There are events to do in New York City. Lunchtime fun at the Bryant Park Reading Room with Jami Attenberg and Fiona Maazel; dinnertime fun with Susan Orlean and Randy Cohen at the 92Y. Plus Will Leitch's chatfest at Housing Works about Jeremy Lin and Neil Gaiman at Symphony Space. And another free Laurie Anderson show down in Rockefeller Park. And more.
School cancelled tomorrow *commits suicide*
— Rumaan Alam (@Rumaan) October 30, 2012
If you're a lucky New York City resident and you live in Brooklyn or north of Penn Station, you have power and TV. If you're unlucky, you don't have power, and everyone is getting petulant. If you're way less lucky, there's a tree through your living room and your basement is full of water, and I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope your cats are okay. Let me know if I can help!
So now we know it'll be "days and days" until there is a subway again. Because it is filled with water [...]
Umpteen things to do today, for real. (iTunes)
Tonight at Housing Works, it's a fun event/panel/thing, in honor of the tenth anniversary of Fluxblog. Lots of folks will share a song and talk about their feelings!
I'M HOT, STICKY SWEET, FROM MY CATS TO MY FEET. (iTunes)
The leader of the social skating group Wednesday Night Skate goes by the alter ego Mocha Superman. "Since this is technically an illegal street event," he said, "I try to keep my real name out of it." Last Wednesday evening he arrived in Union Square and ditched his collared shirt in favor of a red WNS tee and added wrist guards and a black bandanna. "It's part of the double life thing," he said. "Call me Clark Kent."
WNS started in May of 1996 as Blade Night Manhattan, and switched to its current name in 2001. Mocha got involved the next year and, "because I'm a control freak" [...]