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The Last Manhattan Arcade

Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center is a video arcade – and not a new, hip, bar-focused pinball arcade, but an old-school video arcade, which has survived Manhattan’s rising rents and the rise of personal gaming by constant reinvention. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Audience, Visual, 01.14.19, Chinatown Fair Family Fun Center


Upright Citizens Brigade To Close One Of Its Theaters

“[UCB], facing substantial financial pressures, announced on Wednesday that it would be closing its East Village location in Manhattan, a month after laying off several staff members. That will leave the comedy theater with three venues: Its struggling flagship in Hell’s Kitchen, which opened last year, and two locations in Los Angeles.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Manhattan, UCB, 01.10.19


Fascinatin' Rhythm

When I wrote my history book, Strike Up the Band, I had two primary agendas. One was to reject the premise of all other musical theatre history books, that the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was the pinnacle of the art form. It wasn't. The other agenda was to include in the story of our art form all the people of color, the women, the people with disabilities who helped shape the American musical theatre but get left out of almost all history books. I hope I did a decent job of re-balancing our ...
Tags: New York, Cook, Musicals, Boston, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, America, New Jersey, Broadway, African American, Manhattan, Theater, Johnson, Black, Chinatown


Merchant Marine

I did this sketch at a life drawing class at the Seafarers International Union in Manhattan. These artists will hold these events in any space they can rent with enough room to hold all the artists. A funny joint to sketch in for sure. I wore a little sailor outfit I own. Made everyone feel at ease. [Author: [email protected] (kane)]
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Merchant Marine, Seafarers International Union


There’s A Lot Of History Going On In Zines, And Zine Libraries Highlight Marginalized Voices

Fifteen years ago, Jenna Freedman “established the zine library at Manhattan’s Barnard College, where she is still zine librarian. Today, the collection consists of over 10,000 zines and focuses heavily on material created by marginalized communities, with topics as varied as mothers and daughters documenting holidays together to searing political collections about racism in punk rock.” – BuzzFeed
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Words, Barnard College, Jenna Freedman, 12.30.18


Our Fears As Expressed By The Lessons Of Other Cities

Our deepest anxieties about the future of where we live are embodied in other cities — in Portlandification, Brooklynification, Manhattanization. The comparison is seldom a compliment. You don’t want to become Manhattan (too dense), Portland (too twee), Boston (too expensive), Seattle (too tech-y), Houston (too sprawling), Los Angeles (too congested), Las Vegas (too speculative), Chicago (too indebted). – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Manhattan, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Issues, 12.26.18


105-Year-Old Music School For The Blind Is Being Evicted — By A Famous Nonprofit For The Blind, No Less

“The Lighthouse Guild sent a letter to students in June — in large print, for the visually impaired — notifying them that [the Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School] would no longer be part of the Guild’s future and that it must leave the Guild’s building on West 64th Street [in Manhattan].” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Manhattan, Guild, Lighthouse Guild, Sj1, 12.20.18, D Agostino Greenberg Music School


2018 Best of Bicycles, Part 1: Innovative Designs and Uses

While everyone seems obsessed with autonomous cars, bicycles are still the most relevant and sustainable transportation form for millions. Here are the best pedal-powered innovations we saw this year.Most bicycles have two wheels, but the Conference Bicycle has three. That's because it supports seven riders at once! If you'd rather haul goods than co-workers, the Supermarché Front Loader Cargo Bike offers a versatile series of configurations. For cargo capacity with an assist, check out th...
Tags: Design, Germany, Bikes, New Jersey, Manhattan, Norway, Carl, Tom Lutz, Arevo, Aeropack


Guggenheim #10 in my 20-Year-Series

Introducing the 10th Guggenheim in my 20-year-series… aptly titled, “Guggenheim 10”. By all accounts — this painting was a journey. After kicking-off the under-painting of this piece in June, I noticed the canvas was warped, so I slashed it to bits, and started over. Following that, I found myself traveling around the world… Vegas, Paris, …
Tags: Art, NYC, Manhattan, Oil Painting, Exploration, Contemporary Art, Hybrid, Painting Process, Acrylic Painting, Guggenheim, Borbay, Western Art, Guggenheim Painting, Painting Of The Guggenheim, NYC Art, Guggenheim Art


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Manhattan's "Phallus Palace," Oslo's move become car-free, snow season apps and more in our journey through the internet Oslo Moves to Become a Car-Free City In an effort to make its downtown more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly, Oslo will remove the couple hundred remaining parking spots left in its city center. The development aims to turn the most heavily trafficked areas into to car free zones to …
Tags: Art, Apps, Wearables, Music, Design, Environment, Beer, Wearable Tech, Cycling, Skiing, Nsfw, Manhattan, Lgbtq, Solar System, Snowsports, Oslo


This conceptual observation tower also filters Central Park’s ponds

Designed to be the world’s tallest timber structure, and built with its own filtration system, the Central Park Observation Tower concept by DFA aims at doing two things. Increasing public interaction by giving them a centrally located bird’s eye view of the entire park, while also filtering the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, a polluted water-body that accounts for 1/8th of the park’s area.The proposed Observation Tower would be constructed using Glulam (glue-laminated timber) technology,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Manhattan, Central Park, Timber, Water Filter, Observation Tower, DFA, Central Park South, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, German Design Award, Central Park Observation Tower


Art Collector’s Manhattan “Phallus Palace”

Charles Leslie (art collector and founder of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, among other things) has an apartment in Manhattan that’s full of homoerotic art. It’s so full that it’s been dubbed the Phallus Palace. From site-specific murals to ancient artifacts, sculptures, souvenirs, embroidered cushions, tapestries, photography, painting and beyond, it’s a treasure trove that has every inch of the walls and tables …
Tags: Art, Design, Culture, Nsfw, Manhattan, Lgbtq, Keith Haring, Art Collections, Linkaboutit, Tom Of Finland, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay, Queer Art, Charles Leslie


Irwin Hollander, Master Lithographer Who Revived Fine Art, Dies at 90

Mr. Hollander persuaded Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and other Abstract Expressionists to try their hands at lithography at his Manhattan workshop. Their proofs became some of his best work.
Tags: Art, News, Manhattan, Irwin, Hollander, Deaths (Obituaries, Irwin Hollander, Willem de Kooning Robert Motherwell, Printing and Allied Trades


B&H's Innovative Overhead Conveyor Belt System for Retail, and a Brief Company History

For anyone interested in consumer electronics or particularly photography, no trip to NYC is complete without a visit to B&H. Manhattan's legendary photo supply store, which now sells everything from drones to TVs to surveillance equipment, demonstrates why brick-and-mortar can still be king in an age of online shopping. The floors of B&H are crawling with friendly, knowledgeable salespeople who know their products cold and will spend as much time as necessary in order to help you out. Beyond th...
Tags: New York, Design, Manhattan, Interior/exhibition Design, Brief Company History


Give the Gift of Perspective: 3D Cityscapes by Chisel & Mouse

I'm writing this from window seat 37A of Delta flight DL2288—nonstop service from New York City to San Diego, California. Up here, with Manhattan pinched between an index finger and thumb, one remembers forgotten perspectives.Down there, Chisel & Mouse do something important; they digitize and 3D print our favorite architecture. They handcraft with moulding and plaster-casting the cities that we hold close to our hearts. Scaled to the nearest meter at 1:5000, Chisel & Mouse develops elegant shri...
Tags: New York, Design, London, New York City, Architecture, 3d Printing, Amsterdam, Delta, Zimbabwe, Manhattan, Venice, Boeing, San Diego California, Paris New York, Zayd, London Manhattan


Watch Andy Warhol Eat an Entire Burger King Whopper–While Wishing the Burger Came from McDonald’s (1981)

In the early 1980s, Danish experimental filmmaker Jørgen Leth came to America intent on capturing it live as it was actually lived across that vast, still-new, and often strange country. The result, 66 Scenes from America, offers images of roadside motels and diners, desert landscapes, the Manhattan skyline, miles of lonely highway, and stars and stripes aplenty. Halfway through it all comes the longest, and perhaps most American, scene of all: Andy Warhol eating a fast-food hamburger. A...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Film, College, America, Food & Drink, Manhattan, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Seoul, Burger King, Coca Cola, Stanford University, Coke, Ernest Hemingway


Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump‘I hate watching my plays,” Tony Kushner says. “They’re all so long and they take for ever and the only one that’s not true of is Caroline. It’s two hours with intermission and I could listen to that music for ever.”Caroline is Caroline, Or Change, Kushner’s only musical. Written wit...
Tags: Politics, London, Musicals, Film, Race, Theatre, America, World news, US news, Culture, Britain, US politics, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Manhattan, West End


Art Handlers At MoMA Satellite PS1 Demand Same Pay As Those At Manhattan Mothership

“When both PS1 and the MoMA [headquarters] staged parts of a Bruce Nauman show, for example, the handlers in Manhattan, full-time members of the museum staff with benefits, were paid as much as $47 an hour. The top rate in Queens was $30 an hour. … The disparity led the art handlers in Queens, who do not receive health insurance or other benefits, to begin demonstrating outside the museum last month.” — New York Times
Tags: Art, Queens, Manhattan, Visual, Moma, Bruce Nauman, 12.06.18, MoMA Satellite, Manhattan Mothership


The Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators

When I go to life drawing class at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, there are always gangs of women there. They sit in packs sketching up a storm. I was sitting opposite the stage where the model was posing, facing them. I drew them while they seriously pounded out their series of 2 and 5 minute poses. They dominate the proceedings, while I try to remain invisible. [Author: [email protected] (kane)]
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators


Could We Unite America Around Orchestras?

“As a secular American living in Manhattan, I’m a stranger to the senator’s world of church and picnics. I worry that religion may be as much divisive as binding in America’s map of red versus blue. My professional world is one of orchestras (with which I work) and cultural history (about which I write). My perspective suggests another opportunity for healing—regaining a lost “sense of place” and shared American identity via our history and culture. And, yes, I mean high culture.” – The Weekly S...
Tags: Art, Music, America, Manhattan, Audience, Sj1, 12.05.18, Unite America Around Orchestras


Happy Thanksgiving—Images Of My Walk Through Manhattan

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the U.S. and Happy Thursday to those of you living somewhere else in the world. As has become my tradition I’m visiting family in New York for the holidays and as usual we spent yesterday walking through Manhattan with me stopping to take pictures along the way. We had another overcast day and a cold one at that, but we walked the fifty of so blocks from Penn Station to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then through Central Park before grabbing a b...
Tags: Images, New York, Design, Thanksgiving, Colorado, David, Broadway, Manhattan, Taylor, Van Gogh, Central Park, Penn, Whatever, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Penn Station, Macy


Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Museum of Manhattan

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is embarking upon the most exciting journey in its 45-year history: a move to a Landmark Building overlooking Central Park. This transformative move will double the size of the Museum, enabling it to meet public demand for visitation and special programs that outstrip the current facility. With a projected move date in 2022, the Museum is looking for a seasoned professional to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and to be part of the senior management team. ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Manhattan, Coo, Board, Children 's Museum of Manhattan, CMOM


BIG and WeWork design a nature-inspired school for kids in NYC

Creative co-working giant WeWork and acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group have teamed up to reimagine education starting with the launch of WeGrow, a new school in the heart of New York City that encourages education through play. Designed for children between three and nine years of age, the light-filled learning landscape is a tactile environment filled with custom-made curved architecture and movable furnishings. The theme of nature runs throughout and can be seen everywhere from ...
Tags: School, Design, Education, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Chelsea, Schools, Manhattan, WeWork, Big, Vertical Garden, Bjarke Ingels Group, Felt, Dave Burk


Exploring the World of Vermouth With Martini & Rossi

We visit the botanical fields in Pessione to learn about the misunderstood, herbaceous libation Anyone who has enjoyed a martini, Manhattan, or a negroni already knows that one of the critical ingredients in their beloved cocktail is vermouth.  And yet somehow, vermouth continues to be one of the least understood and least respected bottles in the bar. (First things first, your vermouth belongs in the refrigerator, not …
Tags: Design, Milan, Alcohol, History, Farming, Drinking, Manhattan, Cocktails, Italian, Turin, Botanicals, Food + Drink, ROSSI, Vermouth, Pessione, Medicinal


New York’s Storefronts Are Disappearing. Can You Regulate A Fix?

Several studies indicate that 20 percent of Manhattan’s storefronts lie vacant—concentrated in the borough’s most trafficked areas, where commercial rents have soared. The worrisome trend—which exists outside of Manhattan, too—suggests a question: What happens when a city becomes too costly to offer the very ingredients that people look for in a city?
Tags: Art, New York, Manhattan, Issues, 10.26.18


New York City Is Losing Its Retail Stores – And With Them, Its Street Culture

Paying seven figures to buy a place in Manhattan or San Francisco might have always been dubious. But what’s the point of paying New York prices to live in a neighborhood that’s just biding its time to become “everywhere else”?
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, San Francisco, Ideas, Manhattan, 10.15.18


Barn-inspired home offers back-to-nature living with a crisp, contemporary twist

Reconnecting with rural roots has never looked better than at Silvernails, a beautiful hillside home fashioned as a rural barn in Rhinebeck, New York. Set on a picturesque 120-acre property near the east side of the Hudson River, the gabled holiday retreat is the first “ground-up” residential work of Manhattan-based Amalgam Studio. In addition to its modern good looks and spectacular outdoor views, Silvernails also boasts an energy-efficient design optimized for cross-ventilation and daylightin...
Tags: New York, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, LEDs, Manhattan, Michigan, Passive House, North America, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, Skylight, Hudson River, Hudson Valley


Flynn McGarry Creates a Caviar-Filled Menu for Hudson’s

A behind-the-scenes preview of the water-bound dinner series At 19 years old, Flynn McGarry admits he always dreamed of opening a restaurant—a goal he deemed lofty when he began cooking at 12 years old. But now he has Gem: a home-like venue hidden along Forsyth Street in Manhattan. Here, the chef and his team serve two seatings of 12, Tuesday through Saturday. Being closed on Mondays …
Tags: Food, Cooking, Design, NYC, Restaurants, Manhattan, Food And Drink, Dining, Hudson, Food + Drink, Yachts, Forsyth Street, Gem, Flynn McGarry, Dinner Series, Dinner Cruise


Monday Recommendation: Rob Bargad And Others

Reunion 7Tet (Rob Bargad and others), A Field Of You (Barnette) Once a year, a band of musicians who go back a long way together gather for a two-night gig at a Manhattan jazz club. Last time around, they made a side trip to a recording studio.
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Ajblogs, Barnette, 10.01.18, Rob Bargad


Dealer Ezra Chowaiki Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Fraud

Manhattan dealer Ezra Chowaiki of Chowaiki & Co. Fine Art Ltd. on Park Avenue has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for fraud. “One factor that does loom in this case is the seemingly and largely unregulated nature of the art market,” says U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff. “Here, we have something that by its very […]
Tags: Art, News, Manhattan, Art News, Minipost, Park Avenue, Jed Rakoff, Prison for Fraud, Ezra Chowaiki, Chowaiki Co Fine Art Ltd



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