New York City

Post image for The Well-Trodden Art of the Manhole Cover in New York City

A manhole cover is generally deemed successful if its round shape keeps pedestrians from plummeting into the earth, and communicates the subterranean systems below through its design.

Continue Reading →
Post image for A Guide to New York City’s Historic Artist Studios

In New York City’s constantly changing urban landscape, artist studios can be ephemeral.

Continue Reading →
Post image for From a Helicopter, a Photographer Finds Novel Angles on NYC

There’s a reason why thousands of tourists wait in hours-long lines to One World Trade Center’s observation deck or to peer out from the Statue of Liberty’s crown: seeing New York City from the sky is an indescribable sight.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Early-Morning Photographs of Turn-of-the-Century New York City

In the early-morning hours in turn-of-the-century New York City, a photographer who was afraid of the dark took his camera out into the light.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Would You Like Some Skin Care Products with Your Bagel Art?

The gigantism trend in public art is apparently inexhaustible.

Continue Reading →
Post image for A Social Practice Cooking Experience in the Homes of NYC Immigrants

Artist Lisa Gross, who founded the League of Kitchens, acknowledges that each of its workshops starts off a bit awkwardly, as six participants enter an unfamiliar neighborhood and step into a stranger’s home.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Report Finds New York City’s Creative Sector Is Thriving, for Now

In a trend piece two months ago that caused much snickering on the internet, the New York Times wrote that creative New Yorkers are peacing out and heading west to Los Angeles, which the article heralded as a “bohemian paradise.”

Continue Reading →
Post image for NYC’s Oldest Surviving Bridge Reopens After Four Decades of Decay

On June 9, New York City’s oldest surviving bridge reopened after over 40 years of abandonment.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Politicized Artworks That Ask Viewers to Fill In the Unknowns

Two years ago, at a Cildo Meireles retrospective in Madrid, I sat on a wooden dock that overlooked a paper sea and a vast, blue plaster sky.

Continue Reading →
Post image for MoMA Workers Vote to Approve New Contract

On Monday evening, employees of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) who are members of the United Autoworkers Local 2110 voted to approve a new three-year contract that was offered by the museum’s administration on Friday.

Continue Reading →