Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

WWDD - What Would the Dude Do?

The CUNY Graduate Center on Fifth Avenue and 34th St. has a real live art gallery in the north part of its grand (one-time B. Altman's) lobby, with windows on the avenue and everything. But often more interesting pieces are displayed in the cases that line the walls along the corridor that leads to the cafe, Segal theater, and CUNY TV (also to the bathrooms).

The current exhibition of political posters includes this piece by Fernando Marti, which promotes the annual Bowl-a-Thon to raise funds for the California Prison Moratorium Project. There are other nice pieces on display, including a couple by Marti (more here), though it's never clear how long they'll be up. (On weekends, you need a CUNY ID to sign into the building; weekdays, anyone is welcome.)

(If you look closely at the photo, you'll see the logo of the Pittsfield Colonials baseball team, which I have stuck onto the bottom of my iPhone case, superimposed onto the bowling ball. Or perhaps you are not a golfer.)


  1. I can see it! But, then again, I have been sticking to a pretty strict drug regimen.

  2. An earlier post gives some info on the Pittsfield Colonials and the historic Wahconah Park, constructed in 1919, where the Colonials played until 2012. Currently the Park is home for the Pittsfield Suns, part of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.