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    White Horse Tavern

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he just […]

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    Booze Books + Art

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    You probably know The Library bar as the place to get cheap drinks strong enough to take paint off cars, tall boy Tecates, or the only place playing NOFX and […]

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    Largest Video Wall In the World (almost)

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    The crazy Frank Gehry designed IAC building caused a stir when it popped up amongst the galleries in the Chelsea Arts District- to some, marking the moment that Chelsea was […]

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    Circle in the Square

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! The cliché image of poetry and jazz is well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were naturally […]

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    Museum at FIT

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The museum at my graduate school alma mater may be small, but it packs a punch. The Museum at FIT is not only free, but always has some sort of […]

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    It’s No Love Sculpture

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    I always thought that Curved Cube was some sort of company insignia, not a sculpture. But obviously that isn’t the case, or I wouldn’t be writing about it now. Compared […]

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    Balls.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

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    The House of Scribner

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn Powell, […]

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    Marisol’s Memorial on the Water

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    French-Venezuelan sculptor  Marisol is more known for her roles in Andy Warhol films and Pop Art sculptures. But the artist was also chosen for her design for the American Merchant […]

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  • Picasso, Bust of Sylvette, NYU, Noho

    Picasso’s Bust of Sylvette

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    New York University seems to have bought up this entire city. The Brutalist “Silver Towers” off Bleecker Street were designed in by I.M.Pei’s (who is most famous for designing the […]

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    Creem Presents Candy Apple

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Our friends at Creem Magazine have their hands in all things arty- this time a feature film. Candy Apple stars and is directed by artists Dean Dempsey, and has a cast […]

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    The Church of Art

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    For me, the closest I get to religion is in art history class, with creepers like Jan Van Eyck and of course Hieronymous Bosch. But of course leave it to […]

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    Columbia Heights

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in New York City for the past decade or so I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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    Fashion Moda

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    During the time that John and Charlie Ahearn were making art amongst the neighborhoods in the South Bronx, Stefan Eins opened up Fashion Moda Gallery. As many galleries in the […]

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    TONIGHT- Message in a Bottle Returneth

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Opening tonight! We’re doing it again! Message in a Bottle is making its second coming  in Nantucket at the wonderful Cavalier Gallery! The exhibition will be right at home in the […]

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What's Up

car1
Jul
23

The Fastest Work of Art in the World

CRASH, a pioneer of New York street art, painted all over the city in the 1970s but by the 80s he had already begun transitioning to the world of galleries […]

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Neighborhoods

cityhall
Jul
30

City Hall Park

A beautiful little park amongst the governmental and financial buildings, City Park is a great place to bring a packed lunch, and sit around the fountain, surrounded by old timey […]

Delmore
Jul
30

White Horse Tavern

LitNerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he just […]

library-barfeat
Jul
28

Booze Books + Art

You probably know The Library bar as the place to get cheap drinks strong enough to take paint off cars, tall boy Tecates, or the only place playing NOFX and […]

McGraw-Hill_sundial_jeh
Jul
25

Athelstan Spilhaus Triangle Equinox

Not all sculptures are by artists- South African-American geophysicist and oceanographer Athelstan Spilhaus created the piece located at Rockefeller’s McGraw-Hill Building. Located in the sunken courtyard, the triangle sculpture is arranged so the Sun aligns […]

car1
Jul
23

The Fastest Work of Art in the World

CRASH, a pioneer of New York street art, painted all over the city in the 1970s but by the 80s he had already begun transitioning to the world of galleries […]

IAC-Videowall
Jul
23

Largest Video Wall In the World (almost)

The crazy Frank Gehry designed IAC building caused a stir when it popped up amongst the galleries in the Chelsea Arts District- to some, marking the moment that Chelsea was […]

rivers17
Jul
23

Circle in the Square

LitNerd Wednesday! The cliché image of poetry and jazz is well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were naturally […]

fitfeat
Jul
22

Museum at FIT

The museum at my graduate school alma mater may be small, but it packs a punch. The Museum at FIT is not only free, but always has some sort of […]

William-Crovello-CurvedCubefeat
Jul
18

It’s No Love Sculpture

I always thought that Curved Cube was some sort of company insignia, not a sculpture. But obviously that isn’t the case, or I wouldn’t be writing about it now. Compared […]

George-Rhoadsfeat
Jul
17

Balls.

George Rhoads is kind of a dorky Renaissance man- a painter, origami master, and rolling ball run sculptor. His 42nd Street Ballroom sculpture doesn’t evoke dancing in gowns, but instead […]

screen-capture-5
Jul
16

The House of Scribner

LitNerd Wednesday! Who knew that the Sephora  at the bottom of the gloriously old building on 497 Fifth Avenue had a lot in common with writing. Authors like Dawn Powell, […]

American-Merchant-Marines_Memorialfeat
Jul
15

Marisol’s Memorial on the Water

French-Venezuelan sculptor  Marisol is more known for her roles in Andy Warhol films and Pop Art sculptures. But the artist was also chosen for her design for the American Merchant […]

AIR
Jul
14

A.I.R. Gallery

In 1972, discouraged by the male-dominated art world, artists Barbara Zucker and Susan Williams opened this all-women co-operative space. Referencing Jane Eyre and the term “Artist in Residence,” AIR was […]

Picasso, Bust of Sylvette, NYU, Noho
Jul
11

Picasso’s Bust of Sylvette

New York University seems to have bought up this entire city. The Brutalist “Silver Towers” off Bleecker Street were designed in by I.M.Pei’s (who is most famous for designing the […]

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