Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.”
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being. Stay Safe.
For the month of July we are going to try a different format – on some days we will go visual and offer a selection of the very best NYCity Instagram photos or YouTube videos. Some days you will find “the Nifty Nine”, all the NYC news you need to start your day, or the Top Online Travel Forums with NYC info. On other days we will offer “Corona Culture” – info and video especially suited to these difficult times.
We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s Corona Culture (b).
Classic skyscrapers define New York. Take a virtual tour./ NYT
The Times architecture critic strolls Park Avenue with the architect Annabelle Selldorf.
Why Driving in New York City Now Feels “Post Apocalyptic.” / NYT
For now it’s open road, miles and miles of it.
See an Empty NYC from a Bird’s-Eye View in This Aerial Capture During Lockdown./ Viewing NYC Shot with a drone for a real birds-eye view.
Brooklyn Bridge, Star of the City: Here’s a Tour. / NYT
The Times architecture critic explores the bridge and the neighborhoods on either side with the architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.
New York Philharmonic Takes Show to Rooftops, Stairwells./ WSJ
After the orchestra canceled performances, many musicians found new ways—and reasons—to play.
Cannes 2020 is canceled: here are 28 of the festival’s best films you can stream right now./LAT
Films that have played the festival since 2006, and which are now available for viewing at home.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here August 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.
Lower Manhattan – Did you know?
Manhattan, with more than 50,000 different buildings, is famous for its Art Deco architecture, especially in Lower Manhattan.
“Not far from 1 Wall Street sits another Art Deco building finished in 1931. Built by Sloan & Robertson, known for many Art Deco structures in New York, 29 Broadway has a more understated look. A geometric pattern runs up the white marble facade alongside black bands of windows, and the lobby features sculpted marble and an aluminum leaf ceiling. From the style of the building’s street number to the shape of the handrails to the cylindrical light in the entrance vestibule, Art Deco details abound.”
(Art Deco Society of New York) (ny.curbed.com)
Now how about some other useful information during these trying times.
Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top virtual events include Bach at Home, Summer 20/2.0, Works & Process 2020 and more. Follow links to a fuller description for each.
Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.
Bach at Home
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 – Tue, Jul 14, 2020
“Somos La Luz” (“We Are the Light”)
Fri, May 29, 2020 – Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Thu, Jul 02, 2020 – Sat, Aug 08, 2020
Works & Process Artists 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 – Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Public Art Fund at Home
Public Art Fund
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 – Mon, Aug 31, 2020
WFUV Live Online (June 25-July 01)
6/25 – Hug Your Farmer: Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Martin Sexton, Kelli O’Hara, Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch and more
6/25 – Depeche Mode streams their full concert from the “SPIRITS in the Forest” documentary from their 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour
6/26 – Angelique Kidjo – Summerstage Anywhere Series
6/27 – Rufus Wainwright, “Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session” livestream concert
6/27 – Virtual Roots Picnic with The Roots, H.E.R., SZA, Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild and more. Hosted by Questlove, Black Thought and Michelle Obama
6/28 – Justice Comes Alive with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Tank & The Bangas, Umphrey’s McGee, Ivan Neville, Lettuce, Galactic, Stanley Jordan, Antibalas and 50+ artists
6/28 – Andrew Bird Live from the Old Style Guitar Shop in LA for Performance Now!
6/29 – Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) full discography livestream series: Saint Cloud
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.