Nature Punishes

At the center (of the epicenter) of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s worth noting the role that “dirtiness,” at various levels, has played in the spread of coronavirus in Queens, NY and beyond. Commentators like pointing to poverty and inequality as dominant factors in the high numbers of Covid-19 cases in certain NYC neighborhoods. And yet in Queens — from Jackson Heights to Elmhurst, Corona…

March of Death

Elmhurst, NY – March 29, 2020 The FDA is approving Hydroxycloroquine for “critical Covid-19 patients.” But experience from the front lines says, Covid patients need to be given Hydroxycloroquine and Azithromycin (along with zinc) early on in the process, to be effective — before they are critical and intubated. A nurse at Elmhurst Hospital told LE: that “no” intubated Covid patient (on a ventilator),…

CV-19 GZ WTF

Elmhurst Hospital – March 25, 2020 On a day that saw 13 deaths, from Covid-19, in their ICU, Elmhurst Hospital is still allowing patients to die, without receiving meds such as hydroxycloroquine. The drug is efficacious and safe when dosed properly and used in concert with arithromycin. The manufacturer, Novartis, has even offered to donate 130 million tablets to treat Covid-19 patients. To really…

Death Comes For NY

“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows…And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:7-8, 12-13 Now is the time to reconcile with God and…

Heralds Of Spring

“From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we tend,– Path, motive, guide, origin and end.” — Boethius

Corona Busters

March 15, 2020 – Elmhurst, New York Covid-19 busters shouldn’t be society busters. The health care system, at least in NYC is already overwhelmed by the virus. Further interventions to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” in order to save the healthcare system are likely to be self (society) defeating  — killing society to save society. New Yorkers live cheek by jowl, asshole…

The Wor(l)d Matters

From the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, including a speech by Martin Luther King and architectural drawings for the World Trade Center.

‘Venice Recalled’

With coronavirus (Covid-19) sickening Italy, the photographs of Bernhardt Hildebrandt arrive offering a meditation on movement through time — what endures and what passes away. At Barbara Mathes Gallery through March 27.

NY NOW

At the Javits Center through February 5.

The Winter Show

Antiques, art and design at the Park Avenue Armory through February 2, 2020.

Ode To Highway 61

Acclaimed actress Jessica Lange is also a visual artist, behind the camera. Her recent book Highway 61, filled with soul and melancholy, documents the fabled highway from Minnesota to Louisiana. Lange noted that “long stretches of 61 are empty, forlorn as if in mourning for what has gone missing — the hometowns, the neighborhoods, family farms, factories and mills.” Photographs from the project can…

Salon Art & Design

Through November 18 at the Park Avenue Armory.

TEFAF

The European Fine Art Foundation at the Park Avenue Armory through Nov. 5.

IFPDA

The International Fine Print Dealers Association annual fair runs through October 27 at the Javits Center.

Female Gaze

Photo Plus, at the Javits Center through October 26.

Point-to-Point

The “Epoch Center,” a group show, at The Living Artist in Woodside (38-02 61st St.) through September 26.

Colony Collapse

Surly and sullen.

EID

Mount Everest Day

Da Ongchhu, Sherpa, has summited Mt. Everest seven times.

All Is One

With Pelosi and Trump accusing each other of being “crazy,” Americans are finding the only thing that unites them is mental illness. Enter Misfit Hive, a comedy troupe in Woodside that features (self-professed) mentally-ill comedians, performing and raising money for their like-minded neighbors.

$91,100,000 Rabbit

Artwork: Jeff Koons

Continuum

Frank Stella at Christie’s.

Ballet Hispanico Gala 2019

With the theme: Uniting-Inspiring One Dance at a Time, Ballet Hispanico held their 2019 Carnaval Gala last evening at the Plaza. Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, was honored.

tefaf

At the Park Avenue Armory through May 7.

Death-On-Wheels

This year’s New York International Auto Show (through April 28) presents countless vehicles that go fast, all while distracting, disrupting and disabling drivers to the point where they want/need to be driven by robots.

AOC In the Zone

Congresswoman Alezandria Ocasio-Cortez was joined by NY State Senator Michael Gianaris at the Woodside Library today, for a constituent meet-and-greet. LE asked both about the large numbers of New Yorkers leaving the city and state, and what they proposed to do about it? He said “infrastructure” projects. She said more taxes for the wealthiest and less for everyone else. With unbridled capitalism (especially REITS),…

Asian Art Week

The ongoing story with Asian art, especially Chinese art, is the restrictiveness on the part of various parties as to what is acceptable.