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NYC secret

I have lived in New York City going on nine years now, but today was my first trip to the Museum of the City of New York.

mcnyIt’s located at Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street, just a quick jog across Central Park from my Upper West Side neighborhood.  Props to Groupon for giving me the push I needed to pay a visit.

Two for one admission — need I say more?

The space is compact, clean and modern, with exhibits of a number and size that make it easy to see and do everything in a morning or afternoon.  There’s also a nice variety — photography, film, costumes, paintings, advertising, multi-media, miniatures — so everyone in your group will find something to hold their interest.

My favorite on this cold damp day?

paul rand

Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand, an exhibit showcasing the six-decade career of the iconic graphic designer (and Brooklyn native).

While Rand is a legend in the design community, you may find yourself wondering who he is. A quick look at a few of the logos he designed will make you realize you gaze upon his handiwork nearly everyday.

paul rand logosRad designed children’s books (with his wife Ann) and other book jackets as well, and wrote two visionary books on design.

He also taught at the Pratt Institute and Yale before his death in 1996.

A quick Google image search will not only give you an idea of the breadth of Rand’s art and impact on current design, but is a really fun way to entertain yourself on a rainy day.

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My green initiative (cont.)

If you’ve read The Sticky Egg this week, you know I’m playing the lotto again —  ’cause the jackpot is huge — even though I know a big city chick like myself has little-to-no chance.

Some folks have supported my views; others wanted more evidence, which I am happy to provide below.

Exhibit A:  The list of lottery winners over the past 12 months from my New York City neighborhood, courtesy of nylottery.org.  (Hint:  I live on the west side of Central Park…near the red balloon.)

LotteryMap

That’s of any dollar amount, people.  Encouraging, don’t you think?

Exhibit B: I played Mega Millions yesterday, even though it had a paltry $12 million jackpot. Didn’t win. Again.

(No one else did either…but still.)

Exhibit C: I have a ticket for tonight’s $235 million Powerball jackpot — the impetus for my renewed interest in the lottery.  If there are any lottery officials reading this —

About time for some random winners in my ‘hood…don’t cha think?