Foster + Partners and Epstein to Design Port Authority’s Midtown Bus Terminal

 

 

 

The new Port Authority Bus Terminal rendering courtesy of The Port Authority NY NJ

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the selection of an architectural joint-venture to assist in developing the agency’s vision for a reimagined, state-of-the-art Midtown Bus Terminal. The new terminal replacement project will have expanded capacity to accommodate commuter bus growth through 2050 and also accommodate intercity buses that now pick up and drop off on the streets surrounding today’s outdated terminal. The proposed project will also provide new off-street capacity for buses waiting their turn to pick up and drop off, as well as capacity for storing buses between the morning and evening rush periods.

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The Ultimate NYC Souvenir ~ The Last Redbird Subway Car ~ Sold at Auction!

 

 

 

Image courtesy DCAS Surplus Goods Auctions

Leaving New York and want to take a piece of this great City with you? Or are you looking for a second home? Here’s the ultimate souvenir. The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) today listed Redbird subway car #9075 – the last of its kind – for public auction.

Update ~ The Redbird sold at auction for $235,700.00, 35-times the starting bid of $6,500.00, to an undisclosed lucky buyer.

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Shake Shack + NotCo Kick-Off Summer with Plant-Based Chocolate Frozen Custard & Milkshake…..All of the Sweet, None of the Dairy, it’s a Taste-Test for a Limited Time Beginning Today!

 

 

 

Get ready for Shake Shack + NotCo non-dairy shake and frozen custard!

NotCo, the fast-growing food-tech pioneer that’s disrupting plant-based innovation with its proprietary AI technology, and Shake Shack, which serves elevated versions of American classics using only the best ingredients, announced the debut of two delicious plant-based offerings. Both the Non-Dairy Chocolate Custard and Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake will be tested in 10 select Shake Shack locations in New York and South Florida throughout the summer.

The non-dairy shake and frozen custard will be available at the Astor Place, Midtown East, Harlem, Upper East Side and Battery Park City Shacks starting today, May 17, for a limited time and are part of Shake Shack’s efforts to include more sustainably sourced menu items.

All of the sweet with none of the dairy

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Tavares Strachan: The Awakening ~ Reflecting on Activist Marcus Garvey, to Open at Marian Goodman New York

 

 

 

TAVARES STRACHAN, Allegiance, 2022; Oil, enamel, pigment, acrylic, mat board; 84 x 84 in. (213.4 x 213.4 cm) (overall); Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery; Copyright: Tavares Strachan; Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging

Marian Goodman Gallery will open its doors to The Awakening, Tavares Strachan’s first major exhibition in the New York space, which will open on Friday, 6 May through Saturday, 11 June 2022. The Awakening marks part one of a trilogy of exhibitions, which will continue with In Total Darkness at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, and In Broad Daylight at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, which will be on view concurrently this Fall, in October 2022.

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Artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet + Van Cleef & Arpels Create Fifth Avenue Blooms Along Fifth Avenue, NYC

 

 

 

Artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet& Van Cleef & Arpels presents Fifth Avenue Blooms

Spring is in the air on Fifth Avenue. Van Cleef & Arpels and French artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet partnered to create fifteen colorful sculptures inspired by the artists’ sketches. New Yorkers will find the installations along Fifth Avenue from 47th to 59th Streets, and will be on view from May 1st to May 31st.

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‘The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do’ To Open in NYC at Museum of Jewish Heritage July 1st

 

 

 

Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Photo credit: © John Halpern. Courtesy of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

A major new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opens today. The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do offers an expansive and timely presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photos, and film—many on view for the first time.

The 12,000-square-foot exhibition features over 750 original objects and survivor testimonies from the Museum’s collection. Together, these objects tell a global story through a local lens, rooted in objects donated by survivors and their families, many of whom settled in New York and nearby places.

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NYC Celebrates Women’s History Month, 2022

 

 

 

Fire at the National Women’s Party Headquarters, with the ‘Sufs’ promptly removing all records, c. 1920. Image via library of congress

The Women’s History Month theme for 2022 is ‘Providing Healing, Promoting Hope‘. The theme recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generation and continue to do so today. Here are a few ways to support and celebrate Women’s History Month, 2022.

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Public Art Fund Unveils ‘Global Positioning’ A Three-City Exhibition of Artworks

 

 

 

Public Art Fund expands on its use of the JCDecaux bus shelters as canvas with an ambitious new three-city exhibition, Global Positioning ~ new artworks by 20 international artists that reveals our fundamental shared humanity across the boundaries of geography, culture, language, history, and politics. Coming together from 17 countries across six continents, these creative voices span disparate regions including the Amazon rainforest in Colombia; the desert lands of the Indulkana Community in Central Australia; Yangon, Myanmar, where the military has seized control through a coup; and the West African port city of Accra, Ghana. The exhibition debuts on January 26 on 320 JCDecaux bus shelters throughout New York City, Chicago, and Boston.

Public Art Fund will also be hosting an upcoming virtual panel talk with three of the artists in the exhibition, Myriam Boulos (Beirut, Lebanon), Nolan Oswald Dennis (Johannesburg, South Africa), and Denisse Ariana Pérez (Barcelona, Spain), on January 31st at 1:30pm ET on Zoom. In conversation with PAF’s Artistic & Executive Director Nicholas Baume, they’ll discuss the impact of public art throughout the pandemic, and how art can reveal our shared humanity across various boundaries.

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Step Inside The Schinasi Mansion ~ The Last Detached Single-Family Home in Manhattan

 

 

 

Schinasi Mansion, 351 Riverside Drive. Photo credit @evanjosephphoto

The Schinasi Mansion, located at 351 Riverside Drive, is the last remaining detached single-family home in Manhattan used as a residence. Built in 1907, the 12,000 square-foot, neo-French-Renaissance style structure was designed by William Tuthill – the architect who designed Carnegie Hall. It was commissioned by the Turkish tobacco baron, Morris Schinasi. Schinasi, who lived there until his death in 1928.

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It’t Time to VOTE ~ Find your Polling Site

 

 

 

From the Archives of GothamToGo ~ The windows at NiLu Gift Shop in Harlem

Thanks to new rules, New Yorkers can vote in the primaries and avoid the crowds with early voting from June 13 – June 21st.

Early Voting begins on June 14th, and polls are open from 10am to 4pm.

The Board of Elections in the City of New York urges you to Vote!

Vote by Mail ~ Vote Early ~ or Vote on Election Day, June 23, 2020 (be sure to wear a mask).

Find Your Polling Site

We look forward to the General Election on November 3, 2020.

LaGuardia Airport & Public Art Fund install Major Art Works in Terminal B

 

 

 

Interior: The more than 1.3 million square feet of the new Terminal B will be flooded with natural light and feature exciting food, retail and service options for passengers. Image via laguardia.com

As part of New York’s vision for a world-class airport at LaGuardia, Terminal B unveiled spectacular new permanent artworks by world-renowned artists, Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze. The project is a partnership with the leading New York-based nonprofit Public Art Fund to bring inspirational, large-scale art installations to the new LaGuardia Airport.

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The Easter Stroll 2021 ~ NYC Looks Back at Fifth Avenue Strolls of the Past

 

 

 

This year, during Easter Week, we take a look back at some of our favorite strolls, and New Yorkers strutting their stuff.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC & the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

 

 

 

Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted in New Jersey on their way to Washington to present a petition to Congress Suffrage envoys from San Francisco greeted containing more than 500,000 signatures. C. 1915. Image via Library of Congress

This year during Women’s History Month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment ~ Giving women the right to vote. ‘Valiant Women of the Vote,’ this year’s theme, “honors the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.”

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Why do We Love our Independent Bookshops in NYC? Let us Count the Ways.

 

 

 

Rizzoli Bookstore

Did you know that for every $100 you spend at an independently owned business, $68 will stay in the community? And when you spend the same amount at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. We learned this from Greenlight Bookstore, and have to agree ~ independent bookshops have roots in their communities and work hard to meet the needs of their neighbors. The Independent bookshops within the five boroughs of New York City are as individual as the people that make up our multicultural City. Here are more than forty independent bookshops that caught our eye. Some have been around since the 1920s and most are family owned and operated.

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New York Philharmonic Celebrates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment ~ Project 19

 

 

 

Project 19. Image via New York Philharmonic

In celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, The New York Philharmonic has launched Project 19 ~ born of the conviction that an orchestra can participate in conversations about social imperatives and even change the status quo. Through Project 19, the Philharmonic can mark a tectonic shift in American culture,” says President and CEO Deborah Borda, by giving women composers a platform and catalyzing representation in classical music and beyond. Project 19 launches in February 2020 with the first six World Premieres. The Orchestra will premiere the next two commissions in May–June 2020. 11 more premieres will follow in future seasons.

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Public Art Fund Unveils ~ Elle Pérez: from sun to sun

 

 

 

at Morningside/hancock place

Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. We caught some of the images along 125th Street in Harlem, and one along Madison Avenue in El Barrio ~ sharing below.

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

 

 

 

 

Summer 2019 Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio

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 Guerrilla Gallery Wall, addressing social and political issues in the news and close to our hearts. Be sure to check ‘Still on View‘ for the many fabulous installations closing soon.

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City of Workers, City of Struggle opens at The Museum of the City of New York

 

 

The Museum of the City of New York opens its doors to the exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle, an examination of how the labor movement transformed New York.

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Migrations: the Making of America ~ a Citywide Festival

 

 

 

Carnegie Hall presents Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival that traces the journeys of people from different origins and backgrounds who helped to shape and influence the evolution of American arts and culture. The festival features more than 100 events celebrating the many contributions of the people who helped to build our American culture. The event will kick-off on March 9th and run through May, 2019 at more than 75 leading cultural and academic institutions.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2019 in NYC

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Grace Jones c.1970 courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery, in the exhibition Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans

February is Black History Month, but The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture got an early start in celebration of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90 birthday on January 15th with the new exhibition, CRUSADER ~ and  The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its annual event on January 21st. So let’s get the celebration started with a few suggestions to add to your list for Black History Month 2019, beginning now!

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A Little Manhattan Magic ~ The Wizard of Park Avenue

 

 

 

The Wizard of Park Avenue

Manhattan is filled with surprises, located in every direction including ~ up! And that is where we found this beauty ~ designed by McKim, Mead & White, and artist William Zorach. It has been name The Wizard of Park Avenue.

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Van Cleef & Arpels + L’ÉCOLE = a NYC Jewelry Immersion

 

 

Image via L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, with support of Van Cleef & Arpels, will return to New York this month with a series of classes, exhibitions, and evening conversations immersing the public in the art of jewelry.

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Open Space Dialogues: Parks & Transportation ~ October 9th

 

New Yorkers for Parks acts as technical assistance providers, providing in-depth data on open space across the city, and offers advocacy support for communities undergoing rezoning. Since the data is limited, the search is on for all aspects of parks and open space that aren’t already captured.

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NYC’s Pier 55 on the Hudson River, renamed ‘Little Island’ to Open May 21, 2021

 

 

 

Heatherwick Design Studio exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, 2014 entitled, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

In the exhibition, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt in June, 2015, along with a vast array of Heatherwick’s unique design concepts and projects, New Yorkers got a sneak-peek of Heatherwick’s Hudson River  project Pier55, now known as Little Island. At the time, the project seemed not only far-off in our future, but fraught with problems from financial to environmental. Now completed, Little Island is scheduled to open on May 21, 2021. Hours will be from 6am to 1am, at present with a timed entry to allow for safe distancing. Check out some great pictures of Little Island.

Posted by Mueser Rutledge Consulting, July 31, 2020

We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that are now brought to life this next year. Below are a few photos from this exhibition ~ architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55/Little Island, a public park and performance space currently being constructed and jetting out 186 feet from the edge of Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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Celebrating Andy Warhol at 90!

 

 

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol, Martha Graham and a birthday cake, 1981
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
2001.2.829

Whenever I see Andy Warhol’s work, I never imagine he was born in 1928.  But the truth is that on Monday, August 6th, we celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 90th Birthday.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the AT&T Headquarters Building

 

 

All images courtesy of LPC

We were delighted to learn that today, Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the AT&T headquarters building as an individual landmark.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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#PrideTrain Ad Campaign Hits NYC Subway Stations Again This June

 

 

 

PrideTrain
Image credit: PrideTrain

It’s back ~ the @PrideTrain Ad campaign that originated last year, hit NYC Subway Stations again this June ~ with the hope of keeping the message going all year long.

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34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Spot sculpture at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

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Getting Ready for the Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll, 2019

 

 

 

Easter 2015

Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York City tradition since the 1870s. The annual event begins at 49th Street and runs to 57th Street, with a concentration of spectacular hats in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Check out some of the people and hats we saw on our stroll along Fifth Avenue in Easter’s past..

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The Photography Show (AIPAD) ~ Pier 94

 

 

The 38th edition of The Photography Show (AIPAD) 2018 will present more than 120 exhibitors from around the world on Pier 94 from April 5-8, with Vernissage on April 4.

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Street Lab ~ Uni Project Pop-Ups

 

 

 

Street Lab, the Uni Project ~ Image via Uni Project

Street Lab ~ The Uni Project is a nonprofit that provides programming in parks, plazas, and other public spaces all around New York City.  You might remember seeing them at The Plaza ~ Uptown Grand Central in East Harlem.

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March for Our Lives NYC

 

 

March for our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, has planned a March for Saturday, March 24th.  The main March will take place in Washington, D.C. with supporters planning sister marches in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.

Here are a few photo’s posted on Twitter + Instagram from the March that caught our eye.

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