New York
Artist John Rombola making faces in the photobooth in the lobby of our Big Apple Ranch. Keep an eye peeled for his show in the gallery starting this Thursday at 6pm.  

New York

Artist John Rombola making faces in the photobooth in the lobby of our Big Apple Ranch. Keep an eye peeled for his show in the gallery starting this Thursday at 6pm.  


Brooklyn and Chicago 
It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.
The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 
We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  

Brooklyn and Chicago 

It’s noble to dedicate yourself to something larger than what’s shining back in a selfie, to reach, to pull and push a space for art and expression and ideas in the world. To band together with vision as an adhesive and forge out into the wild improvisational unknown.

The word band traces its etymology back to Old French bande where we get our English words for banner and bind. Since band is a smaller group from a tribe, it’s nice to think of Northern Spy Records as a tribe who’s bands are owner / operators of the label and who’ve been putting out some extra special records in this century’s second decade. 

We’ve had our headphones poised with the patchwork pleasure of Chicago Underground Duo lately. Makes us wonder and dream of what’s next and then what’s after that.  


New York City
Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site

New York City

Chelsea Hodson and May-Lan Tan stayed over last night, working on a collaborative performance project as part of our Artists In Residence program. Documentation of the event will eventually be shared via the Marina Abramovic Institute's Immaterial.org site


Introduction By the Author by Fran Lebowitz

Introduction By the Author by Fran Lebowitz


New York 
Pablo Neruda reading at the 92 Street Y. 

New York 

Pablo Neruda reading at the 92 Street Y. 


New York
The little black dress of poetry turns 50. 
If not now, when. If now you, who. 

New York

The little black dress of poetry turns 50

If not now, when. If now you, who. 


New York City 
It’s not news to anyone that women have been woefully underrepresented in the digital trade — especially when it comes to health-based startups and their leadership positions.
We’ve teamed up with our friends and partners at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative on a health-based codeathon series. So far, we’ve hosted these codeathons in New York City and Palm Springs. Through this series, we’re trying to empower more people to take health into their own hands through innovative health-focused applications. We like seeing the creative solutions that people come up with when they’re working in a healthy environment.
This time, we’re launching a women’s health codeathon series with the Clinton Foundation focused specifically on challenging female developers and designers to build a completely original and functional digital prototype with a big bullseye on women’s health issues. Ready set go.

New York City 

It’s not news to anyone that women have been woefully underrepresented in the digital trade — especially when it comes to health-based startups and their leadership positions.

We’ve teamed up with our friends and partners at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative on a health-based codeathon series. So far, we’ve hosted these codeathons in New York City and Palm Springs. Through this series, we’re trying to empower more people to take health into their own hands through innovative health-focused applications. We like seeing the creative solutions that people come up with when they’re working in a healthy environment.

This time, we’re launching a women’s health codeathon series with the Clinton Foundation focused specifically on challenging female developers and designers to build a completely original and functional digital prototype with a big bullseye on women’s health issues. Ready set go.



Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.


New Windsor, NY
About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 
Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.
photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom

New Windsor, NY

About an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, near the mountain that serves as its mega-apocalyptic namesake, Storm King Art Center is dotted with monuments and reminders of virtually every post-WWII name in large-scale, site-specific sculptural work. The landscape’s 500-acres are fittingly dramatic and alive — woodlands and farm fields where structural pieces share quarters with red fox, wild turkey, groundhogs, red-tail hawks, turtles. 

Storm King’s sharing a peek at a pair of their special exhibitions on view this year with the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York this month — Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition and Outlooks: Virginia Overton — plus free admission to the center for guests.

photo of Alexander Calder’s “Black Flag,” via @meltingbutterdotcom


New York City

Tinariwen perform “Chaghaybou” at our last 5 at 5 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York. We’re exporting the series to the West Coast for the first time tomorrow at 5pm, with a special stripped down set from Lily Kershaw, Upstairs at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.


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