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Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales

Mario Gonzales paints monsters and men. There’s little difference between them in his edgy, intriguing work. Famous for his tagline When it Reigns, I’m Poor, Mario makes art that speaks to the city.

Crixtover Edwin

Crixtover Edwin

A focused figurative artist, Crixtover Edwin paints magical portraits. This painter bridges the fantasy reality gap with a delicate touch and bright details.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

New Yorkers know the name Dyckman. But many aren’t aware that this notoriety started with Dyckman Farmhouse. Luckily, it endures as a vital, engaging museum in Upper Manhattan.

The Met Cloisters – NYC

The Met Cloisters – NYC

The Met Cloisters graces Upper Manhattan with art, peace, and quiet. Not a religious place, it still feels like a spiritual sanctuary. That’s thanks to the calming spaces and extraordinary art collection.

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio

WaterColor by Antonio lifts and lightens bodies with his work. There’s profound depth as well. That’s because strong lines and archetypal themes ground the work.

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Lott House – Brooklyn

The Henrick I. Lott House makes the long trek into Deep South Brooklyn well worthwhile. This 1719 home itself makes history.

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Randi Matushevitz – Ugly Portraits

Los Angeles painter, Randi Matushevitz reminds us badass babes are ageless. Her Ugly Portraits thrill me in a world buried behind cuteness filters.

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

Lefferts Family Farmhouse

The Lefferts family continue to influence Brooklyn today. That’s thanks to their family storyteller, Gertrude. Her books and stories give us a better picture of Brooklyn history

Nathan McKenney

Nathan McKenney

Painter Nathan McKenney, AKA @early_touch, creates engrossing artwork. If you love to dive into a painting and get lost in multiple meanings, this is the painter for you.

Fraunces Tavern Museum Thrills

Fraunces Tavern Museum Thrills

American History resonates throughout Fraunces Tavern. Sons of Liberty plotted our Revolutionary War. Then at its end, George Washington bid his troops farewell here.

Tina Barney – Photographer

Tina Barney – Photographer

Tina Barney takes pictures of people in their comfort zones. But I love her most because she taught me how to look at photography as art.

Federico Clapis – Sculptor

Federico Clapis – Sculptor

I’ve long been obsessed with secret babies and taboos. Thus, my love for artist Federico Clapis. His babies aren’t the polished perfection of society’s status quo.

Alice Austen House Museum

Alice Austen House Museum

Iconoclast Alice Austen captured her world with a keen photographer’s eye. Ahead of her time, Austen started taking pictures at only ten years old. Lucky for us, she never stopped.

Michelle Albala Makes Sexy Art

Michelle Albala Makes Sexy Art

Artist Michelle Albala grew up in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Florence, and California. She started making sexy art in NYC after art school. Then Michelle found a new inspiration in Tahitian pearls and African gems. Thus, she now also creates fine jewelry as wearable art.

Veterans Memorials in Battery Park NYC

Veterans Memorials in Battery Park NYC

Veterans Day only comes once a year. But memorials are with us every day. In fact, Battery Park in lower Manhattan teems with veterans memorials.

Halloween Paintings by Cecilia Garcia de Lama

Halloween Paintings by Cecilia Garcia de Lama

Halloween brings ghosts and ghouls to our front door. Why not our paintings too? Check these out from Cecilia Garcia de Lama.

Brick House – Simone Leigh – Sculptor

Brick House – Simone Leigh – Sculptor

A powerful woman awaits on 10th Avenue Highline bridge – Brick House. She’s Simone Leigh’s glorious sculpture at 30th Street.

Your Little Red Lighthouse

Your Little Red Lighthouse

‪The Little Red Lighthouse, a 40 foot wonder, saved lives along the Hudson River. In the 1800s, the river teamed with boats doing New York City business.

Pompeii Body Casts

Pompeii Body Casts

If the concept of Pompeii creeps you out, you should still go. We’ve all heard the tragic story of Pompeii. But misconceptions are prevalent.

Philipsburg Manor – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Philipsburg Manor – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Philipsburg Manor nestles beautifully in historic Sleepy Hollow, New York. It lies about a half hour train ride outside upper Manhattan. This landmark estate tour isn’t like the others.

Tom Otterness – The Real World Sculptures

Tom Otterness – The Real World Sculptures

Tom Otterness charms with The Real World. Bronze whimsical miniature figures tell funny stories. But there’s an undercurrent of conflict too.