NEW YORK GRAFFITI & STREET ART: The Bronx & Brooklyn

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The Bronx & Brookyn, NY 21nov17

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NEW YORK CITY POP-UP ART: BLISS by URS FISCHER

Swedish sculptor Urs Fischer created a clay bust of Katy Perry called “BLISS,” and people are invited to interact with the piece and make their own creations on it and around it: 

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22nov17 39 Spring Street, SoHo, New York City

NEW YORK CITY: BELONG? LOVED? REJECTED?

“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.” ― Roman Payne

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James A. Farley Post Office Building. Opened in 1914.

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On the left, trump International Hotel and Tower. In the center: 30-ft silver globe.

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“Diabetic Awareness through Art” by AppletonPictures.

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Artist: DAIN
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Chinatown
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Artist: Jerkface

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17nov17. New York City, NY

NEW YORK CITY STREET ART: ROBOT LADY OF LEISURE by PIXEL PANCHO

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Pixel Pancho is a renowned street artist from Turin, Italy. 

16nov17. Chelsea, NYC. 10th Ave & 22nd St.

SETAUKET, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: SIMPLY REVOLUTIONARY

Inspired by my recent viewing of AMC’s “TURN,” about the Culper Spy Ring (for George Washington), I wanted to visit some of the remnants of that extraordinary time when the bravest of souls fought tirelessly for our ultimate freedom from British rule:

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The Brewster House. Caleb Brewster is an American hero and he lived in this home. It was originally built in 1655!
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This is the gravesite of Abraham “Abe” Woodhull, a friend of Washington’s, and arguably the greatest spy in the Culper Ring. This is located on the grounds of the Setauket Presbyterian Church.
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Setauket Presbyterian Church. Built in 1674. After Washington lost the Battle of Long Island in Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, the British took over all of Long Island and they made this church their garrison. 
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Caroline Church. Built in 1729.

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10nov17. Long Island, New York.

HARLEM, NEW YORK: MAKE HARLEM BLACK AGAIN.

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…opened its doors in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, and it became the Apollo in 1934, when it was opened to black patrons – previously it had been a whites-only venue. 

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a baptist pastor and a politician who represented Harlem in the House of Representatives. He was the first person of African-American descent to be elected from New York to Congress.

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28oct17 Harlem, New York

NEW YORK CITY: PERMANENTLY CONFUSED

“Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.” ― George Saunders

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25oct17. Lower East Side, NYC

NEW YORK: SOLITARY

“Solitary. But not in the sense of being alone. Not solitary in the way Thoreau was, for example, exiling himself in order to find out where he was; not solitary in the way Jonah was, praying for deliverance in the belly of the whale. Solitary in the sense of retreat. In the sense of not having to see himself, of not having to see himself being seen by anyone else.” ― Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude

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Miami-based artist Mitrooper

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Legend Marky Ramone at Arlene’s Grocery in Lower East Side
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Brooklyn
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Nelson Mandela by Dave Hollier in Brooklyn

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October2017. New York City, Lower East Side, & Brooklyn, NY