The Thanksgiving feast is over, though maybe you’ll be living on leftovers for the next week (a dream!). Awaken from your turkey-induced food coma just long enough to read about the latest news around New York.
The Riverside branch of the New York Public Library has found a new way to make this public institution a resource for its local community. Librarian Michelle Lee led the effort, as part of the NYPL Innovation Project, by stocking her branch with materials such as briefcases, ties, and handbags that can be rented for formal events including interviews, auditions, and graduation ceremonies. Book rentals may become a thing of the past, but libraries have found refreshing tactics to keep themselves relevant!
Common People (Jarvis Cocker Not Included)
Co-living startup Common is, like many millennials, trying to move to Manhattan without breaking the bank. Imagine The Real World, but it’s your real life: With locations already up in Brooklyn and Queens, Common creates the opportunity for a group of yuppie strangers to live together in a luxurious apartment. Common also has a location in Chicago, and now we do, too!
Marc Your Calendars
Franz Marc’s work, alongside that of his friend August Macke, is on display at the Neue Galerie now through the end of January. These two German Expressionists’ paintings went largely unappreciated during their time, but the exhibition seeks to put them firmly in the European canon of celebrated artists. And if you’re looking to see the work of an artist who got to enjoy the perks of fame during his lifetime, check out the Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Three years after shuttering its iconic Fifth Avenue flagship, FAO Schwarz is back! Though the store is opening in a new location under new management, you can expect it to look almost identical to the old favorite. Add a toy store visit to our list of holiday activities!
No Boys Allowed
New York’s preeminent female-focused cultural touchstone the Wing is extending its grasp to your phone with a new podcast called No Man’s Land. We’ve already insisted that the future of podcasting is female. Now the Wing is using its newfound platform to turn our attention back in time toward the women who “were too bad for your textbooks”—not the well-behaved women Marilyn Monroe (or someone else?) said seldom made history.