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November 03 2017

St. Patrick’s Cathedral: North America’s Grandest Church

One of the most famous and distinctive landmarks in New York City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral occupies the entire block immediately west of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel between 50th and 51st St. As the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and the largest Neo-Gothic-style cathedral in all of North America, St. Patrick’s can be quite imposing, especially when viewed from the 5th Avenue entrance, where onlookers can gaze up in wonder at the … Read More

October 03 2017

Rockefeller Center Plaza: A Story of Ice and Fire

In the Lower Plaza of Rockefeller Center, one of New York City’s most famous sculptures depicts a gilded, 8-ton, 18-foot Prometheus descending from the heavens to bestow fire, and thus civilization, on humankind. On the red granite behind him, the inscription: “Prometheus, Teacher in Every Art, Brought the Fire That Hath Proved to Mortals a Means to Mighty Ends.” Few artworks encapsulate the extraordinary striving and dynamism that epitomize life in New York City. It’s a dynamism born of not … Read More

September 02 2017

Bargemusic: The Best Kept Secret of New York’s Classical Music Scene

As one of the cultural capitals of the world, New York City is home to many internationally renowned performance ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet, and the Metropolitan Opera Company. Less familiar to most visitors is Bargemusic, an intimate chamber music series and venue unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Established in 1977 by violinist Olga Bloom, Bargemusic resides in 118-year-old former coffee barge that Bloom refurbished to accommodate up to 140 music lovers. The elevated … Read More