Do you want to know a secret? Not only is today a favorite holiday of almost everyone I know, but also marks the 35th anniversary of the day I moved to New York from California and never looked back. It certainly wasn’t easy for this native Californian to adjust to the changes in season, and basically having to start all over from scratch in a new home with a new job and making new friends. Let me just say that those first two years were a character builder. But after a period of struggle, I started to thrive, and now I wouldn’t trade New York City for all of the world. I hope that wherever you are, you are happy in your home and with your life and thriving. Happy Halloween everyone!
I passed by this cool Brownstone last week and just had to snap a photo of its fun Halloween decor, including three witches at a cauldron out front, and an entire posse of frolicking skeletons on the balcony. After Halloween had to be canceled last year, NYC is all-in for this year’s celebrations. Some of the decorations that people have up on their buildings are just insane. And that’s how we like it.
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This striking mural, depicting three skulls that relay the immortal message of “Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil,” is by Chicago-based street artist Vampiro X.
See it now on Allen Street just north of Stanton on the LES, where it’s part of The New Allen project. I believe it went up in February of 2020, so it should be up for a few months into the spring, at least.
Driscoll Babcock Galleries is currently hosting a collection of very personal and provocative paintings by Jenny Morgan, entitled All We Have is Now. The artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, All We Have is Now is an investigation of darkly charged psychological works in intense hues. This new series of paintings present amorphous, yet graphically stark figures (Warning for the Prudish: Full Frontal Female Nudity) rendered in a richly saturated prismatic array of colors. Centered on themes of life, death, and rebirth, Morgan’s works question how we relate to our past and challenge us to live in the present. Continue reading Jenny Morgan, All We Have is Now at Driscoll Babcock Galleries