I noticed a spiffy, new magazine title near the checkout at our local Whole Foods earlier this week. "Modern Farmer" - anchored in the Hudson Valley, yet seemingly structured to cover the gamut of ag interests across a hungry (yet often disinterested) nation. I'm admittedly intrigued. This isn't necessarily an endorsement and they've only put out a few issues since launching last October. These folks appear to be pros and the effort is much appreciated.
As an entirely different sort of acknowledgment, I also noticed a story in the NYTimes earlier in the week that included some awesome demolition photos. Governors Island in New York Harbor is one of those fascinating immigration portals that rarely gets the fawning press directed at Ellis Island. Yet. The transition from what's left there to what will be a new park was made somewhat more apparent by blowing up (or down?) the shell of a building I noticed while doing a touristy ferry tour with my wife and daughter over Memorial Day weekend. For all you history nerds, this might be worth a quick looksie.