Experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature in New York

A Yayoi Kusama exhibition opening this week at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will include a newly commissioned version of the Japanese artist’s celebrated series of immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms, the centrepiece of many Kusama shows. The work Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) comprises a cube-like glass structure with a reflective surface pierced by small holes, but it may only remain viewable from the outside depending on state-wide restrictions. The NYBG had planned to charge visitors an extra $10 (in addition to the $35 admission) to enter the installation but has announced that it will wait until the summer to evaluate whether state guidelines will permit visitors to enter the work. While it does not share information on ticket sales,

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Can I Travel to New York Right Now?

After a very rough year, eager travelers want to know, Can I travel to New York right now? In the U.S., New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. Hospitals struggled to manage a massive influx of patients and an underprepared infrastructure. The 2020 summer season in New York offered a brief respite, but a rise in infections occurred over the year-end holiday season. New lockdown measures across NYC were imposed; case numbers are dropping but the city isn’t completely out of the woods yet. However, swift vaccine rollout means that as time goes on, the panorama looks better every day. If you’re hoping to plan travel to New York, read on for all of the

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El Museo del Barrio’s Worthy New Triennial Defines Latinx Art Through a Common Struggle

In a new format called La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio’s survey of contemporary Latinx art “Estamos Bien” asserts that Latinx art is defined by a confrontation to systems of power. Bringing together a collection of works from intergenerational artists without a history of exhibiting at the museum (save for one, Candida Alvarez), curators Susanna V. Temkin, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Elia Alba argue that while there is no singular form or aesthetic to Latinx art, it is intrinsically tied to social critique. The show gathers works by 42 living artists and collectives spread over eight gallery spaces including the entryway and a brand new gallery. These artists outline the resilience in Latinx culture, reclaim lost histories, elevate the

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What to Do and See in NYC

Editor’s Note: We’re all dreaming of travel ahead. Here’s some inspiration for future adventures. We share places, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. View from the Empire State Building. Photo by Kelsey Nelson New York City is buzzing any time of the year, but it takes on a magical (though certainly not muted) quality in the winter. If you have a short amount of time, it helps to plan out your activities so you aren’t wandering around in the cold or trying to go to a show that’s sold out. Guide to NYC in the Winter The cold weather doesn’t need to stop you from enjoying

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Best Weekend Getaways Outside of New York City

Looking for the best weekend getaway ideas from New York City? You’ve come to the right place. If you’ve grown tired of exploring your neighborhood but need to be back at work on Monday morning, you’re ready to plan a trip that won’t take you too far from home. From cozy historic towns and food-forward destinations to windswept beaches, this roundup will inspire you to pack your bags ASAP. All of these getaway weekend destinations are a short distance from NYC and can be reached by train, bus, or car. Scroll down and let the inspiration begin! Remember to check with local authorities before planning or confirming a trip outside of your hometown. Some businesses are operating with reduced hours

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New York City Hotels Made Famous By Movies

One of the best things about visiting New York City (besides the bagels) is soaking up the city’s rich history. And the great news is that sometimes you don’t even have to leave your hotel room to do it. The Big Apple is full of historic hotels (including some that are quite luxurious) that date back more than 100 years and have storied pasts full of celebrities, royalty, movie stars, secret tunnels, and intrigue. The following are hotels that have been used in famous (or not so) movies and you may have remember them in scenes like in Home Alone 2, The Godfather 2 and Maid in Manhattan, if you ever feel the need to relive your favorite movie! Waldorf

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The Mark – A celebrity magnet in New York

If there is one hotel in New York which can handle the arrival of Meghan Markle and her starry friends (Serena Williams, Amal Clooney and Gayle King were all spotted joining the festivities during her recent baby shower) it’s The Mark. The 5-star hotel is one of Manhattan’s A-list favourites, previously welcoming the Beckhams, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Gigi Hadid, Gisele, Kendall Jenner. The hotel’s reputation as one of the chicest in New York is largely thanks to its interior designer, the legendary Jacques Grange, who was charged with giving the 1927 hotel a makeover in 2007. Monsieur Grange’s roster of previous clients includes Yves Saint Laurent, who tasked his friend with decorating his Chateau Gabriel retreat near Trouville in

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