For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Nick Thomm to share his favorite place to eat. Nick is an artist, designer and director who lives and works between New York and Melbourne.
“In NYC, my favorite spot is Yakinuku West in East Village. It’s this rad Japanese BBQ place, and the Dinner Set is the deal. Inside it has traditional seating on the floor. Perfect spot to hang/get drunk with friends.
The big fish have come to play. Taking advantage of “cleaner water, more nutrients and less garbage” in the rivers that feed into the Atlantic, this summer, whales and sharks are feeding in abundance off the coast of NYC.
photo by Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale
Roger Gastman & co. take over both of Jonathan Levine’s gallery spaces for “Cruel Summer.” Be there.
In all probability, BLADE has painted more subway cars than you have ever ridden on. By 1980, after reaching 5000 or so, the graffiti pioneer stopped counting. In this new 256-page book edited by Roger Gastman, BLADE sits down with Chris ‘FREEDOM’ Pape to reflect on a life of getaways, girls, and the golden years of graffiti. His story is one for the ages, and a must read for those fascinated with the “old” New York.
On a related note for those in NYC: This Friday (8/8) BLADE and Chris Pape will be at the Museum of the City of New York for a presentation and book signing in relation to their new book. More info on that here
photo by Bradley Hawks
Working with the New York City Department of Transportation who fabricated and installed each piece, Ryan McGinness’s new project Signs, 2014 features a series of fifty vinyl on aluminum signs posted around the streets of Manhattan. While technically on view until August 30, 2014, these public works of art are slowly falling victim to the underground entrepreneurial mindset of NYC, and disappearing from their present locations. Here, we look through some of the “Notes” about each piece published by Ryan McGinness Studios, as this might be the only chance you have to actually see the works.
Starting tonight (7/30) with Nick Sethi’s show on Canal Street and finishing out in Brooklyn on Friday for Kinfolk 94’s inaugural summer group show (REVOK, above), there’s enough going on to give you FOMO satisfaction before taking peace in Summer reclusion on Saturday.
The Sale of Manhattan, a 1962 animated short directed by Fred Crippen that features artwork by Saul Bass & Art Goodman.
The Pickpocket’s Tale by Joseph Goldstein
As younger thieves turn to high-tech crimes, one of New York’s old-fashioned wallet snatchers recalls his decades-long career, from behind bars.
A bunch of nice things happening
Inside the Crumbling 5 Pointz by Tessa Stuart
The Queens Graffiti Mecca 5 Pointz Was Never Just About the Painting on the Outside
After doing a brief stint in London to mixed reviews, the musical adaptation of “American Psycho” is coming to New York City in February 2015 for a run Off Broadway.
Because it is you.
Live from the Graffiti Underground by Jamie Maleszka
Decades before street artists like Banksy could ignite an Internet firestorm and fetch millions, three guys with a video camera and a stack of VHS tapes set out to share the gritty story of NYC graffiti.
Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class? And by “hipsters” I think they just mean people in Brooklyn.
Late Friday afternoons in the Summer are a pretty chill time to look at art in Chelsea. Although if you’re not careful, you’ll end up missing a bunch of stuff as some galleries really adopt a relaxed schedule after the 4th of July. It’s summer though, so take it easy.
Tis the season of group shows.
Taking over the night-shift four days a week at Stan’s Cafecito, Brooklyn Wahines is Oahu native Siobhán Edwards’ new pop-up restaurant in South Williamsburg. Born out of her NYC catering company Red Wagon, the casual spot features a menu with Hawaiian / French Vietnamese influences, and consists of four extraordinary dishes; a Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke Bowl, Shoyu Chicken Bowl, Banh Mi sandwiches, and a Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad. Curious as to the roots of the restaurant and its future plans, we asked Siobhán some questions and she was nice enough to share a recipe from Brooklyn Wahines, Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad.
How did Brooklyn Wahines come about?
Brooklyn Wahines was a dream I had since moving to New York and starting my catering company, Red Wagon, three years ago. I always wanted a small neighborhood spot that allowed me not only to showcase some of my favorite dishes but also a chance to enjoy the hospitality side of the food business and be a part of the neighborhood that I live and raise my children in. Wahine means woman in Hawaiian so the name Brooklyn Wahines is simply representative of a forever local island girl at heart who now also calls Brooklyn home.
The menu looks delicious. What’s been the most popular dish?
The mouth watering smell of the shoyu chicken is what draws people into the restaurant without fail, but word is getting around that my pork banh mi sandwich are the real deal.
What happens at the end of the summer? Do you have any plans for a permanent space?
I’m hoping to continue Brooklyn Wahines beyond the summer. If things continue to grow as they have been, we hope to become a permanent face in this neighborhood and a fixture in Williamsburg’s evolving food scene.
Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Cold Noodle Salad)