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Listen To Free Fire Island DJ Sets From 1981 to 1999

Referred to as “The Pine Walk Collection,” over 200 tapes of DJ sets from 1981 through 1999 were discovered in a recently purchased Pine Walk home on the queer safe haven and LGBTQ+ summer vacation destination Fire Island. Right now, the sets—which feature DJs including Michael Jorba, Teri Beaudoin and Giancarlo—can be listened to for free through Mixcloud. As Matt Moen says at Paper, “Filled …

The “Waldorf at 90” Cocktail Honors The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria

An exclusive cocktail for the 90th anniversary of the icon, from the author of The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, Frank Caiafa A legendary hospitality figure from one of NYC’s most iconic cultural destinations, Frank Caiafa—author of The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, former bar manager at The Waldorf’s Peacock Alley bar and restaurant, and director of the global food and beverage consultancy Handle Bars NYC—riffs on a …

Alexander Girard La Fonda Del Sol Coloring Book

The late architect, designer and artist Alexander Girard’s playful suns—outlined in this new coloring book, which has been named for the solar motifs within the design of the NYC restaurant La Fonda Del Sol—were a study in visceral composition and expressive detail. In the book, countless iterations of Girard’s famed suns await decorating and coloring from artists of all ages. Price is in euros.

Winter feat. Nailah Hunter: Lua

A pleasantly surreal soundscape punctuated by breezy saxophone, Curitiba, Brazil-born, LA-based dream-pop artist Winter’s newest release, “Lua,” features contributions from harpist/composer Nailah Hunter. Winter cites the intersection of the moon (“lua” in Portuguese), water and feminine intuition as inspiration for the sublime track. It comes complete with an equally hazy, color-soaked music video.

Out-And-About Pet Tote

Suitable for dogs up to 30 pounds, Roverlund’s Out-and-About Pet Tote is the ideal carrier for city pets. The roomy interior bedding allows a pooch to move around, sit, stand or lie down as they please, while the removable padded base blends comfort and easy cleaning. Stylish and portable, this carrier sports slip-resistant shoulder straps, comes in a variety of camouflage and black color options, …

Hedgerows Provide an Important Climate Solution

A trademark of the English garden, the hedgerow provides more than privacy and represents more than a cliche; the humble shrub offers an important climate solution. Britain already boasts 310,000 miles of hedgerow, but the Climate Change Committee (an independent entity based in the UK, founded under the Climate Change Act 2008) suggests planting 40% more by 2050, as they “slow down the runoff of water, …

Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape Settled in a picturesque portion of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona‘s sunny days and year-round warmth have attracted visitors (and transplants) for decades now. Though its reputation may be wrapped up in its award-winning golf courses, Scottsdale excels in many other alluring areas. Its dynamic, international food scene continues to advance. …

SpaceBok, the Robot Being Designed to Walk on Mars

Wheels may be a more stable means to roam around the challenging terrain of Mars, but they limit where robots can go. In fact, to date, all of the robots scouring the surface of the Red Planet have been on wheels. Thus, scientists from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich and Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have developed distinct robotic legs on their small quadrupedal …

LGBTQ+ Non-Profit Organizations To Support

Life-saving services, financial assistance, rights advocacy and more crusades for the queer community An array of organizations actively reinforce the rights that LGBTQ+ people have won in their struggle for equality, and many more continue to fight oppression, injustice and violence against the queer community. Not only during Pride, but all year long, it’s important to keep these organizations top of mind and assist when …

Noah Chenfeld: Special Excess

NYC-based recording artist Noah Chenfeld returns with “Special Excess,” a dreamy indie-pop track about “coming of age, just a little late.” Directed by DXVI Designs’ Jeff O’Neill, the official music video finds quiet moments of beauty and isolation, often around modes of transportation in the city. Chenfeld tells us the track “is the first of several singles I plan on releasing this year, all of which …