PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The new mural features a photo-realistic painting depicting Mandela's warm smile set against a stark, white background. The work was completed by artist Jason Coatney. "You know, it…

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Some of these holiday markets will be going strong until the 24th, while others are pop-up events that will only be open for a day or two. If you feel like braving holiday shopping…

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Massive Village of 160 Gingerbread Houses Pops Up at the NY Hall of Science

Massive Village of 160 Gingerbread Houses Pops Up at the NY Hall of Science

Lovitch has been making his sweet architectural treats in his Bronx apartment since February, using over 2,200 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy and 400 pounds of gingerbread dough.…

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Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

"Queen Mother of Reality" is a 50-foot-long form that at first glance resembles a reclining deity like one you might see in Asia. Take a closer look though and you'll find that the…

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HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

MATERIALS: - 5 plastic sushi takeout containers - 12 pairs of wooden chopsticks - black paint - black paper - a fork - foil - glue - a knife - A spatula or spoon - FOOD! You…

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Federal Judge Says 5 Pointz Graffiti Artists May Be Entitled to Damages From Building Owners

Federal Judge Says 5 Pointz Graffiti Artists May Be Entitled to Damages From Building Owners

Artists grieving over this week's shocking 5 Pointz whitewash job may find justice in the form of cash damages paid out by building owners Jerry and David Wolkoff. The graffiti mecca…

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5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

In just a few hours, the Wolkoffs wiped away nearly 30 years of New York art history as well as any hopes of preserving 5 Pointz through a landmark designation. Throughout the day, 5…

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Harlem Roots: New Seed-Laced Artwork is a Living, Growing Tapestry

Harlem Roots: New Seed-Laced Artwork is a Living, Growing Tapestry

Brody created the paper craftwork for Harlem Roots by forming her own sheets of recycled paper. It’s a technique that’s helpful the to environment, but also allows Brody to employ…

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VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic…

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CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

Pour Your Heart Out by LESLIE E. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATES The 2013 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 26 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to…

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Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Schachter and Levi met their $7,500 goal in March and have spent the time since rebuilding an improved Harvest Dome with a team of local interns. With the help of a barge, a tug boat,…

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5 Pointz Could Be Saved Through a Visual Artists Rights Act Law Loophole

5 Pointz Could Be Saved Through a Visual Artists Rights Act Law Loophole

A few weeks ago, the fate of the infamously graffiti-tagged 5 Pointz building appeared to be certain doom. But in a frantic effort to save the Long Island City warehouse from becoming…

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Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

For the exhibition, curator Ron Labaco pulled together a collection of 150 works by artists who use 3D technology in their production or design, including Rees and Dupont, who also have…

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Spatium Yamamoto: A Stage That Grooves to the Beat of MoMA PS1’s Summer Warm Up Series

Spatium Yamamoto: A Stage That Grooves to the Beat of MoMA PS1’s Summer Warm Up Series

The Principals designed Spatium Yamamoto as part of MoMA PS1's Warm Up series, a stage design initiative that puts on some of the raddest dance parties in Long Island City. A mash up…

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

New Yorkers looking to escape the hubbub of the city tonight can still get their All Hallow's Eve fix at what might be an even greater spectacle than the Village Halloween Parade. Over…

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PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

The Out of Hand collection includes revolutionary pieces by design and art masters such as Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones and Anish Kapoor that date back to the…

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Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis is a hanging sculpture made up of 100 interconnecting high-tensile fabric tubes that appear almost like a soft tentacled sea creature when at rest. The piece is organic in…

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Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters is a first-hand account of what New Yorkers went through when Sandy hit just one year ago. Visitors will take a journey through the superstorm by traveling through six…

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with

Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with "Blocked Messages" Mural

Banksy's newest piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages,” and is a response to The New York Times' rejection of a critique he submitted about One World Trade Center. When…

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Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

As part of his month-long residence, UK street artist extraordinaire Banksy constructed a miniature sphinx out of cinderblocks in Queens. Made from crumbling, discarded material, the…

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Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

If funded, the dumpster learning center will inform and educate New Yorkers about their neighborhoods. For starters, the inflatable roof could be used as a projector screen to show…

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World's Biggest Pumpkin Carved Into Creepy Carnivorous Plant by Ray Villafane at NY Botanical Garden

World's Biggest Pumpkin Carved Into Creepy Carnivorous Plant by Ray Villafane at NY Botanical Garden

Villafane outdid himself this year with a new cast of pumpkins carved into crazy over-sized carnivorous plants. Last year’s army of zombie pumpkin ghouls roamed the gardens, but this…

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Artists Pay Tribute to Hurricane Survivors with

Artists Pay Tribute to Hurricane Survivors with "Come Together: Surviving Sandy" Exhibition

As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City are commemorating the resiliency of New York with an incredible pop-up art…

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Developers for Downtown Brooklyn's New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Developers for Downtown Brooklyn's New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Downtown Brooklyn's Cultural District is starting to really take shape. Earlier last week, city officials including Mayor Bloomberg announced the development team for the Brooklyn…

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