Get your morning scoop on a young City Council candidate, the fate of human remains, the subways on Twitter, an artist's last show, another American Apparel accusation, and a spotlight on a local personality in today's local blog round-up.
- Kwame Smalls, a 25-year old "star" of the VH1 reality shows "I Love New York 2" and "I Love Money 2," is running for the District 26 city council seat. But he's apparently a real focused guy with a desire to make his neighborhood a better place. And his nickname from TV is "It." Awesome. [Wendyista, LIQcity]
- City Room has a fascinating little round-up of "When Bodies Go Unnoticed," running through a handful of unfortunate folks who passed away alone, and were only found months later. [City Room]
- The NYC Subway lines are getting all social networky these days, as there are now separate accounts broadcasting status updates for the 123, ACE, JMZ, 456, BDFV, L, S, 7, G, NQRW lines. [511NY, via Kottke]
- Dietch Projects opened a "large, spirited exhibition" for the recently deceased downtown artist Dash Snow last Friday. Flavorwire has exclusive images from the show, which runs through August 15th. [Flavorwire]
- A ticked-off American Apparel manager wrote in to Gawker with news that the company reviews stores' group photos to make sure everybody fits the "AA aesthetic." That one right there is probably not legal. [Gawker]
- And filmmaker Russel Fong turns his lens on Lawrence LaDouceur, a colorful Williamsburg personality known to most as the ranting guy at Bedford and North 6th. [FREEwilliamsburg]
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