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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NYC Landmarks Preservation to Review Proposal for Trinity Church Stained Glass Entrance Window

 

 

 

Rendering of proposed design by artist Thomas Denny for Trinity Church. Image bia MBB/ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On June 2, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will review proposals from Trinity Church and Murphy Burnham & Buttrick (MBB) Architects to replace its multi-story stained glass window located above the entrance with a commissioned stained glass window designed by British stained glass artist Thomas Denny.

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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Brings the Stage to You ~ Online

 

 

 

From past performances, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, image courtesy NYTF on Facebook

In a time of great anxiety, several of our museums, galleries and educational institutions are stepping up with free online programming. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, who brought us ‘Fiddler on the Roof‘ in Yiddish, has stepped up with ‘Folksbiene LIVE!’, a social media performance series. Can’t get to Broadway? Check out the online stage at Folksbiene! Live.

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NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy Break Ground on $18.3 Million Battery Playscape Reconstruction Project!

 

 

NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.

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The Historic Equitable Building Shines a Spotlight on its History

 

 

 

40th Floor, 120 Broadway

The landmarked 120 Broadway, also know as the Equitable Building, has undergone a two-year, $50 million renovation. We were pleased to be invited to take a look inside, from the historic Banker’s Club space on the 40th floor to the newly created mural project on the third floor, and beautifully restored lobby. Come along, as we take in the new, while reflecting on the old.

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Taking a Ride on the SeaGlass Carousel in The Battery

 

 

 

Seaglass Carousel

In keeping with the history of The Battery as the home to the first New York Aquarium, The Battery Conservancy included a design for an aquatic carousel when designing the park’s interior. It opened to the public on August 20, 2015. Let’s take a ride.

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Brookfield Place NYC Getting Ready for the Annual Canstruction Competition 2019

 

 

Water We going To Do About Hunter? ~ in a unique design of the Brooklyn Bridge and Watertower by AKF Group

The 27th Annual Canstruction New York Design/Build Competition will take place from November 7-21, 2019, on exhibit within the beautiful ten-story, glass-vaulted, Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place.

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Fraunces Tavern & Museum Celebrates the Year of its 300th Anniversary

 

 

 

Frances Tavern ~ a Monument to Memory

Fraunces Tavern celebrated its 300th Anniversary (1719-2019) on October 1st of this year. It commemorated the construction of one of the oldest historic sites in New York City ~ a place where General George Washington once stood. Let’s take a look inside.

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Seaport Community Mural Project 2019

 

 

 

Seaport Community Mural Project winners. Images via Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer

The winners of the Seaport Community Mural Project were announced by Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer and the New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), with the winning designs and artists names above and below.

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Museum of Jewish Heritage Reopening with Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. extended to May, 2021

 

 

 

Uniform worn by Marian Kostuch, held as a Polish political prisoner. Kostuch was born on June 8, 1922, in Bieżanów. His occupation was listed in camp records as “tanner.” © Musealia

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will reopen its doors to the largest and most extensive exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away on September 13, 2020.

“First and foremost is the safety of our visitors and our employees,” says Jack Kliger, President & CEO of the Museum. “As people venture out again seeking educational experiences in safe public places, museums such as ours are uniquely qualified to welcome them back. We also recognize that many people had purchased tickets to see Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. before it was due to close this year and are pleased to announce that we have arranged for the exhibition to remain with us through May 2, 2021.”

At the end of this post, safety precautions, new museum hours and ticketing information can be found. The Museum will open to the public on September 13, 2020, with the two-days prior as member preview days. Remember, advanced ticketing and face masks.

Below, we begin with the arrival of the exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away in May, 2019.

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The Downtown Alliance Lights up the Night with Prismatica NYC

 

 

 

Prismatica Ottawa, Doublespace Photography.  Image via RAW Design

The Downtown Alliance is lighting up the lower Manhattan with the colorful interactive art trail, Prismatica.

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The Mural Project @ NYC’s World Trade Centers

 

 

 

Stickymonger in the window of 3WTC

We’ve been following the Downtown ‘Mural Project‘ in and around the 2WTC and 3WTC construction lots, now surrounded by a number of gorgeous new murals. With the Oculus in the background, the large-scale mural project takes viewers from Vesey and Greenwich Streets, down Church and Dey Streets to Cortlandt Street.

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Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation coming to New York Harbor

 

 

 

Image via Public Art Fund

The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.  The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerbach: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.

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The Perelman Performing Arts Center @ World Trade Center ~ Set for Completion on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

 

 

 

Overall digital model of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. By Chris Janjic via newyorkyimby

Construction continues on the REX designed cubic structure, The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC), which will become an international hub for the arts in the Financial District.

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Lego Live ~ NYC on February 16-18!

 

 

Save the Date ~ February 16-18 for the ultimate Lego Event! Lego Live NYC will feature build zones with all your LEGO favorites like Architecture, City, Friends, NINJAGO, Star Wars, Technic + many many more taking place in 65,000 square feet at Pier 36.

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Marilyn Minter Has a 280-Foot Message ~ ME (let’s think about that)

 

 

Marilyn Minter’s video installation at Westfield World Trade Center. Image via thecut.com

Westfield World Trade Center and The Art Production Fund will unveil a digital art installation by the artist Marilyn Minter entitled I’m Not Much But I’m All I Think About on January 11th at Westfield’s underground concourse at the Oculus.

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez: the Rich History of Louis Vuitton ~ Opened in New York City

 

 

The historic journey of the House of Louis Vuitton has arrived in New York in the form of the exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.  Curated by Oliver Saillard, with set designs by Robert Carsen, it is divided into ten chapters – one of which is entirely devoted to the United States and New York City.

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Search for Warmth: Works by Tomo Mori @ The Yard: City Hall Park

 

 

The Series ‘Our Little People’ ~ Artist, Tomo Mori

Save the Date for November 9th when one of our favorite artists, Tomo Mori will present her solo exhibit, Search for Warmth: Works by Tomo Mori at The Yard, City Hall Park.

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