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A photo of an empty New York City subway car.

Second Avenue Subway Art Debuts

“Any child who has never walked into a museum or an art gallery can walk the streets of New York and be exposed to art and education simply by being a New Yorker.” Stirring words from the Governor of New York himself, Andrew Cuomo. On Monday, December 19th, Cuomo presided over the unveiling of the […]

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New York’s Public Art Fund Presents ‘Open House’

2017 marks the 40th year of the Public Art Fund, New York City’s non-profit dedicated to keeping the city full of contemporary art and new artists in public spaces. They’ll be celebrating all year, but one of the works that visitors can’t afford to miss is Liz Glynn’s “Open House,” an open-air installation in Central Park […]

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The Manhattan Bridge shown at sunset.

Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn Return

In the 1960s, New York’s master builder Robert Moses was charged with making sure that traffic ran smoothly in the ever-growing city, and he did so with a ruthless hand, removing anything he felt was an impediment. One of his casualties, or rather two, were the paired statues of Miss Manhattan and Miss Brooklyn that […]

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“Subway Therapy” Has Made Quite the Impact

The walls of the Union Square subway station in Manhattan are usually decorated by ad space—glossy posters of models and sets, products and premieres. What decorates them now is about as far from that as can be. “Subway Therapy” began in the hours immediately following the election results on November 8th. It’s art by the […]

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‘Sunbather’ Statue Causes Controversy in Queens

The Sunbather is a bronze sculpture nine feet tall and twice as long of a figure in repose. It was recently installed reclining in a shrubbery at the intersection of 43rd and Jackson Avenue in Queens. It’s the result of the Percent for Art Program, an initiative of the Department of Cultural Affairs in New […]

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An advertisement for The Lion King musical shown outside of the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

Paying Tribute to the Highest Grossing Musical in History

The Lion King is a true powerhouse of success; it’s a book, a Disney movie, and an award-winning Broadway musical. While most people are familiar with the story of Simba growing up to reclaim his father’s kingdom, they know it from the Disney movie. Fewer people have had the privilege of seeing the musical, though. […]

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Employees reinstall the Alamo structure.

Astor Place Cube (AKA the Alamo) Reinstalled

The Astor Place Cube, commonly known as the Alamo, has been a feature of the East Village intersection for almost 50 years, despite originally having been intended to be a temporary installation. The same year it was installed, 1967, locals petitioned for it to remain in place. The artist, Tony Rosenthal, deeded it over to […]

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A photo of multiple historic documents (written in calligraphy) scattered about.

Time is Running Out to See ‘Treasures from the Vault’

November 13, 2016 is the last day that Treasures from the Vault will be on display. The exhibit can be viewed at the Morgan Library and Museum and is a collection of historical documents and literary manuscripts. Highlights include letters written by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Additional features include musical scores written by […]

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New York Tollbooths to Be Revamped into Art

On Wednesday October 5th, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York’s congestion-causing tollbooths are all to be removed in a total revamping of the Mass Transit Authority-run toll bridges and tunnels. They’ll be replacing them with open-road tolling, an automatic process using EZPass and cameras, a system widely in use elsewhere in […]

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A photo of a stained glass house beneath a New York bridge.

Art in Odd Places Festival Comes to Manhattan

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is an organization about putting or performing art in unexpected ways, in unexpected places, with a goal of sneaking art in where it is not technically allowed. It was formed in 1996 in Atlanta by a group of artists who saw a reduction in public spaces and in public rights […]

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