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YankeesSubway from 1917, pressed into service to help Yankee fans get to The Stadium on time.

JLee18GreenbergDavidLigare2BurtGlinnGallery Night at the Fuller Building — September 12, 2018

Highlights included works by Jungin Lee, David Ligare and Burt Glinn.

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StreetArt18-CrashShe (the driver) didn’t even get a ticket. He (the bicyclist) barely survived.

NYNOW18At the Javits Center through 8/15.

An unarmed black man, Jamill Jones, killed Sander Szabo, an unarmed white man, with one punch in Long Island City (8/5) — after Szabo mistakenly knocked on Jones’ car window, thinking it was his Uber car. Jones was charged with third-degree assault and released without having to post any bail. New York State law allows for perps who kill people — with one punch, to walk.

For some African Americans in New York, it seems the only thing worse than being disregarded by taxis is being mistaken for one.

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MisfitHiveMisfitHive3MisfitHive4MisfitHive5DonaldHendricksCraig Fox and his crew of comedy misfits are working it out in Woodside — at the Project For Living Artists — in a collaboration that offers a platform for arting of all types.

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PrideDay18“A man’s pride will bring him low. But a humble spirit will obtain honor.” Proverbs 29:23

GOK-NYBGThe City of New York is seeking female candidates, to honor with a statue in Central Park. We recommend the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), who spent several decades of her long and fruitful life in NYC — and as a true feminist worked hard, was excellent at what she did, and helped men to be better.

The photo is from a recent Georgia O’Keeffe talk at the New York Botanical Garden.

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NYBG-GOK1NYBG-GOK2In 1939, the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent 3 months painting in Hawaii, as part of an artist series commissioned by the Dole Pineapple Company. Two of her Hawaii pictures (out of 20 made) were used in print ads for the company. The New York Botanical Garden has recently brought together the fruits of O’Keeffe’s time in Hawaii, in a show that runs through October 28, 2018.NYBG-GOKEspecially noteworthy are the “Waterfall” paintings, which seem more personal, prefiguring O’Keeffe’s important “Black Place” paintings of the 1940s.

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Elmhurst, NY – June 1, 2018

ClassOf2018Last class of Millennials (born 1981-1996).

AK-5thAveAnselm Kiefer in Rockefeller Center.

Sotheby's-SafeThe man’s “I Am Safe” t-shirt belies the proliferation of copies and fakes being sold by NYC auction houses these days. Copies and fakes have always been around, what’s new is the extent to which auction houses are centering their businesses on bogus lots, while opting not to present more legitimate works.

 

GrandCentralGrandCentral2Grand Central Station – May 15, 2018

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BalletHispanicoCarolineHerreraBallet Hispanico, the Latin Dance organization, held their Carnaval Gala 2018 on Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel. Honorees included Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Carolina Herrera, and Marcos Torres.

NYIFF18aShakespeareWallahThe Indo-American Arts Council is presenting the 18th New York Indian Film Festival this week, at Village East, with seven days of screenings (78 films), post-screening discussions, panels and after-parties. This year’s line-up includes tributes to Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor, along with Oscar winning filmmaker James Ivory.

TEFAF18TEFAF18bTEFAF18cAt the Park Avenue Armory through May 8.

Artwork (top): John Currin, Gagosian Gallery; (bottom): Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

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DanielRichDanielRich3DanielRich2Daniel Rich at Peter Blum Gallery.

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NYAutoShow18cNYAutoShow18bNYIAS18dHyundai execs at the New York International Auto Show, which runs through 4/8 at the Javits Center. Their KIA K900 (bottom photo), designed to compete with BMW and Audi, was unveiled today.

Wine-Nusserhof2Nusserhof — old world wines from the South Tyrol (autonomous region of northern Italy) well suited to celebrate the new life of Easter.

Mayr family wines, made with local/ancient varietals, including: Lagrein, Schiava, Teroldego, and Blatterle are heavenly, but can be found locally at Astor Wines & Spirits in NYC.

SalmagundiClub2SalmagundiClubSalmagundiClub3From the Salmagundi SCNY Fine Art Centennial Exhibition & Sale, which concludes March 23.

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A bit of a donnybrook is playing out in the FDNY as ‘progressive’ politicians seek to fill the ranks (previously dominated by Irish males) with greater numbers of women and people of color — lowering standards in some cases to do so — thereby jeopardizing public safety. In recent weeks there have been numerous fatalities in fires throughout NYC, where FDNY response may have played a part, with possible causes ranging from incompetent newbies to dispirited vets.

When the Irish came to New York they were treated worse than black people, doing work that slave owners wouldn’t let their slaves do. Some advanced and climbed out of their misery through education, hard work, and being excellent. Sure there was corruption (see Tammany Hall), but mostly the Irish got ahead by deserving to get ahead, which should be true for everyone, especially in life and death jobs. But for that, leaders need to teach goodness. Relying on fraud and force, to deliver illusory progress, is harmful for everyone.

The good news is that some of the newbies are up to the job, and salty Irish vets of the FDNY, perhaps inspired by St. Patrick (himself a former slave), are making them welcome.

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