1. The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens The Unisphere was built by the United States Steel Cooperation for the World’s Fair in 1964/65. It’s “dedicated to man’s aspirations toward peace through mutual understanding and symbolizing his achievements in an expanding universe”. A smaller version of it can be found at Columbus Circle in… Read More NYC. The 15 best public art pieces in New York City.
I was supposed to fly to New York in a few days, but I just got a job offer I can’t decline and had to cancel my flight. 😦 Though I’m a bit sad about not heading back to New York, more work means more money and that means more travels in the future. 🙂… Read More NYC. Things to do in New York in Summer.
A bunch of pictures I’ve taken during my two weekends in NYC in May (recaps are here and here).
I got back to NYC from Chicago around noon on Friday and checked into my hotel on the Bowery: the Bowery House where I had already stayed last year in May. The Bowery House is a former flop house which was made into a stylish hotel. The location is perfect: on the Bowery between East Houston… Read More NYC. A weekend in the city. (May 2016 recap)
From Madrid I flew straight to JFK and was lucky enough to get through immigration within 45 minutes! A new record for me at JFK, I rememberd the lines to be much longer during last vistits. For this weekend I stayed at International Student Redisidence on 341 Broadway in Williamsburg, right a the Marcy Avenue stop.… Read More NYC. A weekend in May – recap
One of my favourite past-times in New York is visiting one of the many flea and/or food markets on the weekend, such as the Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg or Hell’s Kitchen Flea. During my last visit I got to visit the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side and the LIC Flea & Food in Queens… Read More NYC. Markets: Hester Street Fair and L.I.C. Flea & Food
The Revson Fountain in the middle of the Plaza of Lincoln Center is one of my favourite spots to chill in NYC, especially in the evening when you can watch people going to or coming from the opera or ballet and families, friends or couples that live nearby just spending time together outside. The… Read More NYC. Manhattan. At the Lincoln Center fountain at night.
Most of the murals in Little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods are curated by The L.I.S.A. Project; a “non-profit organization bringing together a diverse group of street artists to historic Mulberry Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City to create Manhattan’s first and only mural district”. More information here: lisaprojectnyc.org
Today is the first really hot and sunny day in Cologne, Germany and the first time I’m able to got to the park and lay in the sun this year. Hopefully it’ll stay like this for the next weeks and months, but I’m not holding my breath. Thankfully I got to enjoy some really sunny and… Read More NYC. Sunny days.
Since September last year Midtown Manhattan has one more public art piece on view: the “Hope” sculpture by american artist Robert Indiana on the corner of 7th Avenue and 53rd Street. His iconic “LOVE red blue” sculpture is just around the corner: at 6th Avenue and 54th street.