Robert Hammond at The 99% Conference (via coolhunting)

“In this video, Friends of the Highline co-founder Robert Hammond tells the story of how he helped reinvent a gritty elevated railway into what is NYC’s most celebrated public space since Central Park. He shares images and animations of what the park (due to open in June) will look like at a talk for our recent 99% Conference and shares how he feels after a decade at work at the brink of its debut.”

Cover Story: Finger Painting: The New Yorker Blog

“Jorge Colombo drew this week’s cover using Brushes, an application for the iPhone, while standing for an hour outside Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Times Square.

“I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself,” says Colombo, who first published his drawings in The New Yorker in 1994.”

David Rose on Iraqi insurgents |

David Rose on Iraqi insurgents |