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An Illustrated Love Letter to New York

Friday, April 25, 2014

Julia Rothman, illustrator, partner at ALSO design studio, author of the blog Book By Its Cover and the author of Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs (Chronicle Books, 2014), offers a tour of her New York- from City Island to Ellis Island and all the boroughs in between.

From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)
From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)
From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)
From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)
From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)
From Hello, New York: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs by Julia Rothman (Courtesy of Chronicle Books)

Guests:

Julia Rothman

Comments [6]

APRIL IN NYC from YUPPER WEST SIDE

THIS COMMENT IS ON RACISM IN THE SOUTH AND NORTH. I GREW UP IN CHAPEL HILL, IDYLIC IF YOU WERE WHITE, AND WENT TO SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. THE BLACK SCHOOL WAS "LINCOLN CENTER." MY FATHER HAD A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION TO TAKE HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS ON A TRIP TO LEARN GEOLOGY. BLACK AND WHITE TEACHERS GOT ALONG FINE. THE ONLY AND BIG PROBLEM WAS THERE WERE NO RESTAURANTS OR RESTROOMS THAT WOULD ALLOW THE NEGROS, THEN THE POLITE WORD, TO USE. I CAN'T RECALL HOW WE MANAGED. PEED IN THE WOODS, ATE TAKE OUT. AND WE SPENT THE NIGHT AT A WONDERFUL CRAFT CENTER IN THE MOUNTAINS, I BELIEVE CALLED PENLAND. ONLY PLACE I EVER SAW A GLOW WORM. I DRANK OUT OF "COLORED ONLY" WATER FOUNTAINS. ( BUILDINGS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE PUBLIC WATER FOUNTAINS SO PEOPLE DON'T CARRY PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES.) PLASTIC DIDN'T EXIST. IT'S PART OF WHAT'S DESTROYING THE OCEAN SO LIFE ON EARTH. THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC TO COVER!!!! SEARCH MANHATTAN NEWS NETWORK FOR A DOCUMENTARY ON ATTICA SURVIVORS IN RIVERSIDE CHURCH. A VIDEO FROM THE TIME SHOWS A KKK GUY IN FULL WHITE REGALIA BUT WITH A NEW YAWK ACCENT TORTURING AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ON A GURNEY. SUBSCRIBE TO SPLC NEWSLETTERS. LOOK AT THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER HATE MAP. FINALLY TEAR YOUR EYES AWAY FROM THE SOUTH. TWO NEW KKKS IN NC PLUS A NEW NEO CONFEDERATE. WHY? BECAUSE THE RS WERE ELECTED. I USED TO SEE BLACKS AND WHITES EATING TOGETHER AT THE SAME TABLE JOKING AND LAUGHING. WATCH VALENTINE ROAD ABOUT A WHITE SUPREMACIST IN CALIFORNIA, WHICH WINS FOR MOST HATE SITES, WHO KILLS A LITTLE BROWN BOY WHO HAPPENS TO BE TRANSEXUAL AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH A NEO NAZI. HE GETS AWAY WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST, AFTER HOMOPHOBIC JURORS LIE TO PROSECUTORS. LEONARD, HAVE ON YOUR SHOW AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR OF "REBELLION IN BLACK AND WHITE: southern student activism in the 1960s". ONE AUTHOR IS DR ROBERT COHEN AT NYU, THE OTHER, DAVID SNYDER AN INSTRUCTOR IN HISTORY AT USC = U OF SOUTH CAROLINA. A BLURB SAYS: OFFICIAL BLURB: (TITLE) OFFERS A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HOW SOUTHERN STUDENTS PROMOTED DESEGREGATION, RACIAL EQUALITY, FREE SPEECH, ACADEMIC FREEDOM, WORLD PEACE, GENDER EQUITY, SEXUAL LIBERATION, BLACK POWER, AND THE PERSONAL FREEDOMS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT DECADE." ANOTHER: "THIS BRILLIANT, COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION ON SOUTHERN STUDENT ACTIVISM WILL REQUIRE EVERY HISTORIAN OF THE 'LONG SIXTIES' FINALLY TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE BIRACIAL NEW LEFT IN DIXIE, WHERE SOME OF THE HARDEST-FOUGHT CAMPUS STRUGGLES TOOK PLACE. IT'S A GAME CHANGER NOT JUST FOR HISTORIANS BUT FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN SOUTHERN HISTORY AND THE LONG CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TOOK PLACE." PROBLEM IS PEOPLE, INCLUDE MEDIA, DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THEIR FIRMLY HELD PRECONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE SOUTH.

Apr. 25 2014 01:16 PM
Robert from NYC

Oh that abanodoned courthouse on Third Avenue in the Bronx is really a beautiful building. I don't know what they can't seem to find a use for it. And I'm happy that they haven't torn it down. Let's hope they can find a use for it.

And yes, the newly born gorillas were in today's news this morning.

Apr. 25 2014 11:58 AM
tom barlow from astoria

Im a full time artist (always draw on site) and I have made my living (fortunately) by painting and drawing places I love: Always old buildings which make you think of time plus the current surrounding: Green Market w/The Flatiron, Wall St, Chelsea Hotel --sometimes I edit out the contemporary ugliness

Apr. 25 2014 11:53 AM
Nicole Block from Kensington, Brooklyn

As a born-and-bred boro girl, I find my illustration inspiration from the "real" New York. Not hipster NY, not "new" NY, but those places and people that have always made NYC what it is. Immigrant communities, old people playing mahjong and dominoes on Ocean Pkwy, Muslim and Jewish and Christian communities living amongst each other, original architecture, dirty streets, Coney Island, the Staten Island Ferry, etc. I love my city more for its gritty diversity, its sarcasm, its seriousness, and its odd beauty than anything else. It makes for the best people.

Hi Julia!

Nicole from The Nic Studio

Apr. 25 2014 11:52 AM
lamar from Harlem

I have beed documenting my (born and raised) Harlem community over the last 6 year to combat the image of black people being stereotyped as criminals, substance users, impoverished et al. I focus on individuals that portray the every day person who works hard, obeys the law and have a sense of dignity. Blacl people in Harlem, on the whole, play by the rules and struggle to survive. This is my thesis of my work. A small portion of my work can be seen at www.burroughslamarphotography.com

Apr. 25 2014 11:52 AM
Robert from NYC

I would take home the central staircase from the Met.

Apr. 25 2014 11:51 AM

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