I've often heard that fifty or sixty years ago respectable Hudsonians rarely ventured below Fifth Street. Living in sight of the river, I have to confess that the reverse is true for me: I rarely venture above Fifth Street--particularly not on foot. But someone tipped me off to the existence of this installation in a garage on Warren Street, close to Worth Avenue, so I headed up there to have a look. Brightly colored woven straw bags are suspended in front of a reflective backdrop of aluminum foil, with a fan going to keep the bags in gentle perpetual motion.
An installation definitely worth a trip to see are these Mad Men windows at Five & Diamond. The peignoir is so Betty Draper, the little black dress so Joan Harris, and all of it so very clever and so well done.
A reader sent me this picture, taken this morning. This sign out in front of John L. Edwards makes it seem that they may be running a zoo there this summer. Too bad it didn't occur to the person composing the copy that MEALS might be a more appropriate word than FEEDING in this context.