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02.24.15 Prachi Gupta

Officials say that at drones were spotted flying over at least five monuments and government buildings in Paris in what the Associated Press calls “most audacious of several mysterious drone overflights around France in recent months.” The flights are illegal in France. The AP’s description makes the drones seem both ominous and fantastic: The drones […]

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02.11.14 Andy Cush

If the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation gets its way, the Stonewall Inn and Julius’, two longstanding icons of gay culture in New York City, will become official NYC landmarks. As DNAinfo points out, it’s already unlikely that the buildings would ever be torn down, as they’re part of a historic district, but the group would like […]

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10.10.12 Andy Cush

Recognize the above building? If you’re a certain kind of rock and roll fan, you might–the complex at 96 and 98 St. Mark’s Place graced the cover of Led Zeppelin’s classic 1978 double LP Physical Graffiti, and three years later, it was featured in the Rolling Stones’ video for “Waiting on a Friend.” A new […]

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07.12.12 Joshua Rivera

From the scraps of buildings that used to hold the people of New York, Rick Kelly makes music. From his shop, Carmine Street Guitars, Kelly has made a name for himself, crafting handmade guitars from the ruins of New York landmarks. And he’s attracted many famous musicians. For Lou Reed, he crafted a custom guitar […]

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