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Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon

Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon

Antony Gormley’s Madison Square Park Conservancy public art exhibit, Event Horizon, ends on August 15th, so I was happy to have visited New York in time to see at least a few of the 31 sculptures cast from Gormley’s own body, which stand on the rooftops and streets surrounding the Flatiron District. Police have fielded more […]

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The Jane Hotel: New York Neo-Victorian

The Jane Hotel: New York Neo-Victorian

The first time I visited Europe in 2000, I took an overnight train from Copenhagen to Paris. My tiny, beautiful, old-fashioned cabin had wood paneling and bunk beds, and it was the first thing that came to mind when the uniformed bellhop opened the door to my itty bitty room last week at The Jane […]

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High Line (square pics)

High Line (square pics)

My flight from Chicago to New York yesterday morning was inexpensive, punctual and quick, clocking in at just over an hour and a half. So far I’m having a fantastic trip. I checked into a great little hotel (more on that later), worked for a couple of hours and met a longtime friend, Matt, for […]

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Guest Post: Hillary Keech’s NYC Shopping Guide

Guest Post: Hillary Keech’s NYC Shopping Guide

Many thanks to Modest Designs founder Hillary Keech for contributing this excellent New York City shopping guide. A veteran of design firms such as Sills Huniford and Roman & Williams, Hillary understands that high design can be achieved on any budget, and I’m looking forward to visiting some of her selections during my next visit […]

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Open House Update:  Cady’s Rooftop Views

Open House Update: Cady’s Rooftop Views

When I finished interviewing last week’s Open House star Cady McClain, she surprised me by offering to show me her building’s roof, which offers spectacular Manhattan views.  Imagine watching last weekend’s fireworks from this vantage point. 

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Gallery Spotlight:  Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (Chelsea, NYC)

Gallery Spotlight: Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (Chelsea, NYC)

I’ve gathered you here today for, yes you guessed it, my vacation slides.  I know!  Fun.  That’s why I didn’t include that in my invitation.  Because I wanted to surprise you.  Please help yourself to the refreshments at the back of the room.  Pepsi, 7-Up, whole milk, we got it all (but nothing else).  I […]

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The High Line Cometh; the history of NYC’s newest park presented via the written word, digital photography (both still and moving) and inappropriate humor

The High Line Cometh; the history of NYC’s newest park presented via the written word, digital photography (both still and moving) and inappropriate humor

For some time I’ve been rooting for the Friends of the High Line to succeed in their campaign to transform an old elevated train line into a real gosh-darn park (by golly).  Mother Nature started the High Line accidentally when some seeds blew out of her pocket and began to sprout on the abandoned Chelsea […]

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