Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

New York Times Capsule by Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava

I always loved the idea of the time capsule. There’s one I mentioned at the 1939 World’s Fair site in Queens, not to be opened until  6939 AD. There’s the one in my […]

Diva in the Subway

Gleaming in a gold dress with red hair, could it be…me? No, silly! Deep in the subway station of the 1 train at West 66th Street, aka Lincoln Center, are […]

Murray Hill’s Gingerbread Carriage House

Alongside the traffic to the Queens-Midtown tunnel is this gingerbread of a house with an artistic past. The Flemish Revival former stable house was built in 1902 by architect Ralph […]

Jackson Pollock Pissed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace. And Painted her an Early Mural

After her divorce from Max Ernst, super collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into this duplex apartment in 1943, adding a new address to where New York’s art world elite would gather. […]

Yaffa Cafe

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

Central Park, Artist Studios, manhattan, Gainsborough Corporation, Gainsborough Studios

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

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

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

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

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. […]

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