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Unbroken Windows: How New York Gentrified Itself On Screen

By Yasmina Tawil

By Jason Bailey

It was 1972, and Lewis Rudin had a problem—specifically, a Johnny Carson problem. Rudin, a real estate developer and committed New Yorker, had founded the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), an organization dedicated to cleaning up the city’s image (and thus, its attractiveness to corporate clients) via aggressive campaigning and spit-shine marketing; the organization was, for example, instrumental in the development of the iconic I NY campaign.

But all the good work ABNY was doing, Rudin fumed to the organization’s executive director Mary Holloway, felt like pushing Sisyphus’ boulder when he switched on NBC late at night: “How can we change the image of New York when Johnny Carson’s opening monologue every night is about people getting mugged in Central Park?”

 

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Map of the Human Heart: My New York in Nick & Norahs Infinite Playlist and They Came Together by Vadim Rizov

By Yasmina Tawil

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For ten years now, Ive nursed an oddly specific theory: Nick & Norahs Infinite Playlistis the most geographically accurate film about New York City, at least within the last 15 years. This is a strange thing to fixate on, not least because the film doesnt come up much: It came out a decade ago, received generally fine reviews, and made $33 million (at least in part because it was riding the post-J...

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Map of the Human Heart: My New York in ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ and ‘They Came Together’

By Yasmina Tawil

By Vadim Rizov

For ten years now, I’ve nursed an oddly specific theory: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlistis the most geographically accurate film about New York City, at least within the last 15 years. This is a strange thing to fixate on, not least because the film doesn’t come up much: It came out a decade ago, received generally fine reviews, and made $33 million (at least in part because it was riding the...

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A Playlist - What Were Listening To 2/22/2017

By Yasmina Tawil

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Spring is Here and its All Your Fault!

Weve had some really fantastic and unseasonably warm weather over the past few days, and to be honest its feeling pretty nice. Lets all take a moment to enjoy the sunshine, and forget about the fact that at approximately the same time last year the temperature in New York City felt like 20 below zero.

Having nice weather in February can sometimes give you false...

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A Playlist - What We’re Listening To 2/22/2017

By Yasmina Tawil

image

Spring is Here and it’s All Your Fault!

We’ve had some really fantastic and unseasonably warm weather over the past few days, and to be honest it’s feeling pretty nice. Let’s all take a moment to enjoy the sunshine, and forget about the fact that at approximately the same time last year the temperature in New York City felt like 20 below zero

Having nice weather in February can sometimes give you...

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