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Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys pose atop a restaurant in midtown Manhattan on May 11, 1987. The two groups held a news conference to announce their 40-city ‘Together Forever’ tour, which was to kick off in Hawaii on June 12. In front from left, are, Jason ‘Jam Master Jay’ Mizell, Jospeh ‘Rappers Run’ Simmons, and Davy D, in back from left are, Mike D, Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, King Ad-Rock, and MCA

more at – 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987


Lincoln Centered

amphibian aircraft on reflecting pool in front of Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, 1923 [LoC]


Life As We Snow It

Mario Carosa cleans snow from his windshield in Brooklyn today, February 2, 1962


Black & White & Red Haring All Over

Subway drawings: UFO [and] Dancing Man, Keith Haring, 1984

Marker drawings on acrylic glass subway car window

from the New York City (Brooklyn) estate of a former MTA contractor who was instructed by the Authority, years ago, to discard the object as part of a rubble pile. In 1984 the NYC Transit Authority (part of the MTA) initiated a massive graffiti clean up campaign of its stations and cars. This window suffers from both graffiti (which could have been cleaned) and damage to the glass itself (which was un-repairable), hence it was replaced and discarded [Live Auctioneers]

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