Welcome to BSA Images of the Week. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and are hopeful for the upcoming holiday season. There are Canadians selling Christmas pines in the neighborhood already – there is no time for you to digest that turkey, you turkey. Also, prices are up 10%-30% on trees this year. Speaking of which, the official Rockefeller Center tree lighting is Wednesday to see the 79-foot tall tree from upstate Oneonta set alight. That event, like so many events in NYC, is completely free.
But we know that times are tough for a lot of New Yorkers – and people elsewhere – and it can really put a damper on your holiday enthusiasm. In fact, according to a recent study by Deloitte, a record number of Americans (11.5%) won’t be buying anything for Christmas this year. – almost double last year’s number. Money is tight, bro. Even the Dollar Tree Store has announced its raising prices to $1.25.
And as you have undoubtedly heard, New York is in a State of Emergency as of Friday since the new governor declared it – ahead of an expected surge of illnesses due to the Omnicron variant of Covid that may overwhelm our hospitals. It’s not here yet but Gov. Kathy Hochul says “It’s coming.”
Grab a mask, do the right thing. We love ya.
This week we’re headed to the Miami Art Week – and we hope to see you there. We’ll interview Brooklyn Street Artists Faile onstage at Wynwood Walls Wednesday if you want to make sure to say hello. We’re excited to see a new slate of graffiti and street art and mural work – and have heard of some surprise installations sure to garner attention. Not that Miami is about garnering attention…
Our interview with the street today includes ASAP, Cramcept, De Grupo, Duster, Huckleberry Fuck Up, Marycula, Modomatic, Nat At Art, Pear, Sam Crew, Soli, Ultramarine Dream, and Wild Boys.