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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
17

JPO “This Life in Pieces” Solo Exhibition

This Saturday October 21, take the 6 train one stop into the Bronx for a new solo exhibition by artist and SOLD Mag co-founder JPO at WALLWORKS (39 Bruckner BLVD) […]

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Neighborhoods

Sep
29

Jackson Pollock Pissed in Peggy Guggenheim’s Fireplace. And Painted her an Early Mural

After her divorce from Max Ernst, super collector Peggy Guggenheim moved into this duplex apartment in 1943, adding a new address to where New York’s art world elite would gather. […]

Sep
27

Yaffa Cafe

It saddens me greatly that Yaffa Cafe is gone, but I still must pay tribute to the overly ornamental kitsch that defined my late teen years coming to New York. […]

Central Park, Artist Studios, manhattan, Gainsborough Corporation, Gainsborough Studios
Sep
23

Gainsborough Studios

Central Park South today is more associated with tourists and horse carriages than artists. But in 1908, an entire building was built, just so a group of artists could have […]

Sep
20

Heaven in an Elevator

The Standard, High Line is a design feat itself. The opulent glass structure sits on the edge of the Hudson, atop the Highline Park in the Meat Packing District, providing gorgeous […]

Sep
16

Gordon Matta Clark’s Home Sweet Home

For a year or so, the bar Home Sweet Home on Chrystie was my go-to for a guaranteed dance party in Manhattan on the weekends. As all things are cyclical, […]

Sep
15

Stamen by Rodney Carroll

In 1967, the Churchill Building was one of New York’s largest luxury buildings. The sculpture at the front of the 2nd avenue facade was commissioned by the building in 2008. […]

Sep
13

Calder’s Saurien

Although I’m more of a fan of his mobiles, this Alexander Calder stabile on Madison Avenue is pretty cool. Straddled across the corner sidewalk under the eaves of the IBM […]

Sep
9

Masstransiscope

Some subway art is questionable, but Bill Brand’s Masstransiscope is one of my favorites- creative, fun and unexpected. Newly restored in 2008, the piece can be seen from the B […]

Upper West Side, Dante, The Thinker, Auguste Rodin, Columbia University Philosophy, The Gates of Hell, Public Sculpture New York
Sep
8

The Thinker

Rodin’s The Thinker is one of the most recognizable statues in the world- and New York has its very own! The bronze sculpture in front of the Philosophy Hall at […]

Sep
4

Commanda Commands The Bell House

Shepard Fairey’s collagey murals are in venues all over New York, but I was pleasantly surprised to find his Commanda piece at the far reaches of the Bell House. Despite […]

Sep
2

Art Deco Splendor on Exchange

We love the art in the architecture of New York, and were stopped dead in our tracks when passing 20 Exchange Street. The doors at the former City Bank Farmers […]

Sep
1

Warhol’s Favorite Restaurant- Elaine’s

When it opened in 1963, Elaine’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side quickly became a haven for artists and writers alike. Andy Warhol often dined here as did Helen Frankenthaler […]

Aug
31

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 […]

Aug
30

John Ahearn’s Double Dutch

John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres’ South Bronx casting projects are now a thing of legend, and could be seen in our art world at the ill fated Max Fish Bar, Socrates […]

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