Category: New York City

Menu for the Last Supper, Chelsea Edition

The Last Supper menu: Is that a baked potato or a dinner roll? This image of the Last Supper is on display at Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bermard Church on West 14 Street in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini. http://bashfuladventurer.com #BashfulAdventurer

What Did Jesus Eat? Almost as interesting as observing how Jesus Christ is depicted in art (some places, he’s a white guy who looks a bit like a hippie; sometimes he is a Viking; sometimes he is shorter and a…

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Churches of New York City: Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bernard

The colorful fence at Our Lady of Guadalupe at Saint Bernard Church on West 14 Street in New York City beckons visitors. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Spiritual Sanctuary on West 14 Street, Manhattan The bluish-greenish gates of a church on West 14 capture the attention of the Brawny Sherpa and me as we are heading vaguely back uptown after a visit to the High Line in…

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Puparazzi in Pursuit

Paparazzi Dogs in Greenwich Village, New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

New York City Street Art Makes the Viewer its Focus Sculptures of photographers doggedly pursuing their subject—so much so that they have developed snouts and floppy ears—are positioned at the intersection of West Eighth Street, Avenue of the Americas, and…

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What to do at Manhattan’s Bowling Green

There is plenty of Alexander Hamilton to see in lower Manhattan. Here, an image of the Trinity Church graveyard where Hamilton is buried. The statue depicts a judge, not Hamilton. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Seeing New York City One Subway Stop at a Time From my catalogue of good ideas is the notion of exploring a city one subway stop at a time. This approach works well with a city in which you happen…

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Stasis in Sculpture

Umberto Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

David Stands, but Unique Forms of Continuity in Space Rocks As much as I love Michelangelo’s David (that stone! that body!), it’s a work of art that’s made to be adored. And indeed it is. David just stands there, commanding…

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Madison Square Convenience

Venue Tourism: Selecting New York City's Stewart Hotel for its convenience to Madison Square Garden. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Manhattan Hotel near the Garden Staying overnight in the city so the Brawny Sherpa and one of the youthful adventurers can attend a hockey game, we book a stay at the Stewart Hotel sheerly for its location. Sited less…

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Matisse: Practice/Perfection

A portion of Henri Matisse's Dance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The work was a study for the final version, which is at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The Dance in New York and Russia Henri Matisse’s Dance works appear in practice form in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in their final version in its Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The work was…

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Manhattan Blue Man

You never know when you'll come across the blue man. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Sculpture on the City Streets Some days, I think I see Batman everywhere. Some days, I just see the man in blue. It’s not always Batman. This blue man, at Sixth Avenue and West 53rd Street in Manhattan, is called…

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Strolling Fifth Avenue in New York City

A must-see on any visit to New York City: Rockefeller Center. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Sites to See on a Day Trip or a Longer Visit The Big Apple, a city of dreams for visitors of all ages, is also a city so vast that there will never be sufficient time to see everything no…

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Extraneous Learning at Duarte Square

What is a statue of the founder of the Dominican Republic doing on New York City's Sixth Avenue? Photo credit: L. Tripoli

History from the Dominican Republic to New York City On a walk from Soho to Little Italy, apropos of nothing, I come across a statue of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founder of the Dominican Republic. Why here? I wonder. I…

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