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Our esteemed writer Ed Gold, of the SoHo Journal Exclusive 'PURE GOLD' column has been ill and not able to supply our readers with his usual wit and wisdom.  Ed is also a beloved member of his community and dutifully serves on Community Board #2.  He appreciates the calls and cards he has received, and while not yet up for visitors Ed assures us that he has very good care at home.  We miss you Ed, and wish for your speedy recovery!

Glowlab is pleased to present Air and Blood, a solo exhibition of works by Heather L. Johnson featuring a new series of drawings and embroideries along with a text-based installation that will be situated within the gallery and the surrounding neighborhood. 


Why are bed bugs a big issue right now? Where do they come from and what real harm do they do? Are there non-toxic ways of dealing with them? 

 
This weekend keep your kids busy with politics and pickles!  On Saturday teach your children the importance of being politically active by making signs for political change at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.  On Sunday celebrate the 9th annual International Pickle Day by roaming the streets of the old pickle district (the lower east side) to find the perfect treat!!  Both events are free and full of family fun!
 

"A fixture of the LES, ABC No Rio supports a wide range of activities that range from art exhibits to punk shows. On the eve of its 30th anniversary, the existing structure will be torn down to make way for a new building. Taking place from May-October 2009, Hanging Out at No Rio is project that invites nine visual artists to explore the history of No Rio and the multiple communities it serves."


NEW YORK – Public Advocate candidate Bill de Blasio will be endorsed
by the Democratic nominees for eight City Council seats at a press
conference tomorrow at 11AM on the steps of City Hall. At the event,
the future Councilmembers will join de Blasio in calling for new
leadership, active on the issues of today, to strengthen the Public
Advocate’s office and City government.

NEW YORK – City Council candidate Margaret Chin today endorsed Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate and John Liu for Comptroller. Chin recently won a hard fought primary for the Democratic nomination against an incumbent Council Member in District 1, which includes Chinatown and lower Manhattan.

NEW YORK – City Council candidate Margaret Chin will hold a press conference tomorrow in Chinatown to announce her endorsement of Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate and John Liu for Comptroller. Chin recently won a hard fought primary for the Democratic nomination against an incumbent Council Member in District 1, which includes Chinatown and lower Manhattan. 


As wildfires consume parts of California larger than some smaller states, everyone is talking about how we can prevent such disasters from getting going in the first place. One novel approach is to enlist goats. Not as firefighters—although their surefootedness and determination would probably serve them well in such situations—but as grazers to keep the forest underbrush clear of the tinder-like grasses, bushes and small trees that allow flames to jump to the higher forest canopy and get further spread by the wind.


“In this game of temporal shifts, where time is no longer progression or evolution, but a rhizome of references waiting for the artist to remix and scratch, Aldo Chaparro borrows Lou Reed’s song title in order to evoke, by means of fluorescent lines and lights on a black background, the beginnings of technology, those years in the 1980s when electronic music sounded like Jean Michel Jarre and our desires were written in green on the black screen of our first Macs.”