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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 […]

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 […]

West Village Surprise: West 10th Window

It may not look like much in between exhibitions, but the West 10th Window comes on like a little art surprise in the city. Since 2003, there are a smattering […]

Chumley’s

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Remember the faux-speakeasy craze of the early aughts? For a while I dug this rehash of the 1920s but then it became a hassle — if it […]

DeMedici’s Butt- Caffe Reggio

Treat your ass like a DeMedici! Unless you go to NYU, most New Yorkers avoid the cheesiness that has become MacDougal Street. Most of the bars have built in beer […]

Chaim Gross’s Studio

I love how New York is full of little gems and secret museums- even living here for years I’m still discovering new ones. Late in his life, Sculptors Guild founder […]

Edward Hopper Seemed Like a Dud

Edward Hopper seemed like a total Debbie Downer. All throughout his life, his depression and negative attitude would make on think he’d never been successful. Yet despite his ‘tude, he […]

The Church of Art

For me, the closest I get to religion is in art history class, with creepers like Jan Van Eyck and of course Hieronymous Bosch. But of course leave it to […]

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 […]

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