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    Valentine’s Day: Fall in LUST

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Sure, I love love…and chocolate…and flowers…and hearts…but I don’t feel compelled to throw them all together on February 14. However, any reason to […]

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    Chumley’s

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    LitNerd 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 wasn’t […]

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    Salvador Dali’s “Dream of Venus” Pavilion Site

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Long before installation art was the norm, Salvador Dali created perhaps the first example at the 1939 World’s Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. The […]

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    Grace Jones x Dirty Looks

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    In the early 1980s, Grace Jones’ collaborated with incredible photographer Jean-Paul Goude, bringing us iconic images of the singer (he later went on to shoot the original photograph that Goude ripped […]

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    Get judged by a cat in Times Square

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    MEOW #MIDNIGHTMOMENT! Every night this month, you can be judged by a giant cat in Times Square. In conjunction with their show “How to Work Better” at the Guggenheim,  Peter Fischli and […]

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    Rondo by Tony Rosenthal

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Tony Rosenthal’s minimalist (and mostly boring) steel public sculptures dot New York City. The giant bronzed wheel, “Rondo”, 1969, was originally displayed at 110 East 59th Street and later moved […]

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    Brooklyn Heights

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    LitNerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of it’s […]

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    The Bodies of Washington Square Park

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    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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    Bid now! My curated collection for InLiquid with Faile, Dennis McNett, Jon Burgerman, Shepard Fairey and more

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    For the second year, I’ve guest curated a section for the fantastic InLiquid benefit in Philadelphia (my old stomping grounds). InLiquid is an incredible resource for artists for the Philadelphia area […]

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    Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    LitNerd Wednesday! I’d like to think I know a thing or two about the lost literary haunts of NYC but the wonderful thing about old Manhatto is just when you […]

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    Sculptural Escape Off 57th Street

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    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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    Never Said Never at Joseph Gross Gallery

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    This Thursday, check out Joseph Gross Gallery‘s next show in their ground floor space, “Never Said Never”- a two person exhibition by MR Herget & Knowledge Bennett Joseph Gross Gallery is […]

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    Flora and Flesh

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    This Thursday, stop by the RR Gallery on Gansevoort and Hudson for new show by multidisciplinary artist Jessica Calderwood. The exhibition will be a mix of Jessica’s enamel paintings, jewelry, and ceramic […]

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    Botero’s Adam and Eve aka Golden Dong

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Fernando Botero is known for his luscious curvaceous figures in sculpture and painting, some just refer to it as “fat.” Trained as a matador and set designer, Botero has declared […]

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    Important Middle Eastern Artists at Castor Gallery

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    Castor Gallery’s curatorial assistant, Zen Alnuweiri, has curated a strong show of established Middle Eastern artists that shows the diversity of those working in the region. New works by Saad Ali, […]

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abby
Feb
10

Valentine’s Day: Fall in LUST

I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. Sure, I love love…and chocolate…and flowers…and hearts…but I don’t feel compelled to throw them all together on February 14. However, any reason to […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Chumleys_3
Feb
10

Chumley’s

LitNerd 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 wasn’t […]

cityhall
Feb
9

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 […]

Dali-Queens
Feb
8

Salvador Dali’s “Dream of Venus” Pavilion Site

Long before installation art was the norm, Salvador Dali created perhaps the first example at the 1939 World’s Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York. The […]

rosenthal-rondo
Feb
4

Rondo by Tony Rosenthal

Tony Rosenthal’s minimalist (and mostly boring) steel public sculptures dot New York City. The giant bronzed wheel, “Rondo”, 1969, was originally displayed at 110 East 59th Street and later moved […]

thomas-wolfe-wiki-commons
Feb
3

Brooklyn Heights

LitNerd Wednesday! On a tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights a faded plaque rests on one of the many brownstones that dot the area — fitting as the reputation of it’s […]

wash
Feb
1

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 […]

103891391-650x4461
Jan
27

Cafe Le Metro

LitNerd Wednesday! I’d like to think I know a thing or two about the lost literary haunts of NYC but the wonderful thing about old Manhatto is just when you […]

DSC05798
Jan
26

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 […]

botero-adameve
Jan
19

Botero’s Adam and Eve aka Golden Dong

Fernando Botero is known for his luscious curvaceous figures in sculpture and painting, some just refer to it as “fat.” Trained as a matador and set designer, Botero has declared […]

yuyufeat
Jan
14

East West Gate

Although Yuyu Yang’s sculptures are inspired by natures, his giant reflective East West Gate reflects Wall Street behind it. Hovering in front of the Orient Overseas Building since 1973, the […]

fluxus
Jan
12

Flux-Hall Fluxus Shop

Inspired by John Cage’s experimental music of the 1950s and of the disdain for the bourgeois art world, the anti-art movement of Fluxus was born. The Fluxus art movement was […]

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Jan
7

Fashion Moda

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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Jan
5

Fritz Koenig’s Sphere

Originally commissioned for the World Trade Center, The Sphere stood between the Twin Towers in Austin Tobin Plaza from 1971 until the 9/11 attacks.  On this day of remembrance, let […]

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Dec
30

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, […]

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