“8 Million Stories” talks with artist Bill Blast Cordero to discuss the creative process behind two of his iconic murals he painted back in the day at the famed Rock Steady Park at 99th & Amsterdam, on the Upper West Side Of Manhattan in NYC. The two murlas he is referring to were sky’s the limit the D Train-inspired “Sky’s the Limit” and Zulu Nation dedicated, “Eye of the Tiger which was featured in the Music Video for Rocksteady’s Hey You song. In additiona he talks about his work at Studio 54 .
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Never new gaga was from the really nice part of the uws i thought she was from upstate .She could of walked near Madona’s apartment on 63st instead of Lincoln center for inspiration.
“In her little rock doc, she explains the perils of growing up wealthy and living four blocks from Lincoln Center, saying, “I became rebellious… I was kinda bad, I would go down to all kinds of places with my friends in the Village. When I grew up by Lincoln Center I wasn’t able to access all of the things that were on the Lower East Side [ed. note: MTA]… it was like I needed to go fuck myself up and go lick the ground for a couple of years to understand New York City, and understand a whole different side of the pavement.” Back in the early aughts that Lower East Side was rough!”
West 96 st exit already Im home
A woman was stabbed on the UWS by a mugger early this morning when she refused to hand over her pocketbook. The 27-year-old victim was waiting for a northbound 2 train at w 96th St. when the mugger approached her around 2:30 a.m. (DNA Info says it was 1 a.m.). He took out a knife and demanded her purse, but when she refused, he attacked her, stabbed her in the torso, then took off with the handbag.
A witness told the Daily News that although the woman was bleeding a lot, she ran after the attacker yelling “that’s him! that’s him!” The woman was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, while police are searching for the mugger. At this time, there’s no report that cigarette-rage was involved, but this is what cigarette-rage wants you to think.
By Ben Yakas
The hunch about Barnes and Noble’s Lincoln Square location at West 66th Street and Broadway succumbing to the neighborhood’s “fashion corridor” status was right: Discount retailer Century 21 confirmed the rumor that it will take over the 60,000 square foot space.
According to Crain’s NY, Century 21′s uptown store (it’s other Manhattan location is across from the World Trade Center site) would open in the fall of next year. Barnes & Noble said that rents were too high for it to stay and it would close its door in January 2011 The building’s owner, Millennium Partners, said, “We have been searching for a tenant who has the ability to drive a large volume of shoppers to the area. We believe that having Century 21 as an anchor in Lincoln Square will help drive a level of pedestrian traffic that our other retail tenants will benefit from.” It’ll be interesting to see if Century 21 will be as “community-minded” as Barnes and Noble as been.
There are a number of clothing retailers, both boutique and chain, in the neighborhood: There’s Banana Republic next door, Gap a block away, Zara across the street, Burberry Brit around the corner—not to mention Lucky Brand, Reiss, Theory, Wink, Olive & Bette’s and more. Plus, there are big discount retailers: Seven blocks north, there’s a Loehmann’s in the Ansonia Building (between 73rd an 74th Streets), and at Broadway and West 79th Street, there’s a Filene’s Basement.
By Jen Chung