city: brooklyn

“i have a theory...”

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Here is the location for day 8 in Banksy's BETTER OUT THAN IN New York series. Maybe he's running out of ideas.

"I have a theory that you can make any sentence seem profound by writing the name of a dead philosopher at the end of it. – Plato"

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helium heart balloon with band-aids

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

After a mobile piece in a truck on October 5th (and taking a break on Sunday) Banksy was back for day 7 of BETTER OUT THAN IN with a band-aid-covered heart-shaped helium balloon on the side of a building in Brooklyn.

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adam yauch park

from mca, beastie boys posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

This Brooklyn Heights park (formerly Palmetto Playground and before that State Street Park) was rechristened Adam Yauch Park on May 3, 2013, the day before the one year anniversary of his death. It's located near the State St home where Beastie Boy Yauch (aka MCA) grew up.

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bed-stuy neighborhood block

from do the right thing, public enemy posted in movies by nevereatshreddedwheat

Both Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and the video for Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" that he directed were both filmed on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Sal's Pizzeria and the Korean grocery were both sets built for the movie.

The "Bed-Stuy Do or Die" mural that was painted for the movie on the corner of Stuyvesant and Lexington Avenues is almost entirely faded and mostly obstructed by a newer building.

"Fight the Power" was written by Public Enemy for the movie and was originally on the Do the Right Thing soundtrack.

Watch PE's "Fight the Power"

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somewhere on flatbush ave.

from black star posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

...Circa 1998.

Specifically though, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek spend most of their time at Brooklyn's Farmer in the Deli Supermarket in between driving around in a Black Star van in the video for "Definition" off their first album.

Watch Black Star - Definition

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