Adham Fisher Subway Record attempt

Adham connected with me from England as he was preparing a trip to NYC to attempt to break the record of visiting all 468 NYCSubway stops in the least amount of time. In 2009, two New Yorkers, Matthew Ferrisi and Chris Solarz, set the Guinness record for covering the city’s 468 subway stations in 22 hours 52 minutes.

We met during the annual Divas Underground performance at Union Square to discuss his plan. I found a pocket map someone gave me some time ago and we have a funny chat about the size of the maps the MTA provides. Good Luck Adham.

 read about it in NY Times CityRoom blog

Adham wrote to me: I went to all stations in 23 hours, 11 minutes, 24 seconds. It wasn't the record he had hoped for, but has left for Toronto where he'll attempt to break the record there. Good Luck Adham.

Noah Scalin author of Unstuck

I met artist Noah Scalin and his sister Mica in Grand Central Station to talk about the release of his book Unstuck, in which I am a contributor.

Unstuck, (Voyageur Press) provides 52 ways to keep your creativity flowing, with projects that are curiously effective as they are inspirational. As Noah was developing the book, I submitted how I get unstuck when in a creativity rut and happily was included. So what do I do? Here's my blog about it. 

What's also cool besides the book and Noah's amazing art, is that as a socially conscious designer he created a design for the Occupy Wall Street creedo "The 99%" 

what inspires Don the Shoe Dude?

I walked past Don at 47th @ 6th avenue where he sets up to shine shoes. Scrunching up his nose at all the sneakers passing by, he lights up when he gets the chance to polish some pretty spiffy shoes. I loved his passion for life and gorgeous spirit.

What Inspires Don? "To smile and see the world from a different point of view."

His philosophy? "We need bridges to shorten that gap between races, religions, political views, people will find any slight reason to oppose you….for a few minutes of the day forget all that." I showed him my sneakers apologizing for the lack of need for polish, saying I'd return, his answer "We all got to pitch in and help somehow."