- Here’s a dog that really likes its bucket. Gotta love the soundtrack.
- Miami cannot agree who has control over the Museum of Contemporary Art’s future; is it the city or the trustees? Behind door one, we have Alex Gartenfeld, interim director for Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Behind another, we have Babacar M’Bow, the other interim director, appointed by the mayor. [The New York Times]
- A Brooklyn spa is sending out weekly traffic and detour announcements, so that you can make it to the wet lounge on time. It’s actually the best way to know about weekend parades in the city. [Body by Brooklyn]
- BIG’s proposal for a flood-proof Lower Manhattan includes a raised West Side Highway and lots of park space. [BIG]
- If you left a prosthetic leg on the LIRR, it’s at the lost and found at Penn Station. [The New York Times]
- The city, now accepting proposals for public art projects at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard. You’ll get 5k for the project this summer! [Department of Transportation]
- A list of 100 influential women in tech. [Business Insider]
- Now you won’t be able to invite people to your Gmail calendars from your email. Apparently people didn’t use the function enough, though that’s likely due to the fact that users didn’t know it existed. [Google System]
- But hey! At least you can play Rubik’s Cube on Google’s front page today, right? [Google]
- David Carr offers some much needed insight into the firing of New York Times editor Jill Abramson, saying that all the talk about pay inequity was a sideshow. The real issue, he speculates, was that the Times had been lagging in digital endeavors, and in response, she tried to bring in a digital expert, Janine Gibson, a senior editor at The Guardian. This proved to be an issue in terms of office management, as Abramson failed to tell Dean Baquet, the paper’s managing editor, that he would now have to share his job with someone else. Baquet was furious and threatened to quit. [The New York Times]
- Yet another museum will be rolling out a Frank Gehry expansion; this time it’s the Philadelphia Museum of Art. [Philly.com via @kellycrowsj ]
- Is the 9/11 museum gift shop in poor taste? The New York Post seems to think so, but their argument seems to be wrapped up in the idea that museum directors get paid too much money. [The New York Post]
- Ben Davis writes about how the Yams decision to pull out of the Whitney Biennial should be a wake-up call for the museum. The biennial, he says, has a race problem. [Artnet]
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