Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Park Avenue Armory, offered visitors a glimpse at works of art like those many have never seen before.
He pointed out that, of course, there are many works in more familiar genres offered by portraitist Ammi Phillips, Phoenix Ancient Art and others. Unusual finds, however, included, for example, satirical portraits from Carlton Hobbs.
He continued, “A rather different set of objects is at Yew Tree House: more than 200 thin, flat pieces of birch wood in a wide variety of curvy shapes. They belonged to an early-19th-century Swedish woodworker who used them as templates to make parts for ships. Displayed altogether on one wall, they have an elegant, proto-Modernist simplicity.”
More than 60 exhibitors were part of the dramatic show including Anavian Gallery, Arthur Guy Kaplan, Botier, Inc., Clinton Howell Antiques, Phoenix Ancient Art, Crawford and many others.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
There is no shortage of great art to see in one of the greatest cultural capitals of the world, New York City. Here is a short selection of a few worthy exhibitions we think are worth a visit.
• Sara Vanderbeek at Metro Pictures: Exploring the connection between memory, experience and
Mark Greenwold: Murdering the World, Paintings and Drawings 2007-2013 at Sperone Westwater: Distorted bodily proportions and detailed portrayals of interactions between subjects which are subtly unnerving, make these surreal paintings fascinating. May 10-June 28 at 257 Bowery Lower East Side.
• Los Carpinteros, “Irreversible” at Sean Kelly Gallery: Los Carpinteros is a Cuban art collective which
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Not only have the efforts of government agencies like PlaNYC taken major steps to making the city a “greener and greater New York,” but companies such as IDT Energy are also doing their part to bring the ‘green’ back to town.
The plan proposes ten far-reaching goals that address a different part of New York’s environment. The end result being a 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, which is just the first step to reaching the goal of a 30% reduction by the year 2030. This initiative will create about 18,000 jobs over the next 10 years, and save New York about $7 billion.
Customers with IDT Energy can choose the ‘green’ option when they sign up, or at any time after. When they do, they can feel happy knowing that their electricity is coming completely from hydropower, which is a renewable resource.
New Yorkers, together with New York City, are setting the “Greatest City on Earth” onto the path of the future: of conserving resources and using renewable sources of energy whenever possible.
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Oasis in Manhattan|
- · Birding Tours
- · Fencing lessons for beginners, for free
- · Free juggling lessons
- · Le Carrousel
- · Poem in Your Pocket Day- Thursday, April 18, 11am to 2pm
- · Word for Word Poetry- Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
- · Word for Word Kids- Saturday, June 15, 2013, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Twitter co-founder and CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey, has a new job in mind. He wants to become New York City’s Mayor…one day. In a recent interview shown on CBS’s ’60 Minutes,’ Lara Logan said that Dorsey is serious about moving to New York City at some point, and thereafter running for the position of Mayor.
Jack Dorsey was reported to have said that whenever he finds himself in New York City, he feels “electricity.” He compares the feeling to “being caught in a car during a thunderstorm.” Maybe the guy who does not even have a desk (he just uses his iPad), and had a speech impediment in his youth could lead the city to great things one day.
In the meantime, just a few days ago, Republican Tom Allon pulled out of the current mayoral race. The reasons cited were lack of campaign funding. Given this, it seems as if the Liberal Party is now back in with a chance as it had previously supported Allon.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
If you’re in the New York area, you just might want to get to a Barnes & Noble soon to enjoy their offerings for the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. Designated on March 1 every year (and coinciding with Dr. Seuss’ birthday for some extra fun) the Read Across America Day serves to encourage reading and education across the country.
Today, some 45 million people participate in Read Across America Day, something that would certainly have made some of our presidents, like Harry Truman, happy. As the Shapell Manuscript Foundation recently explained on their Between the Lines program, Truman loved to read. A letter that Shapell has in its possession from President Truman states,
“I had to study whether I wanted to or not. Read the Old & New Testaments King James translation three times before I was fifteen, and all the histories of world leaders and heroes I could find. Our public library in Independence had about three or four thousand volumes, including the encyclopedias! Believe it or not I read ‘em all – including the enclo’s. Maybe I was a damphool [damn fool] but it served me well when my terrible trial came.”
Surely, he would be thrilled to see the many programs that take place for Read Across America Day. And as part of this event, Barnes & Noble is offering customers to one $25 gift card when they purchase the NOOK HD at the retail stores between March 2, 2013 and March 31, 2013. This is part of their effort to honor Read Across America Day and to encourage children to foster a love for learning.