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Life in a Tenement in the Late 1800s: Have Things Changed Much?

As I sit here waiting for Hurricane Sandy to arrive and bracing for the potential flooding of our basement again, I thought that I would write about my experience living in NYC over the past 15 years and compare it to the stories I heard from the guide at the Tenement Museum on the Lower […]

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I’m Back From a Crack House Bingefest

Okay. Sorry to all those people who were actually paying attention to what I was writing. If there is in fact anyone out there who reads these rants. If you are out there, please comment to encourage me to continue. I’d imagine there are people who don’t live in NYC who may be interested. So […]

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Staircase at Giorgio Armani: Classic 2010 Architecture

Massimiliano Fuksas is the name of the architect who designed the grand staircase in the newly renovated Giorgio Armani Store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. It is the centerpiece of the store, overshadowing even the clothing designer himself. The design can be considered representative of what has become a movement in architecture. Pushing the limits […]

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Art School Redux: Maya Lin at Pace Wildenstein

Monolithic. Topographic. Singular. The show is very impressive. This is definitely a blue chip show, at a blue chip gallery, from a blue chip artist. The reason that I bring this up is because, initially this show immediately overwhelms the senses, in its scale, and its poetry. It is representative of what Maya Lin is […]

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