Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Four years ago, residents on and near Welling Court, in Astoria, Queens, asked Ad Hoc Gallery for some help beautifying their neighborhood. This year's Welling Court Mural Project took place in June (photos from 2012 here), and invited some 80-something artists, including Olek, Icy and Sot, RWK, RRobots, Queen Andrea, Fumero, Hellbent, Chris Stain, and Billy Mode, to decorate some 100-something spots. 

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

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Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

Welling Court 2013

CBS New York: Best Mac and Cheese

Hey everyone, we're also writing about New York for CBS New York. Periodically we'll link to content here that we produced there.

Bacon mac and cheese, Heidi's House

Long a staple of the kids menu, mac and cheese in NYC has grown up, thanks to elegant ingredients like gruyere, duck, and lobster. But this comfort food also comes with hot dogs and hamburger, and even plain, for any purists in the audience. Simply put: there’s a version out there for everyone [read more].


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CBS New York: 5 Fantastic Frozen Treats

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Halo-halo, Mama Meena's

Freeze your brain, and cool your body, with one of these icy delights, including an all-natural slush, a traditional Filipino dessert, and a beer-flavored ice cream sandwich, some of the best sweet bites in New York City [read more].  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Field Trip


We're really excited to be part of Field Trip, the cool new Google App that helps you find unusual, hidden, and just plain interesting things wherever you are. Download it here or here.
  

Olafur Eliasson at PS1

Olafur Eliasson, PS 1

Hey, got any plans for the day? How about checking out some glaciers? Currently on view as part of EXPO 1: NEW YORK at MoMA's PS1 is the strange and thrilling "Your Waste of Time," by Olafur Eliasson, features icy blue chunks in a specially designed room kept below freezing. The bits and pieces broke off on their own from Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier, and are estimated to be about 800 years old. You can look, but you probably shouldn't touch.
  

Saturday, July 27, 2013

CBS New York: Best Beaches

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Rockaway Beach

New York City has 14 miles of beaches, from beauties in the Bronx to the historical sands of Brooklyn to surfing in Queens. They’re all open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and they’re all free. (Note: due to restoration efforts as a result of Hurricane Sandy, some areas might be closed. Check the construction schedule before you go.) What follows are five of our favorites, fun for sunbathing, great for swimming, and perfect for a lazy summer day [read more].

CBS New York: Great Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken and biscuit, Hybird?

Long a staple of picnics and potlucks, fried chicken has moved onto the menu at many New York City restaurants. In some cases, the ultimate comfort food has gone upscale; other places practically demand that you lick your fingers right at the table. Each restaurant on our list, though, serves a really good fried bird [read more].

Friday, July 26, 2013

Numero 28

Pizza rustica + pizza delicata (peppers, sausage, bresaola, ricotta, cherry tomatoes), Numero 28

Because sometimes only an 18-inch, 14-slice pizza, topped on one half with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and bresaola, and on the other with roasted red peppers and sausage, will do, there's Numero 28 on the Upper West Side.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Icy and Sot in Chelsea

Icy and Sot

It's easy to miss this little guy, but as with all of Icy and Sot's work, it's worth seeking him out

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Boxer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Boxer

On view recently at the Met is The Boxer, a magnificent sculpture of a fighter at rest dating to the Hellenistic period (late 4th–2nd century B.C.E.), uncovered in Rome in the 19th century. Different types of metals depict his injuries, from cuts on his cheeks and chest to cauliflower ears to drips of blood on his leg. He breathes through his mouth, as his nose has been broken, repeatedly. He turns his head --- does he hear his name? A cry of pain or death? A master's call? The roar of a crowd or applause? It's impossible to tell. He is massive and heart-breaking, still capable of wounding, so many thousands of years after his final fight.  

The Boxer

The Boxer

The Boxer

The Boxer

CBS New York: Most Relaxing Restaurants

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Vatan

New York has no shortage of hustle and bustle, and the vivacious energy of the streets often spills into its restaurants. But sometimes you just want to sup in silence, to hear your thoughts or the thoughts of your companion, and to feel the chaos of the day slip away. And that’s when you need a restaurant that specializes in both relaxation and good food [read more].
 

Monday, July 22, 2013

CBS New York: Alternatives to Cronuts

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Cheesecake and graham cracker donut, Dough

On May 10, 2013, chef Dominique Ansel introduced the Cronut™ to the world and trademarked the name shortly thereafter. Almost immediately, people went crazy for this half-croissant, half-doughnut hybrid, with some folks getting in line in front of his eponymous SoHo bakery as early as 4 a.m. If you don’t feel like getting up before dawn, check out the restaurants below. While they don’t make Cronuts, what they do make is sure to satisfy just the same [read more].

Sunday, July 21, 2013

CBS New York: Best Indian Buffets

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Puri and rice (leftover breakfast), Thar Desert

Indian buffets let you eat cheaply and well, offering a variety of meat and meatless dishes full of textures and spice. They’re all-you-can-eat, oft-changing, and just plain good [read more].

Friday, July 19, 2013

Imran Qureshi on the Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

This summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes Imran Qureshi to its rooftop. The result focuses less on technology and futurity than last year's work by Tomás Saraceno, preferring to comment on the present, particularly violence in Qureshi's native Pakistan and elsewhere. Unlike 2010's Big Bambú, the work is largely static. While Qureshi borrows symbols and techniques from the Mughal tradition of miniatures, the floral motifs can be difficult to discern. And once seen, the leaves and vines don't beg to be admired or followed --- the pattern is essentially the same. Nor is the work as colorful as 2011's Anthony Caro's pieces.

Instead, Qureshi's art resembles nothing so much as blooms of blood. 

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

Imran Qureshi, Met Rooftop

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