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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

Oct
30

Vinz Feel Free, “Innocence” as curated by BSA & DK Johnston

This Saturday, November 4 (from 6-10pm) head to The MARCY Project (275 South 2nd street) in Williamsburg for a special exhibition curated by Brooklyn Street Art and DK Johnston- featuring […]

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Neighborhoods

Dec
30

The Original New Year’s Eve Ball

Back in 1907, metalworker Jacob Starr made the first glowing ball to be lowered from One Times Square at midnight on December 31st. Just five feet in diameter, it didn’t […]

Dec
28

The Jane Hotel

The Jane is a maritime themed budget hotel with great décor. Patrons stay in cruise ship style rooms, as the building was originally built in 1908 as a hotel for […]

Dec
26

Tenth of Always with Andy Warhol and Candy Darling

Tenth of Always (currently The Madelyn) was a happening gay afterhours restaurant in the heart of the Village, frequented by Andy Warhol and Lou Reed. The place was run by […]

Dec
23

Bronze Plaques of Union Square

I bet you’ve never noticed these bronze plaques on the ground surrounding Union Square before. I know, you were too busy looking at the break dancers/tourists/green market/healing art sellers, but […]

Dec
15

The Pulitzer Fountain

The ultimate post-mortem vanity plate to himself, Joseph Pulitzer left $50,000 for the Pulitzer Fountain, to be erected in Grand Army Plaza at the South Eastern tip of Central Park. […]

Dec
12

Pissing on Queen Elizabeth I

Once upon a time, publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, owned the Warwick Hotel. Hearst sought out famed illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell to transform a salon in the hotel into […]

Dec
6

George Bellows’ House

Across from the House of Fantasy, lived the great New York painter, George Bellows. From 1910 to 1925, Bellows lived in the townhouse, and worked in a studio in the […]

Dec
5

Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD Cafe

I love Gordon Matta-Clark. It is true. I love how he turned architecture into sculpture, by cutting holes in buildings or slicing them in half. I love how he bought […]

Tom Otterness, Life Underground, Meatpacking, Subway Art
Nov
29

Life Underground by Tom Otterness

Everyone I know loves Tom Otterness’ “Life Underground,” the Fraggle Rock Doozer-like small bronze characters inhabiting the 8th Avenue L train station. For some reason I’ve always hated them with […]

Nov
22

Gutzon Hates Duchamp

Everyone knows the work of Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borlgum, whether you realize it or not- in 1941 he finally completed carving Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Borglum made his mark […]

Nov
17

Julian Opie and Andy Warhol x Times Square at CitizenM Hotel

Believe it or not, Times Square is not an art vacuum, despite its tendency to foster all things retail (and touristy). The CitizenM Hotel just north of the main thoroughfare […]

Nov
15

Woolworth Building

So, Woolworth’s is no more. But Frank W. Woolworth’s tribute to capitalism remains. The neo-Gothic building, designed by Cass Gilbert, was the tallest and most modern building in 1913- and […]

Nov
11

The Bonnie- a Pub in an Artist’s Vision

Can a bar be an experiential art installation? The Bonnie in Astoria may seem like another quaint watering hole from the street, but the cozy interior is the luxe vision […]

Nov
8

The Venus Demilos of Midtown

Walking down 6th Avenue near MoMA, you come across a triplicate of a familiar site. Three varying sized Venus de Milos stand in line along the plaza, but something about […]

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