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carminecovelli:

Small crew today for People Are Detectives gets an A++. Action intro footage almost complete. This our “undercover” outfit. Jason, Neal, me, Jesse.

carminecovelli:

Small crew today for People Are Detectives gets an A++. Action intro footage almost complete. This our “undercover” outfit. Jason, Neal, me, Jesse.

cjwho:

Floating in the Sky - Manhattan’s Secret Pools and Gardens | via

High above the sweaty streets lies Manhattan’s most hidden luxury: the rooftop pool.

In New York City, it’s always about numbers. The Department of Environmental Protection has picked some 1,700 municipal-owned properties — 500 schools, 600 comfort stations, 10 housing projects, 400 spray showers and 87 parks among them — to help the city cut back on water use. For locals nobly struggling to conserve resources, there is also this number to make them steam: $7.5 million. That’s the asking price for a four-bedroom apartment in Franklin Place, a luxury condo development in TriBeCa with a rooftop pool.

You wouldn’t know it, but they’re up there — those turquoise oases, invisible to those of us who cope each day with sour summer smells, sweltering subway platforms and scorching sidewalks. More than any other city, New York converts the graph of its income inequality into a vertical urban plan, with most people spread out at street level — conniving to linger for just one extra second before an air-conditioned storefront when its door swings open — and the lucky few in their secret aeries and tiny triangle bikinis, lolling poolside.

Once upon a time, relief from summer in the city meant a vandalized fire hydrant or a snooze on the fire escape. When I was growing up in New York, the closest thing to a rooftop pool was dropping water balloons onto friends from my second-story window, before trading places so they could drop them on me. Rooftops were deserts of sticky blacktop, the last places to which any sane New Yorker would retreat. And rooftop pools were as exotic as soccer fans. But now they’re proliferating as come-ons for condos and hotels — whose developers, truth be told, would probably prefer erecting more lucrative penthouses but must occasionally meet bothersome green requirements. Landscaped pools help turn those requirements to their advantage.

Are we jealous? The pools are utilitarian, occasionally clumsy architecture, mostly devised to maintain an aura of exclusivity. The real estate market thrives on amenity envy. And yet, envy aside, there is something deliciously voyeuristic about helicopter photographs of a suddenly unfamiliar, upturned cityscape dotted with David Hockney bathers in dappled water and lounge chairs. Those chairs come with their own numbers. The Dream Downtown, a hotel in the Meatpacking District, charges $175 a day to use the pool, Monday through Thursday. A cabana on the weekend will set you back at least $2,500.

Text: Michael Kimmelman
Photography: George Steinmetz

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baseballcardvandals:

It looks and smells like vomit but I’m gonna eat it anyway.
Own this BCV original.

baseballcardvandals:

It looks and smells like vomit but I’m gonna eat it anyway.

Own this BCV original.

carminecovelli:

Late night shoot last night in a part of Brooklyn where people go to die. #peoplearedetectives #comedy

carminecovelli:

Late night shoot last night in a part of Brooklyn where people go to die. #peoplearedetectives #comedy

carminecovelli:

Director, stand-ins, multi-cam situations, script memorizations. #showbiz #peoplearedetectives #comedy

carminecovelli:

Director, stand-ins, multi-cam situations, script memorizations. #showbiz #peoplearedetectives #comedy

baseballcardvandals:

So cray the judge gave me a restraining order.

baseballcardvandals:

So cray the judge gave me a restraining order.

loureads:

So this episode is about the worldful world of gutterpunks, crusties, hobos, bums or whatever you want to call this nations wandering house-less people. It is amazing, and yet unsurprising, that the homeless have such ready access to the site known as Squat The Planet. But just because they are roaming the world rudderless doesn’t mean they don’t want to have a place to have stupid discussions and share their best criminal practices! Won’t you please enjoy this sampling of nonsense from the pages of StP. I hope you will.


➜ The Letter That Changed the Law

alangraysonemails:

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The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

This morning, at 12:40 am, the U.S. House of Representatives did something that has eluded it for 42 years: it passed a law to prevent journalists from being imprisoned for protecting their sources. I took this concept, known as a “shield law,” boiled it…

subtilitas:

Jesús Aparicio & Héctor Fernández ElorzaArchitectural Documentation Centre, Madrid 2006. Photos (C) Roland Halbe

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waywaw:

i been droning i been droning

luxori:

Mark Whalen
making2001:

Kubrick in the cockpit.

making2001:

Kubrick in the cockpit.

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