Posts tagged ‘manhattan’

October 27, 2010

“A” Train Dancers Bust a Move on the NYC Subway

by Matt Forcey

The unexpected and spontaneous can often be a lot more fun than planned and calculated.  This is one of the reasons I love street art.  A chance encounter with a captivating image can be an enthralling experience.  Not limited to spray paint on concrete, street artists and performers share their talents in unexpected venues, as do these dancers on a New York City subway car.

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September 15, 2010

America In The Twilight Zone: I Can’t Believe We Are Even Discussing This

by Matt Forcey

Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, put down your labels for a moment and see if you can think about this as an American and a member of the human race.  The “Ground Zero Mosque” story has been brewing for a good month or so now.   Regardless of how this turns out, it’s one more log to toss on the signal fire, stoked by our political right, that reminds the rest of the world that this is America, the land of Liberty and Freedom for All… as long as you look the right way (pun intended) and believe in the same things we do. 

I wish this was an isolated incident, but unfortunately it’s just the highest profile, due to its location.  This same story has been repeated all across the country

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September 5, 2010

All Aboard Manhattan’s High Line

by Matt Forcey

The High Line, an elevated railroad track running up the West Side of Manhattan, was built in the 1930s and abandoned by 1980.  It thrived for years as a figment of people’s romantic imagination — a wild meadow threaded with rusty rails 30 feet above the street — that was visited primarily by adventuresome truants and graffiti artists. Last summer, the High Line, redesigned to look like a wild meadow threaded with a concrete path and some carefully relocated rusty rails, finally opened as a park — and it does not disappoint.

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