Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ever-growing list of Black-owned restaurants, Palm Springs' virtual Modernism Week, Cheech Marin's museum and more from the week

Farewell to Iconic Photographer Ricky Powell Ricky Powell—often referred to as “the fourth Beastie Boy”—passed away in NYC yesterday, aged 59. Best known for capturing images of the city’s downtown music and arts scenes (and for his quick wit), Powell had an instinctual approach that resulted in artistic, sharp and adept images. Born and raised in NYC, Powell began shooting in the mid-’80s and since …

New York Public Library + Gothamist’s Love Letter to NYC

Online publication Gothamist is collaborating with the New York Public Library for a love letter to NYC and now requests contributions from those who inhabit the city. “The heart and soul of the city has always been the New Yorkers who populate it,” writes Jen Carlson, “And this year, as some publications focused on those fleeing the city, we spoke to New Yorkers who stayed.” …

BVN Designs NeueHouse Madison Park’s Outdoor Experience, The Longhouse

Pop-up architecture paves the way for safe, continued community engagement

Long lacking in outside dining capabilities, NYC has undergone a radical transformation the last few months in order to accommodate the needs of bars and restaurants—and the safety and mental health of its residents. The latest destination to metamorphose parking spots into an elegant activation space, NeueHouse Madison Park looked to some of its own members, associates at Australian architectural and design firm BVN, for …