Hi Hart Beat. As most of you know, one of my favorite things during the week is the arrival of the newest edition of The New Yorker. Two weeks ago the February edition came and on it was a striking cover depicting the new move of the magazine from it’s home office in Times Square to the new Condé Nast headquarters in One World Trade Center. Moving in New York City is just as difficult as it is inevitable. Rents never go down and neighborhoods are always changing but it’s always a stunning change and this moving process described by The New Yorker is one of my favorite things going on now.
In last weeks edition, author Nick Paumgarten writes a wonderful piece about the move (that you can read here). The other thing that the magazine has been doing is keep a running Instagram hashtag # and documenting on their own Instagram account. Oh New York, you heartbreaker you.
“Looming absence makes the eye grow keener. Last week, the staff of The New Yorker made its final preparations to leave 4 Times Square, its headquarters for the past fifteen years, to join the rest of Condé Nast, the parent company, down at 1 World Trade Center, the new megatower in lower Manhattan. The move took place over the weekend. Suddenly, in the days leading up to it, you savored some of the things that you’d taken for granted. A lunchtime walk west for a mandoo bowl led past the Lyric and the big blown-up posters of the dance numbers from “On the Town”: all this time, Broadway, right under our noses. The International Center of Photography gift shop, the surfing videos outside , the elevators at the Marriott. O Bank of America security guard, in thy geriatric shades!”
And here are some of my past posts with poems and stories from The New Yorker: Story, with Bird, movie reviews, The Lost Art of Letter Writing, My Old Flame, Part I, Café de L’Imprimerie, and To the You Ten Years Ago, Now.
All photos via The New Yorker.