Over the weekend we took a trip to Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens, where we encountered Bundith Phunsombatlert's piece Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures. The site-specific project features signs of 100 public sculptures in New York City, and provides the distance and direction to each from the park. And what did we see among the New York Public Library's lions and Astor Place's Alamo?
It's our Lincoln! That's right, the bronze sculpture of Abraham Lincoln that...Read More
In case you hadn't heard, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has made its way to the big screen. Starring Benjamin Walker, it traces the President as he discovers that vampires are planning to take over the country, and as he makes it his mission to eliminate the threat. Recently, author, screenwriter, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith sat down in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library to talk with CBS about the phenomenon his horror fantasy story has become.
There's a lot you can learn about your neighborhood from the New-York Historical Society, and Upper West Side blog West Side Rag is taking advantage of that. In their new History Beat series, they choose an object or document from the archives of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library that references the Upper West Side, and delves deep into that object's history. For instance, they recently researched the history of the Claremont Inn. Originally built in 1804...Read More
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