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Chronicles: Andrew Carnegie’s Mansion

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  In 1898, Andrew Carnegie hedged a plot to move further north than was fashionable at the time to 91st Street and 5th Avenue. He wanted room, more room than the land that the other mansions of the day occupied could afford him. He wanted room for a garden and when it became time to design his home, he told ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrations: Today is National Left Hander’s Day, to celebrate, watch the famous, When Flanders Failed episode of the Simpsons and have some sympathy for all your left handed friends who in school, never was able to sit at a left handed desk or write in a notebook with the spiral on the correct side… “Fellows, I have a sinister ... Read More »

News: Work of Art at Brooklyn Museum

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  Last night, Bravo’s reality show Work of Art concluded with what the Los Angeles Times is calling an upset; artist Abdi won the big competition beating out forerunner Miles. Abdi wins not only $100,000, which he vowed to give to his mother, but also a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum.   The show ended last night with a ... Read More »

Chronicles: Who is Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

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Who is buried in Grant’s tomb is perhaps the lamest joke America has ever collectively created. The answer? No one is buried in Grant’s tomb because Grant wasn’t buried, he was entombed above ground along with his wife Julia. Told you it was lame.   When President Ulysses S. Grant died in 1885, over 1 million people attended his 7 ... Read More »

Spotlight on…La Boule Noire, Paris

  La Boule Noire is best known for nightly bringing non-Parisian music to Paris. They have hosted early shows by Metallica, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and Interpol in it’s small 300 person venue, offering an intimate experience with either soon to be huge bands or acts that are already packing halls three times the size of Le Boule Noire in ... Read More »

Chronicles: Wanna Buy a Bridge?

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  The Brooklyn Bridge by Frank Sinatra   The old joke, “If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell ya” has been around nearly as long as the Brooklyn Bridge itself, when early 19th century con-men George C. Parker and William McCloundy allegedly, successfully perpetrated this scam on unwitting tourists. The jab is a reminder of the lasting ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Gets an Update

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Paper Magazine writer Peter Davis recently noticed on his “street art safaris” around New York and L.A., a new artist had entered the scene with simple, beautiful, three color, drip paintings on walls and newspaper boxes. After some digging, Davis discovered these abstract works to be by actor, painter and filmmaker Greg Siff. Siff is creating the works to create ... Read More »

Music Interview: Niall Byrne + Dublin

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  In 2005, Niall Byrne founded the music blog Nialler9 as a place for him to discuss the music he loves, from folk to hip-hop. Since then, his well-crafted site and passion for music has led Nialler9 to become Ireland’s most popular music blog and for Niall to writing gigs at newpapers and magazines as well as a position on ... Read More »

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