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  • What is Now Bergdorfs was Once the Largest NYC Mansion of the Gilded Era

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    We love Bergdorf Goodman for its continual celebration of art-meets-fashion with their innovative windows. But before the fashion mecca was built in 1928, the corner was home to the largest […]

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  • Exposure Opening Reception with Logan Hicks, Kamille Vargas, Gloria Zapata

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Saturday night December 16 from 5-8pm, head to Wall Works New York (39 Bruckner Blvd) for Exposure. Featuring photographs from Logan Hicks, Kamille Vargas, Gloria Zapata and The Bronxer. Each […]

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  • Cafe Le Metro

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Even if you think you know a ton about the lost literary haunts of NYC, you come across some surprises like Cafe Le Metro. Situated in what […]

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  • Maser’s Geometric Abstraction for 352Walls Gainesville

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Initiative, in collaboration with Santa Fe College’s Department of Fine Arts and supported by the National Institute […]

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  • Keith Haring Pop Shop

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    I was lucky enough to go to be in New York before Keith Haring’s all-encompassing Pop Shop closed. It was open during a time before Museum Shops had little beyond […]

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  • Swoon and Jeffrey Deitch in Conversation

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    One of my favorite “New York” moments was standing on the shoreline in Long Island City, watching as Swoon and her Swimming Cities boats came in along the East River […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Lit Nerd Wednesday! Oh, the plight of the independent bookstore and it’s increasingly likelihood of extinction — like many towns and cities across the country New York City can’t escape this […]

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  • #GETIT New Collabo by Crash, Bio and Nick Walker

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    After their successful show, The Collaborations, Crash, Bio and Nick Walker are releasing another collabo print through WALL WORKS NY! Snatch it up before they are all gone. Sea of […]

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  • Botero’s Adam and Eve aka Golden Dong

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Fernando Botero is known for his luscious curvaceous figures in sculpture and painting, some just refer to it as “fat.” Trained as a matador and set designer, Botero has declared […]

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  • The RAE Show, Live and Living on the Lower East Side

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    It takes a lot to impress us these days, in a city where we are blessed with free Ai Weiwei installations, infinity room photo ops from Yayoi Kusama, and fantastic […]

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  • 360 West 11th Street

    Palazzo Chupi

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    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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  • The Carlton Arms

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    “Art hotels” have been popping up more and more these days, and I couldn’t be happier. One of the originals in New York is the Carlton Arms. Full of junkies, […]

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  • Art Relief for Direct Relief Curated by Nicole and Emma Gordon

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    The lovely Nicole Gordon and her daughter Emma are using their art world connects for a good cause. This Thursday, Art Relief for Direct Relief will offer up art works […]

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  • A Bit of the Berlin Wall

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    This out of place street art in Midtown is actually an important part of history. In the little pedestrian plaza where the area corporate drones have their lunch, is this […]

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  • Patchin Place

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

     Lit Nerd Wednesday! Tree-lined streets are a dime a dozen in the Village but very few have the reputation of the timeless Patchin Place. This small alley populated with three […]

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What's Up

Nov
15

Swoon and Jeffrey Deitch in Conversation

One of my favorite “New York” moments was standing on the shoreline in Long Island City, watching as Swoon and her Swimming Cities boats came in along the East River […]

Read More

Neighborhoods

Jul
19

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 […]

Jul
13

Louise Bourgeois- Sanctum on 20th Street

I used to walk past the late, great Louise Bourgeois’ legendary brownstone home and studio on 20th Street every day on my way to work. The Abstract Expressionist sculptor was […]

Jul
5

Columbia Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Living off and on in NYC for 16 years, I’ve often taken the beauty of it’s landmarks for granted, the Brooklyn Bridge being one of them. Poet Hart […]

Jul
1

Dancin’ With Dali

Sometimes I try to imagine what it would be like minding my own business on the dance floor (while werkin’ it of course), and running into the likes of Salvador […]

Jun
27

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel, situated just off New York’s exclusive private park, is fancy.  It is evident in every detail in every facet of the hotel that it was created by […]

Jun
21

The San Remo Cafe

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Greenwich Village during the 1950’s was a magical time in post-WWII bohemia where painters, writers and poets mingled in bars and cafes in what was then part […]

Jun
20

Confucius Bronze

I do love Chinatown. As smelly, and crowded it is, with fish being thrown everywhere and who knows what you just stepped in (NEVER wear opened toed shoes), it makes […]

Jun
15

Roy Lictenstein’s Time Square Mural

Another oversized Roy Lichtenstein piece is free for everyone to see- in the 42nd Street subway station. Just called “Times Square Mural,” The piece is huge- 6 feet high and […]

Jun
8

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 […]

Jun
7

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 […]

Jun
5

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 […]

May
31

The Monkey Bar and Hotel Elysee

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 […]

May
26

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 […]

May
24

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 […]

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