Category Archives: New York

News: Godfather Mansion For Sale

Godfather House

  The house where for a year and a half, Frances Ford Coppola and co. set-up camp to film interior and exterior shots for The Godfather is now up for sale. The estate, situated on Longfellow Avenue on Staten Island in New York City, has been the home of the Norris family for 50 years. The eight bedroom house also ... Read More »

The Inspiration of ‘Howl’

  As a radical youth, Ginsberg was famous in New York for being one of the founding leaders of the Beatnik generation but it wasn’t until his long-form, stream of consciousness poem ‘Howl’ was put to print that he became known all over America. Upon publication in a McCarthy era America, ‘Howl’ was deemed obscene and Ginsberg was put to ... Read More »

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps + NYC

  In 1987, Oliver Stone made his now iconic film Wall Street which epitomized the greed culture of 80s New York City. Even today, the villain of the film, Gordon Gekko is both reviled and revered along with his much quoted line- “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”   Now, 23 years later and in a time ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Photo courtesy of Cameron Wittig

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

Moonstruck + Travel

moonstruck

There are few movies that portray New York Italians with such care and passion as the 1987 film Moonstruck does with the Castorini family. The movie takes place in Brooklyn and Manhattan and chronicles the affairs of Loretta Castorini as she becomes engaged to Johnny Cammareri but falls in love with his wild, younger, brother Ronny- whom she calls a ... Read More »

When Harry Met Sally + Travel

When Harry met Sally

When you think of iconic love stories you think Romeo and Juliet, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind but if you are a baby boomer, you think When Harry Met Sally.   Not your typical “chick flick,” When Harry Met Sally follows the lives and complicated friendship and courtship of two not so great college friends as they live and work ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide To: Tribeca Film Festival

tribeca

  A week from today begins the 9th annual Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Robert De Niro as a way to revitalize lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. Since the festival’s conception, it has grown to be one of the world’s leading film festivals attracting filmmakers, musicians and artists from all around the world. Thinking about attending the festival this ... Read More »

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

Ghostbusters

One of our favorite sites to browse on a daily basis is Scouting New York, a blog chronicling the finds of Nick Carr, a New York City locations scout. His finds include impossible to see gargoyles on the tops of buildings, fading signs from yesteryear and hidden alleyways. When we first found the site we have to admit, we spent ... Read More »

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