Art Nerd City Guides: New York · Los Angeles

Circle in the Square

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Lit Nerd Wednesday! The cliché images of poetry and jazz are well engrained in the pop culture psyche of the 1950s and the Beat Generation. The seeds of that image were […]

The Golden Swan Garden

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  Lit Nerd Wednesday! It’s hard to imagine when walking past the corner of West 4th and Sixth Avenue that on that little slice of greenery once stood a place […]

Richard Woods Facade

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The façade of this Gianni Intili-designed home has been painted with faux-wood doodlings by British Pop artist Richard Woods. The home was subject of a Bravo TV show called “9 By […]

Bedford Street

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  Lit Nerd Wednesday! My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! First […]

Minetta Tavern

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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 […]

Patchin Place

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 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 […]

West 8th Street

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Lit Nerd Wednesday!   It’s strange to think of West Eighth Street as anything but a few blocks of tacky shoe stores but in the 1950s and 60s it was […]

The San Remo Cafe

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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 […]

The Twin Peaks of Greenwich Village

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The once Bohemian Greenwich Village’s fabled “Twin Peaks” building was once an idyllic and quaint oasis for New York artists. Looking as if lifted out of a Swiss forest rather […]

Let’s Get Curious: New York Walking Tour Combines Tipples with Trivia

New York Walking Tour: Cocktails & Curiosities walk around NYC

From Sex and the City and Friends to Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, there are numerous tours of New York City evocative of eras gone by. Another popular NYC pastime? […]

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