Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

Yaffa Cafe

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It saddens me greatly that Yaffa Cafe is gone, but I still must pay tribute to the overly ornamental kitsch that defined my late teen years coming to New York. […]

Gainsborough Studios

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Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

White Horse Tavern

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! With any mention of the White Horse Tavern it’s guaranteed you’ll get the Dylan Thomas story and how he  spent his last night here proclaiming that he […]

Heaven in an Elevator

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The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

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For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

Stamen by Rodney Carroll

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In 1967, the Churchill Building was one of New York’s largest luxury buildings. The sculpture at the front of the 2nd avenue facade was commissioned by the building in 2008. […]

The Bunker

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! Where do I start when it comes to William S. Burroughs? From the moment he stepped foot in New York City it was high drama, be it […]

Calder’s Saurien

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Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

Masstransiscope

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Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

The Thinker

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Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues in the world- and New York has its very own! The bronze sculpture in front of the Philosophy Hall at […]

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