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Spotlight On: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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  Opening on September 12, 2011—10 years after the devastating terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C.—the 9/11 Memorial will open publicly at the World Trade Center Complex in honor of those who died in the attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in the plane crash near Shanksville, PA, as well the six individuals who died in ... Read More »

Music Interview: Or Zubalsky, Bushwick, NYC

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  A Bushwick native via Israel, Or Zubalsky has been making music in Brooklyn for over six years. His music project is called Juviley, which has just released a new album out called Our Choices Rhyme. You can find the album in all the traditional places but you can also grab it on Juviley’s site via a video game. Or ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Ridgewood, NY

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  For history aficionados, New York is a treasure trove. And while one could spend a lifetime exploring the streets of Manhattan, the outter-boroughs offer a plethora of opportunities to see and experience the rich past that made this city great. Recently, we interviewed James T. Walsh about the art scene in the neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens. But besides having ... Read More »

Art Int: James T. Walsh, Ridgewood, NYC

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With the housing market slowly pushing renters further and further into the outerboroughs of New York City, more and more neighborhoods are seeing an infusion of young artists whom have come in search of inexpensive housing. The consequence of this influx of younger renters in cheaper neighborhoods is gentrification, as was the case in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: City Reliquary

City Reliquary February 2011 from Daydream Glacier on Vimeo.   Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for being on the cutting edge of trends, from fashion to the next big band to art. Helping bridge those communities with with the neighborhood’s past is the City Reliquary, a non-for-profit community museum and civic organization that in addition to a permanent collection of New ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Cindy Sherman

  Having grown-up a few miles from New York City, it wasn’t a far leap when photographer and film director Cindy Sherman moved into the city, working odd jobs to support herself and her burgeoning art career. Before Sherman became well-known for her conceptual portraits, many of herself, she was employed at The Artist’s Space in SoHo as a part-time ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Mark Rothko

  Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Russia, what is now Latvia, Mark Rothko is one of the forerunners of Abstract Expressionism, though it was a label he loathed to be grouped under. Rothko immigrated to Portland, Oregon from Russia at the age of 10 in 1913 but settled New York City when he was 20, after a brief two year stint ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Jackson Pollock

  A midwestern boy with a penchant for getting expelled from schools, Pollock moved to New York City in 1930 where along with his brother Charles, studied at the Art Students League of New York. In 1936, Pollock was introduced to the concept of liquid paint and thus began Pollock’s famous technique of laying out canvases on the floor in ... Read More »

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