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Latest Blog Posts for Clap for Bacon

  • Alamo
    on Apr 21, 2011 in Art East Village
    Weighing nearly 2,000 pounds, Tony Rosenthal's Alamo--commonly known as "The Cube" or "Astor Place Cube"--is a situated on the Astor Place traffic island, on East 8th Street between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue.  It's 15 feet tall, mad...
  • Levitated Mass
    on Apr 14, 2011 in Midtown Art
    Unveiled in 1982, Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass sits peacefully outside the entrance of the former IBM building at Madison Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. Public art in New York City ranges from discreet (The Real World at Battery Park C...
  • A Walk Around Little Italy & NoLita
    on Apr 6, 2011 in Little Italy Mafia NoLita Espionage Tour
    [The route: Simple really. We begin at the intersection of Canal and Mulberry Streets, and then head north on Mulberry until we reach Grand Street. We'll head west on Grand Street to Centre Street, take a quick peek at a couple of sites, and then ret...
  • Manhattan's Oldest Bars
    on Mar 27, 2011
    There's no denying that New York is a restaurant city. But it's also a drinking town. With this in mind, Clap for Bacon decided to visit and learn a bit about the city's five oldest bars. As you might imagine, we had fun with this. From youngest to...
  • 222 Bowery
    on Mar 19, 2011
    Built in 1884, the former YMCA building at 222 Bowery was home to both William Burroughs and Mark Rothko. From 1974 until his death in 1997, Burroughs rented an apartment at 222 Bowery, which was nicknamed "The Bunker." As you can see, the name stuc...
  • Keith Haring Tour
    on Mar 17, 2011
    When I think about 1980s art in New York City, especially street art, I think of Keith Haring. For me, Haring is synonymous not only with the city, but with MTV, with celebrity hipness, with basically all things cool and creative from that...
  • Pier 54
    on Mar 15, 2011
    Pier 54 played a role in two of the most famous transatlantic tragedies of the 20th century. Beginning in 1897, a race was afoot. Germany built the SS Kaiser Wilhem der Grosse, the biggest and fastest in the world (22 knots!). However, Britain w...
  • A Walk Around 紐約華埠 (Chinatown)
    on Feb 22, 2011
    [The route: We begin at the Manhattan Bridge. We'll head west on Canal Street, then turn left and move south on Baxter. We'll then turn left and head east on Worth Street until we hit Mulberry Street. Here we'll make a quick turn north and then east...
  • 7 Middagh Street
    on Feb 19, 2011
    Year: 1940-1941.  Setting: Brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, nicknamed "The February House" because so many of its inhabitants shared a February birthdate.  The Players: George Davis (editor of Harper's Bazaar)Peter Pears (English te...
  • The Woolworth Building
    on Feb 17, 2011
    The exterior of this building resembles an enormous jigsaw puzzle. There's a reason for this. The building's skin is limestone-colored glazed terra-cotta panels. Take a look here: I love this shot (Park Place and Broadway. Monopoly, anyone?): Th...
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