Located at 55 Pearl Street in Brooklyn, New York (near the intersection at Water Street), the Dumbo Townhouse — designed by Alloy Architects — is a 18,000 square foot 5 unit housing complex that opened in 2015. Now, about that name “Dumbo,” which I should immediately correct at “DUMBO,” as the project involved the demolition of the existing single-story warehouse in the DUMBO Historic Section of Brooklyn. The typical townhouse units at Dumbo measure at approximately 18′ wide (with the corner unit measuring at 19′ 2″ wide) with a raised private entrance at ground level. Each unit also has a shared drive with parking spaces for each townhouse, placed behind the garden level at grade. Continue reading “The Dumbo Townhouses by Alloy Design; Don’t Let The Name Fool You…”
On August 1, 2006 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, CM Punk made his WWE television debut on that week’s episode of ECW on SciFi, where he defeated ECW Original Justin Credible. Almost instantly, and thanks to a series of excellent pre-taped promos where he discussed his true-to-life straight edge lifestyle, emphasizing the movement’s disciplinary aspects of living drug-and-alcohol-free. Continue reading “Relive CM Punk’s WWE Television Debut Match…”
With all of the hilarious, MRA-leaning, man-babies crying over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the soon-to-be 13th Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who, I asked myself “self, what would be a great way to use this to write a wrestling story.” The answer was simple: I’ll write about one of the best women’s wrestling matches in the last year! With SummerSlam taking place next month, I want to focus on one of the best matches from last year’s show: Sasha Banks defending the WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair. Continue reading “Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair [WWE Women’s Championship], WWE SummerSlam 2016”
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, significance and the….why is this a thing?…. about Black Friday.
1) “Why Is It Called Black Friday,” Wonderopolis [https://goo.gl/sNrxrW]
2) “The Meaning of Black Friday,” by Guy Rundle, Jacobin Magazine [https://goo.gl/BO61sp]
3) “What’s the Real History of Black Friday,” by Sarah Pruitt, History Channel [https://goo.gl/Ne3gbX]
The PlayStation® Meeting 2016 live from the PlayStation® Theater in Times Square, New York City. It’s only open to members of the press, but Sony also wanted to open the invitation to PlayStation fans to watch live. Be sure to stick around after the presentation for a special episode of PlayStation LiveCast. Continue reading Watch the PlayStation Meeting 2016 LIVE, RIGHT HERE (UPDATE: It’s Over)!
Design firm WXY Architecture + Urban Design recently released plans calling for a re-connection of almost 50 acres of public space between downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The project, titled “The Brooklyn Strand,” aims to improve the quality of public space in the area and create a waterfront that’s more accessible and appealing. Continue reading “A 50 Acre Public Space Stretch in Brooklyn? It Could Happen…”
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the lead-up, the incident, and the lasting legacy of the infamous “Heidi Bowl” from 1968, as the New York Jets played the Oakland Raiders, and the movie that interrupted the broadcast of one of the greatest comebacks in pro football history. Continue reading “The Heidi Bowl – Geek Me Five #3”
Nowadays, ou tech devices are faster and slimmer than ever before, while the collection of bulky, outdated computers serve as an amusing — and often evocative — look into the past. That’s the goal of The Interface Experience, an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center‘s Focus Gallery in New York, as the exhibit aims to ignite that nostalgia with a myriad of vintage machines. Kimon Keramidas, curator and director of the digital media lab, hopes when people interact with this aging technology that they can think critically about how those devices led to their current devices. What’s also interesting is that unlike the “off-limits” display strategy of most museums, the machines at the exhibit aren’t behind glass and are working, as well as overhauled with custom programs to initiate exchanges between the user, the software and the hardware itself. Continue reading “‘The Interface Experience’ Showcases The History of Computing”
It’s time for a spooky Episode 123 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the resurgence of JFK airport’s Terminal 6, be the DJ who scratches audio tapes, Final Fantasy XV as a polygonal PlayStation 1 game, and get to know the awesome Veda Scott! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Counting Halloween! – WIRed #123”
Although it’s brethren Terminal 6 was demolished back in late-2011 (rest in peace….), this other “closed” terminal over at the same airport recently took part in an open house! As part of Open House New York, the TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York City was open to the public, even though the Saarinen-designed terminal has not been in use 2002. Even so, the Port Authority declared that their are future plans in store to rehabilitate and repurpose the structure, ranging from a hotel, a restaurant, or (the obviously appropriate) aviation museum. Continue reading “This Abandoned TWA Terminal is Alive & Kicking!”