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Strawberry Fields Forever

One byproduct of living in New York is growing jaded from the buildings and sites that once attracted you initially to the city. I now see Times Square as a neon tourist trap and officially branded the iconic Macy’s in Herald Square as the worst department store in the city. There are a couple places, […]

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NYC From a Photographer’s Lens

It’s no surprise that New York City is a Mecca for the artist types. Photographers, painters, writers—they’re all a dime a dozen, as they say. Recently I had a photographer friend visit for an extended-yet-still-felt-too-short weekend before his sojourn to Europe.  Not only do I love visitors, but I love artsy visitors because they always […]

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Picnic with the Philharmonic and Lang Lang

Despite sockets of heavy rain around the city last night, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic took the stage at the Great Lawn in Central Park for the annual Concerts in the Park series.  This is, quite possibly, my favorite summer event in NYC. I hear rainwater is pretty bad for wood instruments […]

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Play New York a Song, You’re the Piano Man!

New York is home to many aspiring musicians and now they, along with the normal passersby, will have the opportunity to play their tunes on one of 60 public pianos set up across the city.  The news has been abuzz with photos from the latest public art installation, Play Me I’m Yours, which peppered each […]

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Henri Cartier-Bresson rocks the MoMA

The Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century exhibit has been on my to-do list since it opened in April at the MoMA and I’m delighted that Number 12 has been checked off the Summer Bucket List.  The sixth floor of the museum currently houses hundreds of Cartier-Bresson’s photos, some well-known and some revealed to the public […]

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Naked Men in Madison Sq. Park!

Uh, sir, I believe you forgot your drawers! There are now 31 naked men statues in Washington Square Park as part of a new public art exhibit called Event Horizon from Antony Gormley. These iron and fiber-glass figures can be found on rooftops, sidewalks and pathways of the park and have understandably drawn some confused […]

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