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Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

On Location: Rockefeller Center

Home Alone 2 (1992)

Nothing kicks off the holidays quite like the lighting of America’s most famous evergreen—the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tradition goes back all the way to the 1930s, when workers at the Rock Center construction site set up their own tree on Christmas Eve. By 1933 it was an annual tradition. Since that first 20-foot tree, each year’s celebration has ... Read More »

Where the Artists Lived: L.E.S. and East Village

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Last week we told you about an exhibition at the New Museum highlighting the artists who came up around New York City’s Bowery in the 1970s and ’80s. If that show left you wanting more secrets from the New York art scene, let’s head to the Lower East Side and East Village to take a look at the artists who ... Read More »

Andy Warhol’s New York

  Since the 1960s, Andy Warhol has served as the consummate image of the artist: glamorous, iconic, enigmatic. Is it any wonder that he has shaped generations of artists after him?   Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art is examining the artist’s lasting legacy with Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The exhibition, which runs from September 18 through December ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Andy Warhol Museum

6 - The Andy Warhol Museum, front facade, 1994, photo by Paul Rocheleau, 300 dpi

A controversial genius and one of the most famous American artists in the past century, Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with modern art and ingenuity. Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh to Slovakian immigrants, Andy Warhol would rise to become the leading figure in the artistic movement Pop Art. His artistic career began while a student of commercial art at the ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Fraunces Tavern

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Built in 1719, Fraunces Tavern was originally an elegant home for the merchant Stephan DeLancy and his family. But when tavern-keepe, Samuel Fraunces bought the building in 1762 and christened it with his name, the building became transformed into one of the most popular taverns in the area. Located on the corner of Pearl and Broad streets, the tavern played ... Read More »

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center

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Never had dripping paint onto canvas been so revolutionary until Jackson Pollock, dubbed by Time magazine as “Jack the Dipper”, declared it as art. Stating that his masterpieces were never by accident but a purposeful vision, and ignoring the parameters of using only an easel and brush to create art, Pollock became a prominent figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. ... Read More »

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