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Chronicles: Barbizon Hotel for Women

The Barbizon Hotel for Women, built in 1927 and became the in symbol in New York of cultural change, as women began to come to the city for professional opportunities, but still wanted a “safe retreat” that felt like the family home. Located at 140 East 63rd Street, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in 1981 it was renovated ... Read More »

Chronicles: Governor’s Island

  Fishing haven for Native Americans, Dutch family farm, military garrison and idyllic parkland are all terms that have described Governor’s Island, which sits in between Brooklyn and Manhattan, right below the Financial District.   What was once land occupied and used mainly as a fishing port by the local Native American tribes, it was in the 1600s that the ... 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 »

Chronicles: Eldridge Street Synagogue

Opening its doors in 1887, The Eldridge Street Synagogue is one of the earliest synagogues in the U.S. Built by brother Peter and Francis William Herter, the brothers also constructed many other Lower East Side commission, into which they incorporated elements from the synagogue such as stars of David.   The synagogue’s grandious features were lauded in locals papers at ... Read More »

Chronicles: Castle Clinton

  In the early 1800s, tensions were high with the newly ousted British and to protect itself, America had started building forts along its capital, New York City. Castle Clinton, or the West Battery as it was then known, was one of those forts. The fort was built on a man made island right off the west coast of Manhattan ... Read More »

Chronicles: Gracie Mansion

  In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the City. Financial failure forced Gracie to sell his house, which then went through a series of owners until landing in the hands of the City of New York in 1896, which made its ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…BFI London Film Festival

The program for the 54th BFI London Film Festival, launched today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, showcases an array of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. Held over 16 days, the festival will screen a total of 197 features and 112 shorts, including 11 World, 23 International and 33 European premieres, many presented ... Read More »

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