I’m an avid subway rider – it’s the easiest way to get around this city (and I don’t totally understand the bus system). When I read in NY Mag about one intrepid creative’s (none other than LCD Soundstystem’s former frontman, James Murphy) concept of adding some music to the turnstile, I got excited. I remember seeing the piano stairs in the past and other such concepts, and love the idea of bringing a little fun and something unexpected to a rote ride uptown. Like wind chimes for people…Come on MTA, lighten up & let the music play! Read about James Murphy & the musical subway in NY Mag.
Archive: Around Town
We thought it was a super cool idea–an underground park–in NYC.It’s the kind of thing a kid could really sink his or her creative juices into-imagining underground pools and mazes, lights and (gulp) animals. And a bunch of lucky middle schoolers got just that chance! Until March 9, students’ fantasy parks, with 3-d modeling, are on display at Mark Miller Gallery sponsored by the Young Designers Program. The Lowline is a proposal for an underground park underneath Delancy Street. Read more about it on Coolhunting or visit Mark Miller Gallery. via Coolhunting.
The new BabyZen Yoyo stroller is the talk of the town for the travel set these days. It folds down to airline “carry-on” size, so that you can avoid the gate check! This easy lightweight stroller feels sturdy and the comfy seat is perfect for an on-the-go babe. When not in use, it features an easy carry strap, so is simple to transport. We have a sample in the store (though it officially launches later on in the spring.) We’re taking pre-orders, so if you’re smitten, we’ll give you first dibs! Here’s a quick demo video! $469.Shop BabyZen here!
Can’t help but love these Haute Couture football helmets by designers like Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez. This fundraiser, brainchild of the National Football League, CFDA and Bloomingdale’s challenged designers to create over-the-top fashionable helmets. The helmets (that are on view at Bloomies) will be auctioned off February 4th to benefit the NFL foundation that supports sports programs through grants and helps educate about childhood obesity, nutrition and the importance of physical activity. Wanna bid? go to Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to just do it! Then check out Babesta’s Super Bowl picks, including some Rockin Green detergent (football is a dirty game!), a Man of the House Onesie for the wee one to lay back in his bouncer & watch the game, a DIY Horse (bronco? – and I’m just saying, it’s the year of the horse!), and a time capsule to remember the day forever!
Our friends Tristin & Tyler just celebrated their 10th in style, sponsored by Diesel, at Pink Elephant Club in NYC. The dance party commenced with a DJ lesson for the boys & friends and as the music pumped (thanks to 10 year old DJ Kai), some dancers came out to lead the kids in some serious club-ready dance moves! Pretty much everyone was decked in neon bracelets, flashing rings, disco balls and even flashing dayglo sunglasses. It was quite a scene & made me wonder, what next year? At 16? at 21? Mom, you’ve got your work cut out for you! And, by the way, are you free to plan my next shindig? -xx j
Don’t be dissuaded by the report of the long lines or the cold. We are wild about polka dots here and Yayoi Kusama’s art has been on the Must Do list for a while now. (We understand, the holiday’s sometimes take over but it’s ending the 21st so you’ve got to hurry!) If you haven’t seen it, I Who Arrive in Heaven is surreal, intriguing and fantastical. There are two infinity rooms that boast mirrors and dots, dark and light. Read about it here.
Psyched to attend Petite Parade this weekend, the kids’ fashion week sponsored by Vogue Bambini! Here are some pics!
On August 10th, the Skyscraper Museum (39 Battery Place) will host “Woolworth’s Gargoyles” to highlight its “Woolworth Building @ 100″ exhibit. That’s right, Woolworth turned 100 years young this year!
Lucky kids ages 3 to 10 will learn about Gothic architecture while getting a quick tour of the Cathedral of Commerce’s iconic gargoyle statues. Afterward, visitors will get the chance to make their own gargoyles. That’s right. I said it. MAKE. YOUR. OWN. GARGOYLES.
Tickets are only $5 to the public, $2.50 for seniors and students, and free for members and children under 12. Purchase them by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 212-945-6324 by 5 p.m. by Friday, August 9.
Visit skyscraper.org && woolworth100.com for more information.
Who doesn’t love Central Park? Now here are a few reasons to love it even more: Some of our favorite upcoming events in August. Mark our calendars!
- Sandbox: Stories;
August 5; from 2 PM- 3PM;
Kids will hear interactive and humor filled stories about witches, princesses, shoemakers, etc.
- Family Camping;
August 24, 2013; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM;
Camping in Central Park! Your getaway from the city, in the city! Classic! Park Rangers will protect you! Bond with nature and your family. Participants are chosen by lottery.
- The Conservatory Garden;
Saturdays between April 6, 2013 and October 26, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM;
A 75 minute tour learning about the thousands of flowers, trees, shrubs, and perennials that horticulturalists take care of. Tours meet at the Vanderbilt Gate.
Check out Central Park’s website for more events and news of the ultimate park!