My Summer With Jeff Koons


Anyone who knows me is well aware I never lack for conversation nor hesitate to share my opinions.  After all I am a born and bred New Yorker and we never hesitate to articulate our thoughts. After all, if you see something, say something!  But the work of the controversial artist Jeff Koons renders me […]

Visit The MOMA’s Sculpture Garden For Free


On a recent visit to the MOMA, I noticed the queuing system had changed…it seemed they were only checking tickets to go upstairs, rather than also on the ground floor of the museum…the floor that houses the sculpture garden.  I asked at the information desk, and sure enough, the garden is now free to the […]

Get Blown Away (Or Not) At The New Museum’s Exhibit “Here And Elsewhere”


{totally love this dishtowel hanging in the gift shop…says it all;-)} As Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, the New Museum is known for being THE destination for new art and new ideas.  And on top of that, the museum features the work of living artists, which we at UYC think it pretty awesome. {Sidenote: I’ll […]

That Time I Took A Selfie With Justin Timberlake


So last weekend I got to hang out with Johnny Depp, Brangelina, and Jennifer Aniston.  Oh, AND go on the set of some of my fave TV shows and films…Mad Men, I Love Lucy, and Jurassic Park.  Did I mention Beyonce and I danced a little diddy some of you may have heard once or […]

A Visit To The Real Winnie-The-Pooh In NYC


A lover of children’s literature, A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books were always in heavy rotation in my library as a child, and the cartoons played pretty much on repeat on our trusty VHS player.  That being said, I never pondered much on the origins of the 1920′s series, basically assuming it was the fictional creation of […]

A Visit To The Louis Armstrong House Museum

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“I urge you to hold tight to the banister as you walk up the stairs, just like Louis did for almost 30 years.  It’s the closest you’ll get to touching the legend.” …So starts the tour of Louis Armstrong’s house in Corona, Queens.  Unlike a lot of other museums in New York, this is the […]

A Stroll At The MET With “Walks Of New York”

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The great cities of the world – Rome, Paris, London, Istanbul – are true walking cities. I proudly add New York City to this illustrious list of capital cities. In order to know a city, you HAVE to walk its streets.  It’s that simple. Subways, railroads, cars, metros and buses will get you from here […]

Loving Right Now: “The Little Prince: A New York Story”

When you seen the following illustration, would you describe it as: a. a hat b. a mountain c. a fruit cake gone bad d. a boa constrictor digesting an elephant If you answered “d”, I have no need to convince you to run to the Morgan Library and Museum as quickly as possible to see […]

UYC’s Guide: 5 Upper Manhattan Museums You Won’t Want To Miss

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With the first documented visit by a European in 1524, it’s an understatement to say that New York City is filled with rich history. The City’s depth of museums alone could consume a visit with over 80 spread across the five boroughs – 60 on the island of Manhattan alone.   From the classic to […]

“The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” Exhibit At The NYPL

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For every child out there –and every adult, for that matter–there is a marvelous, memorable, heart-moving exhibition currently on display on the first floor of the main branch of the NYPL. “The ABC of it: Why Children’s Books Matter” lies directly in front of you, beautifully laid out after you stroll past those infamous lions, […]

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