SOHO. At first glance it’s loud and touristy, but the best of SoHo can be found on the second and third floors of its buildings, or in windows that appear to be empty or dull. These “hidden” spaces hold the history of a neighborhood that was home to the most influential personalities of New York’s conceptual art scene of the 60s and 70s. SoHo was the city’s epicenter of culture and art during those decades: Fluxus cooperatives and artists like Philip Glass, Chuck Close, Donald Judd and Frank Stella, among others, lived here. Towards the end of the 70s DIA Art Foundation and Artists Space opened their main headquarters in SoHo.

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WE SUGEST THAT YOU DO THIS TOUR SOMETIME BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY, which are the days that all these spaces and institutions are open.

PLEASE CHECK for SUMMER SCHEDULES in each gallery or venue's website

 
 

ART

1- WALTER DE MARIA, The NY Earth Room- 141 Wooster St.  (closed from 3 - 3,30 pm/ closed in the summer.)

2- WALTER DE MARIA, The Broken Km- 393 West Broadway St.  (closed from 3 - 3,30 pm/ closed in the summer.)

3- DRAWING CENTER- 35 Wooster St.

4- RECESS- 41 Grand St.

5- LESLIE- LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART- 26 Wooster

6- ARTIST SPACE- 38 Greene St. 

7- DONAL JUDD FOUNDATION- 101 Spring St. (reservation required)

8- STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE- 97 Kenmare St.

9- ARTIST SPACE BOOKS AND TALKS- 55 Walker St.

10- BORTOLAMI- 39 Walker St.

11- MELA FOUNDATION- 275 Church St.

 

OTHER TIPS

- For  more information about the history of SoHo go to www.sohomemoryproject.org 

 - See a contemporary conceptual dance performance at the studio that belonged to Fluxus art movement, on Sundays at: www.cathyweis.org/calendar

- Check our the program at the ANGELIKA FILM CENTER

FOOD AND DRINKS:

A- $$ JACK'S WIFE FREDA- 224 Lafayette St.

B- $$ CAFE SELECT- 212 Lafayette St.

C- $ LA ESQUINA- 114 Kenmare St

D- $$ FANELLI'S- 94 Prince St. 

F- $$ MAMAN- 239 Centre St.

 

CHELSEA. Birthplace of multiple artistic and social movements spanning much of the 20th century. In the 60s it was New York’s Theater District and home to the famous Chelsea Hotel, where figures such as Jackson Pollock, Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, Sid Viscius and so many others stayed and lived. Andy Warhol filmed some of his movies in this hotel. During the 70s and 80s Chelsea was the epicenter of the city’s gay community and home to its first major political, social and cultural organizations. Much of the area between 9th and 11th Avenues was industrial until the end of 80s, when the commercial art scene started to move in. Today Chelsea has more than 300 galleries as well as the High Line, Rubin Museum, Graffiti Research Lab, DIA Art Foundation, New York Live Arts, Joyce Theater and The Kitchen. It has also become an attractive location for new architectural developments of architects such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid

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WE SUGGEST THAT YOU DO THIS TOUR SOMETIME BETWEEN TUESDAY AND SATURDAY, which are the days that all these spaces and institutions are open. If you don’t have much time we suggest you check the locations marked with crosses (+) so you don’t miss the most impressive productions in the area.

PLEASE CHECK for SUMMER SCHEDULES at the gallery or venue's website- most gallery's are closed on Saturdays during the summer

 
 

GALLERIES

1- PETZEL- 456 w 18th St.

2- LISSON GALLERY- 136 10th Ave.

3- JANE LOMBARD- 518 w 19th. St.

4- DAVID ZWIRNER- 519 w 19th. St +

5- PRAXIS- 501 W 20th St.

6- DAVID ZWIRNER- 537 w 20th. St. +

7- GAGOSIAN- 522 w 21st. St +

8- GLADSTONE- 530 w 21th St. +

9- TANYA BONAKDAR- 521 w 21st. St. +

10- PAULA COOPER- 534 w 21st. St

11- SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO- 530 w 22nd. St.

12- HAUSER AND WIRTH- 548 w 22nd. St. +

13- LISSON GALLERY- 504 w 24th. St.

14- GLADSTONE- 515 w 24th. St. 

15- LURING AGUSTINE- 531 w 24th. St.

16- PACE- 537 w 24th. St.

17- GAGOSIAN-  555 w 24th. St +

18- PACE- 510 w 25th. St. +

19- CHEIM AND READ- 547 w 25th St.

20- GREENE NAFTALI- 508 w 26th st.

 

 

DON'T MISS:

21- PRINTED MATTER- 231 11th Ave. -A bookstore that exclusively sells art and artist's books, fanzines and limited-editions prints.  

22- DIA FOUNDATION- 545 w 22nd St. - You can find temporary installations in this location. ** On 22nd St. you can find Joseph Beuys' famous installation "7000 Oaks" with sculptures along both sides of the street. Also, after sunset you can see Dan Flavin's light installation on the façade of the old DIA Building. Flavin made this piece in 1996 right before he died.  

23- WHITNEY MUSEUM- 99 Gansevoort St. 

24- WHITE COLUMNS - 320 w 13th St

25- RUBIN MUSEUM- 150 w 17th St. - Museum of Himalayan Art

To see DANCE, PERFORMANCE ART, and THEATER check out the following programs:

26- NEW YORK LIVE ARTS- 219 w 19th St. -Dance and performance art.

27- JOYCE THEATER- 175 8th Ave. One of the first contemporary dance theaters in NYC.

28- THE KITCHEN- 512 w 19th St.-Theater, performance and visual arts.

If you walk along the HIGHLINE there are many works of art installed throughout the park. You can also visit the webstie to check for special programs and events.

FOOD AND DRINKS

A - $ Star on 18th

B - $$ La Bergamote

C - $$ Le Grain Cafe

D - $ / $$ Chelsea Market

 

LOWER EAST SIDE & CHINATOWN. During the 80s, a lot of alternative and experimental galleries started to open on the Lower East Side. After the 2007 inauguration of the New Museum on Bowery , a wave of art spaces and commercial galleries looking for a cheaper and livelier scene, opened in the area. From there, the art scene kept moving south, taking over sections of East Chinatown. The Lower East Side and Chinatown are both neighborhoods that have historically hosted large concentrations of immigrants, working class families and artists. These three demographic groups have given the area a unique eclecticism and rich ethnic diversity. The Lower East Side is also known for being home to some of the best places in the city to see live music and an endless list of vibrant and exciting bars and restaurants.

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WE SUGGEST YOU DO THIS TOUR SOMETIME BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY because most galleries are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

PLEASE CHECK for SUMMER SCHEDULES at the gallery or venue's website

 

ART

1- SALON 94 BOWERY- 243 Bowery

2- NEW MUSEUM- 235 Bowery St.

3- SALON 94 BOWERY- 1 Freeman Alley

4- ON STELLAR RAYS- 1 Rivington St

5- WHITE BOX- 329 Broome St #1

6- CANADA- 331/333 Broome St

7- JACK HANLEY- 327 Broome St.

  - NICELLE BEAUCHENE GALLERY- 327 Broome St.

8- JOHANNES VOGT- 55 Chrystie St, suite 202

  - DOWNS AND ROSS- 55 Chrystie St, suite 203

9- SIMON PRESTON GALLERY- 301 Broome St

10- MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY- 88 Eldridge St

11- DOWNS AND ROSS- 106 Eldridge Street

12- JAMES COHAN- 291 Grand St. Ground Floor

    - CUEVAS TILLARD- 291 Grand St.

    - NATHALIE KARG- 291 Grand St. 4th. Floor

    - GAVIN BROWN- 291 Grand St. 3rd. Floor

13- FEUER/MESLER- 319 Grand St. 2nd Floor

    - Y GALLERY- 319 Grand St. 4th. Floor

14- MIGUEL ABREU GALLERY- 36 Orchard St

15- CUCHIFRITOS- 120 Essex St (inside Essex Market)

16- PARTICIPANT INC.- 253 E Houston St

 

 

OTHER TIPS

16- ABRONS CENTER (for dance, theater and music performances) - 466 Grand St.

 You can see live music at: Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Bowery Electric, Rockwood, Otto's Shrunken Head, R-Bar, Nublu or The Stone. You can also find live music in bars like Pianos, The Living Room and the Cake Shop.

BOWERY BALLROOM- 6 Delancy St.

MERCURY LOUNGE- 217 East Houston St.

ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL- 196 Allen St.

FOOD AND DRINKS

A- $$ CAFE GITANE- 242 Mott St.

B- $$ CAFE HABANA- 17 Prince St.

C- $$$ FREEMANS- End of Freemans Alley and Rivington

D- $$ EPISTROPHY CAFE- 200 Mott St.

E- $$ DUDLEY'S- 85 Orchard St.

F- $$ CAFE KATJA- 79 Orchard St.

 

UPPER EAST hosts all the true classics you cannot miss. Places like The Met, Guggenheim, Jewish Museum, and Frick Collection, but in the past 5 years you will also find new Museums and Galleries that have joined the existing crowd of ponderous Art Institutions. This area of Manhattan was crowned the art epicenter in the 1950s, when post-war New York became the art capital of the world. Numerous local and European galleries opened their venues in the Upper East Side. It was promising and prosperous, whilst simultaneously vibrant and classical. Although Chelsea became the promised land in the late 1980s, the Upper East Side continues to have it's place, lately reinventing and given itself over to new trends, it hosts new ambitious and experimental projects that draw artists and viewers from all around the world.

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1- BLUM & POE- 19 East 66th St.  

2- PARK AVE ARMORY- 643 Park Ave.

3- PETZEL GALLERY- 35 East 67 St.  

4- HENRIQUE FARIA FINE ARTS- 35 East 67 St.

5- AMERICAS SOCIETY- 680 Park Ave.

6- HAUSER & WIRTH- 32 East 69th St.

7- THE FRICK COLLECTION- 1 East 70th St.

8- PARK & 75- 821 Park Ave.

9- MET BREUER- 945 Madison Ave 

10- GAGOSIAN - 980 Madison Ave

11- GAGOSIAN- 976 Madison Ave

12- MNUCHIN- 45 E 78th St.

13- MET - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 5th Ave

14- NEUE GALLERIE- 1048 5th Ave.

15- THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM- 1071 5th Ave.

 

ALSO CHECK OUT

A bit south, MoMA- 53rd St between 5Th and 6Th Ave - the iconic, must-see temple of contemporary art.

A bit north, COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM OF DESIGN- 2 East 91st St. / THE JEWISH MUSEUM- 1109 5th Ave./ MUSEO DEL BARRIO, showcasing Latin-American artists - 5Th Ave between 104th and 105th St

 

BUSHWICK has historically been a working class neighborhood of Latin American immigrants. More recently it has become home to a major art scene and was recently ranked one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world. Young art fills old warehouses, and factories have been transformed into studios and spaces for experimentation, performance, and street art. Bushwick plays host to new galleries as well as more established ones originally opened in Chelsea such as Luhring Augustine. For the past 9 years, June has been synonymous with Bushwick Open Studios, a major event in which artists open their workspaces and/or host pop-up shows and parties for huge crowds. If you are around New York in early summer, don’t miss it!

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WE SUGGEST THAT YOU DO THIS TOUR THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 1- 6 pm

PLEASE CHECK for SUMMER SCHEDULES at the gallery or venue's website

 
 

ART:

1- GALLERY BUILDING at- 56 BOGART St.

- Basement:

Fresh Window
Nurture Art

-First Floor:

Anthony Philip Fine Art
Black & White Gallery / Project Space
Blank Space
Fuch’s Projects
Honey Ramka
Life on Mars

Little Blue Mushroom & Friends Gallery
M.DAVID STUDIO
Momenta Art
Robert Henry Contemporary
Slag Gallery
SOHO20
Studio 10
TheodoreArt
Victori + Mo

2- LUHRING AGUSTINE- 25 Knickerbocker Ave. 

3- ART 3 GALLERY- 109 Ingraham Street

4- THE BUSHWICK STARR- 207 Starr St. (Cultural center that functions as an exhibition, dance & theater space. It also has puppet shows)

 

5- GALERY BUILDING at- 1329 WILLOUGHBY Ave.

Microscope Gallery
TSA Gallery
Transmitter  

6- QUEBRACHO FRAMES- 421 Troutman St. (Old framing techniques and modern architecture combined in this wonderful contemporary Bushwick warehouse)

OTROS

FAUX AND FAUN222 Varet St ( Vintage clothing) 

- If you have time check out THE SKETCH BOOK PROJECT in Williamsburg (with art books and curiosities)- 28 Frost Street

- If you want to know more about street art in Bushwick take the street art tour: http://streetartwalk.com/

FOOD AND DRINKS: 

A- $$ ROBERTA’S- 261 Moore St.

B- $$ TUTUS25 Bogart St

C- $ QUEEN OF FALAFEL2 Wyckoff Avenue

D- $$ FARO- 436 Jefferson

F- $$ AMARANTO- 887 Heart St.

E- $$ NORTH EAST KINDOM- 18 Wyckoff Ave.

 

RED HOOK, is one of the best-kept secrets in Brooklyn. Although it has become popular among locals and tourists since the city’s only Ikea opened in the area in 2008, until two years ago few people came for more than that. Today it is a cultural and gastronomic center that grows with no end in sight. The neighborhood’s relative isolation is considered a luxury by locals who refuse to allow subway lines for fear of losing the intimacy, exclusiveness and privilege of being a resident. If you visit Red Hook, don’t miss the studios at Pioneer Works, Pioneer Books, Kentler International Drawing Space, the studios on the peer, the street art and murals, and the gastronomic delights.

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WE SUGGEST THAT YOU DO THIS TOUR ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, which is when PIONEER WORKS is open to the public with special shows and live music. If this doesn't fit your travel plans, we suggest that you visit Red Hook WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

PLEASE CHECK for SUMMER SCHEDULES at the gallery or venue's website

 
 

ART

1- KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE
- 353 Van Brunt St

2- PIONEER BOOKS- 289 Van Brunt St.

3- PIONEER WORKS- 159 Pioneer St.

4- PENINSULA ART SPACE - 352 Van Brunt St.

MUSIC:

5- SUNNY'S BAR- 253 Conover St.

If you happen to be in Red Hook in June check out the Red Hook Jazz Festival.

 

SECRETS

 - We suggest that you take the water taxi from downtown Manhattan to enjoy the view.  You can use the standard water taxi for $39 or take the IKEA’s water taxi for $5 each way during the week and it’s FREE on weekends (Both from Pier 11)

- If you visit NYC in the summer and you like kayaking, don’t miss the change to paddle in NY harbor FOR FREE!http://www.redhookboaters.org/

TO EAT AND DRINK:

A- BROOKLYN CRAB -  24 Reed St. (okay food but GREAT view)

B- FORT DEFIANCE- 365 Van Brunt St.

C- BAKED- 359 Van Brunt St. 

D- GRINDAHAUS- 275 Van Brunt St. (only open at night)

E- LOBSTER POUND- 284 Van Brunt St.

 
 

HOW TO GET THERE:

Public transportation

Take subway A or C to Jay St. Metro Tech, then take the BUS B61 towards Red Hook on Smith St. Get off at King St. Stop

Take subway R, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Borough Hall, then take BUS B61 towards Red Hook at the corner of Boerum Plaza and Fulton St. Get off at King Street Stop

Take subway F or G at Smith-9th St., then take BUS B61 towards Red Hook at the subway exit. Get off at King Street Stop

Bike:
Accessible via Brooklyn Greenway from York Street in DUMBO, ride to Van Brunt St in Red Hook.

Car:
Take Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Atlantic Ave Exit. Turn left at Columbia St. and left again at Van Brunt.

Water Taxi:
From Manhattan to Ikea. For locations and schedules check: www.nywatertaxi.com or https://www.nywatertaxi.com/ikea

Taxis:
Eastern: 718.499.6227
Arecibo: 718.783.6465
Columbia St.: 718.834.6868