Posts tagged ‘Queens’

June 23, 2011

43-year-old “urban gold miner” Raffi Stepanian of Queens: Got a Hobby?

by Accidental Bear

There’s gold in them thar sidewalk cracks!

A Queens man has discovered enough hidden treasure — bits of diamonds, rubies, platinum and gold — on the gritty sidewalks of Midtown’s Diamond District to make a living.

GOLD DIGGER OF 2011: Using a pair of tweezers, Raffi Stepanian picks a tiny precious stone out of a gutter in the Diamond District.
“The streets of 47th Street are literally paved with gold,” a giddy Raffi Stepanian, 43, of Whitestone told The Post last week when a reporter discovered him on all fours — armed with tweezers and a butter knife — digging through cracks in the sidewalk in a driving rainstorm.

The freelance diamond setter explained that he was sifting through “very valuable” New York City mud for tiny diamond and ruby chips, bits of platinum, white-gold industrial loops for jewelry assembly, and gold earring backs and loops from broken chains, watches, broaches and necklaces — all carelessly dropped and now his to mine.

(via www.nypost.com)

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June 7, 2011

Best Twitter Question to Accidental Bear EVER

by Accidental Bear

March 6, 2011

The first performance artist in Space-Make history

by Accidental Bear

Awesome, Amazing out of the box Art


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Project by Inbred Hybrid Collective

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/467468007/make-history-the-first-performance-artist-in-space/widget/video.html

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

Combining the best soundbites from Science Fiction with choreography dictated by the specific experiences of a civilian space voyage, Inbred Hybrid Collective will boldly go where no artist has gone before. Using a lifetime of experiences tailored to this event, including classical ballet training, vocal and speech lessons, and countless hours immersed in the worlds of Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, HR Giger, Jules Verne (to name but a few), a zero gravity manned flight will become an expression of the finest pursuits of the human mind: creativity and experimentation. With the fruition of this dream, the final frontier will provide one small dance step for man, and one giant leap for artist-kind. It is the earnest hope of Inbred Hybrid Collective that the realization of this endeavor will inspire future generations of young artists to continue reaching for the stars in both a literal and a metaphorical sense, and to never stop turning the advantages afforded by science into an ever-expanding canvas of opportunity.

Project location: Queens, NY

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