"Lunch Hour NYC" an exhibition at The New York Public Library is supposedly a must see. Even though it is a small sample of the theme in American culture, it is a conversation worth having. Helps us New Yorkers take a break and think about our everyday.
After all of this Mormon talk at the RNC this is an interesting graphic to compare religions and wealth.
Thought this quote was especially interesting!
“For example, Mormons, who are smack dab at the national average in terms of income, are perhaps the most giving—the IRS reports that a majority of Mormons give 7.5% of their incomes. Hindu and Jewish Americans, two of the wealthiest demographics, are also extremely charitable. In some forms of Islam, giving is an expected part of faith—though according to some reports, Bush-era policies intended to stymie donations to “terrorist groups” abroad are stifling Muslim Americans’ high rate of philanthropic giving. According to some statistics, Catholics tend to give less. Other lower-income groups, like Jehovah’s Witnesses, reportedly give by way of community involvement.”
Interactive Brooklyn Map- Architectural Heritage -
Brooklyn is filled with buildings that have intricate histories. This map is really interesting because you can click on spots and learn about the history of the landmarks as well as what the future might be for these spots.
A must see for children and adults… The Museum of Modern Arts “Century of the Child” celebrates childhood with a nostalgic connection to what we all know and love.
(Photo taken from: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/)
What an engaging design… is it a playground or art or both?
This is so cleaver!!