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Manhattan Skyline from the Gantry Plaza State Park and Hunter’s Point South Park, Long Island City.

The canoes are part of Xaviera Simmons, Convene, 2018,  installation (aluminum canoes, paint and rope) painted with designs that abstractly and explicitly evoke national flags symbolic of the diverse historical and contemporary demographic makeup of Astoria and Long Island City.

August 12th, 2018

A City of Brick and Mortar

From Fort Tryon Park, a walk through the Hudson River Greenway offers a glimpse into utopia – or so it seems, if you can call yourself a resident in the Castle Village and read your newspaper in that garden with the George Washington Bridge only a breath away.

Designed by architect, George Fred Pelham Jr. in 1938-39, only about fifteen years after his father, George Fred Pelham Sr., designed another distinctive complex just across the street, the Hudson View Gardens. From a time when Manhattan was still a city of brick and mortar and had not yet succumbed to glass and steel.

July 22nd, 2018