Monthly Archives: May 2014

(Israel) Binational Fascist Simulacral (Response to Ze’ev Tammuz)

I posted the article yesterday about architectural plans to split Jerusalem, knowing that my old friend Ze’ev was not going to like it. He was anti-Zionist before it came into vogue, at least over here in the United States. You … Continue reading

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(Recognition) Little Jewish Neo-Nazis (Jerusalem Day)

This is how a country turns itself inside out. This is how religion turns a country inside out. Bit by bit and year after year a country can lose its right to a place that its people are unable to share … Continue reading

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One City-Two Cities (Jerusalem Partitions)

I know my friend Ze’ev is going to hate this, but I wanted to share and comment upon this piece in Haaretz about technical plans to partition Jerusalem by architects Yehuda Greefield-Gilat and Karen Lee Bar-Sinai. They run an architectural firm … Continue reading

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Spring Ivy (Morningside Heights)

The fresh spring ivy on Morningside Drive was a bright green in the sun. Not overgrown yet, I like how it hugs tightly the side of the building up the brickwork and ironwork like a five o’clock shadow. In the … Continue reading

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(Photographic Portraits) Grand Dames New York (Wit and Privilege)

This photo spread in the May 5, 2014 issue of New York Magazine caught my attention. Alongside the power of the close-framed photographic portraits, I think it is the combination of cossetted privilege and deep, knowing human wit and intelligence that … Continue reading

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Garden of Love (W 116th St)

Is this garden and others like it too big to call a pocket garden? Lovingly cared for by neighborhood volunteers, these public green spaces are all over Harlem where they take up empty building lots. This one’s on 116th St. between … Continue reading

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(Art Underground) Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, (Nancy Spero)

A little bit of myth in the big city. With great drama, the number 1 train, which travels aboveground through a stretch of northern Manhattan, returns to its underground life right around the Jewish Theological Seminary on W.122nd Street. Viewed … Continue reading

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