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  • PICS: Glass House’s Splendor in the Grass

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Another fantastic day of sun, art and architecture at the legendary Glass House Summer Party last weekend. Here’s some clips from the beautiful day to inspire you to attend next […]

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  • Patchin Place

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

     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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  • Keith Haring’s Pool Party

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    A total contrast from the penis-heavy mural at the LGBT Community center, Keith Haring painted this aqua themed mural in 1987 for the public pool. Classic Haring dudes dance with […]

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  • Last Chance to Grab Glass House Summer Party Tickets

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Today’s the last day to experience the splendor in the grass that is the Philip Johnson Glass House Summer Party. If you can’t make it, you can still bid on […]

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  • Philip Johnson’s Gorgeous Glass House

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Not in New York- but Connecticut is not that far! Legendary architect Philip Johnson was responsible for many iconic structures, but few have the ability to move people as much […]

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  • Celebrate ZIEMIA: Picnic on Earth at Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park This Saturday

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    This Saturday June 9, join the Polish Cultural institute of New York as they celebrate the community of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which has been enriched with Polish culture for over 100 […]

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  • Thursday- Chashama’s Gala Lights up Times Square

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    Chashama’s yearly gala is in the old offices of Vogue is almost here! Save the date for next Thursday, June 7 at 4 Times Square.  Support affordable space for artists […]

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  • “Bottles + Cans” by Joe Iurato opens Thursday at Castle Fitzjohns

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    “Bottles + Cans” by Joe Iurato Opening reception, Thursday June 7th, 7pm – 10pm Today’s art world is saturated with subject matter that is a reflection of our times, (as […]

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  • Comme de Garcons Building

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018

    The Comme de Garcons building on West 22nd Street is set amidst a heavily art-ed area, with Beuy’s 7,000 Oaks a slew of galleries and the Chelsea Art Museum on the same street. […]

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  • I Take My Latte With a Side of Renaissance Art- Caffe Reggio

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    In a city of Starbucks and chain stores, it is truly a privilege to be able to experience a cappuccino from the original café who introduced espresso to New York […]

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  • Save the date: The Glass House Summer Party June 9

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    My absolute FAVORITE event is coming up on June 9th- Philip Johnson’s Glass House Summer Party. Tickets are spendy but the fete is a total dream- guests are given a […]

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  • Maxfield Parrish’s Painted Fart- and the Bloody Mary

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    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 […]

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  • Keith Haring’s Bathroom

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    One of Keith Haring’s final goodbyes to New York before AIDS took him from this world in 1990 was perhaps one of his most personal, portraying the artist’s celebration of […]

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  • Moonbird by Joan Miro

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Before Joan Miro’s 14 foot Moonbird sat in front of the north side of the Solow Building, Sheldon Solow had an Alexander Calder mobile installed- only to see it blown […]

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  • Gotham Book Mart

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    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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What's Up

May
24

Save the date: The Glass House Summer Party June 9

My absolute FAVORITE event is coming up on June 9th- Philip Johnson’s Glass House Summer Party. Tickets are spendy but the fete is a total dream- guests are given a […]

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Neighborhoods

May
22

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 […]

May
16

Serra-Inspired House

The façade of this townhouse on Greenwich just below Gansevoort may look like a Richard Serra, but is actually a design of architect Matthew Baird. Built just a few years […]

May
1

112 Greene- Inspiration from Squalor

The pioneers of the SoHo pioneers, 112 Greene Street was the first artist collective gallery space, opened in an old rag salvaging factory in the early 1970s. All artists who […]

Apr
24

5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the […]

Apr
18

Peepholes at Sloan-Kettering

When visitors enter the lobby of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side, they are greeted with a giant steel art installation. Along the wall are dozens of […]

Apr
17

Seaman-Drake Arch

This hidden arch was once the entrance way to the lavish 1855 Seaman-Drake “country” estate which sat on 25 acres near Broadway and 215th Street. It is a replica of Paris’ […]

Apr
7

PS Os Gemeos

I really, really miss when Os Gemeos had their turn at the Houston Mural- it was by far the best and most complex as far as I’m concerned! But I […]

Apr
3

Hunt & Fish Club

Remnants of old New York are few and far between- especially in Times Square, so I was surprised when a brand new restaurant echoed the bygone era. Eytan Sugarman’s brand new […]

Mar
31

Willem de Kooning’s Studio of Depression

In 1946, things weren’t great for Willem de Kooning. His marriage to Elaine de Kooning was increasingly on the rocks. After a Spring of depression and showing up around town […]

Mar
29

Morningside Heights

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Columbia University, besides being outrageously expensive and eminent domainy, played a key role in one of the biggest literary movements of the 20th century and one of […]

Mar
28

Haring Unearthed

I can’t imagine an 8,200 square foot apartment in New York- but complete with its own Keith Haring mural- preposterous! When realtors were renovating the epic “maisonette,” they accidentally unearthed […]

Mar
23

Danceteria

Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

Mar
15

Sunset Park

Lit Nerd Wednesday! Sunset Park may not give off the hip image of Brooklyn blanketing the zeitgeist in modern day pop culture but in the late 1940s and 50s it […]

Mar
14

Rothko and The Four Seasons: Those Sons of Bitches

The Four Seasons Restaurant is one of the swankiest places to have a meal in New York- so swanky that Mark Rothko decided he didn’t want his paintings hung there. […]

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