Today July 21st we wish a very happy birthday to the most wondrous urban park on planet earth! On this date, back in 1853, the New York State Legislature agreed to designate more than 600 acres of land in Manhattan and turn it into permanent park land. The urban oasis went on to become Central …

The Heart of Times Square 2021

For Valentine’s Day in 2021 Manhattan’s Times Square is host to another exhibit that explores the many dimensions of love. The work is called Love Letters and will be on view at Duffy Square from Feb. 10 until Mar. 10. Love Letters invites the public to participate in the installation by leaving their own love letters …

A Star Shot in New York City

Some days in New York City history are beyond tragic. Today is one of those days. On this date, back in 1980,  Rock Music icon John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota Apartments on the Upper West Side. The first bullet missed, passing over Lennon’s head and hitting a window …

Bells in the New York Waterfront

New exhibit in the New York Waterfront explores how bells work in our society helping bring about the desired social order:  I’ve always liked how bells mark and accentuate time. In a city where time ended on 9/11, I feel this to be another great display that helps us come closer to understanding the …