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Art, Celebrities

Jason deCaires Taylor, La Mer Wave Walk, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Silent Evolution” wave via Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Ocean conservation nonprofit Project 0 has partnered with luxury skin care brand La Mer, to bring 52 wave-shaped sculptures designed by artists and entertainers like Keith Richards, Slash, Sienna Miller, Rita Ora, Cara Delevigne to NYC. Between May 20 and June 21, the La Mer Wave Walk will feature public art pieces throughout the five boroughs to raise awareness about ocean conservancy, as DNA Info learned. The installations will be up for auction on June 21, with all proceeds going to the charity La Mer Blue Heart Oceans Fund for Project 0.

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Architecture, Manhattan, Midtown East, New Developments

821 First Avenue, Chelsea Ateliers, Perkins Eastman, Turkish Consulate

Concept design by Chelsea Atelier

After more than three years on the drawing board, the replacement tower for Turkey’s Consulate General and Permanent Mission to the United States at 821 First Avenue is finally moving forward. First announced in 2012, the proposed project, known as the Turkevi Center, has commissioned Perkins Eastman as the architects of record. The building will house new offices for the consulate, and diplomatic residences for permanent staff and visitors above.

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Art, Design, Events

Morning Gloryville, Brooklyn Zoo, Inkmonstr, Sticky Situation, street art, sticker art, Richmond Hood Company, United Nations, AIGA/NY, Woolworth Building, Untapped Cities, Architectural tour NYC, Suddenly Last Summer, HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park, free movies nyc, Carly Ivan Garcia, ArtNowNY

This week, we’ve got a well-rounded roster of events for you, spanning from sticker art to rare architecture to dance and film. Pay a visit to one of our fair city’s oft forgotten boroughs and sail the high seas on over to Staten Island for Saturday’s take over, which will transform Artist Alley into a festival of live art making, drinks, and music.

Next week, break out the picnic blanket and catch a free summer flick in Midtown’s best park, or wake yourself up with not only a coffee and fresh juice, but a raging (pre-work) dance party. Treat your architectural side to a private tour of very private sites—the newly renovated United Nations chambers or the closed-to-the-public lobby of the Woolworth building—and then finish the week off by satiating your inner modern art nerd with the contemporary abstractions of Carly Ivan Garcia.

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