There is always something to do in NYC in the summertime. How does that song lyric go? Summertime and the living is easy? Yeah, that’s it. And it holds true this week with a bunch of free outdoor movie screenings all over the city. Good entertainment without spending a dime. Tonight: How Green Was My … Continue reading Summertime Flicks for Free
I passed a wine store today in Bushwick. Yes, a real, bona fide wine store, without a tacky sign that sadly announces, “Liquor Store.” Oh, no no no. It’s an actual Wine Merchant. On Bogart Street. The New Bushwick, home to the up-and-coming Arts Crowd, is a mix of lower-income minority families and hipster overflow from … Continue reading Bushwick is getting fancy
It’s official. ‘The Pool Parties’ schedule is up and ready for us to soak up the summer. Now, if only the rain would participate, and stop participating. Err, precipitating. Because McCarren Pool is off limits, the new venue will be the East River State Park. Sports are still welcome and the concerts will still be … Continue reading Pool Parties back in Williamsburg
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, 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.
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
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