Capitalist Christmas 2017

My annual survey of amazing goods and decorations in Manhattan. You can't escape the Greeks (and why would you want to?) The windows you shouldn't miss are at Louis Vuitton…

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Guest Post: Zenos Frudakis and Quent Cordair On Public Sculptures

I posted my thoughts on the removal of sculptures back in September, as "Politics and Portrait Sculptures." At around the same time Bill de Blasio formed the Mayoral Advisory Commission on…

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Carving Out an Unlikely Writing Niche

Some of my greatest inspiration and encouragement has come from hearing how other writers carved out their niches — so here’s why I’ve been writing about outdoor sculptures in New York City…

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Wrought Iron in New York

One of the things I love about New York is the way protection, in the form of gates, window guards, fences, etc., has been made gorgeous. Here are some of…

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Recuerdo Staten Island

The (relatively) new Staten Island Ferry Terminal is decorated with excerpts from Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1922 poem "Recuerdo" ("I remember" or "souvenir"). The views from the terminal and the…

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Favorite Photos of 2016

A selection from among the hundreds of photos I took last year. All copyright (c) 2016 Dianne L. Durante More Want wonderful art delivered weekly to your inbox? Members of…

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Capitalist Christmas, 2016

Jewelry on Madison Avenue, in the 60s More on Madison Avenue Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue at 59th Tiffany, Fifth Avenue at 57th St. Time Warner Center Rockefeller Center New York…

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New York, New York (Hamilton 13)

New York is the greatest city in the world: no argument from me about that. But greatness has to start somewhere ... Here's the Dutch settlement at the southern end of…

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New Tappan Zee Bridge

Did you ever wonder why the Tappan Zee Bridge was built at the Hudson River's widest point? To be as close to New York City as possible, without being within 25 miles…

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