September NYC Events (09/05/21)

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 has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: September 3 – 9

‘Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Bowery Gallery’s “Jeremy Long: Recent Work,” The Jewish Museum’s groundbreaking “Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art,” intimate performances with “Death of Classical,” and more. 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.”

Death of Classical

Death of Classical

Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn / Tue, Sep 07, 2021 – Thu, Sep 09, 2021

“Death of Classical” recently added two individual performances to their fall season, both taking place this September, both featuring music by today’s leading composers and cellists. On September 7, as part of the third season of “The Angel’s Share,” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and Grammy Award-winning cellist Andrew Yee will give a one-night-only performance of “Music for Two People” in the Catacombs of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. The program will feature new compositions and adaptations of previous …

Frederick J. Brown: The Sound of Color

Frederick J. Brown: The Sound of Color

Berry Campbell Gallery

Manhattan / Thu, Sep 09, 2021 – Sat, Oct 09, 2021

Berry Campbell is pleased to present its first exhibition of Frederick J. Brown since announcing the representation of his estate in 2020.  This groundbreaking exhibition curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims will focus solely on Frederick Brown’s earliest abstract works from 1969 – 1977.  This will be the first time many of these works have been on view in over 25 years, including the large-scale centerpiece to the exhibition entitled, “In the Beginning” (1971).  In …

Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Aug 20, 2021 – Sat, Jan 09, 2021

The Jewish Museum will present “Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art,” an exhibition that will situate the subject of art looting during World War II within a unique thematic premise, focusing on the seizure and movement of works as they traveled through distribution centers, sites of recovery, and networks of collectors, before, during, and after the war. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and Judaica that survived this traumatic period of violence and upheaval …

Meg Webster: Wave

Meg Webster: Wave

Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

Manhattan / Sat, Jun 12, 2021 – Sun, Oct 31, 2021

Meg Webster’s work is grounded in an unwavering interest in natural cycles and how a nuanced combination of form, material and site can come together to create diversely charged ecological systems. Since the 1980s, Webster’s visual language of rational geometric forms, from spirals to cones and circles—conveyed through natural matter such as water, soil, moss, salt and twigs—has situated her in close conversation with both Minimalism and Land Art. While her visual language is rooted …

Jeremy Long: Recent Work

Jeremy Long: Recent Work

Bowery Gallery

Manhattan / Tue, Sep 07, 2021 – Sat, Oct 02, 2021

The gallery is pleased to present Jeremy Long’s second solo Bowery exhibition, featuring paintings of domestic life that range in scale from the epic to the intimate. The artist’s depictions of his own family fill the largest canvases with an intensity and eloquence reminiscent of 17th-century Dutch painting. In a second body of smaller, more abstracted works, his forms subtly overlay the narrative in rhythmically constructed spaces. The artist describes his work as “an attempt to …

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So many things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

Here are 12 of my NYC faves:

The New Yorker’s Go-To for Spices and So Much More – NYT

NYC’s thrill ride on the Hudson River is back – TONY

Check Out These 10 NYC Bars Once The City Fully Reopens | HYPEBEAST

The Best Restaurants In West Harlem/Hamilton Heights – West Harlem – New York – The Infatuation

See NYC’s Flower District transformed with public courtyards, outdoor markets, and more | 6sqft

The Butcher Shop Keeping Old World Delicacies Alive – The New York Times

Best NYC Bars & Restaurants With Live Music – the Infatuation

Islands in the Stream, That Is Where We Are – The New York Times

The Best NYC Dishes of 2021, So Far  – Eater NY

23 Best Restaurants In Greenpoint – the Infatuation

Chef Rick Bayless Expands His Mexican Restaurant Empire to NYC With Fast Casual Spot – Eater NY

Train fanatic reveals secrets of the NYC Subway system – NYPost

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Best new NYC restaurants

If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.

Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants

“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.”
Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky

Here are 3 more of my faves:

Hang Out in New York’s Best-Smelling Vestibule

Frenchette Bakery / 220 Church St.

Last fall, the abandoned Arcade Bakery space came back to life as Frenchette Bakery, ready to fulfill the carb-craving needs of Tribeca moms, the doctors in the medical practices upstairs, and passersby lured in by the sweet, yeasty promise of croissants and baguettes. Happily, the new owners have retained a big part of what made Arcade so special. Its unique design, using drop-down table ledges and inset benches, transforms a generic hallway into a gathering place for impromptu meetings, shared pizza lunches, and the kind of coffee breaks office workers never knew they’d miss. The bakers line the display case with their own enticements, too: exceptional loaves of sourdough and rye; savory breakfast pastries like the mortadella, egg, and Comté; and rich and flaky pain au chocolat. —Adam Moussa

Follow Your Nose to Great Bronx BBQ

Hudson Smokehouse / 37 Bruckner Blvd., Mott Haven

This recently opened barbecue joint is located at the southern tip of the Bronx on a street once populated by antiques shops, and you can smell the ’cue as you walk by. The corral seating in front catches the sun during the daytime, and inside there’s a high-ceilinged room where social distancing isn’t a problem. The meats include great fatty brisket, pork ribs worth gnawing, and pork-belly burnt ends that make deliriously good bacon. Even the beer list, with many mugs originating in the Bronx, draws you in.—R.C.S.

Start With Salteñas in Sunnyside

Bolivian Llama Party / 44-14 48th Ave., Sunnyside

The Oropeza brothers have pulled off a rare pandemic feat: They closed their tiny takeout outpost in midtown, which focused on soupy salteñas (Bolivia’s take on the empanada), and rebooted in Sunnyside with a sit-down location serving creative South American fare. On any given Saturday, a young crowd may show up to eat (and ’gram) craggy fried-chicken chicharrón sandwiches with spicy Llajua-spiked mayo, stark white bowls of sopa de maní (peanut soup), vegan “chola” sandwiches crammed full of charred jackfruit instead of the usual pork, and cherimoya birthday-cake ice cream. The best time to swing by is just before dusk, when you can grab a seat on the streetside terrace and take in the Empire State Building framed against a pink sky while Andean music plays from the storefront.—R.P.S.

Also see Eater New York’s interactive map that highlights
all 66 restaurants that deserve your attention.

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