CUBA Part II: That’s The Way It Is

I don’t often see New York, my city, at 4:30 in the morning- empty streets, towers of dark windows and the sparkling necklace round Manhattan when I look back over the East River as we zip across the 59th Street Bridge.  The bodegas are open in Queens and the “party palaces” beckon with flashing neon, [...]

A Visit to Vienna in NYC

After visiting Vienna last year for the first time, I have wanted to know more about the Secession Movement and Wiener Werkstätte that influenced so much of the art and architecture of Vienna around the 1900’s. Luckily for me, the Neue Galerie Museum has an exhibition of Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907. There is [...]

ENTHUSIASM OF THE WEEK- Deco Restoration and NYC Development

[raw] The combination of beautiful buildings and a couple of spectacular days weather wise in NYC refueled my inspiration. I went to a private showing for professionals to see the newly restored lobby of the Deco era Verizon Headquarters building on Tuesday morning.  Located so close to the  9/11 bombed World Trade Center that the 140 West [...]