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A New York Christmas! Empire State Building Lights UP Bryant Park’s Winter Village’s Holiday Shops

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On a Rainy Day and Night, the Glistening Eternal Beacon of New York
— the Empire State Building —

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Peeks through Buildings and….

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Lights the 42nd Street Bryant Park Holiday Shops and Shoppers.

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Shops open until January 7 make a cozy setting of Christmas Cheer around the Skating Rink….

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and City Skyscrapers….

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and Bryant Park Christmas Tree….

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Is there a point in noting the “Christmas Tree in the Sky” similarity?
…..That’s the point!

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Light Shows are at 7 pm.

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Even More Beautiful in the misty rainy cloudy fog…..

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A New “Beautiful” Shines on in the Gorgeous Lighting Extravaganzas that Crown
our city in the show called  “A Christmas in New York”  On with the Show!

“Picturing Central Park”: Amazing Debut Show of Artist Janet Ruttenberg at the Museum of the City of NY

Detail of Janet Ruttenberg's Painting

Janet Ruttenberg has a special vision of New York’s Central Park that is on view at the Museum of the City of New York at Fifth Ave and 101rd St. Does anyone see “L’Dejeuner sur L’herbe” by Manet here!? or “”Le Grande Jatte” by Seurat ? But it is pure contemporary Janet Ruttenberg….giving us her gift of these amazing creations of New York’s Central Park…. This is a must-see show for garden and art lovers… in fact, for everyone who loves parks and public spaces, and I hope that means everyone!

Janet Ruttenberg's Picturing Central Park

Her Fans, among them, George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, helped this show become a reality…. Janet Ruttenberg, being dedicated to her work and process, did not seek to show her work throughout her lifetime. The art lovers of NYC made this happen. Her work is monumental in scale. Did I mention that she is 82 years old? Truly a tribute to her lifelong devotion to her creative pursuits. Hinting at Art History’s great iconic images of people in parks and gardens, her gatherings of humans and nature give art references that are submerged and re-emerge to the viewer’s delight….. “Gatherings” is a monograph book about her work and the exhibit by Pointed Leaf Press. Her rich color sensibility and draftsmanship and grand conceptualizations let you “Walk” into her reality of our Central Park’s great expanse of Sheep’s Meadow…..

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This is where I met Janet Ruttenberg a year ago working on a large watercolor she rolled out by a large tree… She, being at one with her subject,
gazed out and observed the glowing light on Sheep Meadow!

Janet Ruttenberg's Sheep's Meadow

And when you see her work, you will see this green expanse filled to the rim with masses of the people of NYC planted into this  great lawn in a vision of humanity in harmony …. her unique vision of NY’s humanity in its paradise of Central Park…. and the paradise of art!

Brooklyn: Williamburg’s “New Domino” to Dumbo’s Brooklyn Designs

Williamburg Waterfront's old Domino Sugar Factory in plans to be converted to a mixed

Williamburg Waterfront’s old iconic Domino Sugar Factory is going to be transformed into a mixed use Residential and Commercial Property at the foot of the Williamburg’s Bridge. The working model is on display at the American Institute of Architecture Center at LaGuardia Place, NY. Rafael Vinoly, the master planner and architect, introduced his project at the Center April 22, 2010.  Transforming it from a decaying waterfront eyesore to an important residential architectural development for New Yorkers is an important step for the Brooklyn Waterfront and  for Williamsburg and  how it relates to the Manhattan side of the East River. What a beautiful civic structure to behold from Manhattan.

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The new glass and brick Structures surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

The new glass and brick buildings surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

The Brooklyn’s design scene is booming and BKLYN DESIGNS™, New York’s premier exhibition of designers of contemporary furnishings and home accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, gave thousands of visitors the opportunity to be at the pulse of the borough’s cutting-edge design scene.  BKLYN DESIGNS attendees got a first look at new work from over 45 of the borough’s best designers including 10 never-before-seen exhibitors launching at the show.  The three-day show, which took place May 7-9 at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.  The full rundown of events and activities can be found at www.bklyndesigns.com/events.

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculpture Contraptions

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculptural Contraptions....www.palosamko.com

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo......

GardenSpiritsNY loves Brooklyn!

Sunday in New York

At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

The Guggenheim unScaffolded

The Guggenheim unScaffolded Early Sunday Morning

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art?

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art? Art-To-Go!

How About The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

How About Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Fantastic Art of all styles and Persusions..... Art is Alive and Well!

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