The NY Phil Bandwagon ~ Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

 

 

 

Are you missing the New York Philharmonic? Keep your eyes (and ears) open, because they may roll by a neighborhood near you, aboard the NY Phil Bandwagon for a pull-up concert.

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Toss your Trash: NYC Parks Launches Campaign Urging New Yorkers to Show Their Parks Some Love

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks

NYC Parks announced it started rolling out a new multi-pronged campaign this week to address excessive trash being left in parks across the city. With a simple message – show your park some love, New York. Put trash in a bag or can—or take it with you – Parks looks to encourage New Yorkers to do their part.

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SummerFest2020 Presents ~ The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, a Virtual 100th Birthday Celebration

 

 

 

This year, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will go digital, celebrating Charlie Parker at 100, with livestream performances and talks. Not skipping a beat, this 28th iteration of the festival, will bring Jazz to New Yorkers for free online streaming.

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Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour Arrives on the Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

Image via Press Preview Zoom at The Met Roof Garden

While the Museum’s doors have been closed to the public, inside has been buzzing with the excitement of new exhibitions and a continued celebration of The Met’s 150th Anniversary. On a recent Press Preview by Zoom, we were given a sneak peak of The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen to the public on August 29th. (open to members on August 27th).

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‘Moonrise Sunrise’ Exhibition to Open at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

Jane Manco, Day Break. Image courtesy of the artist and the Salmagundi Club

No matter what’s happening in our world, some things never change, like the magic that happens just before sunrise and just before sunset. In a new exhibition entitled Moonrise Sunrise, members of the historic Salmagundi Club were given the artistic challenge of creating, in a variety of media, an expression of this natural wonder ~ a reminder of the beauty that greets us everyday.

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Hana Yilma Godine + Azuki Furuya. Two-Floors, Two-Exhibitions Opening at Fridman Gallery September 27th

 

 

 

Image: Azuki Furuya, Limonium, 2020, mixed media, collage, and acrylic paint on wood panel, 60 x 48 in. Image courtesy Fridman Gallery.

Fridman Gallery will opens its doors to two exhibitions on two-floors of the gallery later in September ~ Azuki Furuya: Fragility and Hana Yilma Godine: Spaces within Space.

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CITYarts Begins Mural Restoration in Chinatown’s St. James Triangle Park

 

 

 

CITYarts restoration of ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ mural in Chinatown’s St. James Triangle Park. Image credit: Shirt Paamony Eshel.

CITYarts, a not-for-profit that connects local youth with professional artists to collaborate on public art, recently began the restoration of their ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ in St. James Triangle Park, located in Chinatown. In keeping with social distancing measures, the painting is being done in small groups, masks required.

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

 

 

 

Street view of 1940s New York

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!

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Stepping into NYC’s Oldest Family-Owned Luncheonette ~ The Lexington Candy Shop

 

 

 

The Lexington Candy Shop, founded in 1925 on the corner of 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue

This has been a difficult year for small businesses. With the no-indoor-dining rule still in effect, Mom & Pop restaurants, with none of the financial reserves of the big guys, have had to be creative. With the Metropolitan Museum of Art opening soon, we thought it a great time to visit the oldest family owned luncheonette in New York City, right around the corner from the Museum.

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Remembering Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home

 

 

 

Maya Angelou’s Harlem homme, 58 West 120th Street in the Mount Morris Historic District of Harlem

On a brisk day in March, 2016, we noticed a realtor’s Open House in a brownstone belonging to poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, who passed away two years before. Balloons were on the sign and the front door was open on the beautifully maintained home, and so we went on in.

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Yoko Ono’s ‘Dream Together’ Banners to be Unveiled at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

 

Yoko Ono, #DreamTogether. Image courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In anticipation of its reopening on August 29, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will unveil tomorrow a timely new work of art on its Fifth Avenue facade—for the first time dedicating the spaces usually used for exhibition banners to display art. The work, Yoko Ono’s DREAM TOGETHER (2020), offers a powerful message of hope and unity to the world. Created by the artist in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, the two banners, measuring 24 x 26 feet, are composed of black letters on a white field, with the word “DREAM” placed south of the Museum’s main entrance and the word “TOGETHER” to the north.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Early Completion of a Section of the Shore Road Bike Path

 

 

 

NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks is celebrating the early completion of a $575,000 transformation of the Shore Road bicycle path in Brooklyn. The approximately 2100 ft span of fresh pavement was finished four months ahead of schedule and was funded by City Council Member Justin Brannan. Continue reading “NYC Parks Celebrates Early Completion of a Section of the Shore Road Bike Path”

El Museo del Barrio reopens on September 12th with Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

 

 

Marcos Dimas | Tiempo pasado | 1975 | Oil on canvas | 54 x 50 inches (137.2 x 127 cm) | Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, Museo Purchase Fund and a matching gift from the National Endowment for the Arts | acc# P92.43 | Artwork © Marcos Dimas | Image © El Museo del Barrio, New York

The Museum’s physical reopening will be celebrated with Taller Boricua: A Political Print Shop in New York, the first monograph exhibition in three decades about the East Harlem-based Nuyorican collective workshop and alternative space. Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, the exhibition had been postponed due to the temporary closure, and is now on view as of September 12, 2020 through January 17, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Somxs Podemx. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

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 of identical twin brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro – describe their practice as “speculative alchemy.” For Somxs Podemx, the group takes to the streets for a durational progression across the neighborhoods of San Juan, Poncilí Creación’s hometown and where they have been in quarantine during the global pandemic.

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The Apollo Theater Announces Fall 2020 Programming!

 

 

Today The Apollo Theater announced details of its fall 2020 season, which will take place exclusively online on the Apollo’s Digital Stage. The season features a broad range of free virtual events, including Wyclef Jean performing his Double Platinum album The Carnival; a special Live Wire conversation focused on the artistry of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin; and monthly Apollo music nights with independent musical artists through the Apollo Music Café, featuring artists Stout, J. Hoard, and Madison McFerrin.

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#IfThenSheCan Pop-Up Exhibit Celebrating Women in STEM Debuts at Central Park Zoo

 

 

 

#IfThenSheCan inside the Central Park Zoo

Just in time for this months celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and Women’s Equality Day, New York City’s Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo unveiled the exhibit #IfThenSheCan, a new monumental 3D-printed display of 122 female statues ~ the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time.

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

 

 

 

Winning design in the Young Adult category ~ Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, DoLookDown

(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 options must be designed with equity, health, and sustainability at their core. With this in mind, the competition’s winning designs reclaim the bridge’s roadways for expanded pedestrian and cyclist use. By centering climate action, social equity, and creative expression, they also put forth strategies that could improve wellbeing in public spaces across New York City. Continue reading “Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!”

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

 

 

 

Cynthia Hawkins, Plato’s Cave, 1989 Oil on canvas; 77 x 57 in. Image courtesy of the gallery

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.

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Stepping Back in Time ~ The Historic Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue, NYC

 

 

 

Historic Lobby, Waldorf Astoria

One of the Golden Ages most prestigious hotels was the Waldorf Astoria. It held galas and balls, was home to the rich and famous, and was the site of historic announcements and events. The exterior and interior of the Waldorf were designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as official landmarks.

This historic treasure was purchased by a Chinese company for $1.95 billion in 2014, and the hotel was closed for three-years while extensive renovation took place, converting some of the rooms into condos. Here, we take a look inside, before the acquisition by Anbang Insurance Group of China.

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Stepping Back in Time with a Pictorial visit to the Wyndclyffe Mansion in Rhinebeck

 

 

 

c 2015, Wyndcliffe on Mill Road in Rhinebeck

Many New Yorkers have been stepping out of the city during this time of COVID, in search of space ~ more than six-feet of space. Today, we’re taking a leap back in time to 1853, when Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones (1810-1876), a New York Socialite, built a weekend and summer residence in a small town named Rhinebeck, directly across the Hudson River from the currently popular, Kingston. Below, our pictorial visit to what’s left of Rhinecliff (now known as Wyndclyffe).

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A Summertime Visit to Harlem’s Historic Astor Row

 

 

 

One of the most enchanting streets in Harlem is a row of 28 houses on the south side of West 130th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues known as Astor Row. Let’s take a stroll back in time.

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

 

 

 

Kenseth Armstead’s ‘Boulevard of African Monarchs’ 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.

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‘David Blaine: Ascension’ Didn’t Fly High in New York on August 31st but Did Ascend on September 2nd in Arizona

 

 

 

David Blaine, Ascension, from YouTube
  • Update, August 31, 2020: Due to weather conditions, the ‘ascent’ was cancelled. The magician will move his ascension to Arizona, where he successfully completed the project on September 2, 2020. See his YouTube video below.

New York-based Magician, David Blaine, will turn our attention from our current serious state of affairs to wondrous, def defying and maybe a little silly. Blaine will float across the Hudson River from New York to New Jersey holding a cluster of helium-filled balloons.

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Exploring Capucine Bourcart’s ‘Dream Series’ during this time of COVID

 

 

 

On a recent studio visit with Connie Lee (pictured left), Curator/Director of Living with Art Salon and the President of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and the Public Art Initiative to view The Dream Series by artist (pictured right) Capucine Bourcart

Have you been dreaming more frequently over this past few months? Intense, life like, scary dreams? Whimsical or wonderful dreams? According to several studies, COVID-19, and its affect on our life in general, has increased the trend.

This past June, I visited the Living with Art Salon, who had a most unusual piece in a small side-room, entitled ‘Big Dream‘ by artist Capucine Bourcart. This large-format artwork, hung from the ceiling, gracing the floor. It held a dream in a code known only to the artist, and it was printed ~ line by line ~ with sand collected from all over the world. Oh yes, we wanted to see more. Below is a visit to the artists’ studio to see her entire collection of the Dream Series.

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Just a Few of Gillie and Marc’s Whimsical Wonders ~ From the Archives

 

 

 

Paparazzi Dogs in DUMBO!

Oh, how we love the sculptures of Gillie and Marc, who have been delighting and entertaining New Yorkers for years with their whimsical bronze wonders, and timely and thoughtful messages. Now, with King Nyani coming to Hudson Yards, we thought it a great time to look back in our archives for a few more Gillie and Marc creations.

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Gillie and Marc bring King Nyani to Bella Abzug Park in Hudson Yards

 

 

 

Gillie and Marc with King Nyani

To raise awareness and funds for the critically endangered gorilla species, public artists Gillie and Marc  have created a massive sculpture of the animal that will be unveiled later this month in Hudson Yards’ Bella Abzug Park. Titled King Nyani, Swahili for gorilla, it’s the world’s largest bronze gorilla sculpture.

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Harlem Week 2020, a Virtual Celebration ~ Let’s Celebrate!

 

 

Artist, Vincent Smith’s mural (1999) Minton’s Playhouse-Movers and Shakers. 116th Street Subway Station, Harlem

HARLEM WEEK is an annual festival that celebrates one of the world’s most culturally rich neighborhoods with conferences, seminars, music, food, and more. This year’s digital HARLEM WEEK, from Sunday, August 16 to Saturday, August 23, brings the culture, history, resilience, and strength of Harlem to the world.​ 

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Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2020 ~ Here’s How to Celebrate!

 

 

 

Woman’s History Month – in the gift shop of the New York Historical Society

Each year on August 26th we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. But this year, 2020, we will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Here are a few suggestion on how to celebrate Monday, August 26th.

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A Look Back at the Renovation of Historic Pier A in Battery Park City

 

 

 

A birds-eye view of Pier A in BatteryPark, with view of historic clock in the tower

Pier A in Battery Park City is New York City’s last remaining historic pier. Extending 300-feet into New York Harbor, the Pier underwent a massive renovation, which was completed in 2014. Here we take a walk around and above this historic site.

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Celebrating New York ~ The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Jordan Robinson, Red Bank, NJ

Rockefeller Center is celebrating New York with a temporary art installation of 193 flag images created by artists surrounding the Rink. The images conger up ways we celebrate the diverse culture, vibrant energy and strength of our City.

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Popular Painters and Other Visionaries in the Online Viewing Room of El Museo Del Barrio August 6th

 

 

Louisiane Saint Fleurant (n. Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, Haiti 1924~f.2005). Sans titre (Portrait de femme avec les filles). Sin ficha; (Sin tituto (Retrato de muter condos muchachas)); Oleo sobre liens; 76.2 x 101.6 cm; Collection El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York; Donacion de Sanford Rubenstein, 2007.25.6. Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio announces Popular Painters and Other Visionaries, the museum’s first online exhibition that examines the work of 30 artists from the Americas and the Caribbean. Curated by El Museo’s Chief Curator, Rodrigo Moura, and originally planned as an in-person experience, the exhibition was adapted as a virtual presentation that will be on view from August 6 to November 8, 2020.

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A Look-Back to 2015 and the Seven Santiago Calatrava Sculptures on Park Avenue

 

 

 

Santiago Calatrava, S4 for The Fund for Park Avenue, 2015 with Urs Fischer’s Big Clay #4 in the background on the Seagrams Building Plaza.

Each summer, The Fund for Park Avenue commissions large-scale works by major artists for the medium running from 52nd to 65th Streets. While we wait for the next installation, George Rickey, now postponed until Fall of 2021, let us take a look back to the seven Santiago Calatrava pieces, commissioned for the summer of 2015.

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Fremin Gallery re-opens with ‘Long Weekend’ on August 6th

 

 

Anne Valverde, Love is Pink, 47″ x 60″ Image courtesy of the Gallery

Fremin Gallery will reopen its doors on August 6th with a new summer exhibition aptly titled ‘Long Weekend.’

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

 

 

hristophe Pouget, ‘Canal Grande Concerto’, 40″ x 40″ Image courtesy of the Fremin gallery in the new exhibition, ‘Long Weekend.’

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 to normal’, while indoor dining and bars remain off-limits for now. Here are a few suggestions for outdoor art installations, new indoor exhibits, and online viewing rooms to look forward to in August, 2020.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens August 29th

 

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen its doors on August 29th with three new exhibitions, including The Roof Garden Commission, Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour.

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Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell through 4th Wall App

 

 

 

Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell; 4thWallApp

Liberty Bell is an animated, monumental, and richly sonorous augmented reality (AR) drawing in 360 degrees. The public artwork will be geolocated at a series of sites and experienced on smartphones and tablets through Baker Cahill’s free 4th Wall app. This project, which is two years in the making, lives at the vibrant intersection of public art, social consciousness, and tech. It is being presented simultaneously in six cities in the United States: Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Philadelphia, PA, Rockaway, NY, Selma, AL, and Washington, DC.

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35-Foot-Tall ‘Mother Earth’ Sculpture, New Installation at Rockaway Beach

 

 

 

Kris Perry stands with pieces of Mother Earth outside his studio. Photo by Daniel McCabe. Image courtesy of the artist.

Contemporary artist Kris Perrys monumental sculpture Mother Earth will be installed at Rockaway Beach (Queens) as part of the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, which brings both experimental and traditional art to the public in locations throughout the five boroughs. Continue reading “35-Foot-Tall ‘Mother Earth’ Sculpture, New Installation at Rockaway Beach”

Public Art Fund will unveil ‘Davina Semo: Reverberation’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

Concept rendering of detail from Davina Semo: Reverberation, to be on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Aug 13 – April 18, 2020. Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

Davina Semo: Reverberation will unveil five new painted bronze bells by Davina Semo In Brooklyn Bridge Park this August. The installation will explore our relationship to industrial materials and the built environment that we encounter every day.

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La Marqueta in El Barrio seeks Community Partner

 

 

NYCEDC issued this request for proposals on behalf of the City of New York. They are seeking qualified proposals from community organizations, consultants, agencies or companies with experience in event planning and execution, marketing, branding, public relations, food and beverage sales and marketing, and/or community outreach to serve as a Community Partner for La Marqueta Public Market (“La Marqueta”).

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Harlem’s Mart 125: The American Dream ~ a Documentary & Discussion on July 26th

 

 

 

Located across 125th Street from the famed Apollo Theater, Harlem Mart 125 was once a vibrant market for over two-hundred local vendors, with the feel of an indoor, open-air market. Owned by the City of New York, it was developed by government agencies in the mid-1980s to give street vendors an opportunity to have an indoor stall. For many reasons, the Mart closed its doors in 2002 and has remained vacant.

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Jaydan Moore exhibits Gain, Gather, Grow at Ornamentum in Hudson, NY

 

 

 

Jaydan Moore, Platter/Shatter, 2020, found silver-plated platters, 72 x 72 x 2in. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Stepping out of Manhattan, let’s take a day trip to Hudson, New York for the new Ornamentum Gallery exhibition, Jaydan Moore: Gain, Gather, Grow.

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Join Design Trust for Public Space for a Virtual Panel Discussion on the Future of Public Space in America

 

 

Just a few of the many programs created by Design Trust for Public Space

Join Design Trust for Public Space for a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, July 29th, exploring the future of public space in America.

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The Curtain May Fall on Ellen’s Stardust Diner NYC

 

 

 

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Oh, how we love when friends come to visit. It’s our chance to act like a tourist and see the sites through fresh eyes. At the top of our list ~ Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where the show never stops ~ until now.

Closed due to COVID-19, this popular institution owes over $600,000 in back rent, and if not paid by August 7th, the stardust will fall & the curtain will close for good. Come along inside during our visits over the years.

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Ryan Flores ~ Low Life’s: An Upside Down Love Letter ~ Arrives at Rockefeller Center

 

 

 

Low Life’s: An Upside Down Love Letter, 2020. Art in Focus with Art Production Fund. Installation at Rockefeller Center: Light Boxes 5th Ave. Photo by Dan Bradica via ryanmichaelflores.com

As part of Rock Center’s ongoing Art in Focus series, produced in partnership with Art Production Fund, the work of Ryan Flores will be showcased all summer long in an exhibition entitled Low Lifes: An Upside Down Love Letter.

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The Rubin Museum of Art Launches New Online Collection Database

 

 

Tara Protecting the Eight Fears; Kham Province, Southeastern Tibet; late 19th-early 20th century; Pigments on cloth with silk brocade; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Michael Henss, Zurich

With a globally renowned collection of nearly 4,000 objects spanning more than 1,500 years from the Himalayan region, the Rubin Museum of Art launches a new and improved online collection database today. A total of 381 objects from the Rubin Museum’s permanent collection are now available at collection.rubinmuseum.org. This marks the first phase of an initiative to make the Rubin Museum collection accessible to visitors, students, teachers, and scholars alike around the world. More objects will be added continually, with the goal of eventually publishing the entire collection.

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Brookfield Place NYC unveils Jean Shin: Floating Maize

 

 

 

Jean Shin:Floating Maize at Brookfield Place NYC

Jean Shin: Floating Maize is a stunning new installation floating high above the grand stairway in the Winter Garden area of Brookfield Place. On the ground level, Jean Shin: The Last Straw. Let’s step inside.

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HMA2 Architects presents Renderings Transforming Hungarian House on Upper East Side

 

 

 

Rendering of the Front entrance to The American Hungarian Library & Historical Society located at 213 East 82nd Street, NYC. Image courtesy Miranda Danusugondo, HMA2 Architects.

Did you know that East 82nd Street is home to The American Hungarian Library and Historical Society? Founded in 1955 in Yorkville, the Hungarian House continues to serve as the hub of literary, cultural and social life for the Tri-State Hungarian-American community, and is looking forward to a well-needed face-lift.

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Howard Greenberg & Bruce Davidson ~ Subway: A Conversation

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Subway, 1980 courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

After the financial crisis of the 1970’s decimated New York City’s public programs and infrastructure, the subway in particular was arguably at its nadir in terms of maintenance, upkeep, and crime as the decade came to a close. It was precisely at this moment, however, that Bruce Davidson began photographing it in a sustained and systematic way. The subway he traversed then, from the Bronx down to Coney Island and Rockaway Beach, seems a distant image from the one we ride today. Howard Greenberg and Bruce Davidson sat down recently over Zoom to discuss Davidson’s now-classic project “Subway”.  The following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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