New York City Museums and Exhibitions–Spring 2019

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O our recent trip to New York City, we caught up with some museums and special exhibits. If you are planning on a trip there soon, some of these exhibits should still be around. Brant Foundation’ Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat is a high school dropout and graffiti street artist who turned neo-expressionist master’s paintings, [Read more …]

New York City Restaurant Update April 2019

New York City has many great restaurants. Each time we go, we try to seek out new places and revisit some favorites. In April 2019, we visited the following places. New York City Restaurants Marea We made a return visit to one of our favorite NYC restaurants. This time we went for a lunch(2 courses [Read more …]

New York City Theater–Spring 2019

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We had a fast, four-night, three-day trip to New York City in which we jammed in six plays. Here are our reviews. Ink Ever wonder how Rupert Murdoch made his move into the big time, from his first small Australian newspaper to London’s Fleet Street—and then into U.S. newspapers and television? This engaging and strikingly [Read more …]

New York City Restaurants- Fall 2018 update

The Pool The Pool is the sister restaurant to the Seagram Buildings, The Grill, is a dramatic space with roughly 30-foot ceilings and tranquil, thread-like floor-to-ceiling windows. Its food and service are as impressive as the space. We were intrigued by the whole branzino for two, grilled over what is claimed to be a special, [Read more …]

New York City Art

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You can find New York City Art in museums. But you can also find it in other places. Look around you on the streets. Go into galleries. We always find things that catch our eye. On our Fall 2018 trip to New York City, we found a lot of interesting art. School of Visual Arts [Read more …]

Jewish Museum New York City

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Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922 On our fall 2018 trip to New York City, the Jewish Museum was hosting an exhibit entitled  Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922. The exhibit portrays the groundbreaking work of these three artists and their protegees when teaching in Vitebsk in the [Read more …]

Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights

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The iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights in New York City is another interesting area for walking. We took a Free Tours By Foot tour of the area, which we found less impressive and less informative than the same company’s New York City Downtour tour. Still, the area is worth exploring, so here we go. [Read more …]

Exploring Downtown New York City

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No matter how many times we visit New York City, we always enjoy taking walking tours. We recently walked through downtown New York City on a Free Tours By Foot. The area is steeped in history and is a fun area to explore. We explored four primary neighborhoods: the Financial District, Chinatown, Little Italy and [Read more …]

Hudson Valley New York

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The Hudson Valley follows the Hudson River in New York State from Albany, down to Westchester. It is a beautiful area and has some interesting museum, sculpture parks and, of course, some wineries. Hudson Valley Art We recently visited three excellent places to view art in the Hudson Valley. Art Omi Art Omi in Ghent [Read more …]

Martin Van Buren Historic Site

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Kinderhook New York is a pretty little town with a number of distinguished buildings. It is also the birthplace and retirement home (now a historic site) of Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren Historic Site Van Buren was a former New York Governor, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Vice President and principle adviser to Andrew [Read more …]