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    Cannon’s Walk

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    More history than art, Cannon’s Walk is one of my favorite hidden New York history sites, that I want to share with you- so there! This historic buildings that line […]

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  • 80spastfeat

    The 80′s Past + Present

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Bleecker Street Arts Club presents The 80′s Past + Present an exhibition curated by collector Keith Miller. Each of the five artists are highly influenced by and were influential in […]

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  • Monkey Bar_Donna Alberico

    The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the hidden […]

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    What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

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    A Bit of the Berlin Wall

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    This out of place street art in Midtown is actually an important part of history. In the little pedestrian plaza where the area corporate drones have their lunch, is this […]

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    Lee Bontecou is Frightening

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

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  • M_Moore

    Fort Greene

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    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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    The Real Estate Show

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Cuchifritos Gallery presents The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 with former Colab members and the first artists involved in The Real Estate Show.  Colab artists that addressed the worries of Lower East […]

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    Flatiron Prow Artspace

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

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    Jackson Pollock’s “Penthouse”

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    In 2011, the apartment of art history’s favorite alcoholic, Jackson Pollock, came up for sale on Carmine Street. Billed a “penthouse,” the smallish 800 square foot apartment is more like […]

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  • 20Exchangefeat

    Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

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  • Selby

    Sunset Park

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park — there really isn’t much going on there and it’s hardly a hip destination to live. In fact if you live in New York City and […]

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    Warhol and 25 Sams

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

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  • LEDZepfeat

    Let’s Get Physical

    Monday, April 7, 2014

    Although Led Zeppelin’s double-record “Physical Graffiti” was recorded in the UK, designer Peter Corriston wanted to shoot the cover in a tenement building in New York. After combing the city, […]

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    Peggy Loves Max

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Dating artists when you are a curator or collector never works- believe you me. Yet Supercollector Peggy Guggenheim fell for Surrealist painter Max Ernst’s bohemian wiles, and the two lived […]

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What's Up

80spastfeat
Apr
24

The 80′s Past + Present

Bleecker Street Arts Club presents The 80′s Past + Present an exhibition curated by collector Keith Miller. Each of the five artists are highly influenced by and were influential in […]

Read More
JCL
Apr
24

Jason Clay Lewis- Causa Mortis

I had the honor of being on the panel to select Newark’s Solo(s) Project House‘s artists in residency for this year, and now the time has come for them to […]

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Neighborhoods

Cannons-Walk-feature
Apr
24

Cannon’s Walk

More history than art, Cannon’s Walk is one of my favorite hidden New York history sites, that I want to share with you- so there! This historic buildings that line […]

Monkey Bar_Donna Alberico
Apr
23

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

LitNerd Wednesday! I have mixed feelings about Midtown — like the rest of the city, I find some of the modern architecture kind of awful but I really like the hidden […]

vanderbilt2feat
Apr
22

What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

BerlinWall-600x340
Apr
21

A Bit of the Berlin Wall

This out of place street art in Midtown is actually an important part of history. In the little pedestrian plaza where the area corporate drones have their lunch, is this […]

Marcel Duchamp
Apr
18

Chasing Marcel Duchamp Around New York

During his lifetime, visionaire Surrealist, Cubist and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp took residence in New York many times.  In 1915, after the declaration of World War 1, he fled Europe, moving  into a […]

Lee-Bontecou-LincolnCtrFEAT
Apr
17

Lee Bontecou is Frightening

Lee Bontecou’s futuristic and ominous works are at once painting and sculpture. Made from steel frames and recycled canvas (like conveyor belts and mail sacks, rather than fine artist’s canvas), […]

M_Moore
Apr
16

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 […]

rosenthal5in1
Apr
15

5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the […]

FlatironSpacefeat
Apr
14

Flatiron Prow Artspace

Everyone knows I wander the streets of New York, taking in the architecture with an overly romantic eye, and gazing up at the Flatiron Building is like icing on the […]

pollock
Apr
11

Jackson Pollock’s “Penthouse”

In 2011, the apartment of art history’s favorite alcoholic, Jackson Pollock, came up for sale on Carmine Street. Billed a “penthouse,” the smallish 800 square foot apartment is more like […]

20Exchangefeat
Apr
10

Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

Selby
Apr
9

Sunset Park

LitNerd Wednesday! Sunset Park — there really isn’t much going on there and it’s hardly a hip destination to live. In fact if you live in New York City and […]

Warhol-Townhouse
Apr
8

Warhol and 25 Sams

Who would’ve associated the Upper East Side with Pop Art? Built in 1889 by Plaza Hotel architect Henry Hardenbergh (he also designed the Dakota), Andy Warhol bought this modest townhouse […]

LEDZepfeat
Apr
7

Let’s Get Physical

Although Led Zeppelin’s double-record “Physical Graffiti” was recorded in the UK, designer Peter Corriston wanted to shoot the cover in a tenement building in New York. After combing the city, […]

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