairs in Bilbao. Closer to home, Ms. Balmori designed the green roof on top of Silvercup Studios, which has claim to being the city's largest such roof. Her new book, Groundwork, written with Joel Sanders, has just been published. On Tuesday, November 15th, 8:15pm, Ms. Balmori will be at 92Y, talking with Peter Reed of MoMA, and showing slides of her projects. Tickets are $29.

indie rock Friday: The nice and noisy and swirly DIVE plays Shea Stadium. Saturday: Fun punks Screaming Females play 285 Kent. Just Announced… 1/26: Antony and the Johnsons. 2/9: tUnE-YaRdS. 2/11: The Kills.

art The landscape paintings of Martin La Rosa, in which light plays a scene-stealing role, seem ideally suited for autumn's contemplative days. A show of his work, The Sum of Our Days, opens tonight, 6pm, at Praxis, 541 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.772.9478.

shopping If you're looking for a major gift for the holidays, check out the quilts from Haptic Lab in
Brooklyn. Full-size and baby quilts depict cities around the world; they do custom work, too. Pictured: the Brooklyn baby quilt. (Dinosaur not included.)

out of town Six nights in Costa Rica, airfare, and rental car for $559 per person on select dates through December 9th. Travel from January-March, add $79-$110. Airport taxes ($94-$137) not included.

more Glenn Greenwald talks with Matt Taibbi about Mr. Greenwald's new book With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO on Monday, November 7th, 7-9pm. RSVP

The Anthropology of Online Worlds pairs up an online game designer and an anthropologist for what promises to be an interesting discussion. NY Academy of Sciences, 7 WTC, 11/9, 6:30-8pm, $25.

Alt horn-rocking, dance-inducing, anti-depressive MarchFourth Marching Band plays Brooklyn Bowl on 11/19, 8pm, $7.

Now thru 11/10, DOC NYC, New York's documentary festival.

Stanton Street (from 2009)

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