Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • Food Loves Tech Looks Toward the Future

    Can you imagine what the future of food and drink looks like? Food Loves Tech returns to the Big Apple for its third year to help us envision that future today. The two-day event will take place in Industry City, Brooklyn on November 2-3, 2018. Next to live food and tech demos, guests can also listen to industry experts discuss topics around food innovation & health, as well as sustainability on land & in our oceans. Who are the innovators of the future, and what does local and global innovation look like in this space? Explore new frontiers on food cultivation and consumption while sampling your way through a variety of dishes & drinks. More info here: foodlovestech.com

  • Top Secret New York: Sylvan Terrace

    Sylvan Terrace is one of New York’s best kept secrets, even for many locals. Twenty quaint row houses line a side street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, where an unassuming staircase between apartment buildings on St. Nicholas Avenue leads up to this surprising sight. At the end of Sylvan Terrace, which was originally a carriage drive, sits the Morris-Jumel Mansion – the oldest house in Manhattan. The house is located inside the Roger Morris Park and once served as George Washington’s temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War. It is also the former home of the politician Aaron Burr. Why does that name sound familiar? Perhaps the fact that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote parts of his 2015 musical Hamilton here should be a hint.

  • MoMa's Upcoming Expansion

    Construction involving any prestigious institution is a rare undertaking. The Museum of Modern Art's ambitious plan by star architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro to substantially extend and convert the current space has been getting a lot of buzz. The idea behind the re-design is to make the museum more open and welcoming; plans include a revamping of the museum's lobby and the famous Bauhaus staircase, expanding gallery space by 50,000 square feet (about 4,600 square meters), and opening up the East hall. MoMa is always worth a visit for architecture and modern art fans, but the completion of the re-design in 2019 will definitely add a layer of urgency to the next visit.

  • Tony Oursler's "Tear of the Cloud" Brings Riverside Park to Life

    "Tear of the Cloud" is a breathtaking sound and installation art experience by Tony Oursler taking over Riverside Park for three weeks, Oct 10 – 31, 2018. Exhibition visitors can watch the intersection of popular culture, technology, 19th century history, artificial intelligence, and more come alive through spectacular multimedia projections on the Hudson River and its surroundings. Oursler’s work is partly inspired by the river’s many arms (or tributaries) converging together to feed the river, which mirrors the multilayered past and future of our culture and environment. More info on this free exhibition: https://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6645_tony_oursler_tear_of_the_cloud

  • Mickey's 90th Birthday Bash in Chelsea

    Some of our childhood heroes have already reached old age. Mickey Mouse, for example, is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. To honor the cartoon mouse’s legacy, Disney is opening an immersive exhibition in Chelsea, "Mickey: The True Original Exhibition." Renowned artists, such as Kenny Scharf, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Shinique Smith have created Mickey-inspired artworks, which will be showing in a temporary pop-up gallery. A few historic pieces and interactive installations will be on display as well. Happy Birthday!
    When: November 11, 2018 to February 10, 2019
    Where: 60 10th Ave. (Manhattan)
    Infos: partners.disney.com/mickey-the-true-original-exhibition

  • Eating For a Good Cause

    Piers 92 & 94 on the Hudson River will be transformed into a foodie mecca when the New York Wine and Food Festival descends upon the Big Apple Oct 10 – 14 with a good cause. The festival has raised 11.5 million this year to feed hungry, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the No Kid Hungry campaign and Food Bank For New York City to end childhood hunger – in America and NYC.
    The festival attracts celebrity chefs from across the globe, as well as, local culinary all-star chefs, restaurateurs and purveyors, who host events & competitions and prepare the world-class meals served in their highly sought-after restaurants for lucky ticket buyers. Festival attendees can sample a variety of foods, participate in cooking classes, mingle with other foodies, and feel good about having contributed to a worthy cause. More info & tickets: www.nycwff.org

  • New Development: The Spiral

    The construction of a new skyscraper, The Spiral, has commenced. As part of the gigantic development Hudson Yards, the twisty high-rise is developed based on the planes of architect Bjarke Ingels. It will span the entire New York block bounded by 10th Ave., Hudson Blvd, 34th St., and 35th St. As part of the atypical design, the glass facade will be punctuated by a series of vertical gardens, which will wrap around the 1,031 feet tall building. To fully experience this symbiosis of architecture and nature, we have to await the completion of the tower in 2022.

  • Designer Thomas Heatherwick Puts His Stamp on Chelsea's Skyline

    The design principal domineering most of New York's new real estate developments seem to be mirrored and seamless glass fronts. Naturally, the recently unveiled plans for the construction of two residential towers in Chelsea (Manhattan) drew particular attention. Their unusual look is mainly driven by the barrel-shaped windows, which reference the gridded exteriors of warehouses in the area. The building pair by British designer Thomas Heatherwick will flank the popular High Line Park and fascinate with stunning Hudson River views.