The First Immersive Cannabis Experience to Launch in NYC on September 15th!

 

 

 

The Stone Age, New York City’s premiere immersive, multi-sensory cannabis experience, will welcome its first ticket holders on September 15. Located at 607 Avenue of the Americas in the Flatiron District. The limited-run pop-up is designed to offer participants a unique, captivating experience dedicated to cultivating awareness on the wellness and lifestyle benefits of cannabis.

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Historic Flatiron Walking Tours Return in July!

 

 

 

Free Historic Walking Tours of NYC’s Flatiron District

Another sign that New York has thrown open its doors to ‘Back to Normal‘ is the news that The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Historic Flatiron Walking Tours will return to an in-person format on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM for the first time since the COVID pandemic began. Following a year of virtual tours, the Partnership’s professional guides will return to the streets, leading groups on a fascinating stroll through the historic and vibrant Flatiron District. The tours are FREE and will take place every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, rain or shine, year-round. No advance registration is required.

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Fotografiska New York ~ Summer 2021

 

 

 

Dior, Vogue: The Arab Issue series, 2012/1433 © Hassan Hajjaj. courtesy of the Artist and M.E.P. Paris/France.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Fotografiska New York opens its doors to an exciting lineup of new exhibitions ~ and did you know that throughout August, 2021, for every ticket purchased, you may bring a friend for Free!

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‘Maya Lin: Ghost Forest’ growing in Madison Square Park

 

 

 

Image via Maya Lin Studio, image gallery, Madison Square Park Conservancy

At a time when New Yorkers are cherishing outdoor space ~ from pocket-parks to Central Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy is preparing to unveil a much anticipated (and delayed) commissioned work by sculptor artist/environmental activist, Maya Lin, with her thoughtful and relevant installations entitled Ghost Forest.

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The Friends Experience Pops-Up in the Flatiron!

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 15: A view of the coffeehouse Central Perk on display at the opening of the Flagship FRIENDS Experience on March 15, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The wildly popular Friends Experience is back and is scheduled to have its grand opening in NYC and re-opening in Chicago on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Created by Superfly X, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group, fans can explore Friends like never before with set re-creations, original props and costumes, photo ops and more. 

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Oh No, Not Eisenberg’s! Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop in the Flatiron District

 

 

 

Eisenbergs Sandwich Shop, 175 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District

We haven’t been in a while  ~ a long while. But then, we haven’t been anywhere in quite a long while because of COVID-19. So it was today, with a heavy heart, that we read that the beloved Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop, which opened in the heart of Ladies Mile in 1929, closed its doors.

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‘Martha: A Picture Story’ Screening/Discussion at Fotografiska

 

 

 

photo by Nika KramerMural by 1UP Crew, Urban Spree, Berlin 2017

Fotografiska New York will be hosting the NYC screening of Utopia Films ‘Martha: A Picture Story’, a portrait of trailblazing photographer Martha Cooper.

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‘Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent’ to open at Pen + Brush

 

 

Lola Flash, BLM Demo in Harlem from the series “syzygy, the vision” 2020; Photograph, dye sublimation print on metal; 24 x 36 inches

Pen + Brush will reopen its doors to the timely exhibition entitled, Isolation to Revolution/Rebirth to Dissent, bringing together the work of seven artists with a range of perspectives on reflection in this moment in time.

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Fotografiska New York Announces Re-Opening August 28, 2020 + 2021 Virtual Programming

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer ~ ‘Behind these Folded Wall’ exhibition extended through March 28, 2021.

Fotografiska New York  re-opened its doors on August 28th, 2020, and is excited to finally present its new exhibitions, as we approach Fall. The doors will open on specific days and times, and with enhanced COVID-19 safety measures, which you can find at the end of this post.

Fotografiska New York will feature four distinct solo exhibitions by acclaimed photographers Julie Blackmon, Martin Schoeller, Cooper & GorferNaima Green and a group show of emerging talent, co-curated with VICE Media Group. VICE and Julie Blackmon opened earlier this year, cut short due to the Pandemic.

On the 6th Floor, Mindfulness Fridays in 2021 ~ January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th at Noon.

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‘Story Portraits of U.S. Veterans: World War II ~ Today’ Opens at Historic Flatiron Building

 

 

 

The historic Flatiron Building


Manhattan College and the EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration), with support from the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate, opened a new pop-up gallery of portraits honoring veterans from multiple generations and all branches of service, on the ground-floor of New York City’s famed Flatiron Building (949 Broadway) on Sunday, November 10.

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

 

 

 

Hippo Ballerina at Lincoln Center District in 2017 in Dante Park

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 myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that engage the viewer.

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Fotografiska New York Opened its Doors in the Historic Church Missions House, 281 Park Avenue South

 

 

 

Image courtesy Fotografiska NYC

After months of anticipation, Fotografiska New York, the internationally renowned destination for photography based in Stockholm, opened its doors in the historic 281 Park Avenue South building.

We offer congratulations to Fotografiska New York for being one of several landmarked projects honored by The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2020, to be held on April 23, 2020.

Be sure to check the calendar events which include Fotografiska Mindfulness Fridays (January 24th), the Members Only Film Screening ~ The Times of Bill Cunningham, and much more.

Bathers, 2019 © Julie Blackmon. Courtesy the artist and Robert Mann Gallery.

Stay tuned (above) for March, 2020 with upcoming exhibition and reception for photographer Julie Blackmon entitled Fever Dreams to be held on March 5th (and on view through May 3, 2020).

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Women’s Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century at Pen + Brush

 

 

Image credit: Suchitra Mattai, Shadow Land, 2019, gouache, watercolor, oil, acrylic, vintage needlepoint, Hindu comic, 30″ x 40″ x 1.50.” Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary, Denver, CO.

Women’s Work presents five global contemporary artists-activists who continue to expand the definition of women’s work and expose its complexity, nuance, and ever-evolving nature. Through dynamic art practices, they generously lend their intelligence, thoughtfulness, artistry and agency to reimagine women’s work as arts activism in the 21st century.

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Car Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 27, 2019

 

 

 

Artist, Willie Cole ~ Car Free Earth Day in The Garment District

Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The Garment District (38th Street & Broadway); Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway); City Zone (26th Street & Broadway); Flatiron (23rd Street & Broadway); and Union Square (17th Street & Broadway). Programming and activités presented by (AIA New York + NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). Take a walk with us…….

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New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court at Madison Square Park

 

 

 

New York State Appellate Division of the Supreme Court located at 27 Madison Avenue, NYC

On a cold winter night a few years ago, we arrived early to an art installation opening at the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Triangle, and looking for a place to warm up, a volunteer asked if we had ever seen the interior of the Appellate Division Courthouse, just on the other side of Madison Square Park. It was a delightful surprise.

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Furies, Fairies, Visionaries to open at Pen + Brush

 

 

Laetitia Soulier ‘The Square Roots 2 (2015)’ courtesy Pen + Brush

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Pen + Brush will be kicking-off the New Year with the exhibition, Furies, Fairies, Visionaries.

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Jorge Palacios ~ Link ~ arrives at Flatiron Plaza North

 

 

Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park.  The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,

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On The 8th Floor in June

 

 

 

The exhibition, Sedimentations, on The 8th Floor

Now on view on The 8th Floor, Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair ~ an exhibition exploring strategies of reuse in their art making, and incorporating found and repurposed materials, from accumulation and assemblage, to the construction of landscapes and discrete objects, that reference a multitude of timescales and politics.

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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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Earth Day 2018 from 17th Street to 47th Street on Broadway

 

 

Earth Day 2018. Image via nyc.gov

The 3rd Annual Car-Free Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 3pm, from Broadway between 17th and 47th Streets.

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A Retrospective of Photographer Lola Flash in 2018 @ Pen + Brush

 

 

Pen + Brush Inc. will kick-off the New Year with a retrospective of the work of photographer, Lola Flash, spanning more than three decades of her work in the New York City art scene.

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The Artist & Mentor: Deitch x Swoon at Pen + Brush Inc.

 

 

On the left, we have Swoon, classically trained (Pratt), well-known street artist specializing in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of figures, often politically movitaved. She gained recognition after a solo show at Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist.

On the right, we have Jeffrey Deitch of Coney Art Walls, Wynwood Walls and Art in the Streets exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., not to mention the author of several books on the subject, including a monograph on Keith Haring published by Rizzoli, and a partnershipwith the Goldman Group on The Bowery Art Wall.  Deitch Projects produced over 250 projects with artists from thirty-three countries ~ an impressive and lengthy list.

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Five Beehives Take Up Residence in Madison Square Park & Six Beehives Now Living at The Hilton

 

 

What’s This?  Five new bee hives in Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park is now home to five new Bee Hives! The newest members of the Madison Square Park garden don’t yet appear on the website, and most park-goers aren’t yet aware of their presence.  But if you look closely along the east and west sides of the park, you will find the open-faced wooden structures.  We were fortunate to get a tour of each of the hives by park employee, Marvin Burgos.

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