Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A land artist's "City," an electric plane's milestone, more breakthrough studies on psychedelics, an equitable cafe model and more

NASA Releases “Remix” of Sounds From a Black Hole NASA has debunked the misconception that space is silent by releasing a “remix” of sound from a black hole in the Perseus galaxy cluster, captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory—and it’s haunting. In a tweet NASA says, “Most space is a vacuum, providing no way for sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster has so much …

Word of Mouth: NYC’s Governors Island

From sustainable oysters to pétanque courts and a verdant "dinner and dancing" destination

Offering some of the most extraordinary views of Lower Manhattan and the Hudson River, not to mention serene sunsets and picturesque sailing scenes, Governors Island is a brief ferry ride from South Street’s Battery Maritime Building (and several Brooklyn piers on weekends). Over the last few years, the verdant 172-acre island has transformed from the site of exclusive marquee events to a full-fledged hospitality destination. With a …

Trailblazers Park Opens in Fire Island Pines Harbor

Within this permanent public space, 17 contemporary artists honor a diverse group of LGBTQ+ activists

It’s been quite the summer for Fire Island Pines, a queer social hub and safe haven along with the neighboring hamlet of Cherry Grove. Earlier this year, writer and actor Joel Kim Booster, actor and comedian Bowen Yang and director Andrew Ahn, brought international attention to the LGBTQ+ summer vacation destination with their heartwarming Pride and Prejudice adaptation, Fire Island. Of greater importance, this past …