4.12.15

*** Sidewalk Weekend ***

Sidewalk Rating: Solid
I once brought the conversation at a dinner party to a halt by saying that if everyone I knew died tomorrow, I wouldn’t be undone, because I’d still have the streets of New York, where, sooner or later, almost every form of human expressiveness is on display and I am free to look it right in the face, or avert my eyes if I wish, let my jaw drop, offer it an ice cream, or call the cops—as the mood takes me. Here, alone in the street, I feel free as I do nowhere else, except perhaps at my desk. There is no one to bore, embarrass, or threaten me. No one to whom I owe attention or from whom I need attention. I am free to stop, dawdle, or move on as I will, respond or recede, observe or participate. If I were not alone, I’d be in conversation with my companion. The street would then become context—the situation, if you will—our exchange the story. Alone, the world around me is both the situation and the story.



[A really icy sidewalk in front of Associated Bank at Cedar and Riverside.]




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http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-america-bought-and-sold-racism/


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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/11/18/detroit-real-estate-architecture-fisher-building-art-deco-ruin-renovation-reinvention.php

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http://www.brooklynchanging.com/brooklyn-flux/


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Several people tried in vain to reach the baby from the edge, but thankfully, 54-year-old East Harlem resident Herman McGarrah sprung into action, slipping through the "fattest end" of the gap and crawling to the screaming baby. "When I got down there, it was dirty, I was scared, I was kind of shaking," McGarrah told the Daily News. "Once I got down there, I said 'Please God, don’t let the train move.'"

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Host:  “Oh my God – super cute!  So the three of them are standing there and this [6’ tall, 180 lb.] guy starts convulsing and eventually falls off the platform and onto the tracks right as a training is coming.  Autrey’s choice is pretty stark:  In order to save this complete stranger, he’s got to leave his daughters behind – potentially without a dad.”

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http://progressivegeographies.com/2015/11/24/the-frontiers-of-cormac-mccarthy-adam-david-morton/


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fleeting-wonders-new-world-records-for-parallel-parking-and-roundabouts


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https://twitter.com/grescoe/status/666732607833509888


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http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/five-parises-of-emptiness.html


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http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2015/11/18/mapping-the-effects-of-parking-minimums


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"LEDs, for example, look white or blue-white to the naked eye. But they often drop the blues or reds at either end of the spectrum. Things that would look yellowish under full-spectrum sun or incandescent light may look white under LEDs. Skin tones look unnatural, even dead."

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http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/comparative-astral-isochrones.html


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http://kottke.org/15/11/ed-fairburns-map-portraits

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http://guff.com/this-guy-asked-the-internet-for-photoshop-help-he-instantly-regretted-it/literal-troll


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http://la.curbed.com/archives/2015/11/old_amusement_theme_parks_los_angeles_defunct_map.php

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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/12/01/sustainable-theme-park.php



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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/12/the-race-for-arctic-domination/

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http://thefunambulist.net/2015/12/03/the-city-of-the-global-south-and-its-insurrections-algiers-cairo-gaza-chandigarh-and-kowloon/




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http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2015/11/collapse-of-commodities-in-one-simple-chart/


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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/11/23/biesbosch-museum-renovations-marco-vermeulen.php

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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/08/24/minecraft-blockworks-brutalism.php


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http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/shell.html
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http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/abandoned-longhorn-grill


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http://www.meganix.net/pavement/2015/02/17/roadworks-retrospective/


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/verdenskortet


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http://curbed.com/archives/2015/11/16/map-fake-cities.php


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/photorealistic-paintings-of-disappearing-americana


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http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/man-hanging-out


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http://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2015/11/22/my-car-pays-cheaper-rent-than-me


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http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/134438289739/minneapolisatnight-minneapolis-night


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