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Ad for @peoplespop at @smorgasburg #brooklyn. Lookin’ good @mshtawythug  (at Smorgasburg Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park)

Ad for @peoplespop at @smorgasburg #brooklyn. Lookin’ good @mshtawythug (at Smorgasburg Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park)

#easter is coming! #easter is coming! #chocolate #newark #seabras  (at Seabra’s Supermarket)

#easter is coming! #easter is coming! #chocolate #newark #seabras (at Seabra’s Supermarket)

Oh I love the #ironbound. Thank you #Seabra for this beautiful #paella. #Portuguese #eeeeats #yum  #newark  (at Seabra Marisqueira)

Oh I love the #ironbound. Thank you #Seabra for this beautiful #paella. #Portuguese #eeeeats #yum #newark (at Seabra Marisqueira)

A little #kurtvonnegut at @thesmithnyc. #nerdalert #books #quotes #catscradle  (at The Smith)

A little #kurtvonnegut at @thesmithnyc. #nerdalert #books #quotes #catscradle (at The Smith)

flavorpill:

Hopefully this will decrease the amount of tourists holding up traffic while crossing Abbey Road

10 Classic Album Covers Seen on Google Street View

theatlantic:

The Futility of Street Protests

Street protests are in. From Bangkok to Caracas, and Madrid to Moscow, these days not a week goes by without news that a massive crowd has amassed in the streets of another of the world’s big cities. The reasons for the protests vary (bad and too-costly public transport or education, the plan to raze a park, police abuse, etc.). Often, the grievance quickly expands to include a repudiation of the government, or its head, or more general denunciations of corruption and economic inequality.
Aerial photos of the anti-government marches routinely show an intimidating sea of people furiously demanding change. And yet, it is surprising how little these crowds achieve. The fervent political energy on the ground is hugely disproportionate to the practical results of these demonstrations.
Notable exceptions of course exist: In Egypt, Tunisia, and Ukraine, street protests actually contributed to the overthrow of the government. But most massive rallies fail to create significant changes in politics or public policies. Occupy Wall Street is a great example. Born in the summer of 2011 (not in Wall Street but in Kuala Lumpur’s Dataran Merdeka), the Occupy movement spread quickly and was soon roaring in the central squares of nearly 2,600 cities around the world.
Read more. [Image: Joshua Lott/Reuters]

theatlantic:

The Futility of Street Protests

Street protests are in. From Bangkok to Caracas, and Madrid to Moscow, these days not a week goes by without news that a massive crowd has amassed in the streets of another of the world’s big cities. The reasons for the protests vary (bad and too-costly public transport or education, the plan to raze a park, police abuse, etc.). Often, the grievance quickly expands to include a repudiation of the government, or its head, or more general denunciations of corruption and economic inequality.

Aerial photos of the anti-government marches routinely show an intimidating sea of people furiously demanding change. And yet, it is surprising how little these crowds achieve. The fervent political energy on the ground is hugely disproportionate to the practical results of these demonstrations.

Notable exceptions of course exist: In Egypt, Tunisia, and Ukraine, street protests actually contributed to the overthrow of the government. But most massive rallies fail to create significant changes in politics or public policies. Occupy Wall Street is a great example. Born in the summer of 2011 (not in Wall Street but in Kuala Lumpur’s Dataran Merdeka), the Occupy movement spread quickly and was soon roaring in the central squares of nearly 2,600 cities around the world.

Read more. [Image: Joshua Lott/Reuters]