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In New York for the Holidays? Time to Catch These 8 Stunning Collections

The best part of being in New York during the holidays is the chance to enjoy the hush that settles over the city as everyone else heads home. So take advantage and find some inspiration with these eight museum shows at some of the city’s best institutions. “Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection”  Through January 12, 2020 Visitors admiring artworks in “Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection.” Photo: Scott Rudd. What would you do with access to the entirety of the Guggenheim’s vast and impressive collection, with all its major artworks at your fingertips? That’s exactly what “Artistic License” seeks to answer through the eyes of six artists-turned-curators: Jenny Holzer, Paul Chan, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, …

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Yayoi Kusama’s Head-Spinning New Exhibition in New York Is a Dream for Selfie-Takers

Yayoi Kusama has unveiled a new Infinity Mirror Room at David Zwirner in New York, which all but guarantees lines around the block between now and the show’s December 14 closing date. It’s a big month for Kusama, who also will debut a massive balloon (30 feet long, 36 feet wide, and 34 feet tall) in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The nationally televised spectacle, typically beamed into 50 million households, is sure to heighten the Kusama fever. Yayoi Kusama, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE (2019) in “Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love” at David Zwirner in New York. Photo courtesy David Zwirner. Kusama’s last Zwirner outing …

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Art Exhibitions Worth Escaping to This Holiday Season

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the holiday season, lovely as it is, can also be rather exhausting. There’s so much to do in those five short weeks—from buying gifts to prepping meals and receiving relatives—that a free afternoon can’t be taken for granted. So why not spend it in the civilizing thrall of great art? Whether you’re grasping for ways to engage your guests or planning a personal day over Thanksgiving break, consider the scores of exhibitions that will be up between now and New Year’s Day. On short notice—and even a shrunken budget—there are few more reliable reprieves. The new(-ish) MoMA THROUGH JANUARY 4, 2020 Four months and nearly half a billion dollars later, New York’s Museum …

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6 Reasons Autumn is the Best Season to Visit New York

One of the world’s most vibrant and thrilling cities, New York is a delight for visitors year round. Having said that, we’d like to make the case that autumn beats just about any other time of the year. Without further ado, here are our six top reasons you should visit New York in the fall. EVERYTHING is More Affordable From airfare to accommodation, the most expensive items on your vacation are just plain less expensive in the fall in New York. Because the crowds have dissipated, you can save, save, save on expensive hotels and flights. And you’ll want to have that extra money in your pocket because… The Official Start of Broadway Season September ushers in the new show …

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Moxy East Village Opens Today Embracing The Rebellious Spirit of The Historic, Vibrant Neighborhood Where American Counterculture Was Born

New York, NY – September 12, 2019 – Moxy NYC East Village opens today in the heart of the  iconic East Village where rock ‘n’ roll, renegade art, LGBTQ+ activism, and generations of immigrants all merged to give birth to American counterculture.  Located on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, directly across from the legendary concert venue Webster Hall, the hotel features 286 design-driven bedrooms, co-working spaces, and tech-savvy amenities, as well as lively restaurants, bars, and cultural programming – all at an affordable price. Part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, Moxy East Village marks the third Moxy property developed by Lightstone, following the successful openings of Moxy Times Square and Moxy Chelsea. Design: A Vertical Timeline …

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This Castle Resort is Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

New York’s Best-kept Secret Is This Castle Resort That’s Straight Out of a Fairy Tale It is easy to get around New York City, but it can feel nearly impossible to escape. What if I told you there’s a retreat that feels like a timeless European castle only 100 miles outside of the city? Mohonk Mountain House is a beautiful resort in the Hudson Valley that has a captivating history and tons of charm. Originally a 10-room inn opened by Albert Smiley in 1869, the resort has grown over the years but continued to be operated by the Smiley family. Set on Mohonk Lake, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Catskills, hike plenty of trails, or rejuvenate in a …

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The Best Luxury Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is upon us, and in New York, that means one thing: rooftops. Take advantage of the warm weather with a cocktail atop a sexy rooftop bar in the city that never sleeps. Read on for the best rooftop bars in NYC in 2019. Ophelia Ophelia Bar NYC Ophelia, The Grand Terrace at 3 Mitchell Place, on the 26th floor is part of the Art Deco tower first built in 1928 and rebranded as the Beekman Tower in 1934. It has a 360-degree greenhouse terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline and a five-star food and cocktail menu to match. This year-round restaurant revives its Art Deco history through its ultra-sleek design. The velvet couches, exposed brick, black-and-white tiled floors, …

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