The Delancey Underground project is a proposal to build a city park in the abandoned underground Delancey Street trolley terminal in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a…
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This is a good explanation of the answer to a question I’ve wondered the answer to several times.
Gets going around a minute in. (via kottke)
The Canadian Earthquake
“A pedestrian hit by a car moving at 30mph has a 45% chance of dying; at 40mph, the chance of death is 85%, according to Britain’s Department of Transport.”
Leaders are not what many people think–people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. “Leadership qualities” are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. The include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the “charisma” that we hear so much about.
—John Holt (via Caterina)