Zero-waste? Canada to lead international “plastics charter”

Plastics are polluting our waterways, choking our coral reefs and being eaten by birds and marine animals. The average American takes home 1,500 plastic bags a year, which are used for about 12 minutes.  Most plastic bags are not recycled, and the ones that make it to landfill (vs. the waterways) take 500 years to … More Zero-waste? Canada to lead international “plastics charter”

IDNYC benefits: New York’s best kept secret

It is common knowledge that New Yorkers are pretty lucky…we have amazing public parks and playgrounds that serve as a respite from the concrete jungle, and dozens of world class museums and cultural institutions to fulfill our intellectual curiosity.  The parks are free, but visiting our lovely museums sadly is not. Well, now there is … More IDNYC benefits: New York’s best kept secret

Cooper Hewitt Museum – The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

Between 90th and 91st Street and 5th Avenue, just north of the Guggenheim, sits a 64 room mansion with an impressive gated garden.  This mansion, formerly the home of Andrew Carnegie, now houses the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum which is dedicated to historical and contemporary design. As you enter the museum grounds through the … More Cooper Hewitt Museum – The Senses: Design Beyond Vision

A “Secret” Garden in Central Park

  From the snowstorms that closed our schools (four Nor’easters in as many weeks) to the prolonged sub-freezing temperatures that threatened to give little fingers frost-bite if not properly covered, New Yorkers took a veritable beating this winter.   Next came the torrential downpours that gave special meaning to “April showers bring May flowers” and we … More A “Secret” Garden in Central Park

Guggenheim – Albers in Mexico and Thannhauser Collection

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on East 89th and Park in New York was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and opened in 1959.  The grandiose central rotunda with its spiral ramp is a major draw and a very special place to view art exhibitions in the city.  Collections are also displayed in wings … More Guggenheim – Albers in Mexico and Thannhauser Collection