Olek’s crochet show to close on Oct. 17

Hey, kids. As previously reported on Bowery Boogie and tweeted by everyone who’s walked up Elizabeth Street in the last month, the Polish artist Olek, best known for knit-covered [make that crochet-covered] bikes outside Essex Market and elsewhere, has a show up...

Kill the Expressway!

Last week I caught a segment on American Public Media/NPR’s Marketplace, reported by Andrea Bernstein. The topic was the movement across the country to take down old expressways in dense urban centers, let traffic disperse and congestion take care of itself, and...