Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

The Bonnie- a Pub in an Artist’s Vision

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Can a bar be an experiential art installation? The Bonnie in Astoria may seem like another quaint watering hole from the street, but the cozy interior is the luxe vision […]

The Venus Demilos of Midtown

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Walking down 6th Avenue near MoMA, you come across a triplicate of a familiar site. Three varying sized Venus de Milos stand in line along the plaza, but something about […]

I Shot Andy Warhol

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In 1967, the  building that Warhol’s Silver Factory was in on East 47th was being torn down, so he moved it to the 6th Floor of the Union Square Decker […]

Tony Rosenthal, Alamo

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Great news! The beloved “Cube” is FINALLY back….after being refurbished for what seems like forever. Can today be the official Cube Day? There’s no basement in this Alamo either. Seminal Cor-ten […]

National Arts Club

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Founded in 1898, this gorgeous Gramercy mansion is dedicated to the fostering of the arts. With incredible interiors such as Tiffany ceilings and an impeccable art collection, the club also […]

Ab Ex Graffiti

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711 Third Avenue was one of the first Modernist office buildings of its time, completed in 1956- as well as one of the first to recognize the value of awesome […]

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

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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 […]

City Hall Station

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The subways truly amaze me. From thinking about how they were built over a hundred years ago with lesser construction technology, to the fact that they transport over 5 million […]

Berlin Wall in Battery Park

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In 1982, French artist Thierry Noir moved to West Berlin, chasing the music scene created when David Bowie and Iggy Pop moved to the German city. Over the course of […]

Tight Rope Walker

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No, the sculpture at Revson Plaza is not an homage to Man on a Wire, but actually a bronze gifted in 1979. Created by sculptore R. Kees Verkade, it depicts […]

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