Out & About: Style Wars with The Common Good

Last night we headed to¬† Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs in Tribeca to join Catherine Keener, Public Art Films, the Common Good, and Levi‚Äôs Film Workshop to support the benefit and auction they had put together to fund the restoration of the 1983 documentary Style Wars. The film was the first of its kind; an unprecedented look at early ’80s street culture and graffiti. It was responsible for bringing the concept of street art to the mainstream, and would emerge as a powerful and iconic snapshot of city life. The event not only honored “Style Wars” producer Henry Chal¬≠fant and director, the late Tony Sil¬≠ver, with the Amer¬≠i¬≠can Spirit Award, but also raised money to restore the film’s original negatives (which are unfortunately damaged). Joy Bryant, Mary-Kate Olsen, Entourage‘s Jerry Ferrara, Spike Jonze, Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz were among the many who came to show their support‚ÄĒHorovitz DJed as well. Charlotte caught up with producer Henry Chalfant, who noted that he was hoping to come out with an HD release in order to share the film with future generations. They have been able to raise $19,384 of the $500,000 needed to restore the film. If you’d like to donate, you can make your contribution to the Style Wars restoration project here.

All photos by Patrick McMullan


About Town: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York

Outdoor spaces are sacred to a city girl, and New Yorkers know just how to savor every inch of a sun-drenched deck, roof, garden, or sliver of open-air space. Rizzoli’s new book, Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, is an inspiring example of the sort of thought placed upon the design of these spaces. Denise LeFrak Calicchio and Roberta Model Amon’s work offers respite from the day-to-day grind of the city by offering a peek into some fantastic private areas made for outdoor entertaining, tranquil escapes, or just a great place to chill on a summer afternoon. Here is a look at some of the covetable spaces in the book that make a summer spent in the city even more wonderful.


Rizzoliusa.com, $45. © Rooftop Gardens by Denise LeFrak Calicchio and Roberta Model Amon, Rizzoli New York, 2011. All photography shown here © Norman McGrath, Rooftop Gardens, Rizzoli New York, 2011.


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City Picks: LA’s Pressed Juicery

Pressed Juicery
New York City- turned Los Angeles residents Hayden Slater and Carly Brien opened this incredible juicery in the Brentwood area of California in the hopes that they would be able to cut through the confusion of juicing, and show people that they could incorporate healthy habits into their everyday lives and still manage to have some fun. They joined their long-time friend Hedi Gores in LA, and suddenly the trio was churning out freshly pressed, organic juices on the regular.¬† Juices from their amazing menu are sold out of their little storefront, or by delivery to pretty much all of Los Angeles. I am begging them to open one in NY so I don’t have to hop on a plane every time I want my PJ fix!

Pressed Juicery 13050 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA., (310) 477-7171 www.pressedjuicery.com