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Anthony Caro on the Roof

View British sculptor Anthony Caro’s installation on the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Caro is considered the most influential sculptor of his generation. The large steel pieces convey the artist’s principal aspects such as communication between sculpture and architecture and creation of abstract analogies for the human […]

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High Line Park, Section Two

Section Two of the High Line Park opened this summer, bringing joy to New Yorkers and tourists alike (has this statement ever been uttered before?). The new addition stretches from West 20th Street to West 30th Street. It is narrower than the Gansevoort to 20th Street stretch and more closed in, so there’s a feeling […]

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Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993

  The Asia Society Museum’s current photo exhibit presents New York City through famed Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s eyes. The 200+ black and white images capture the Lower East Side, Times Square, Thompson Square Park, subway platforms, backstage at the Metropolitan Opera and various artists and intellectuals at work and play. This is […]

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IFC Center

  This is one Manhattan’s best theatres. You might remember it as Waverly Theatre, which it was until 2005.  The lobby is still cramped and patrons still line up prior to movie time, but the five cinemas are modern, the popcorn is organic and dressed with real butter and the film line-up continues to impress. […]

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McCarthy Square, NYC

Vertical city, vertical birdhouse This tiny, triangular Greenwich Village square resulted from Seventh and Eighth Avenues’ extensions south of 14th Street in the early 1900’s. In 1943, the site was named in honor of U.S. Marine Bernard Joseph McCarthy, the first reported Greenwich Village resident killed in WWII.Tweet

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MOMA, NYC

Figurengruppe (Group of Figures) soaks up the sun in MOMA’s Sculpture Garden. Katharina Fritsch’s installation features nine life-size sculptures of, among other figures, St. Michael, a Madonna, a giant, and a snake in bronze, copper, and stainless steel. Inside, Erin and I viewed the striking exhibit German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse, which showcased German Expressionists’ […]

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Desmond Tutu Center

  As Angelo and I prepare to move from New York to Luxembourg, our apartment is a wreck. We’ve put all the things we’re not bringing such as electronics and old photo albums in one area and let the four movers quickly and efficiently pack up the rest. Since our place is unlivable, we were […]

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Calves Rejoice!

    Goodbye Premier Veal, hello Whitney Museum! During my morning runs, I’ve marked the passage of time by the changes along the Hudson River. Every day, I observed a new building’s progress or monitored the redevelopment along the piers. I’ve witnessed the once-desolate and dilapidated western-most blocks from Chelsea to Tribeca transform from prostitutes and […]

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