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Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: It’s Columbus Day this weekend and that means that in New York City will be the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian heritage. Head to 5th Avenue Monday morning to check out the festivities and make sure to stop by Great Hall at Grand Central Station to catch a glimpse of the new Maserati on display.   Watch: ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Statue of Liberty

Is Liberty Island, whereupon the Statue of Liberty sits, in New York or New Jersey? The neverending debate rages on but according to geographers, a sadly for New Yorkers, the island that is one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions, for which people will wait for hours to see and allow themselves to be patted down and searched, is in ... Read More »

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 »

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