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OHNY Stacks: The 99% Invisible City - Shared screen with speaker view
Roman Mars
18:02
Hello, everyone!
Harold Levine
18:10
Hi Roman!
Michael DeRosa
18:42
Hi
LOUISE HARPMAN
19:51
so happy to be here! huge 99pi fan!
Jack Richards
24:53
99PI was my first Podcast too!
Louise Harpman (she/her)
26:34
One of my FAVORITE episodes on 99PI…Who let the dogs out!
Margot Jacqz
28:17
“Using curiosity to find Delight in the world.” *Perfect. Why we love 99pi.
Lynne Calman
33:08
To those of us who have not heard your podcast yet or read the book yet, tell us some of the stories please!
Jessica Buxton
33:56
How do you research the mysteries?
MARK ROSEN
34:04
I agree with LynneC!! Also, is there an index with description of each of the podcast episodes?
Harold Levine
34:19
Yes, tell us a few stories and show us some pictures!!
Harold Levine
34:30
This is my first exposure to 99PI
eve
35:07
Anyone who has the book - how rich is it in illustrations and photographs? I am trying to decide between getting the Kindle version (where photos and charts are difficult to see) or hardcover.
Lucinda Mercer
35:53
Love the Citicorp tower story. One of the first I heard.
Dorothy Dunn
35:55
The images/illustrations are fantastic. I recommend purchasing the book.
Kristin LaBuz (Open House New York)
36:00
The book is very rich visually - full of illustrations and graphics. Highly recommend hard copy!
Kristin LaBuz (Open House New York)
36:30
https://99percentinvisible.org/book/
Deborah Jane Slavitt
36:32
Will we see an pictures from the book for example? This would make it so much more vivid. Yay. There’s a drawing!
Shay Brog
37:02
Fondly known as ‘wedge building’ in some circles
Barbara Lotz
38:13
For those of us who haven't seen the book and are deciding whether to buy it, are there illustrations or just stories?
Margot Jacqz
38:43
Barbara - lots of illustrations. Think of it as a Field Guide.
Jennifer Toneck
39:39
Is the kindle version the same as the hard cover? (Illustrations, etc)
Louise Harpman (she/her)
40:14
https://99percentinvisible.org/episodes/
Lynne Calman
40:31
So tell us a beautiful story about an ugly building
Jane Rossman (Open House New York)
40:39
What is your favorite minute detail in New York city?
Jean Avnet Morse
40:46
I Please tell us some of the stories
Bruce Byrne
41:25
I can't imagine that a Kindle version could convey the level of design you see in the physical book, starting with the puzzle of the cover art.
Louise Harpman (she/her)
41:29
i love standpipes!
Natalia Martinez Trujillo
41:44
How did you pick the stories for the book? How did it all come together?
Shay Brog
41:50
The episode about Hess Triangle is kind of a perfect New York City story
Deborah Jane Slavitt
41:51
Don’t you give walking tours too?
Tom Healy
42:02
tell us some stories vs the process!!!
Richard Domas
42:31
Speaking of design, I'm liking the mic design and set-up. Sorta Edward Murrowish.
eve
43:45
With old Kindles like mine, illustrations, charts, and photographs are hard to read and can not be expanded. I have an 'original' Kindle,
Harold Levine
44:49
Give us an example of a NYC Thomasen?
Louise Harpman (she/her)
45:42
Thomasson: https://www.6sqft.com/thomassons-those-peculiar-architectural-relics-that-serve-no-purpose/
Deborah Jane Slavitt
46:22
I did a rubbing with a black builder’s crayon and onionskin paper on a manhole in Morelia, Mexico and framed it.
Harold Levine
47:52
Roman’s microphone set-up is so cool. Can he tell us about it? Looks very “early days of radio”
Jane Rossman (Open House New York)
48:53
One of my favorite stories in the book is about the fake facade in Brooklyn Heights, it is around the corner from where I grew up and I never knew it was there!
Lynne Calman
48:55
Any ugly bilding stories in NYC?
Harold Levine
49:06
9 West 57th St!
Jessica Buxton
49:28
How do you go about researching these things?
Barbara Lotz
49:33
the Mic looks like R2 D2 with earmuffs
JoAnn Hanson
49:51
I agree with Jean- I would love a summary of an episode or two (or three).
Shay Brog
50:09
Obviously, everyone’s favorite building is the Chrysler ;)
Jean Avnet Morse
51:24
Maybe use the book's illustrations as inspiration of stories to tell about NYC
Andrea Rosen
57:20
https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/83jp97/pocatello_idaho/
Joan Mulry
57:39
The flag talk is memorable!
Louise Harpman (she/her)
58:34
The flag of Greenland is so gorgeous!
Erika Belsey
01:00:43
Andrea, thank you - terrible indeed!
Margot Jacqz
01:01:05
https://www.ted.com/talks/roman_mars_why_city_flags_may_be_the_worst_designed_thing_you_ve_never_noticed/transcript
Lynne Calman
01:02:07
What about the curbcuts? I find themtricky if y ou walk with a cane.
Michael DeRosa
01:02:08
Are you going to mention the spray paint markings on the streets and sidewalks?
Andrea Rosen
01:02:18
Agree that Pocatello’s new flag is a massive improvement. Weirdly I was going to volunteer that my hometown and current residence, Washington DC, has a terrible flag—then I read it was voted the best city flag. Not sure what that says about my design sense.
Lucinda Mercer
01:03:34
Apparently curb cuts are really difficult for blind people as well. They make the edge disappear. I have talked to a blind person who has found himself in the middle of the street because he missed the edge.
Margot Jacqz
01:03:55
Another important thing I learned from 99pi : Always Read the Plaque.
Harold Levine
01:05:05
It’s like a throwback to the stores that spilled into the street in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Look at photos of New York’s Lower East Side. Every establishment had an awning and a sidewalk presence.
Tanya Gallo
01:05:06
Agree about outdoor restaurants. So many surprising and new design elements. And material coming from unexpected places!Like discarded scaffolding.
Erika Belsey
01:05:26
The new curb cuts have raised bumps so they can be distinguished with a cane.
Lucinda Mercer
01:06:33
The blind person I know does not find the raised bumps helpful. He still doesn’t feel them when he walks.
Harold Levine
01:06:39
Yikes! $1,200!!
Harold Levine
01:06:40
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Microphones-Mouse-Microphone-Kc/dp/B000RLF7KA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3GWNGHCV023G9&dchild=1&keywords=blue+mouse+microphone&qid=1607636913&sprefix=blue+mouse+micr%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-3
Erika Belsey
01:07:32
Lucinda, that’s so distressing…
Lucinda Mercer
01:07:58
Erika - Yeah. It comes up frequently.
Dorothy Dunn
01:11:29
curiosity, observation, delight
Dorothy Dunn
01:12:27
Let’s not lose the ideas for a 99% Invisible board game and NYC scavenger hunt!
Lynne Calman
01:12:39
So what's y our favorite NYC behind the scenes story?
Louise Harpman (she/her)
01:12:45
Q1: How can we best support independent booksellers when we buy your book?
Lucinda Mercer
01:12:46
Totally agree on the scavenger hunt!
Dorothy Dunn
01:13:10
OHNY Scavenger Hunts are the best!
Kristin LaBuz (Open House New York)
01:14:34
Become an Open House New Yorker: https://ohny.formstack.com/forms/membership
Kristin LaBuz (Open House New York)
01:14:41
https://99percentinvisible.org/book/
Dorothy Dunn
01:15:16
Wonderful conversation. Thank you!!!
Richard Domas
01:15:17
Wonderful talk and moderated very well. Book will be a Xmas present!
Ramona Clifton
01:15:18
Thank you! Loved this talk and love the show - the book is on my list for sure
Louise Harpman (she/her)
01:15:20
Super thanks!!!
Jane Rossman (Open House New York)
01:15:31
Learn about future talks here:
Jane Rossman (Open House New York)
01:15:31
https://ohny.org/posts/ohny-stacks
Lucinda Mercer
01:15:32
The best!
vincenzo laruina
01:15:33
Thank you, great talk - very interesting.
Susan Thomas
01:15:37
can’t wait to get this book—great holiday gift too!
Jennifer Toneck
01:15:39
Thank yo!
Susan Thomas
01:15:42
Thank you!!
Jessica Buxton
01:15:43
Thank you!
Tanya Gallo
01:15:46
Great talk! Love the podcast and book!