Tag Archives: NYC

We ♥ New York City

The original I ❤️NY campaign was launched in 1977 to encourage New York City tourism and to reinvigorate community pride. The iconic logo, which has graced everything from T-shirts to billboards, was created by the iconic graphic designer Milton Glaser. … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper’s New York

I’ve long thought of Edward Hopper as the quintissential New York City painter. His works have always evoked a powerful sense of place and mood.This winter, NYC’s Whitney Museum of American Art is offering a glimpse into the city that … Continue reading

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How Random Is This

New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably my favorite museum in the world and I’ve been to hundreds. It’s also one of the most visited museums in the world with nearly 2 million guests annually. The Met … Continue reading

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When did it become so strange

I was captivated by the charming video Nine Letters, which was written and directed by the Brazilian-Swiss filmmaker Cristina Müller. The poignant short film is built around a series of letters and cards ranging from the 1930s to the present … Continue reading

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NYC Coffee Culture

There have been coffee houses in New York City since the Dutch “bought” Manhattan from the local Algonquins. One of the first successfull coffeeshop chains actually predated Starbucks by half a century and surprisingly had an intimate connection to the … Continue reading

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February Midnight Moments

Times Square in New York City has usually been considered a tawdry, tourist mecca, until now.  The full-on art installation, Continuum by Krista Kim  synchronizes across 90 electronic billboards, with a slowly shifting gradient of color washes over Times Square, … Continue reading

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Music by Miles

I recently ran across this wonderful video below featuring images by the late Saul Leiter accompanied by the sublime music of Miles Davis. It reminded me of an exhibition of Leiter’s photographs and painting that I happened to see the … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos in NYC

For countless generations the indigenous people of what is now the nation of Mexico  have celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The exhuberant celebration of life and death occurs annually during the first two days of … Continue reading

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Five For Friday

I just discovered this never before published novel by Simone de Beauvoir. It seems that it was deemed “too intimate” to be published during her lifetime. Inseparable has been described as a story of the power of female friendship and … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Visit Queens

Very few tourists who spend time in New York City bother to visit the Borough of Queens. Those who do are usually in search of the amazing variety of ethnic food on offer. But it would be well worth the … Continue reading

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