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nomi
Nov
25

Charles Atlas and Antony #MidnightMoment Starring the Beautiful Nomi Ruiz

My god, its almost December, and that means a new #MidnightMoment in Times Square. Starting December 1, the screens will be taken over for 3 minutes by You Are My […]

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Neighborhoods

Fujiko Nakaya's Veil envelops the Glass House
Nov
25

Philip Johnson’s Gorgeous Glass House

Not in New York- but Connecticut is not that far! Legendary architect Philip Johnson was responsible for many iconic structures, but few have the ability to move people as much […]

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Nov
24

City Hall Station

The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

roszakfeat
Nov
21

Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel

Being a connoisseur of all things Eastern Bloc – art, men, prisons – I don’t know how Theodore Roszak’s Sentinel sculpture has escaped me all the years I’ve lived in […]

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Nov
20

Lenin Statue at Red Square

The statue on the top of this building is not hailing a cab from the roof, but has actually hailed from Mother Russia. The giant Lenin was originally a state […]

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Nov
19

Cafe Le Metro

LitNerd Wednesday! If you haven’t noticed, I know a thing or two about the long gone literary haunts of New York City but the wonderful thing about old Manhatto is […]

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Nov
18

Keith Haring’s Pool Party

A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

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Nov
17

Beau Stanton’s Paulaner Wheelhouse Facade

Beau Stanton‘s new piece for Manhattan goes beyond the mural, and is instead the entire facade of the new Paulaner beer hall on The Bowery. An artwork in conjunction with […]

nufeat
Nov
14

Nu Hotel’s Arty Sanctuaries

The world need more art hotels. Seriously, what an awesomely easy way to transform a boring old hotel into a vibrant and interesting space. Most art hotels I’ve seen gear […]

See it Split, See it Change, Doug and Mike Starns, South Ferry Station, Subway Art, Lower Manhattan
Nov
13

See it Split, See it Change mosaic installation

Doug and Mike Starns’ Big Bambu on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the talk of Summer of 2010. The piece closed on Halloween 2010, but art lovers can […]

Selby
Nov
12

Sunset Park

LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it had […]

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Nov
11

Tier 3 and Basquiat

Like Mudd Club, Tier 3 was a integral part of the late 1970s downtown scene in Manhattan. The No Wave art nightclub was where George Condo first met Basquiat when […]

Mtvernon
Nov
10

Mt. Vernon Hotel and Museum

The Upper East Side/Sutton Place area of Manhattan is mostly a mix of high rise apartments, hospitals, and the further west you go, octogenarians with awkwardly taut skin. Far east […]

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Nov
7

Sculptural Escape Off 57th Street

Sometimes I really love Midtown- I know, its not “cool” but whatever, there are some great hidden gems there, and the lack of coolness make them authentic. Take for example […]

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Nov
6

The Bodies of Washington Square Park

In 1889, to mark the centennial of George Washington’s presidency, the city of New York constructed a wood and plaster arch at the North End of Washington Square Park, at […]

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