Revolving Door with Ms. Turnstyles: Balls Out New York

Balls Out New York
by Kady Grant

imageIllustration by Kady Grant

Goosebumps come to attention on my toosh like soldiers in perfect unison though my right leg drifts into a slumber beneath me.  As I lie on the cold white floor, naked expect for skin-tone panties, I stare up at the seamless wall, reaching into infinite fancies of restless, lust soaked imaginings. In reality, I am lying in a pile of kindred semi-nude strangers, all of whom beaconed the siren song of a Time Out NY casting call. The annual TONY Sex Issue was about to spread its centerfold legs on the city and they wanted regular New Yorkers to create an expressionistic orgy on the cover. If you ask me, it looked more like a mass post-coital-awkward-just-slept-with-a-stranger-hope-that’s-an-ingrown-hair-and-not-a-wart kind of aesthetic. Yet we reserve such judgments as we humble ourselves to the visual mastery of the professionals. 

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What an amazing idea!  We’re beyond excited to submit.

nytransitmuseum:

OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute?  Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Looking for a public platform to present your ideas to a captive audience?  Us, too.  That’s why we are excited to announce PLATFORM, a new series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform.The New York Transit Museum is now accepting program proposals for our first PLATFORM, scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at the Transit Museum’s subway station home in downtown Brooklyn. We welcome submissions from all disciplines—history, science, engineering, visual and performing arts, urban studies, city planning, academic fields. The common denominator? Public transportation.Submissions may include but are not limited to the following:
Live performance (music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy)
Film (documentary, fiction, creative media works)
Visual art (must be presentation or other programmatic discussion of artwork)
Presentation (academic lecture, informal slideshow, etc)
Panel discussion (propose participants, moderator, topic, your expertise)
Other participatory or site-specific events
TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
Program proposals should include all of the following:
Title of Program
Keywords (3 max) that describe your program
Brief description (2 sentence max) of your program
Long form description including details about content, presentation or performance method, participants, estimated length and target audience
Technical requirements (if any)
Examples, as relevant (could include prior presentation of program, promotional materials, links, videos, photos, description of proposed participants, etc.)
Brief bio (3 sentence max) of yourself
All questions, materials, & complete proposals should be sent via email to programs@transitmuseumeducation.org.Submissions will be reviewed by the Museum. To be considered, please submit a complete proposal by Tuesday, February 25 at noon.

What an amazing idea!  We’re beyond excited to submit.

nytransitmuseum:

OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute?  Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Looking for a public platform to present your ideas to a captive audience? 

Us, too.  That’s why we are excited to announce PLATFORM, a new series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We’ll give you a platform.

The New York Transit Museum is now accepting program proposals for our first PLATFORM, scheduled for Thursday, April 10 at the Transit Museum’s subway station home in downtown Brooklyn. We welcome submissions from all disciplines—history, science, engineering, visual and performing arts, urban studies, city planning, academic fields. The common denominator? Public transportation.

Submissions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Live performance (music, theater, dance, spoken word, storytelling, comedy)
  • Film (documentary, fiction, creative media works)
  • Visual art (must be presentation or other programmatic discussion of artwork)
  • Presentation (academic lecture, informal slideshow, etc)
  • Panel discussion (propose participants, moderator, topic, your expertise)
  • Other participatory or site-specific events


TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Program proposals should include all of the following:

  • Title of Program
  • Keywords (3 max) that describe your program
  • Brief description (2 sentence max) of your program
  • Long form description including details about content, presentation or performance method, participants, estimated length and target audience
  • Technical requirements (if any)
  • Examples, as relevant (could include prior presentation of program, promotional materials, links, videos, photos, description of proposed participants, etc.)
  • Brief bio (3 sentence max) of yourself


All questions, materials, & complete proposals should be sent via email to programs@transitmuseumeducation.org.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Museum. To be considered, please submit a complete proposal by Tuesday, February 25 at noon.

Love on the Platform

Spotted on the L platform at 14th & 6th

Good Reminder

I don’t remember exactly where I spotted this one but definitely on a platform in Brooklyn.

Super (Mario Bros) Subway Map!

Well this is awesome.

Sketchy People on the Subway

This is the start of a beautiful new series by the very talented Ms. Tessa White.  Tessa was inspired to sketch her fellow transit riders on her travels home to Washington Heights on the A Train. 

More to come!

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Tessa White is a singer, actress and artist.  Her incredible art can be found for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/tessitabonita

Train of Thrones!  I had to pay them $5 to play the whole thing but it was worth it!

LOVE! If you made these stickers, CALL ME! XO

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Spotted at the Graham Ave L Station

Modern dancer turns the F train platform at 6th Ave/14th St into into her stage.

LOVE THIS!!!!