New York

“Art Is Magic Interspersed Within Everyday Minutes”: Rachel Feinstein on Her Madison Square Park Installation, ‘Folly’

In 2008, I was lucky enough to view Rachel Feinstein’s solo show at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City. There I admired what is perhaps her best-known sculpture, Puritan’s Delight, a gorgeous, glossy black carriage with a single light burning inside of it, as well as several of her paintings and other sculpture works in wood and clay. Feinstein does a sly kind of translation in her sculptural works, taking an image and then making and re-making it until it’s brand new, a version-of-a-version of the original inspiration. … Read More

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Gorgeous Large-Format Photos of Central Park at Night

We’re not Luddites here at Flavorwire, but I do have a soft spot for photographs shot on film, particularly when it utilizes the peerless detail and beauty of large format plates. So it goes with these spectacularly beautiful images of Central Park, which were taken by New Jersey photographer and large format devotee Michael Massaia, and which we spotted via Faith is Torment. The pictures were all taken at night — “between the hours of 2am and 6am” — and there’s a timeless, ghostly quality to them. There’s more of Massaia’s work at his website, and also a really fascinating video about his methods here. … Read More

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New York, I Love You But You Killed the Art Bar

I moved to New York ten years ago this month because I wanted people to drink with. I liked the idea of living in a city where I would be able to wander down any street and find a decent bar with a few interesting patrons. So within weeks of making New York City my home, the bars I drank in became the map I used to get anywhere from my first apartment deep in Greenpoint. But recently, like some strange omen, many of the bars I frequented a decade ago have closed up shop for good. I hear that ten years here makes you an official New Yorker — but the city sure does have a funny way of ushering me into its ranks. Yet I suppose that is also very apt, considering that becoming a real citizen of the the Big Apple means that I officially have reason to complain about how great our dear city used to be. … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events — especially during the summer months. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.   … Read More

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Fascinating Portraits from “Forgotten” Staten Island in the 1980s

After a spike in New York City rent, photographer Christine Osinski and her husband were displaced from their loft and in search of a new home. She wound up in Staten Island — New York’s “forgotten borough.”

The middle-class, suburban vibe was familiar to Osinski, who hailed from Chicago’s South Side. Yet, having just moved from the city, Staten Island felt almost exotic and slightly surreal. She explored her fascination with the neighborhood people and landscape in a series of black-and-white portraits, which we first spotted on Slate, shooting hundreds of images throughout the 1980s.

One of the photos is currently on view in a group show at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, where Osinski will also celebrate her first solo exhibition in September. Click through for a preview of Osinski’s Staten Island series. … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events — especially during the summer months. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up. … Read More

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30 Seconds With… ‘Murder Ballad’ Composer Julianna Nash

In this weekly featureWCBS culture critic Jim Taylor shares 30 seconds with the theatre stars and upstarts of NYC. From Broadway to Off-off, Jim tracks down the talent and gets them to spill just enough for our collectively shortened attention spans.

Murder Ballad is the in-your-face rock opera about love and sex and the choices we make. And sometimes regret. We talk about it with composer Julianna Nash.  … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up… Read More

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