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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 […]

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 […]

LOVE! by Robert Indiana

I had naively originally thought Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture was unique to Philadelphia’s LOVE park. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The original image was designed for the Museum of […]

Leo Villareal Volume

Inspired by the lights of nearby Times Square, Art Nerd New York  favorite Leo Villareal was commissioned to create a gorgeous glowing installation for the lobby of the Durst Corporation […]

The Little Prince in New York City

Lit Nerd Wednesday! The Little Prince is hardly a book that suggests New York City but in reality it has a lot to do with it. Conceived by Antoine de […]

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

Lit Nerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades […]

Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

The fantastical Gold Age-illustrated world of Maxfield Parrish lives forever at one of New York’s ritziest bars, the King Cole at the St. Regis Hotel. Hanging above the bar where […]

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 […]

7 Year Itch Site

This is where, formerly the Loews Theater, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, shielding the gusts from the subway grate, was taken. Formerly the Loews theater, it was on this […]

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