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NYC from the Top of the Rock bis
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Image by Ant1_G
Maybe a better picture than the previous one.

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Ann Hamilton | Park Ave Armory
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Image by Jeff Howard
Visual artist Ann Hamilton combines the ephemeral presence of time with the material tactility for which she is best known to create a new large-scale installation for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Commissioned by the Armory, the event of a thread references the building’s architecture, as well as the individual encounters and congregational gatherings that have animated its rich social history. A multisensory affair, the work draws together readings, sound, and live events within a field of swings that together invite visitors to connect to the action of each other and the work itself, illuminating the experience of the singular and collective body, the relationship between the animal and the human. The address of the readers to the pigeons shifts at the end of each day, when a vocalist on the drill hall’s balcony serenades their release to flight. Each day’s song is cut with a record lathe, and the resulting recording is played back the next day.

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Carved Wooden Model Sailboat
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Image by emilydickinsonridesabmx
Out of all the neighborhood in NYC, I probably know the Wall St./Seaport/Financial District the best. I spent 7 years, over the course of two jobs working down there. A lot of my favorite bars, restaurants and hangouts are down there as well.

I was in the neighborhood with a buddy, and I noticed a funky shack hidden away behind a container on the docks that I had never noticed before.

I strolled inside (the door was open) and the place was filled with nautical models, wood carvings, signs and statues in various states of completion. No one was around, so I snapped a few shots, because most of the pieces were absolutely gorgeous. The whole entire place had a 19th Century vibe to it, with not a modern tool in site.

After a few minutes, a gentleman walked in, greeted me, and asked what I was doing. I told him snapping pictures. He explained to me that he was a wood carver, and that he made pieces and did repairs for the ships at the South Street Seaport Museum. We chatted for a while, and he showed me some of his finished pieces, which were fantastic. A wooden book, with a carvin of poppies and marijuana leaves, was something he said "He thought I would like." Jeez, do I look that bad?

He showed me a miniature steam engine, that powered a miniature table saw that he built. A half finished figurehead of a woman for the prow of a ship. A sign carved in Latin. Overall, I was blown away to stumble onto this craftsman playing a fully Victorian trade in the shadows of Wall St. sky scrapers. His name is Sal Polisi, and I’ll definitely be back for another visit soon.

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