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Bannerman Castle of Curiosities

You don’t have to go to Europe to explore castle ruins- just a 60 minute train ride from Grand Central is the epic architectural gem, Bannerman Castle. I first spotted […]

Clinton Hill

Lit Nerd Wednesday! A little mix of punk rock and literature this week with Patti Smith whose love of poetry and prose was the original reason she moved to New […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Poetry Center

Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s a drag to write about places completely vanished or just a shell of their former glory so it feels good to talk about something still very […]

Diane Arbus and the Westbeth

In 1971, the volatile and highly depressive photographer Diane Arbus, then 48, took a heavy dose of barbituates then slashed her wrists, while living in the Westbeth Artists Community in […]

Serra-Inspired House

The façade of this townhouse on Greenwich just below Gansevoort may look like a Richard Serra, but is actually a design of architect Matthew Baird. Built just a few years […]

112 Greene- Inspiration from Squalor

The pioneers of the SoHo pioneers, 112 Greene Street was the first artist collective gallery space, opened in an old rag salvaging factory in the early 1970s. All artists who […]

5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the […]

Peepholes at Sloan-Kettering

When visitors enter the lobby of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side, they are greeted with a giant steel art installation. Along the wall are dozens of […]

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