MTA Arts for Transit mosaic in Harlem’s 125th Street station.
The glass mosaic on the platform walls honor Harlem’s notables including painters, performers and sports figures like Dinah Washington, Sugar Ray Robinson, Malcolm X and more.
“A glimpse of all the wonderful people who were part of Harlem. I wanted them to realize what Harlem has produced and inspired.” - Faith Ringgold, artist of the mosaic
Laura Marling’s songs dig well beyond the everyday, with each sung in a wise, dusky, brooding voice that always seems in control of its surroundings. The U.K. folksinger’s fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, takes a remarkable journey over the course of 16 hypnotic, subtly inventive songs.
Sun Ra, Space is the Place, 1972
“And I thought, what an incredible thing books can be, and I wanted to be a part of that.” - Damien Echols, telling Henry Rollins and last night’s sold-out crowd why he writes.
Before yesterday’s LIVE from the NYPL event with Damien and Henry (who were here to discuss Damien’s new memoir Life After Death), the Library’s own Paul Holdengräber showed them some of our incredible books here at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Photo Credit: Jori Klein