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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Party Celebrating Sculptors Guild’s 80th Anniversary on Halloween Set to Stun

Mark it down: 5-9 pm on Tuesday, Oct 31st – Jim Kempner is the place to be, where Sculptors Guild will be holding its 80th anniversary gala honoring sculptor Lin […]

Bemelmans Bar

Lit Nerd Wednesday! I have a bit of a dilemma – I love vintage hotel bars but my archivist salary says NO! Of course I still like to indulge from […]

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