Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney established the Whitney Studio Club in 1918 as a meeting space where young artists could create and exhibit their work and socialize. Leggi tutto.
This is the site of the Whitney Museum's future building in the Meatpacking District. The Whitney will break ground on the Renzo Piano-designed building in May 2011. Leggi tutto.
This was the first location of the Whitney Museum of American Art. It founded in 1930 after Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's collection of 500+ works by American artists were rejected by the Met. Leggi tutto.
An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches. Leggi tutto.
“Many of the midday strollers in the park are office workers; they have the subdued mood of prison inmates released into the yard for their daily hour of sunshine and exercise.” —Victor Chen, 1974 Leggi tutto.
“In the bank at Rockefeller Plaza where he went to cash a check, the long-haired guard asked in a whisper if he could touch Mr. Zuckerman’s coat.” —Philip Roth, “Smart Money.” Leggi tutto.
Home to a free summer music festival since 1953, where music “usually heard in the sanctity (some might say imprisonment) of small concert halls” mixes with the elements, as described in 1987. Leggi tutto.
“At the moment of marching across Penn Station, there seemed to be mighty few travellers who would take sides for or against her.” —John O’Hara, “Drawing Room B” Leggi tutto.
4/1/13 - Michael Schulman profiles the funniest singer-comedian you may have never heard of, Tim Minchin, songwriter for Matilda: The Musical: Leggi tutto.
See Central Park on the cover of the April 1, 2013 issue of The New Yorker, plus a slideshow of Art Deco covers from the 1920s: Leggi tutto.
Did you know? The Manhattan Bridge was the first suspension bridge built on deflection theory. It opened to traffic on December 31, 1909. Leggi tutto.
Sarah Larson attends "Manilow on Broadway" (1/30/13): "Manilow is music, of course, and he writes the songs. Another sing-along, an explosion of confetti over our heads, and then home..." Leggi tutto.
A two-wall mural offers descriptions and illustrations of various cuts of meat and horumon (literally, “discarded goods,” or offal), with notes on their vitamin content and supposed health benefits. Leggi tutto.
4/1/2013 - Vince Aletti on Bill Brandt, who is the subject of "a brilliant retrospective" at MOMA: Leggi tutto.
The women look like they may be jewelry designers and are overheard pronouncing Kenya “Keen-ya”; the men are almost universally floppy-haired and insist on wearing their plaid scarves through dinner. Leggi tutto.
The front of the vest-pocket space—a hybrid bodega, lunch counter, and raw bar—is stocked with groceries. In the back, a mere two dozen seats at the bar and around one communal table. Leggi tutto.
"David Chang [tried] to create a new breed of Asian-American comfort food, but... the formula doesn't work." - Lizzie Widdicombe reviews Pig and Khao Leggi tutto.
Are people paying to see calamity? Theatregoers suffer a case of Spider-Man Schadenfreude, as injured actors spur ticket sales for the new Broadway musical. Leggi tutto.
Be sure to catch the concert of remounted 'New Dance Group'-- founded in NY in 1932-- dances, incl. works by Anna Sokolow, Sophie Maslow, and others. Performance on 2/1/2013. Joan Acocella has more: Leggi tutto.
"The food, creative yet controlled, is unusually delicious. Seafood fares particularly well..." -Hannah Goldfield, in the 2/4/2013 issue. Leggi tutto.
“In their first departure from Italian food, the Frankies have reincarnated the Clinton Street location as a Basque-inflicted Spanish cognate.” Leggi tutto.
The place began life as an evening tenant at the Dumbo General Store, but the atmosphere in its new location on the Bowery is meant to evoke the sophistication of contemporary Mexico. Leggi tutto.
“My history is a Hudson River history,” said Albert Butzel in a 1997 Talk piece about his battle against highway expansion and for the park’s creation. It only took him twenty years. Leggi tutto.
“This is loaded with subtle shit,” Apple store architect Peter Q. Bohlin explained of his new building in a May, 2010 Talk of the Town piece. Leggi tutto.