Project Neon
LW! e-Newsletter
November 10, 2011
Dublin House
Dublin House*, 225 W. 79th St.
Photo by Kirsten Hively

Project Neon: Documenting & Celebrating  

NYC's Neon Signage

A Slide Lecture by Kirsten Hively

Monday, December 5, 2011 

6 p.m.

Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street

$15, $10 for LW! members 


Project Neon began as Kirsten Hively's personal project to photograph a selection of working neon signs in New York, but quickly expanded to become an ongoing endeavor to photograph, map, and document the city's neon glow. Hively has developed an iPhone app to help New Yorkers, visitors, and armchair travelers explore the city's unique collection of neon signage; a blog documenting weekly visits to neon-bedecked establishments; a Twitter feed to spread the news about neon newcomers (and, alas, disappearances); and an ever-expanding set of mapped photos (currently numbering over 600) available for perusal on Flickr. Hively will discuss her Project Neon adventures and showcase her illuminating photos, currently on view at the  City Reliquary in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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$15, $10 for LW! members

Email [email protected] or call 212-496-8110

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Kirsten Hively is the founder of Project Neon, an undertaking to document and celebrate New York's neon signage. Other recent projects have included co-producing an exhibit on two underappreciated fiberglass structures in Queens known as the Candela Structures, and creating architectural renderings for the Hypothetical Development Organization. She holds a Masters in Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. She lives in Brooklyn.



Kickstarter-funded apps have a special place in LW!'s Kickstarter-funded heart!  Both Project Neon and LANDMARK WEST! were able to raise enough money to develop two amazing, FREE iPhone apps through Kickstarter, the wold's largest funding platform for creative projects.



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*Dublin House is located in the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.  The bar's iconic neon harp sign has been affixed to the building since 1933.

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