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    September’s #MidnightMoment brings The Met Opera to Times Square

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Times Square Arts’ says goodbye to summer with a beautiful #MidnightMoment partnership with the Metropolitan Opera. In conjunction with the performances of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera, September’s […]

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    Chumley’s

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

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    John Ahearn’s Double Dutch

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’ South Bronx casting projects are now a thing of legend, and could be seen in our art world at the ill fated Max Fish Bar, Socrates […]

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    DeMedici’s Butt- Caffe Reggio

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    Treat your ass like a DeMedici! Unless you go to NYU, most New Yorkers avoid the cheesiness that has become MacDougal Street. Most of the bars have built in beer […]

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    One Week Left to see MANUS X MACHINA at The Met

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    ACK there’s only ONE more week to see MANUS X MACHINA, the beautiful tech-inspired fashion exhibition at The Met! And I haven’t seen it yet! Here’s your whistle blowing warning […]

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    Lounge in Times Square on Jürgen Mayer H.’s XXX

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Unveiled yesterday, Times Square Arts and J. Mayer H.’s XXX invites the public to slow down, sprawl out, and take in the bright lights of Times Square- which are actually […]

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    Fort Greene

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

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    Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum/ Andrew Carnegie Mansion

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    The newly rebranded Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum takes residence in the gorgeous former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, built during the Gilded Age of 1903. Carnegie lived in the gargantuan […]

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    Come celebrate Logan Hicks’ Bowery Wall at Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel Wednesday!

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    We hope you can join us to celebrate the new “Story of my Life” mural by Logan Hicks on the Bowery Wall. We’ll be celebrating Wednesday, August 24 from 10pmon at the beautiful Rose Bar […]

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    Tonight! Jherek Bischoff’s Silent Orchestra in Times Square.

    Monday, August 22, 2016

    Head to Times Square tonight for the awesome Silent Orchestra that goes along with this month’s #midnightmoment by Jherek Bischoff. Be sure to get there early (around 11:30 pm) to […]

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    Apartment of Piet Mondrian

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Piet Mondrian lived in an apartment on this spot after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Holland then the London Blitz. Yikes. Inspired by the freedom of New York, he painted […]

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    The London Police hit New York

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Bob and Chaz, aka the lads of the London Police, are back in town in a show of new works on paper and canvas, curated by DK Johnson at the Quin […]

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    Bowery Wall Take 2- Logan Hicks

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    After  the intense heat and rain damaged the Bowery Wall, Logan Hicks is back at it this week. The artist will paint five layers of photorealistic stencil on the 70 […]

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    West 8th Street

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

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    Startgazing on the High Line

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    The High Line is hosting the cutest date night ever tomorrow night- romance under the stars. The elevated park stays open late tonight for star gazing, with high powered telescopes […]

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Midnightmoment-metopera
Aug
31

September’s #MidnightMoment brings The Met Opera to Times Square

Times Square Arts’ says goodbye to summer with a beautiful #MidnightMoment partnership with the Metropolitan Opera. In conjunction with the performances of Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the Metropolitan Opera, September’s […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Chumleys_3
Aug
31

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

ahearn
Aug
30

John Ahearn’s Double Dutch

John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’ South Bronx casting projects are now a thing of legend, and could be seen in our art world at the ill fated Max Fish Bar, Socrates […]

cafe-reggio
Aug
29

DeMedici’s Butt- Caffe Reggio

Treat your ass like a DeMedici! Unless you go to NYU, most New Yorkers avoid the cheesiness that has become MacDougal Street. Most of the bars have built in beer […]

M_Moore
Aug
24

Fort Greene

LitNerd Wednesday! I just can’t quite get out of this Brooklyn literary history theme of the past week — so many planted down here and I still haven’t touched on […]

Carnegie Mansion
Aug
23

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum/ Andrew Carnegie Mansion

The newly rebranded Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum takes residence in the gorgeous former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, built during the Gilded Age of 1903. Carnegie lived in the gargantuan […]

piet-mondrian-broadway-boogie-woogie
Aug
18

Apartment of Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian lived in an apartment on this spot after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Holland then the London Blitz. Yikes. Inspired by the freedom of New York, he painted […]

Eighth-Street-Bookshop-ad
Aug
17

West 8th Street

Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

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Aug
15

WK Interact’s Climbing the Walls

The Lower East Side has become a horrifying mass of frat boys. The former hot bed of creativity is now home to annoying bar after annoying bar. Sandwiched between the […]

zab1
Aug
12

The Zabludowicz Collection

Private collectors Poju and Anita Zabludowicz have such a vast art collection, that they have private museum spaces in London, Finland and New York. Part of their crazy collection can […]

Marc Chagall, The Triumph of Music, Lincoln Center
Aug
11

Chagall’s Murals at Lincoln Center

In 1966, master painter Marc Chagall painted to enormous murals for the Metropolitan Opera, entitled “The Triumph of Music” and “The Sources of Music.” The murals, considered New York treasures, […]

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Aug
10

East Village

Lit Nerd Wednesday! “A sad park of Autumn, late Saturday afternoon — leaves by now so dry they make a general rattle and a little girl in a green knit […]

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Aug
4

Isamu Noguchi- Red Cube

Isamu Noguchi’s prolific career spanned from the 1920s until his death in 1988. Raised in Japan by his American mother (he is the illegitimate son of Japanese poet Yone Noguchi), […]

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Aug
3

McSorley’s

LitNerd Wednesday! Lets get the bad out of the way — McSorley’s has this funky stale onion and beer smell and there’s no bigger display of douchebaggery than on weekend […]

kettleoffish
Aug
1

Kettle of Fish

What is now Esperanto Café was once the original home of Kettle of Fish bar. In the 1960s the Beat writers and Warhol crowd hung here. Edie Sedgwick met Bob […]

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