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Come On, Irene

There isn’t much good in a hurricane, but two New Yorkers managed to find some austere black and white beauty:

Irene NYC from Buffalo Picture House on Vimeo.

Thanks, @RadTV.

Let’s Hear It For New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of…

Thanks to Michael Appleton (NYT), Carolyn Cole (MCT) and Mario Tama (Getty Images).

Two Bads Make A Good


Subway Platform Where Jams Are Remade

Brooklyn’s finest PROJECT Trio perform Hova’s Empire State of Mind while waiting for their hype men at West 4th in New York:

No Sex in The Stevens Room

In great news for Supreme Court enthusiasts and the news media, Justice John Paul Stevens announced Friday that he would retire at the end of this term. There aren’t many lifetime appointments made in this country, so we can safely assume that Justice Stevens will wonder how his legacy will be considered by future generations of historians, jurisprudents, scholars, and strippers.

Win McNamee/Getty Images

Depending on your inclinations, the Justice’s 35 years on the bench of the highest court in the land may be remembered for a rather inauspicious tribute that came courtesy of the gentleman’s club Scores in 1998.

During former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s crusade to polish the Big Apple, he attempted to crack down on strip clubs and other purveyors of adult entrainment. Attorneys representing the adult industry appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay to keep their doors open while the courts reached a decision. The stay was issued by Justice Stevens and as the New York Times reported at the time, to show their appreciation, Scores renamed their Champagne Room the John Paul Stevens Room.

Looks like Justice Stevens doesn’t have to worry about putting his name on something inviolate. Your go Antonin!