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

Fraunces Tavern Museum

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

Sister Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy Beckett

I didn’t know Sister Wendy was my hero until she died last year. Beckett, an art-obsessed nun, was certainly one of my favorite people. And I knew I loved her. But it wasn’t until she left this mortal coil that I found out how deeply.

Best Art and Photography Books

Best Art and Photography Books

An exceptional coffee table book can change your life. In fact, the best art book in my collection did exactly that. Several of my photography books are life-changers too.

Tina Barney

Tina Barney

Tina Barney takes pictures of people in their comfort zones. But I love Tina Barney because she taught me about photography.

Federico Clapis

Federico Clapis

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

Alice Austen House

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. In fact, she took about 8,000 pictures all over the world. Before her death, Life…

Albala Makes Sexy Art

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.

See Liberty: Mother of Exiles

See Liberty: Mother of Exiles

Of course, not everybody can come to NYC for Lady Liberty. But we can all see this statue. That’s thanks to a new documentary, Liberty: Mother of Exiles

Veterans Day Memorials

Veterans Day Memorials

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.

Conference House

Conference House

Conference House is a treasure trove for history lovers. Its parlor set stage for a Revolutionary War treaty that Ben Franklin and John Adams both attended.

Halloween Painting

Halloween Painting

Halloween brings ghosts and ghouls to our front door. Why not our paintings too?

Brick House

Brick House

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 CASTS

POMPEII 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

Philipsburg Manor

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

Tom Otterness – The Real World

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

Merchant’s House Museum

Merchant’s House Museum

Imagine capturing a hundred years in a townhouse time capsule. That’s what it’s like at the Merchant’s House Museum, thanks to Gertrude Tredwell.

La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia represents the culmination of Antoni Gaudi’s mastery. This glorious church lives and breathes. It’s a sacred place, even for a heathen like me.

American Indian Museum

American Indian Museum

The Smithsonian American Indian Museum in NYC stays open 365 days a year with free admission. Its iconic marble statues depict four continents as women.

SAYING YES WORKS

SAYING YES WORKS

Opportunities come to those who say “Yes”. That’s how saying Yes works. It’s not because of positivity. Yes works much harder than that.