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 2020 ~ NYC Looks Back at Fifth Avenue Strolls of the Past

 

 

 

The much loved Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll will be put on a shelf this year, as New Yorkers work through the difficulties and hardships caused by the Coronavirus. 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 Pier55 on the Hudson River renamed ‘Little Island’ & Unveiling in Spring, 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.

Posted by Mueser Rutledge Consulting, July 31, 2020

The project, renamed Little Island, has broken ~ water ~ with an anticipated opening date of Spring 2021! Take a look at up-to-date images from Heatherwick Studios (April 5, 2020).

We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that will be brought to life within 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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