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Oct
11

Marne Lucas, Bardo ∞ Project’ reception Friday, October 12th

I’m very excited for my dear friend Marne Lucas‘ first New York solo exhibition, opening this Friday in Harlem. Marne is a multi-disciplinary artist who has worked primarily in photography, […]

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Neighborhoods

Aug
16

Williamsburg

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Henry Miller hated New York. A lot. So much so that he trashed the city every chance he got until his dying days (more on that below). His […]

Aug
14

Metronome

Most people I know say “What the hell is that thing? What is it counting?” as they point to the smoking, giant wall piece that is posted on the south […]

Aug
11

John Johnson

Poor Seward Johnson, nobody takes him seriously. And other than the proximity of Double Check to the World Trade Towers, why should they? Another of John Seward Johnson’s life-sized bronzes […]

Aug
2

Minetta Tavern

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Minetta Tavern has a different identity these days, one of wall-to-wall people, expensive meals and cocktails and reservations hard to come by but in the 1940s it […]

Aug
1

Noguchi Was a Babe

It was a bum out that Hurricane Sandy damaged a whole bunch of Isamu Noguchi’s works in storage in Long Island City, but all the Googling about it made us discover […]

Jul
26

Carl Van Vechten’s Studio

Lit Nerd Wednesday! He may sound unfamiliar today but do an image search by his name and his subjects will look very recognizable. Actors, musicians and writers spanning three decades […]

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 […]

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 […]

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