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Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: After the Fall of 5Pointz
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 06:09:33 PM »
This is also sort of on topic

H&M Lawsuit Against Street Artist Could Have Changed Copyright Law [UPDATED]

Street artists are calling for a boycott of H&M after the Swedish clothing company took legal action against a graffiti artist to refute his rights over his own work. Across social media, artists including INSA, KAWS, and Lady Aiko are denouncing H&M for what they describe as an “assault on artists’ rights,” and calling for a boycott of the company.

H&M’s lawsuit, filed last week in a Brooklyn federal court, is an extraordinary response to attempts by the street artist Revok to receive compensation for his artwork, which features in the retailer’s new advertising campaign without his consent. Revok — the moniker of LA-based artist Jason Williams — had noticed that graffiti he had painted on a handball court in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had served as the backdrop for an H&M photoshoot. In January, he sent the company a cease and desist letter, demanding that it stop circulating the images on social media and also compensate him. In an initial response, H&M denied his claims, arguing that the graffiti, which covers New York City property, is vandalism, and that Revok has no copyright rights to assert. After Revok repeatedly threatened to sue if no settlement was reached, H&M filed a lawsuit against him.

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The grossest vegetable of them all grows really well here - zucchini. All of dssjh's suggestions are good ones too.

We used to grow all of the above and also: asparagus, watermelons, butternut squash, pumpkins, string beans, spinach and something weird I can't remember (kohlrabi maybe). This was on eastern Long Island where the soil is probably a lot sandier, but all of these vegetables should grow pretty well here. I've noticed a lot of front yard gardens in the houses north of Northern Blvd and I mainly see tomatoes and some sort of beans. I don't recommend trying to grow asparagus - it's a pain in the butt and looks very unattractive in a garden (looks like weeds). We only grew them for two seasons and decided it wasn't worth it.

I have no idea how we avoided insects! I remember seeing aphids on our fruit trees and I think my dad probably used some sort of terribly unhealthy spray.  We were never able to keep the deer away from my mom's beloved fig tree.
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: After the Fall of 5Pointz
« Last post by Lilybell on Yesterday at 04:04:33 PM »
Sort of on-topic - two new Bansky installations were discovered in Manhattan this morning!
ours was one of those. and one of the semi detached ones. the little roof porch was one of my favorite things about it.

we moved in in 1996, and my ex and i split in late 2002, when i moved into my current place. she sold it a couple of years back, and the sale was featured in the Times. really terrific place. the woman we bought it from was only the second owner and had been there 45 years, so just about all the original detail was there in our duplex, though the rental unit had clearly been renovated. we maintained as much as we could, very carefully, since the detail was a big part of what drew us to it. never did figure out how to restore the dumbwaiter, though :)
The average market rate for a one bedroom in Jackson Heights (or any size) is $26.00 a square foot.  The one bedroom at Stratford Hall is fairly priced at $2198 especially considering there's no broker fee and it's on the top floor.  This will move quickly.

Yes the top floor is can be a big plus when there is no walking above you.  You just need to make sure you have adequate a/c since top floors tend to be hot
Real Estate & Home Improvement / Re: After the Fall of 5Pointz
« Last post by Paul11372 on Yesterday at 01:58:56 PM »
 "It should at least discourage other building owners from destroying artists' work without proper notice."

Seems like any future building owner would learn the lesson here that trying to allow "art" on private property is a huge liability and from a dollars and cents perspective not worth the risk.

To me it's not wholly different from you letting my kids draw chalk on your driveway and deciding one day to hose it off. You property, your rights. Clearly, the courts disagree which is their right and i don't begrudge them. That said, why would any business in their right mind allow something similar in the future?

I guess we won't know one way or another until we see the closing price.

A quick follow up on this discussion. This Greystones listing closed this week at $355,000
In initial effort we underestimated the condition of original bathroom, need for updates in the kitchen and of course the 4th floor walk up.

More details at:
Was that your house with the entrance to the roof thru the bedroom closet? We saw one of those for sale about maybe 20 years ago. They are magnificent houses.
Restaurants & Food / Re: Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 11:07:45 AM »
the ladies at the cart in front of Chase on Roosevelt make very good tlayudas, if you're looking for a close-by stop-gap.
we had a small garden in our old house on 75th street, and had some luck with tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplant. insects were easy enough to control. squirrels were persistent in getting the tomatoes. none of the usual remedies helped.

that patch was along our back wall. we had much better luck with herbs in a second patch, nearer the garage: basil and rosemary grew super fast, oregano and thyme, not bad. the elderly Eastern European woman who lived there before us grew sorrel, but we had no idea what to do with it.
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