Remember Captain Cleanup, the aesthetic vigilante who’s been painting the town? Looks like he’s struck again—this fire department call box at Remsen Street and Montague Terrace bears his signature look. And his brushwork is improving!
This Pop-art portrait of Bronx-born beauty Lauren Bacall is signed SNO and can be found hanging at a neglected corner of the King’s County Supreme Court building’s exterior. I don’t know why!
The Brooklyn Heights Blog has introduced the Internet to one “Captain Cleanup,” an anonymous painter who took it upon himself to repaint two neglected mailboxes in the neighborhood. Going by the remarkable detail recently spotted at a stoplight at Montague and Clinton (above), it seems the Captain has struck again!
Do you like to laugh? Read Simon Doonan’s tribute to Joan Rivers on her 80th birthday, at Slate.
The world was fascinated and confused yesterday when British transplant Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted a photo of himself eating his first slice of pizza in his 72 years of existence.
A slice of Brooklyn life
Citi Bike kiosk as the 2001 monolith, from the timely peoplelookingatcitibike. If the people who are running Citi Bike can be believed, bikes will be on the street Monday!
Allegorical figure of Justice captures actual drone!
3-D Printed Ear Made From Calf Cells and Nanoparticles ‘Hears’ Radio Frequencies
By Liat Clark – Wired UK, wired.com
Nanotechnology engineers from Princeton have 3-D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies beyond human capacity.
Today in the Uncanny Valley …
After long battle, Uber becomes first taxi app to get approved in New York City
By Adrianne Jeffries, theverge.com
Looks like New York City isn’t going to hold a grudge against Uber for attempting to launch its taxi-hailing service without permission last summer.
Welcome to NYC, Über, but somebody tell me the point! It’s not hard to get a cab, and this service’s features don’t make it worth the markup.