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Circle in the Square

Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

Jenny Holzer Loves New York

The gorgeous glass lobby of 7 World Trade Center may have been designed by James Carpenter, but the real draw is the giant LED installation by Jenny Holzer. The collaboration […]

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

Lit Nerd 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 […]

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 […]

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

Coenties Slip Group

Artists flocking to the high ceilings and open spaces of industrial lofts is not just a current real estate trend. Back in the 1950s, a group of what would become […]

Calder’s Saurien

Perched underneath a cantilevered edge jutting out from the IBM Building on the corner of Madison and 57th, Alexander Calder’s bright orange sculpture stretches its legs across the building’s entrance, […]

Patchin Place

 Lit Nerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three […]

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 […]

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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