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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 […]

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 […]

Cafe Le Metro

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Even if you think you know a ton about the lost literary haunts of NYC, you come across some surprises like Cafe Le Metro. Situated in what […]

Keith Haring Pop Shop

I was lucky enough to go to be in New York before Keith Haring’s all-encompassing Pop Shop closed. It was open during a time before Museum Shops had little beyond […]

Gotham Book Mart

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Oh, the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this […]

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 […]

Palazzo Chupi

360 West 11th Street

It was originally bright pink and named after a lollipop, that sounds about right. Julian Schnabel’s homage to himself, Palazzo Chupi, rises like a pink Barbie house in the West […]

The Carlton Arms

“Art hotels” have been popping up more and more these days, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the originals in New York is the Carlton Arms. Full of junkies, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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