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Chronicles: The Hangman’s Elm

Ever since the late 19thc, legends have been told about the large English elm in Washington Square Park. It has been called Hangman’s Elm or just simply, The Hanging Tree, and the story goes that traitors were hanged here during the Revolutionary War. In 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette is rumored to have witnessed the hanging of 20 highwaymen from ... Read More »

News: The Morgan Gets a Facelift

The NYTimes is reporting today that the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City will be embarking on a 4.6million dollar restoration of the McKim Building in order to expand the institute’s exhibition space. The McKim Building on E.36th St. was built by architect Charles McKim in 1906 to hold J.P. Morgan’s office and library and has received little ... Read More »

News: A Font Grows in Brooklyn

Unable to visit Brooklyn anytime soon? Obsessed with typography? Download the new Brownstone font by Ale Paul, where travel and font fanaticism combine.   From the designer: Brownstone, the face born from these explorations, is an original 21st-century design, yet one subtly infused with historical and cultural references – keen observers might spot influences from decorative typefaces of 19th-century foundries. ... Read More »

Music Interview: Flávia Durante + São Paulo

  For us, there is no one who better embodies the idea of a Renaissance woman in São Paulo, Brazil as much Flávia Durante. Durante is a journalist, a dj, a music producer, and in her role as publicist, has worked with bands like CSS, Bonde do Rolê, Supercordas, Cidadão Instigado, The Name, Comunidade Nin-Jitsu, record companies like Trama, EMI ... Read More »

Chronicles: Teddy Roosevelt Lived Here

President Theodore Roosevelt was a war hero, a naturalist and a true New Yorker. The Roosevelt family roots are buried deep in the 17th c. history of the city, as a modest Dutch family of immigrants who made their fortune as merchants. Unbeknownst to many locals, the childhood home of President Theodore Roosevelt is located in Manhattan, right on Gramercy ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide To… Sasquatch!

 The now annual Sasquatch! Music Festival is set to take place May 29th- 31st, or Memorial Day Weekend, once again this year and has brought a line-up worthy of a plane ticket to the Pacific Northwest. But this nine time winner of Pollstar Magazine’s award for Best Outdoor Music Venue isn’t like any other festival, here’s what you need to ... Read More »

News: An Ode to The World Cup 2010

After waiting four long years, we are only 30 days away from the 2010 World Cup. We’re getting pretty excited about it and it seems we aren’t the only ones. For the past year Indiecater Records has been working on a World Cup compilation, asking some of their favorite bands to write a song about one of the qualifying teams. ... Read More »

News: Museums at Night 2010

On May 14th, hundreds of museums, galleries, historical sites and more will open there doors to late night visitors all over Britain for the annual, Museums at Night. Londonist has chosen a list of their picks within the city but the event reaches as far as the Fife Folk Museum in Ceres, Scotland. And the late-night museum raid isn’t just ... Read More »

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