New York

New York art book fair 2016

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Toothpicker

MoMa PS1, Queens
As a newbie to art book fairs, I had no idea what to expect at the New York art book fair hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1 in Queens. I have visited the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2015 (there wasn't one this year), but [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Shopping, Travel, New York, Read & write, books, Publishing, illustrated books & zines, Book fair and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, books, New York, illustrated books & zines, New York art book fair

What the heck happened to Newburgh?

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Toothpicker

The derelict Greek Revival style Dutch Reformed Church was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1835
The fate of a city often resembles the life cycle of a person. A city may experience prosperity for a few decades/ centuries; but one day, it may be destroyed due to wars or natural disasters, or [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, New York, Social issues, Architectural conservation, gentrification and was tagged with architecture, New York, heritage, Architectural conservation, gentrification, Newburgh

Art & nature at Storm King Art Center

Posted on September 18, 2016 by Toothpicker


Scenery on the way to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor
My trip to New York was split between staying in the city and spending time with my good friend and her family in Connecticut, and without a doubt it was the best way to enjoy what New York REALLY has [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, New York, Art, Gardens & parks, contemporary, Sculptures, American art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, nature, cycling, New York, contemporary art, sculpture park, american art

Kiosk & shops in NYC

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Toothpicker

Quite a few years ago, I discovered the independent concept store, Kiosk, located in Tribeca, NYC. I love the concept of showcasing and selling a range of products sourced during their travels from all over the world in a rotating exhibition format. The sourced products are mostly everyday objects that reflect the [...]

This post was posted in Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, New York, Visual merchandising and was tagged with shopping, New York, Shopping guide, visual merchandising

Art exhibitions in New York ( Fall 2012)

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Toothpicker

Tatzu Nishi's Discovering Columbus at Columbus Circle
Whenever I am in New York, I would spend at least 2 days visiting art exhibitions because like London, there is always so much too see! I usually prefer to visit the less touristy museums/ galleries, but on this trip, due to the limited time, I [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, New York, Art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, New York

And when we danced...

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Toothpicker

Milonga at the Ukrainian East Village restaurant
Although I learned tango in London, it is not my favourite place to dance, many leaders are too serious, unfriendly and the overall level is very mixed ( my personal opinion). I have never been to Buenos Aires, but I have danced in different cities and [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Tango, Dance, New York and was tagged with tango, New York

New York blues

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Toothpicker

A few months ago, knowing that I would have a few busy months ahead of X'mas, I decided to spend my last 'holiday' of 2012 in New York. I once lived in this city and since moving back to London, I would return regularly until work took over two years ago. My [...]

This post was posted in Food & dining, Travel, New York and was tagged with Food & dining, New York

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