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Arturo Di Modica, Sculptor Of New York’s Charging Bull Sculpture, Has Died At 80

Di Modica was a “Sicilian-born sculptor best known for Charging Bull, 3.5 tons of bronze belligerence that he illegally deposited in Lower Manhattan one night in 1989.” But this wasn’t the first time he pulled such a stunt. Disappointed by a lack of interest in his first solo show in 1977, “Mr. Di Modica rented three trucks, and he and a group of friends drove eight of his enormous sculptures uptown to Rockefeller Center, where they deposited them in the dead of night. He was ordered to pay a s...
Tags: Art, New York, People, Rockefeller Center, Lower Manhattan, Arturo Di Modica, Di Modica, 02.21.21

How Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host the 2021 Golden Globes From Separate Coasts

Maybe it’s for the best that we’re getting an off-the-wall Golden Globes ceremony to match the chaotic energy of last year. The nominations for the 78 annual Golden Globe awards are all over the map, and the first-ever virtual ceremony may just top that. This year’s ceremony will be the first to be hosted from multiple locations, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler leading the processions from two separate coasts. Here’s how the whole thing is going to work. Variety reports that hosts Tina F...
Tags: New York, Movies, Nbc, La, Awards, Los Angeles, Amy-Poehler, Tina-Fey, Spike Lee, Golden Globes, Rockefeller Center, Variety, Golden Globe, Beverly Hills California, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Fey

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Co-Host Golden Globes on Separate Coasts (EXCLUSIVE)

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards is going bicoastal. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, returning to helm the the ceremony for the first time since 2015, won’t be in the same room together: Instead, Fey will broadcast live from The Rainbow Room (at the top of Rockefeller Center) in New York City, while Poehler […]
Tags: News, New York City, Awards, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Golden Globes, Rockefeller Center, Fey, Poehler, Co Host Golden Globes

How the 75-foot Rockefeller Christmas tree makes to Manhattan

Rockefeller Center's head gardener found this year's iconic Christmas tree four years ago in the Dick family's backyard. The donated 75-foot-tall Norway Spruce took three days on a 115-foot trailer to make the normally 3.5 hour drive to Manhattan. Over the next few weeks, it was raised up, decorated with 50,000 lights and topped with a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.  But this year, social media called its bare branches a sad representation of 2020 and circled rumors of tree extensions. Visit...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Norway, Rockefeller Center, Dick, Rockefeller, Erik, Paula, Al, Oneonta New York, COVID, Al Dick, Erik Pauze, Paula Dick

Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
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The Whole Sometimes Costs More Than The Sum Of The Parts | By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

Lou Hammond Associates, one of my all-time favorite hospitality PR firms, happens to represent the 113-year-old Fifth Avenue Association. The association was the first endeavor of its kind to realize the need to create mutually advantageous ties between and among its members. One does not eat all day, one does not buy jewelry all day, one does not shop all day nor does one get beauty care or spa services all day. For all I know, one does not either sleep all day, visit art galleries all d...
Tags: Travel, Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, Benoit Gateau Cumin, Cartier, Lou Hammond, Fifth Avenue Association

Cancel the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree for Good

This week, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was unfurled in all its floppy, haggard glory. As many a Twitter user were quick to point out, its appearance was a metaphor for this year of pandemic, a slapdash coup attempt, and a general drubbing of American exceptionalism.Read more...
Tags: Science, Christmas, Nature, Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree 'on brand for 2020'

This year's New York City holiday season landmark is dubbed "balding" by social medic critics.
Tags: News, New York City, Rockefeller Center

New York City's Rockefeller Center gets its Christmas tree

Even in a year where the global pandemic has drastically disrupted everything from grocery shopping to weddings, some traditions stay the same -- like a Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.
Tags: New York City, Cnn, Rockefeller Center

Justin Herbert’s misinterpreted personality becomes Chargers’ gain

Republican candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District Young Kim (center left) speaks to guest as she arrives to the STC Center Banquet Hall in Rowland Heights, Calif. on Tuesday November 6, 2018. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP...
Tags: New York, California, Oregon, New York City, Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Ap, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Manhattan, Jacksonville Jaguars

A T. rex named Stan just became the most expensive dinosaur ever sold. The 40-foot-long skeleton went for $31.8 million.

A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, named STAN is on display during a press preview at Christie's Rockefeller Center on September 15, 2020 in New York City. Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images A 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Stan sold for $31.8 million at Christie's auction house in New York City on Tuesday, making it the most expensive dinosaur skeleton ever sold.  An anonymous buyer won the auction after 20 minutes of bidding. Only 50 or so T. rex skeletons ha...
Tags: Science, London, News, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, Chicago, South Dakota, Auctions, New York Times, Dinosaurs, Rockefeller Center, Paleontology, T. Rex, Christie, Hyslop

The hard truths about 9/11's aftermath and the US's legacy in Afghanistan

Smoke pours from the World Trade Center towers after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001. Getty Images/Robert Giroux Nineteen years after the September 11 attacks, memories of that day and its destruction are still vivid in the minds of Americans and others around the world. In Afghanistan, September 11 was just the start, and the war the US has fought there since then will last long after US troops leave, writes Candace Rondeaux, senior fellow ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Opinion, Washington, New York City, US, America, Trends, Qatar, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Queens, International criminal court, Manhattan, General Services Administration

Charles Barkley makes guest appearance on SNL 'What Up With That'

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley was one of the special guests in the "What Up With That: At Home" talk show sketch during this week's episode of Saturday Night Live (At Home).With the cast and crew of SNL unable to use the studios at Rockefeller Center for a live show, the sketch amounted to a Zoom conference call with Barkley and DJ Khaled as the celebrity guests. However, the gag in this recurring sketch (making its return to SNL for the first time since 2015) is that host DeAndre Cole (pl...
Tags: Facebook, NFL, Sport, Michael Jordan, Nba, Jordan, Rockefeller Center, Unknown, Kenan Thompson, Dj Khaled, Barkley, Charles Barkley, NBA Hall, Famer Charles Barkley, Dream Team Barkley, Barkley Jordan

Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Marvel: A Virtual Tour

When the complex opened in the 1930s, some mocked it. Now it’s a symbol of New York’s glory. Our critic chats with the historian Daniel Okrent.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Architecture, Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, Ny, Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller, Art Deco, Daniel, John D, Rockefeller Family, Real Estate (Commercial, Rockefeller Center (Manhattan, Pedestrian Malls

Why change?

  Soon there will be a Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Crowds, traffic jams, TV crews, tourists, excitement, tradition, revelry, ooohs and ahhhs. The tree stands tall during the holiday season, then is taken down, and eventually a new tree is selected for the next year, when the entire process begins again. Now, what do you suppose would happen if they decided to leave the tree standing and lighted year-round? Yep, it would become familiar, invisible and ordinary. Sa...
Tags: Business, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Ideas, Humor, Weddings, Manhattan, Rockefeller Center, Good Ideas, Jay H Heyman, Father of the Bride

Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Event as It Tries To Contain Backlash

Activision Blizzard, reeling from harsh reactions after it punished a tournament player for backing Hong Kong's anti-Beijing protesters, canceled a New York launch event for an edition of its Overwatch game. From a report: The event, scheduled for Wednesday at Nintendo's store in Rockefeller Center, was planned to support the release of Overwatch: Legendary Edition for the Nintendo Switch portable game machine. Nintendo tweeted Tuesday that Blizzard had canceled the promotion. Blizzard, which di...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Tech, Beijing, Nintendo, Rockefeller Center, Chung Ng Wai

Jenny’s Holzer’s VIGIL for Gun Violence Victims

This past weekend for a project called VIGIL, artist Jenny Holzer projected texts about the impact and realities of gun violence onto the buildings of Rockefeller Center. Employing her signature text-based practice, Holzer will project testimonies, responses, and poems by people confronting the everyday reality of gun violence onto the iconic buildings at Rockefeller Center after sundown. These hauntingly sober first-person accounts serve both as an acknowledgement of communities impacted by ...
Tags: United States, Rockefeller Center, Jenny Holzer, Jason Kottke, Gothamist, Jenny, Holzer

Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner’s office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagship Store, next summer. MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown Manhattan, near Rockefeller Center, in the […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Sports, Ap, Manhattan, Mlb, Rockefeller Center

'Feltist' Lucy Sparrow is back with an all-felt pop-up deli at New York City's Rockefeller Center

Lucy Sparrow is a felt artist, or as she likes to call herself, a "Feltist." You might remember that in 2017, she packed a NYC bodega full of her faux products in felt and that last year in Los Angeles, she opened the Sparrow Mart Supermarket at the Standard Hotel. Well, she's back! Her latest all-felt venture is a pop-up delicatessen in Rockefeller Center. The British artist created over 30,000 soft sculptures for this Delicatessen on 6th. This sixth installation in her felt shop series is a N...
Tags: Post, News, NYC, New York City, Los Angeles, Rockefeller Center, Felt, Lucy Sparrow, Feltist, Pop-up Deli, Feltist Lucy Sparrow, Standard Hotel Well, Heather Cromartie

How to save on New York City hotels

New York City is notoriously expensive to visit — especially when it comes to hotel prices. A basic room in a standard chain hotel that would cost $85 a night anywhere else in the country may soar to $250 or more when you book it in the Big Apple. So how can you save on New York City hotels? Surprisingly, there are still plenty of good budget options in the city, including dozens of independently owned hotels, if you know where to look and if your timing is right. You might miss out on a few ups...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hollywood, London, NYC, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Broadway, Marriott, Manhattan, Jfk, Bronx, Budget Hotels, Upper West Side, Staten Island

Frieze Week 2019: Affordable Alternatives to Frieze New York and Tefaf

This week’s main art fairs are a bit pricey, but looking is free (or nearly) at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center and alternative fairs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Tags: Art, News, Brooklyn, Festivals, Ny, Rockefeller Center, Frieze New York, Tefaf, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center (Exhibit, Object & Thing Gallery (Brooklyn, Anti-Frieze art fairs, Other Art Fair, Moniker International Art Fair

Pandora, SiriusXM Launch Pandora NOW

SiriusXM and Pandora has launched the first cross-platform listening experience since the satellite broadcaster acquired the streaming service. Leveraging Pandora's listener data, Pandora NOW is be both a SiriusXM channel and a Pandora interactive station and playlist for its combined audience of 100 million listeners. The music played on Pandora NOW will be uncensored and include the most listened to and fastest-trending new music on Pandora across the Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Dance and Latingen...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Rockefeller Center, Bruce Houghton, Khalid, Scott Greenstein, Pandora Khalid

SiriusXM and Pandora launch Pandora NOW, the first Pandora station that streams on both services

More changes are coming to Pandora, following the $3.5 billion acquisition by SiriusXM last year. The company today launched a new station called Pandora NOW, powered by Pandora listener data, which is available across both Pandora and SiriusXM. On Pandora, the new experience will appear as an interactive station and playlist, while SiriusXM subscribers will be able to access Pandora NOW on Channel 3. This is the first time a music experience – channel, station, playlist or otherwise – has launc...
Tags: TC, Music, Media, Tech, Pandora, Radio, Streaming Music, Station, Rockefeller Center, Streaming Service, Pandora Radio, Playlist, Sirius, Khalid, Roger Lynch, SiriusXM

‘Game of Thrones’: Someone Already Stole a Sword From the Premiere’s Red Carpet Set-Up

It didn’t take long for fans to get a little too familiar with the Iron Throne at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The throne landed in New York on Tuesday, ahead of the red carpet premiere of “Game of Thrones” Season 8 at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night. Security guard Michael David, […]
Tags: Hbo, New York, News, New York City, Game Of Thrones, Rockefeller Center, Michael David

Travel: A rookie’s guide to New York City

A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer The Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributi...
Tags: New York, New York City, John Lennon, Sport, Rock, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Mta, Broadway, Manhattan, Chrysler, William Shakespeare

Frieze Sculpture Show Comes to Rockefeller Center

The New York Times spotlights the upcoming Frieze New York sculpture show set to open next month at Rockefeller Center in the run-up to Frieze New York.  “The plaza gets half a million people through it every day,” says Loring Randolph, the artistic director of the Americas for Frieze Art Fairs. “There couldn’t be a better place […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Rockefeller Center, Art News, Minipost, Frieze New York, Loring Randolph, Americas for Frieze Art Fairs

Nintendo to open its first official store located in Japan

Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan, too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Parco department store chain. Nintendo Tokyo is scheduled to open at the same time as the shopping center in fall. In an announcement, Nintendo said “we are preparing to make this store, which will be a new base for communicating Nintendo information in Japan, an enjoyable place for a wide range of ...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Japan, New York, Video Games, Nikkei, Tech, Nintendo, Rockefeller Center, Parco, Nintendo Tokyo, New York Nintendo, Shibuya Parco

9 arrested for 'die-in' protest at Rockefeller Center ice skating rink in New York City

Nine climate change activists were arrested while staging a protest at the nation's most famous ice skating rink on Saturday. The activists, who laid down in the middle of the ice rink at Rockefeller Center around 2:45 p.m., were part of a group called the Extinction Rebellion. "That was one of the actions that we -- the Extinction Rebellion -- had planned, and it was intended to create a very stark visual, drawing attention to the urgency of the matter, which is that climate change breakdown ...
Tags: Science, New York City, Rockefeller Center, Rory Varrato

5 Of The Raddest Spots To Get A Tattoo In L.A.

Being a tourist in New York City means wearing comfortable walking shoes and checking out its most iconic landmarks and activities: going to the top of the Empire State Building, ice-skating at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, or taking the ferry to Ellis Island. Head west to Los Angeles, and your itinerary changes quite a bit. With fewer must-visit attractions, and weather that calls for sundresses, sandals, and bathing suits, you should plan to make like the locals and spend hours on the beach...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, New York City, Los Angeles, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, West Coast, Chanel, Cate Blanchett, Rockefeller Center, Silver Lake, Shamrock, Grimm, Empire State Building

Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 24, 2018

Read the full article on at - Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 24, 2018 “O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree!” Congrats to Hanna, who is this week’s winner of the travel photo contest! This spectacular shot of the Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York has... Read More... The post Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week–December 24, 2018 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, New York, Travel Photography, Rockefeller Center, Photo Contest, Featured Posts, Peter, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Hanna, Fan Photo, Rockefeller Christmas tree