nyc kid


New York City school staff are now required to call trans students by preferred pronouns

  • According to new guidelines issued this week, New York City public school staff will be required to address students by their preferred pronouns, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Aside from using the appropriate male and female pronouns, the guidelines direct staff on how to use nonbinary pronouns like “they” or “ze” and how to support trans and gender-nonconforming children who might experience bullying. A glossary of gender identity terms is also included in the 10-page guidance. Read more (3/2/17 3:07 PM

Manhattan From The Sky

rating: explicit

words:  47343 (seven chapters)

pairing: Louis Tomlinson/Harry Styles

tags: CEO Harry, assistant Louis, kid fic, American AU


Harry’s been raised to know that successful men do not fall in love. Louis believes that love is all you need to be successful in life. They meet.

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Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Norman Seeff, 1969.   

“We wanted, it seemed, what we already had, a lover and a friend to create with, side by side. To be loyal, yet be free.”- Patti Smith

In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith details her intense relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe in which they struggle to become artists in New York City. They lived together at the Hotel Chelsea – home to numerous writers, musicians, actors and artists. Patti supported Robert by working in bookstores, he soon flourished as a photographer and encouraged her to pursue visual art. As a writer, Patti eventually turned her poems into songwriting. For the cover of her debut album, Horses (1975), Patti used a portrait Robert took. Once Robert came out as a gay man their intimate relationship ended but they remained friends until his death from HIV/AIDS in 1989.




Twin Skeletons (Hotel in NYC) - Fall Out Boy

yeah, thought i’d share these old things before ab/ap era ends. (a lil messed up because i didn’t really know the lyrics and i can’t take pics really well. also, lined paper)



Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi

“The city takes a while to wake up, and the first people you see at the break of day are the night-clubbers, street cleaners, and prostitutes.”

Photographer Richard Renaldi’s, a former night-clubber who has lived in New York since 1986, ongoing series “Manhattan Sunday” captures the way the city feels after painting the town red all night.