August 1, 2008

What We're Reading

Today's New York Times features an article about the ending of concerts at McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. Mads just made it out to the venue for the first time last weekend for The Ting Tings and MGMT.

"Like every sweet summer fling, though, this one is destined to end. According to a city plan, McCarren, on the border between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, will soon quit its current state — a combination performance space, hula hoop and dodge-ball playground, alt-fashion catwalk and reclaimed ruin — and revert to its original purpose as a public swimming pool...

Nowhere else does a quadruple-Olympic-size swimming pool fill with music usually heard in dark nightclubs where hula hoopers fear to tread. Nowhere else do water-sport squeals serve as auxiliary percussion. And for better or worse, no other stage has so definitively established itself as the preferred strolling grounds for the latest and most bizarre hipster plumage."


Read the article in full here.

Also in today's Times is an article on exploring the Hudson. Ever wonder what that castle-like structure is that you pass on the train from Poughkeepsie to New York? Check out the article here.

4 comments:

Respire said...

Props to them for saying "plumage"

Anonymous said...

OH NO I LOVE MCCARREN POOL !

Anonymous said...

speaking of the pool... everyone should go see 12 ophelias brought by vassar's own, woodshed... http://www.woodshedcollective.com/

Anonymous said...

i wish i had hipster plumage... sigh