Tag Archives: Manhattan

New York City is going to the dogs

Doggy Bags, is a new public art installation on Broadway  NYC’s Manhattan Garment District. The sculptures by New York-based artist Will Kurtz are entitled Doggy Bags and are all create from  recycled materials. The works on display are diverse breeds … Continue reading

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New York Is Book Country

New York is Book Country (1985). Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990). Poster. Printer: Panorama Press, NY. Keith Haring created this exuberant book-lover’s poster for the New York Book Fair, which was held September 22, 1985, on the streets along 5th Avenue in … Continue reading

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What Every Traveler Needs

One thing that all travelers have in common is the need to find toilet facilities in a timely manner. These days, even when one can discover convenient facilities, a numerical code is necessary to use the bathroom. Then there is … Continue reading

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Autumn in New York

Ah, Autumn in New York City where even the trash cans sprout seasonal flower arrangements.  

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Bookstore Tourism: Manhattan

It seems that every week I read about the closing of another independent bookstore in New York City, so it’s a relief to discover a shop that’s thriving. Chartwell Booksellers is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year in its unique … Continue reading

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High Above the High Line

New York City’s High Line, the formerly abandoned elevated train tracks on the lower west side of Manhattan, is opening the last remaining section of the wildly popular attraction on June 5, 2019. The Spur section includes the Plinth, which … Continue reading

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NYC: Underground Arts

All to often we see horror stories in the media about the terrible state of the New York City subway system. As someone who has traveled the MTA all of my life, I have to admit that it can be … Continue reading

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Bowie : Station to Station

This week, New York City transit riders have been lining up to purchase special edition David Bowie MetroCards. The city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has teamed up with Spotify to offer five different options each celebrating the late artist’s varied personas. … Continue reading

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Banksy is back in the Big Apple

Love him or hate him, the world’s most notorious street artist always manages to keep his brand alive with timely pieces. Banksy is apparently back in New York City this week with his trademark Rat. The famous rodent is now adorning a clock face … Continue reading

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A Love Letter To New York

Photographer Jonathan Higbee describes his ongoing street photography project Coincidences as a “love letter to New York City”. Higbee’s paean to his adopted hometown documents serendipitous moments of people on the streets of the city. Although the images sometimes seem posed or … Continue reading

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