Socrates Sculpture Park

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The Secret Lives of Buildings, Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF), Socrates Sculpture Park, Christopher Walken sculpture, Bryan Zanisnik, ELLE, Lunar New Year, Joseph Grazi, Gaia, Vexta, Clamp Art, Mark Yankus, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, Che Morales, Jessica Lynne, Nadia Lopez, Connie Morrison, Monique Long, Lori Zimmer, Open House New York, Gregory de la Haba, Sarah Power, Carnegie Hall, Lady Hazel Lavery, jake Scharbach, Brilliant Champions Gallery

In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!

Architecture geeks rejoice, as Open House New York Weekend is finally here! It’s time to reserve your spot to see some architectural gems normally closed off to the public. But if you’re looking for something a little less hectic, head to Queens to check out a field of Christopher Walken busts at Socrates Sculpture Park. Clamp Art is also showing off Mark Yankus’ gorgeous “portraits” of New York’s buildings, and New York art world impresario Gregory de la Haba is also producing an evening opera at Carnegie Hall honoring Ireland’s unsung hero, Lady Hazel Lavery. Plus for the bruncher with artistic inclinations, this Sunday you can learn more about art writers and curators (including me!) that make their living in New York. Details for these events, and even more of my picks, ahead.

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The London Police, DK Johnston, Quin Hotel, Alfredo Martinez, Amy Li Projects, Tracy O’Neill, Mathew Gallery, Lady Bunny, Wigstock, Twin Peaks, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Stefano Black, Embrace of the Serpent, Socrates Sculpture Park, BullA en el Barrio, La carreta Paisa, Pine Box Rock Shop, Midnight Radio Show

In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!

Battle through the end of summer heat by flexing your art muscles. The London Police lads present a new body of work at the art-friendly Quin Hotel, while curator Alfredo Martinez explores philosophies of Picasso at Amy Li Projects. Artist in residence Tracy O’Neill shares her progress at Mathew Gallery, and the Morbid Anatomy Museum explores Twin Peaks for a unique evening. All aboard the legendary drag festival Wigstock, which takes to the high seas this Friday. Mr. Brainwash comes to town for a massive Chelsea show, and Midnight Radio Show treats Bushwick to an evening of fairytales and puppets. Finally, bring a blanket to the beautiful Socrates Sculpture Park for a night of South American music, cuisine, and film.

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Slush
  • Did you buy ten loaves of bread and four gallons of milk at Trader Joes in anticipation of snopocalypse? You can donate your blizzard leftovers. [Blizzard Leftovers, via NYT]
  • City snow is pretty for about one hour. Then it’s time for the slush lagoons. [Gothamist]
  • NYC bartenders have heard it all. Now they spill on our biggest dating mistakes. [Tasting Table]
  • A giant hot air balloon swing is proposed for the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. [Dezeen]
  • You can get an up-close view of the Essex Crossing renderings tonight at 6pm. [The Lo-Down]
  • The bearded lumbersexuals of hipster Brooklyn now have their own dating site. [Brooklyn Based]

Images: Slush via Geoffery Kehrig via photopin cc (L); Bartender via everyplace via photopin cc (R)

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Broadway in Brooklyn, Kings County Savings Bank, Williamsburg Savings Bank

Broadway in Brooklyn via wallyg via photopin cc

Last week we took a look at why there are three Broadways in Manhattan–the thoroughfare proper, East Broadway and West Broadway– and learned that Broadway actually extends through the Bronx and into Westchester. There’s even a one-block street in Harlem called Old Broadway. As if that weren’t enough confusion, though, there are four other Broadways in the outer boroughs–one in Brooklyn, one in Staten Island, and two in Queens.

Learn about these outer-borough Broadways

Architecture, Art, Long Island City

SuralArk for Folly 2014 designed by Austin + Mergold

An overturned ark has washed ashore Socrates Sculpture Park. But don’t worry, Long Island City isn’t the scene of a maritime accident — the upside-down barge is a brand new art installation designed by Philadelphia’s Austin + Mergold.

Dubbed the SuralArk, the hulking vessel — which spans 50-feet-wide and 18-feet-tall — is the 2014 winner of Folly, Socrates Sculpture Park’s annual design competition co-sponsored with the Architectural League of New York. Austin + Mergold beat out 169 other entries from established designers and studios across the country to nab the top honors, giving their ark a summer-long stint at the park.

Get a close-up of the sculpture

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A Penthouse that used to be a police gym

Images: Former Police Gym Penthouse (left), 9/11 Pavilion (right)

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