Early Mornings

There are a lot of benefits to living in New York City, but as all New Yorkers know – there are also tons of drawbacks. Every single morning, I am woken up by the fury of several loud, complaining, shaking delivery trucks driving by my second floor apartment bedroom window. It’s the sound of 10,000 … Continue reading Early Mornings

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Need a reminder of warmer seasons to come? The internationally acclaimed New York artist Will Ryman, in concert with the Paul Kasmin Gallery, is here to provide some well-earned respite for cold-weary New Yorkers. His outdoor larger-than-life sculpture installation, The Roses, brings sunshine, greenery and whimsical, happiness-inducing rose blossoms to Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. … Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Discount tickets, brought to you by Lincoln Center

This month, the new multi-purpose David Rubenstein Atrium opened to the public. The Atrium, designed for people seeking information about Lincoln Center programs and venues, is also a community meeting space and a discount tickets portal. The space offers tours, free Wi-Fi access, tasty morsels, restrooms (fancy!) and free entertainment during Target Free Thursdays. This week, The Atrium is hosting the opening night … Continue reading Discount tickets, brought to you by Lincoln Center

Crowning Glory

The Statue of Liberty’s Crown is now open. After years out of commission, you can now visit and make your New York memories, oh so much more memorable. Some caveats: The lines! And the limited ticketing system! And the reservations! Good luck. Get info for tickets here. Continue reading Crowning Glory

The Brooklynite Gallery Sets Up Shop…Again.

  The Brooklynite Gallery, known for their modern take on old-fashioned artistic enterprise, showcasing new artists and street-inspired art, is now celebrating it’s first year in business. The world-renowned artist Ben Frost (of Ben Frost is Dead fame) is showcasing his latest series “Plague Landscapes,” at the Brooklynite Gallery until July 18, 2009. Street artist SPECTER, now showing his work at … Continue reading The Brooklynite Gallery Sets Up Shop…Again.

The Rubin Museum of Art

Most people have never heard of the Rubin Museum of Art, but it really is a wonderful gem. While it primarily focuses on the arts of the Himalayas, with textual, historical paintings, sculptures and information, this modern building has beautiful event space and hosts tons of events and live programs (like Steve Martin’s sold-out concert in May showcasing his … Continue reading The Rubin Museum of Art

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

This year, help celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of one of our most beautiful New York City landmarks: the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum. Can you believe it’s been 50 years already? How time flies!  Why, I remember when they were drawing up the plans! Oh, the fun times we had. President Eisenhower was down for Nixon and … Continue reading The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center

The renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center always hosts a unique line-up of events, centered around, of course – JAZZ.  This week’s show, running from June 16-21 2009, brings us  the “21st Century Band w/Dion Parson and Ron Blake,” at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm and additional shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday is already SOLD OUT. Sorry! During … Continue reading Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center

Street Art Retrospective at The Helenbeck Gallery

The etymology of the word graffiti is of Italian origins, stemming from the word graffiato, meaning to scratch or scribble. In the early 20th century, graffiti was relegated to scratches on the wall, Yossarian Lives! or some other political message. In the 60’s and 70’s, graffiti emerged from the underground mostly as a public nuisance, … Continue reading Street Art Retrospective at The Helenbeck Gallery

The Brooklyn International Film Festival ends this weekend!

                        The Brooklyn International Film Festival is currently underway with more than 100 films and daily social events. If you don’t already know, the competitive festival includes experimental films, shorts, animation, documentaries and of course, feature films. The ten-day festival, now in its 12th … Continue reading The Brooklyn International Film Festival ends this weekend!