NYC DOT creating Bike Lane on 5th Ave between Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park

NYC DOT is installing a two-way protected bike lane on Fifth Avenue between 110th Street and 120th Street ~ between Central Park North and the beginning of Marcus Garvey Park. Read more on Patch.            

‘Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs’ a New NYC DOT Installation in Harlem

      NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020.

DOT Arts + Marcus Garvey Park Alliance ~ Call for RFP

DOT Arts is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs. The Manhattan site is right here in Harlem, located on 116th Street  at the intersection of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and St. Nicholas Avenue. This installation is a partnership between DOT Art and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative. Read more…… See […]

DOT Art ~ Open Call 2019

    Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call in which DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2019. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites. Selected artists are qualified to receive up […]

Will Kurtz brings New Art Installation, ‘Doggy Bags’ to the Garment District

      New Yorkers love their canine companions, so this one’s for your four-legged friend ~ Doggy Bags is a series of seven oversized sculptures created by the New York-artist, Will Kurtz, depicting unique characteristics and personalities of different breeds.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

We’re enjoying the Interactive Street View Map Showing NYC in 1940

      Today on Frommer’s, we found the most interesting interactive street view map, showing what New York City looked like in and around the 1940s. The site is the creation of software engineer Julian Boilen, and includes all five boroughs. We are totally addicted!

El Museo del Barrio Debuts Somxs Podemx, a Video Performance by artists, Poncilí Creación

      As part of El Museo del Barrio’s year-long initiative ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum announces the debut of Somxs Podemx, a newly commissioned video by Puerto Rican performance duo Poncilí Creación, on Thursday, August 27 at 6pm. Known for their fantastical and improvisational approach to puppetry, the collective – composed […]

Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!

      (August 17, 2020—New York, NY)—Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. As made even more clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces and transportation […]

The Currency of Meaning and Other Tales at The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House

      The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba opened its doors to a beautiful collection entitled, The Currency of Meaning and Other Tales, an exhibition of abstract paintings created over more than sixty-years between 1953 and 2019.

Boulevard of African Monarchs arrives in Harlem

NYC DOT Art Community Commission and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance partnered to install a timely and pertinent new art installation in Harlem. Kenseth Armstead: Boulevard of African Monarchs arrived on 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2020. Read more……                       […]

Open Streets in East Harlem! 101st Street & Lexington Avenue

Finally!  Open Streets opening in East Harlem. Each weekend through Labor Day, some of your favorite restaurants will open on East 101st Street and Lexington Avenue every Friday from 4-8pm; Saturdays & Sundays from Noon to 8pm. Restaurants include Joy Burger Bar, Lexington Pizza Parlor, Burritos y Mas, Au Ju BBQ, Chu Ros Thai, Pro […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Outdoor Dining + Staying Cool. It’s Summer 2020 in NYC

    As we slowly begin to reopen, New York City now has an interactive Map showing all open restaurants on Roadways, Sidewalks, Open Streets ~ with and without Alcohol, and easily found byBorough, Zip Code or Search by the name of the restaurant.

Cool It! NYC ~ Where to Stay Cool this Summer

      NYC Parks will help us beat the heat this summer. Cool It! NYC is a Citywide plan increasing the number of cooling features available. This includes a map indicating where to find Spray Showers, Drinking Fountains, and even Tree Cover. NYC Parks also reminds beachgoers to stay watersafe!

Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

    Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but […]

NYC Parks Without Borders Celebrates a Transformation at Jackie Robinson Park

      NYC Parks today unveiled the completion of a $4.7 million transformation at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. This is the second showcase project completed through the Parks Without Borders Initiative, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Historic Manida Street in the Bronx now a Landmarked Historic District

      On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate Manida Street in Hunts Point a Historic District.  Below is a brief history of this beautiful street.

Map for Face Mask Distribution in Parks to Begin May 2nd

  New York City will be distributing over 100,000 face coverings in parks across the city free of charge. Use the map below to find the closest distribution location, date, and time. No locations shown at present. Stay tuned for updates on locations and dates. Please click on the dot to see specific location, date […]

Looking Back at Editta Sherman ~ The Duchess of Carnegie Hall Exhibited by New York Historical Society

      A new documentary on Bill Cunningham aired on Amazon Prime this year, shadowing the famed photographer on the streets of the city he loved, and in the iconic building where he lived much of his professional life ~ Carnegie Hall Studios ~ next door to another famed photographer, Editta Sherman. Here, we […]

Harlem Haberdashery pivots to Masks & Gowns during Pandemic

amny added to its list of NYC small businesses helping medical personnel to obtain more medical-grade masks and gowns. Harlem Haberdashery, known for its high-end bespoke clothing has partnered with The.DottNYC, to produce and donate these much needed items to New York City hospitals. Read more on amny and how you can help.     […]

Art Installations, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online to Add to Your List in April, 2020

    Museums and galleries have shut their doors, but not their commitment to art and the artists they represent.  Online Viewing Rooms have been popping up due to the ban on public gatherings, and parks and public spaces have become a respite for New Yorkers getting a breath of fresh air and enjoying a […]

Shops & Restaurant Take-Out, Delivery + Interactive Map Showing Outdoor Dining in all 5 Boroughs

June, 2020 ~ Here is an Update on all restaurants in the five boroughs open to outdoor dining ~ click Here for the Map. Need a Mask?  Shop Online at Harlem’s Heaven Hats. or Shop Online at AFineLyne Thanks to Uptown Grand Central, for links to your favorite shops and local restaurants. Outdoor Dining Guide for […]

Gordon Hookey: Sacred Nation, Scared Nation at Fort Gansevoort

      Fort Gansevoort Gallery will open its doors to Sacred Nation, Scared Nation, the first solo exhibition in the United States for noted Brisbane-based Waanyi Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey (b. 1961, Cloncurry, Australia). Hookey uses metaphors, wordplay, and humor – sometimes brazenly provocative – to subvert tropes of English colonialization and to reclaim, […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

12 Giant Illuminating Seesaws Arriving in the Garment District ~ Impulse

    The Garment District Alliance has kicked-off the New Year with Impulse, an interactive installation comprised of 12 over-sized seesaws that will transform Broadway in the Garment District into a gleaming winter wonderland on Monday, January 6th.

‘Meet at The Shed’ for Open House on January 11, 2020

      Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shed on January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

      Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration […]

‘Heart Squared’ by MODU + Eric Forman Studio ~ Winner of 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition

      Times Square Arts has announced that MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared is the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. As this year’s winning design, Heart Squared will be unveiled on January 30 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, […]

Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at David Zwirner in November

    David Zwirner will open its doors to new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019.

Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower Ribbon Cutting ~ October 26, 2019

    The long-awaited ribbon-cutting for the restoration and unveiling of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, to the delight of the entire community. Come along with us as we walk up to the Acropolis and celebrate the watchtower’s return.

Ziggy by Hou de Sousa Winner of Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition

      The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggy by New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019–January 1, 2020, Ziggy will celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of […]

A Look Back at The Garment District Alliance & Fancy Animal Carnival ~ September 2016

      With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.

How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age at The Cooper Union

    A new exhibition showcasing the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world’s first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers will open at The Cooper Union on September 12th.

She’s Back! Hippo Ballerina now on the Flatiron South Public Plaza

      The Flatiron Partnership just welcomed Hippo Ballerina, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, to the South Plaza. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans) and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates the artist’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient […]

Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine to open at Allouche Gallery in September

      Allouche Gallery opens its doors to Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine, in a solo exhibition ~ a magic circus of elongated figures on a journey to Manhattan!

Famed Apollo Theater to Hold Fall Amateur Night Auditions ~ September 21st

Got talent? Let’s see whatcha got in an open call from the famed Apollo Theater, holding Fall Amateur Night Auditions on Saturday, September 21st for the 2019-2020 seasons. The auditions will take place from 10am to 6pm, held at the Apollo Theater, where Amateur Night producers will screen the first 250 vocalists, rappers, dancers, comedians, spoken […]

Rendering for The Dragon’s Roar at The Gateway to Chinatown

      In 2017, a Request for Proposals went out for a sculpture to be placed at the Gateway to Chinatown on a triangular plaza, where Canal and Walker Streets intersect.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile……..on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

      New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work […]

Uptown Grand Central begins its Summer Mural Project ~ Uptown GrandScale

    Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the viaduct to coordinate a colorful three-sided mural near Metro-North along 125th Street this summer. The project, which will begin on August 3rd, will transform 1,500 feet of green construction fencing on 125th Street/Park Avenue/124th Street, into a canvas.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2019

        It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on […]

The Apollo Theater Celebrates Harlem Week 2019

      On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for […]

The New York City Department of Sanitation unveils ‘Trucks of Art’ Project

      The New York City Department of Sanitation has been in the news with a call for artists to paint a DSNY Collection Truck, encouraging New Yorkers to recycle and keep our City healthy, safe and clean.

Garment District Alliance Unveils 2019 ‘Urban Garden’ + ‘Nymph Pond’ Mural

      The Garment District Alliance unveiled its annual green oasis  ~ Urban Garden ~ along with the 180-foot painted mural, Nymph Pond, created by artist Carla Torres along the Broadway Mall between 37th ~ 38th Streets on July 9th.

Dates Announced for Summer Streets 2019

      Each year, Park Avenue is closed to traffic on the nearly seven miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Summer Streets, encouraging New Yorkers to use a more sustainable form of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people walked, ran, skated, and bikes […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in July, 2019

    Summer is heating up with lots of color in all five boroughs. Bringing it outdoors this month, here are Art installations, Events and Exhibits to add to your list in July, with more than 45 exhibits and installations still on view from earlier this year.

Condo New York 2019 ~ a Collaborative Exhibition Across 18 New York Spaces

      Condo, the large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries is an annual event, with Condo New York 2019 taking place in 38 galleries across 18 New York spaces beginning today!

Continuous Focus ~ The 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction at New York Academy of Medicine

      The Josephine Herrick Project Presents ~ Continuous Focus: 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the New York Academy of Medicine.