Fur coats and diamonds are well-established as Rich People Clothes, but what about a fur-trimmed coat with a diamond built right in?
Last weekend, I went for a walk around Central Park and into the Upper West Side. It was bright, sunny, and about fifty degrees, so it felt like the entire city was outdoors out of sheer gratitude that it wasn’t below freezing. Prime people-watching circumstances. (more…)
The film your uncle will not shut up about every time it is on TV, The Godfather is one of the premier films set in NYC. Besides being nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1973 and inspiring many filmmakers since its release, the film is known for helping launch the career of Al Pacino, one of NYC’s greatest living actors. In honor of the Academy Awards celebration this Sunday, we look back to one of the most beloved films of all time, by listing locations in NYC used in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia classic.
The film opens on the wedding of Don Corleone’s only daughter Connie. The wedding brings out gangsters, family members and even policemen, who are outside the ceremony writing down license plate numbers of suspected gangsters. The home on 110 Longfellow Road in Staten Island belonged to the same family for over 50 years. The house, including the lawn where the celebration took place went up for sale in 2010 for $2.9 million. No word on if someone has purchased the house, or if there will be any more fantastic mafia weddings since the story broke in 2010. (more…)
Last Friday a couple dozen people gathered in to a ground floor loft at 56 Bogart in Bushwick for an opening of a new exhibit at fuchs projects.
LandLords, as the exhibit is aptly named, is original work done by the gallery owner, Rafael Fuchs, and the pieces were inspired by the difficulties he has had renting both apartments and studio space in North Brooklyn. Fuchs started this project a few years ago, but decided he needed to finish it after the recent death and tabloid exposure of Hasidic landlord, Menachem Stark. (more…)
Outside Time by Dimitar Lukanov at Terminal 4. Photo by Bill Puckhaber.
A little more than 10 months after the official opening of the only non-airline, privately owned terminal at JFK International Airport, Bulgarian-American visual artist Dimitar Lukanov unveiled Outside Time. The first of three commissioned art sculptures planned for JFK’s Terminal 4, it is the latest addition to the terminal’s extensive renovation project.
The renovations began last year to accommodate the millions of passengers the terminal accommodates daily. Ed Midgley, director of concession management for JFKIA told the Daily News that the reason for the sculpture’s place in the Departures Hall of Terminal 4 is “to have something for people to look at, that would alleviates some of the stress.” As busy at JFK can be at times, it is almost impossible not to notice the giant sculpture. Itis 15 feet high and 30 feet wide, built using 1,000 feet of steel and aluminum tubing, with 90% of the sculpture actually air-borne. (more…)
Our fascination with awesome New York City co-working spaces continues with The Oracle Club in Long Island City. This cozy location is the perfect spot for working in private or in a group, and regularly holds social and networking events for its members. Take a look at all Oracle has to offer, and what makes it different from our other co-working picks: The Yard and General Assembly. (more…)