Category Archives: New York

Grand St: Soho (6th Ave to Broadway)

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These lands are the most scenic along the street.  It isn’t just the buildings, which are turn of the century tenements and townhouses, given a fresh coat of paint and a new lease of life as design studios, quaint cafes, … Continue reading

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Grand St: Nowhere in Manhattan (Canal St to Ave of the Americas)

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Emerging from the Canal St Subway Station, one is thrown into a liminal space, with skyscrapers, billboards and even a view onto the new World Trade Center One building.  This space is America itself; Manhattan itself. But yet, it is … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: Grand Street – The Many Tribes of Manhattan

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“The summer air, the bright sun shining, and the sailing clouds aloft, The winter snows, the sleigh-bells, the broken ice in the river, passing along up or down with the flood-tide or ebb-tide, The mechanics of the city, the masters, … Continue reading

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146th St: The Black Hood (Broadway to Riverside Drive)

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Gallery 5 begins in media res somewhere before we reach Broadway.  Here, the landscape changes suddenly into one straight out of some kind of fantasy or sci-fi novel. The signature piece here is a haunting piece of street art I … Continue reading

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146th St: Convent Girl (Convent Ave to Broadway)

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Gallery 4 starts at Convent Ave, and continues the theme of Wall-As-Art, except in this case, the pieces are far more contemporary in style, with designs blending brick, metal and paint. A highlight of the Gallery is yet another community … Continue reading

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146th St: Jazz Age Architecture (Edgecombe to Convent Aves)

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Gallery 3 features architecture, in particular the spectacular turn of the 19th century mansions and townhouses of Sugar Hill, which became the residence of famous and wealthy African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. Past alumni include W. E. B. Du … Continue reading

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146th St: Man Up in Harlem (7th to Edgecombe Aves)

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Gallery 2 presents everyday life in Harlem.  The artworks here function also as social commentary, highlighting the poverty and destitution of residents in the area, and what the community is doing to address this. The highlight of the gallery is … Continue reading

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