Christopher Bonanos

Christopher Bonanos


@heynell’s husband. Dad. City editor/Memory Alpha, @nymag. NBCC award–winner for FLASH: THE MAKING OF WEEGEE THE FAMOUS (@henryholt). That Polaroid-camera guy.

5916 followers  •  2989 follow  •    •   https://t.co/eScCYyQObK

Al Putre, who handles $1.5 billion in cash each year for the MTA and has just retired after 34 years on the job, walked me through the operation in his final week.

News you can use (and not just if you're running for mayor):

Do not skip this saga by @DianaBudds , which starts with an Instagram street find and winds up finding a thread connecting the Miami laminate-furniture business and Phife Dawg

@taffyakner  @morninggloriaOne  more that I just discovered: Christopher Lloyd, when he appeared in 'Back to the Future,' was 47.

tweet picture

It's Weegee's birthday. A toast! (This photo is from 1945, celebrating the end of the war.)

tweet picture

Aperkments! Do not wait to click on this delicious roundup from the newly award-winning @matthewlevine13 –Katy Schneider writer-editor team.

Here's one for Grammar Twitter (esp. @BCDreyer ): How does one make possessive a plural noun in which the -s doesn't attach to the final word? "I visited several editors-in-chief's offices." "…editor-in-chiefs' offices." "…editors'-in-chief offices." What a gnarly mess.

I wrote about watching people restore things on YouTube, which in turn restores my sanity:

Loading
Loading

Good god: @Olivianuzzi  and @Bencjacobs  on just how bad the mix of nihilism, incompetence, and omertà within this White House has become.

tweet picture

A story I love: In 1959, the Bronx High School of Science moved to a new building. Rather than pack up the library, the administrators had each student check out five books from the old building, then return them to the new one. Done.

In 1944, @nytfood  (rather charmingly) explained to readers what a takeout pizza was.

tweet picture

Oh god, I live in fear of being read this way; I have crutch words, crutch phrases, crutch entire paragraphs probably

New Yorkers! The city gets a new digital subway map today—showing live service updates, and even moving trains—and Curbed has the exclusive preview.

In 2002, we booked a model to pose on the cover of @NYMag . We didn't know we'd hired the future First Lady of the United States. But we had.

Standing rule of Netflix: Whatever old (or old-ish) movie you are in a mood to watch, they don't have it.

The photojournalist Sam Corum noted on Instagram that the glass doors at the House of Representatives showed bullet holes as well as blunt-force damage. The Smithsonian should acquire this window. Twenty, 50, 100 years from now, it will tell the story with immediacy.

tweet picture

The local newsstand has removed its magazine-rack wall and replaced it with White Claw hard seltzer #magazinepublishing  #metaphors 

tweet picture

The person who edits @julianborger  at the @guardian  deserves a year-end bonus for this headline (h/t @JDavidsonNYC ).

tweet picture

Loading
Loading