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Martini Menus are NYC’s Biggest Fall Drinking Trend…

Earlier this year, frozen drinks were everywhere, most notably at some previously unlikely locations. A little later, espresso “martinis”, which cling to that moniker mostly due to familiar glassware, made a curious reemergence. 

Now, we’re starting to see dedicated martini menus—rosters of cocktails with varying volumes of gin, vermouth, and, fine, sometimes vodka—at some of 2021’s best new restaurants. The most frequent explanation we’ve heard? These new restaurants and bars, however, varied their design and geography maybe, just seem to be speaking martinis to their operators. 

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The 25 best new restaurants in NYC

While we were busy catching up with all of New York’s best restaurants, a whole new slew of excellent dining destinations started popping up to further complicate our reservation schedules and meticulously orchestrated walk-in efforts. While we’re always delighted to revisit those old favorites, everyone knows that sometimes only something shiny and new will do. 

How new? This perpetually updated list includes the best new restaurants that have opened over the past six months. That means Victor, Pig & Butter and Kuxé depart this edition, and October’s joiners include vegan soul food, hard-to-find mole, the buzzy followup to a popular downtown spot, a 2019 opening’s excellent second act, and the new restaurant at Manhattan’s only bourbon distillery.  

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Incredible immersive experiences to do in NYC right now

New Yorkers, as much as they love their city, want to be transported to another space and time — at least that’s the trend museums, companies, and artists are capitalizing on. Immersive exhibits, events, and experiences are popping up all over NYC these days.

From “cocktail experiences” featuring beloved themes and stories with theatrics to trippy digital art taking over massive spaces, there’s no shortage of ways to be immersed in a different reality.  

With so many ways to be immersed, we decided it was high time to round up all the cool, immersive events, exhibits, and experiences happening in NYC now and coming up soon so you won’t miss the chance to experience something new and potentially mind-blowing.

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Edge NYC To Debut ‘City Climb’ Aerial Experience At 30 Hudson Yards

Edge NYC at 30 Hudson Yards is set to open City Climb, a new attraction for the supertall observatory in Hudson Yards. Billed as the “highest external building climb in the world,” the experience will invite guests to ascend a set of stairs along the precipice of the Kohn Pederson Fox-designed skyscraper’s slanting crown more than 1,200 feet above street level, and even lean out from a platform at the tip of the building.

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The 38 Essential Restaurants in New York City

It’s the simplest and most difficult question to answer: “Which restaurant should I check out in NYC?” The type of cuisine, price point, outdoor dining options, the neighborhood, and occasion are just a few factors to consider. Luckily, there are countless options in the five boroughs — and Eater New York’s map of 38 stellar restaurants to dine at now..This curated list of venues now includes street carts, food trucks, and one heralded pizzeria in New Jersey.

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Visit Intersect by Lexus

Welcome to Intersect by Lexus the new ground level destination ushers guests into the space with a luxurious yet approachable atmosphere featuring master-level culinary and cocktail craftsmanship.

The lounge experience will feature a new and unique menu by Executive Chef and Lexus Culinary Master Nickolas Martinez that is inspired by his international travels, INTERSECT’s past restaurants-in-residence and a nod to the Japanese philosophy of omotenashi.

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NYC Events in October 2021

‘Tis the season to get spooky! But beyond the best Halloween events, but there are also plenty of other awesome NYC events in October 2021. Use our events calendar to plan the quintessential month for leaf peeping and spotting fall foliage, pumpkin picking and more things to do in fall.

Kick off fall with some epic cultural events, you don’t want to miss happening like Open House New York, Oktoberfest and new haunted pop-up drive throughs.

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Tawny Chatmon Inheritance Art Gallery

December 14 – March 22, 2020

Tawny Chatmon is a self-taught artist working in the field of photography for over 16 years. She sees her photographs as a first layer of communication, further articulated by uniting them with other photographic and artistic elements, including paint, digital collage, illustration and gold leaf. This exhibition, organized in collaboration with Galerie Myrtis, aims to change the traditional African American child’s experience in a museum setting will include works from her series The Awakening, Byzantine Contempo, and The Redemption.

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Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait

Art Basel – Miami Beach

December 7 – 10, 2017

In our American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city’s outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

7 Artists to Get You Excited about Miami Fairs

For one week a year, Miami becomes a global destination for art and design. You can stroll through an art fair, and then go to the beach. (Or, you can skip the flight and browse the fair booths online.)

From Alex Israel to Mickalene Thomas, discover seven artists that will get you excited for Miami Art Week. To buy any of their works, you can click on the image to contact the gallery directly.

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Toyin Ojih Odutola: To Wander Determined

For her first solo museum exhibition in New York, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits, chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families.

Ojih Odutola (b. 1985) creates intimate drawings that explore the complexity and malleability of identity. Depicted in her distinctive style of intricate mark-making, her sumptuous compositions reimagine the genre and traditions of portraiture.

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“Ballet Hispanico Shows What it is to be Latino in the Modern World.”

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents three inspiring works that reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization, and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit.

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Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing

“Living in America,” part of a manifesto that was written on wooden panels traveling with the model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City (1929–58), evokes a question that preoccupied architects and planners throughout the mid-twentieth century. Wright’s idealized plan for an exurban settlement of single-family homes offered one possible answer; plans for large public or subsidized housing located in urban areas presented another. Although these two visions seem a world apart, they share a common history.

Exhibition – Their Own Harlems

The Studio Museum in Harlem Presents Their Own Harlems by over Fifteen Artists including Dawoud Bey, Jacob Lawrence, Julie Mehretu, Wardell Milan, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

In honor of the centennial of the birth of Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), Their Own Harlems examines the ways in which the urban landscape has influence Lawrence’s artistic practice, as well as that of other artists.

Known primarily for his bodies of work that depict historical figures, Lawrence was also a keen observer of contemporary life, drawing inspiration throughout his career from the years he spent living in Harlem. He thought of Harlem in a broad sense, acknowledging the powerful and positive experiences people of African descent across the country could find in “their own Harlems.”

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Long Gallery Harlem Presents – Delano Dunn: No One Can Be This Tomorrow

Long Gallery Harlem
2073 7th Avenue at 124th Street

(February 1, 2017 – New York, NY) – Long Gallery Harlem is pleased to announce the opening of No One Can Be This Tomorrow, a solo exhibition of work by Delano Dunn that explores the false promise of true freedom and equality in the wake of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of Barack Obama, all moments of jubilation in Black America.

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Long Gallery Harlem Presents The Moon Is My Only Luxury

Long Gallery Harlem Presents The Moon Is My Only Luxury Solo Exhibition of work by Elizabeth Colombo

The Moon is my only luxury is the inaugural presentation of the newly opened Long Gallery Harlem, featuring a solo exhibition of works by Elizabeth Colombo. The focus of the exhibition is a survey of her portraits of women comprised of approximately twenty two oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from 1997 to the present.

Long Gallery Harlem
2073 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Press Preview: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10am
Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6 – 9pm

Peg Alston Fine Arts

Fall for Art

When it comes to fine art there is no other place to take in a private viewing than at the exclusive Peg Alston Fine Arts gallery. Located on Central Park West this small quaint space features world renowned artists.

The current exhibition has works by Todd Williams, Phoebe Beasley, Antonio Carreno, Ed Clark, Romare Bearden, Ike Ude, James Green and Elizabeth Catlett.

If you’d like to stop by for a viewing, email peg@pegalston.com!

Peg Alston Fine Arts
407 Central Park West, Suite 1C
(between 100 & 101 streets)
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-663-8333

The Sol Experience with Lewis Long

Sol Studio – Interview with the Founder Lewis Long

Charlie Lewis: How did the Sol Studio come about?

Lewis Long: We wanted to celebrate the African American community. And being so closely located to cultural institutions such as the Apollo and the Studio Museum of Harlem, as well as the national jazz museums that celebrate African American culture … we wanted to be a part of that. Another inspiration point was the photography of James Van Der Zee.  We initially thought it would be photography-related, and wanted to bring that visual to a new level with today’s technology and social media. This way we could provide positive images for and of the people in the neighborhood that allow them to feel good about themselves and share them to new networks.READ MORE

American Art

The Whitney Museum is one of my favorite places to catch up on the art world. What I love most about the new Whitney is that it’s not trying too hard, and the designers of the space considered the building and its offerings from every possible angle — there are five outdoor areas to complement the full structure.  With Fall approaching, it starts getting chilly, which could deter you from walking out and experiencing the breathtaking views of Manhattan, but bundle up and do it! It’s well worth a little nip to see the city from this vantage point. The museum is a ‘grown and sexy’ place for a date. It’s also a great way to spend time by yourself, wandering around checking out some of the latest collections/exhibits and people-watching. While there, make sure you check out the Studio Cafe on the top floor; I recommend stopping in as it’s a bit quieter. The restaurant Untitled on the 1st floor is quite the scene, as it’s run by the Danny Meyer Hospitality Group. So if a scene is what you’re looking for, stay on the 1st floor and feel impressed with yourself that you also took in a little bit of culture. The museum stays open late on Friday and Saturdays to 10pm.READ MORE