“The Birth of Hip Hop” Online Auction

On 11 August 1973 an 18-year-old DJ Kool Herc (aka Clive Campbell) performed at his sister Cindy Campbell’s back-to-school party in the rec room of their apartment building located at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the South Bronx. That event—where Herc isolated portions of funk tracks, switching between one record and the other (emphasizing the breaks)—is widely accepted as the birth of hip-hop. While Herc is …

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Abortion funds, robo-fish that collect microplastics, the architecture of the National Juneteenth Museum and more from around the web

Abortion Funds and Support Groups Accepting Donations While many people will be racing to donate to Planned Parenthood right now, Jezebel has created a thorough list of other funds and support groups to send your money to in the wake of the Supreme Court’s egregious overturning of Roe v Wade. Not only is Planned Parenthood already well-funded, it’s also faced criticism “for not providing abortions in …

NYC’s Last Public Pay Phone Acquired by the Museum of the City of New York

Last month, NYC’s last remaining payphone (of 30,000) was removed from the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 50th Street, near Times Square. That phone has been acquired by the Museum of the City of New York, where it’s on display as part of the Analog City NYC B.C. (Before Computers), which explores technology in the city from the 1870s to the 1970s. “These phones were …