Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre (1.0 ha) landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of former Beatle John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever" written by Lennon. __notoc__DescriptionDesignThe Central Park memorial was designed by Bruce Kelly, the chief landscape architect for the Central Park Conservancy. Strawberry Fields was dedicated on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday, October 9, 1985, by New York Mayor Ed Koch and Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who had underwritten the project. The entrance to the memorial is located on Central Park West at West 72nd Street, directly across from the Dakota Apartments, where Lennon had lived for the latter part of his life, and where he was murdered in 1980. The memorial is a triangular piece of land falling away on the two sides of the park, and its focal point is a circular pathway mosaic of inlaid stones, with a single word, the title of Lennon's famous song: "Imagine". This was a gift from the city of Naples, Italy. Along the borders of the area surrounding the mosaic are benches which are endowed in memory of other individuals and maintained by the Central Park Conservancy. Along a path toward the southeast, a plaque on a low glaciated outcropping of schist lists the nations which contributed to building the memorial. Yoko Ono, who still lives in The Dakota, contributed over a million dollars for the landscaping and the upkeep endowment.
Belvedere Castle is a folly in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. It contains exhibit rooms and an observation deck, and since 1919, the folly has also been the location of the official Central Park weather station.Belvedere Castle was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the late 1800s. An architectural hybrid of Gothic and Romanesque styles, Vaux's design called for a more weighty Manhattan schist and granite structure with a corner tower with conical cap, with the existing lookout over parapet walls between them. To reduce costs it was revised in November 1870, and completed under the new Tammany Hall regime as an open painted-wood pavilion.Belvedere means "beautiful view" or "panoramic view" in Italian.DesignBelvedere Castle was originally built as a shell with open doorway and window openings. Starting in 1919, it housed the New York Meteorological Observatory, which had been taken over by the United States Weather Bureau in 1912. The current weather station in Central Park, an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), is located immediately south of the castle, though wind equipment is still located on the main tower. The two fanciful wooden pavilions deteriorated without painting and upkeep and were removed before 1900.
The Dakota is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was built in 1880–1884 and is considered to be one of Manhattan's most prestigious and exclusive cooperative residential buildings, with apartments generally selling for between $4 million and $30 million. The Dakota is famous as the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to his death outside the building in 1980.HistoryThe Dakota was constructed between October 25, 1880, and October 27, 1884. The architectural firm of Henry Janeway Hardenbergh was commissioned to create the design for Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. The firm also designed the Plaza Hotel.The Dakota was purportedly so named because at the time of construction, the Upper West Side was sparsely inhabited and considered as remote in relation to the inhabited area of Manhattan as the Dakota Territory was. However, the earliest recorded appearance of this account is in a 1933 newspaper interview with the Dakota's long-time manager, quoted in Christopher Gray's book New York Streetscapes: "Probably it was called 'Dakota' because it was so far west and so far north". According to Gray, it is more likely that the building was named the Dakota because of Clark's fondness for the names of the new western states and territories.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. After a three-year renovation, the museum re-opened in December 2014 with exhibitions featuring a rich mix of historic and contemporary design objects from our permanent collection, unique temporary installations, and dynamic interactive experiences. We also have an exciting calendar of events, including hands-on workshops, talks, and family programs.
The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola is a Roman Catholic parish church located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, administered by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The parish is under the authority of the Archdiocese of New York, and was established in 1851 as St. Lawrence O'Toole's Church. In 1898, permission to change the patron saint of the parish from St. Lawrence O’Toole to St. Ignatius of Loyola was granted by Rome. The address is 980 Park Avenue, New York City, New York 10028. The church on the southwest corner of Park Avenue and 84th Street is part of a Jesuit complex on the block that includes Wallace Hall, the parish hall, beneath the church, the rectory at the midblock location on Park Avenue, the grade school of St. Ignatius's School on the north midblock location of 84th Street behind the church and the high school of Loyola School (also 980 Park Avenue) at the northwest corner of Park Avenue and 83rd Street. In addition, another Jesuit high school, Regis High School (55 E 84th Street), occupies the midblock location on the north side of 84th Street. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 24, 1980.
Museum Sejarah Alam Amerika adalah museum yang berada di sisi barat Central Park, Manhattan, New York, Amerika Serikat. Museum ini menempati Taman Theodore Roosevelt yang luasnya 7,3 hektare, dan terdiri dari 27 gedung yang bersambungan. Di dalamnya terdapat 45 ruang pameran permanen, planetarium, ruang pameran sementara, dan perpustakaan sejarah alam.Di museum ini bisa disaksikan asal usul manusia, opset hewan dari seluruh dunia, fosil dinosaurus, dan sejarah evolusi. Koleksi museum terdiri dari 32 juta spesimen dan artefak yang dipamerkan sedikit demi sedikit sesuai jadwal pameran.Museum ini didirikan pada tahun 1869 sebagai museum dan perpustakaan berdasarkan undang-undang Dewan Perwakilan Negara Bagian New York. Museum memiliki 225 staf ilmiah penuh waktu, dan mensponsori lebih dari 120 ekspedisi setiap tahunnya.SejarahMuseum ini menempati gedung bekas gudang senjata di Central Park sebelum dipindahkan ke lokasi sekarang pada tahun 1869. Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (ayah Presiden Theodore Roosevelt) termasuk salah seorang pendiri museum bersama-sama dengan John David Wolfe, William T. Blodgett, Robert L. Stuart, Andrew H. Green, Robert Colgate, Morris K. Jesup, Benjamin H. Field, D. Jackson Steward, Richard M. Blatchford, J. Pierpont Morgan, Adrian Iselin, Moses H. Grinnell, Benjamin B. Sherman, A. G. Phelps Dodge, William A. Haines, Charles A. Dana, Joseph H. Choate, Henry G. Stebbins, Henry Parish, dan Howard Potter.
The Ansonia is a building on the Upper West Side of New York City, located at 2109 Broadway, between West 73rd and West 74th Streets. It was originally built as a residential hotel by William Earle Dodge Stokes, the Phelps-Dodge copper heir and share holder in the Ansonia Clock Company, and it was named for his grandfather, the industrialist Anson Greene Phelps. In 1899, Stokes commissioned architect Paul E. Duboy (1857–1907) to build the grandest hotel in Manhattan.Stokes would list himself as "architect-in-chief" for the project and hired Duboy, a sculptor who designed and made the ornamental sculptures on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, to draw up the plans. New Orleans architect Martin Shepard served as draftsman and assistant superintendent of construction on the project. A contractor sued Stokes in 1907, but he would defend himself, explaining that Duboy was in an insane asylum in Paris and should not have been making commitments in Stokes's name concerning the hotel.In what might be the earliest harbinger of the current developments in urban farming, Stokes established a small farm on the roof of the hotel.Stokes had a Utopian vision for the Ansonia—that it could be self-sufficient, or at least contribute to its own support—which led to perhaps the strangest New York apartment amenity ever. "The farm on the roof," Weddie Stokes wrote years later, "included about 500 chickens, many ducks, about six goats and a small bear." Every day, a bellhop delivered free fresh eggs to all the tenants, and any surplus was sold cheaply to the public in the basement arcade. Not much about this feature charmed the city fathers, however, and in 1907, the Department of Health shut down the farm in the sky.
72nd Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)Distance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis Area of West 72nd Street, Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023 New York, NY 10023
72nd Street is an express station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of Broadway, 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (including Verdi Square and Sherman Square) on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It is served by the 1, 2 and 3 trains at all times.HistoryThe 72nd Street station opened on October 27, 1904, as part of the original subway, with trains running from Brooklyn Bridge to 145th Street. The original configuration of the station was inadequate by IRT standards. It had just one entrance (the control house on the traffic island between 71st and 72nd Streets, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places), and the platforms and stairways were unusually narrow. There were no crossovers or crossunders as the control house had separate turnstile banks and token booths for each side. Express trains ran on the innermost two tracks, while local trains ran on the outer pair.
The Belnord is an apartment building on West 86th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.It was designed in 1908 by the noted architectural firm of Hiss and Weekes. It is 13 stories tall and features Italian Renaissance style decorative elements. It features two massive, two story grand archways that provide entrance to an inner courtyard with landscaped gardens.The Belnord is one of a mere handful of full-block apartment buildings in New York. Like other full-block buildings, such as The Apthorp, the Belnord is built around a large, landscaped interior courtyard. The Belnord's courtyard is among the largest in the city.It is a New York City Landmark and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.Notable residents have included the writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, actor Zero Mostel and jazz impresario Art D'Lugoff.The building was acquired by Extell Development Company in 1994.Two decades later, in March 2015, it was sold to HFZ Capital
Marymount School of New York is a college preparatory, independent, Catholic day school for girls located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was founded by Mother Marie Joseph Butler in 1926 as part of a network of schools directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The school enrolls students in Nursery through Class XII. ''''Marymount's mission statement reads:"Marymount School is an independent, Catholic day school that seeks to educate young women who continue to question, risk, and grow—young women who care, serve, and lead—young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world."HistoryFor nine decades, Marymount has been committed to educating the hearts and minds of girls to provide for each student’s total growth. Its history of bold initiatives and compassionate leadership inspires students to advocate for themselves and for others. Founded by Mother Marie Joseph Butler in 1926, Marymount School is part of a network of schools directed by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. The RSHM was established in 1849 in Béziers, France by Père Gailhac and Mère St. Jean. They expanded their ministry to the United States in 1877. Recognizing the need to empower young women, Mother Butler founded Marymount School of New York in 1926 with this vision: “The aims of a Marymount education are manifold: to educate the heart and mind, and to provide for each student’s total growth, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically.”Mother Butler purchased the Florence Vanderbilt estate at 1028 Fifth Avenue in 1926 and founded Marymount School of New York. The adjoining Pratt mansion at 1027 Fifth Avenue was acquired in 1936, and the school expanded to the Dunlevy Milbank property at 1026 in 1950. The three turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts buildings at Houses at 1026-1028 Fifth Avenue occupy approximately half the block between 83rd and 84th Streets on Fifth Avenue. The international RSHM network of schools spans nine countries and three continents, a borderless community that shares common goals, values, and vision. Regular exchanges occur throughout the international network, and Marymount students identify themselves as global citizens.
B'nai Jeshurun is a synagogue in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.HistoryFounded in 1825, Bnai Jeshurun was the second synagogue founded in New York and the third-oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States.The synagogue was founded by a coalition of young members of congregation Shearith Israel and immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from the German and Polish lands. It was the stated intention to follow the "German and Polish minhag (rite)." The order of prayers followed that of the Ashkenazi Great Synagogue of London and sought the guidance of the British chief Rabbi Solomon Hirschell on matters of ritual. The congregation dedicated its first building on Elm Street in Manhattan in 1827.The first rabbi, Samuel Isaacs, was appointed in 1839. By 1850, the congregation had grown large enough to make it necessary to build a new synagogue on Green Street.In 1865, the congregation moved yet again, to a new building on 34th Street, the parcel later part of the site of the flagship Macy's store. Driven by the rapid expansion of the city, they moved yet again in 1885 to Madison Avenue at 65th Street. That building was designed by Rafael Guastavino and Schwarzmann & Buchman.
The Century (Central Park West, Manhattan)Distance: 0.9 miCompetitive Analysis 25 Central Park West New York, NY 10023
The Century is a 1931 Art Deco apartment building located at Central Park West and 63rd Street in Manhattan, New York City. It was constructed at a cost of $6.5 million and designed by the firm of Irwin S. Chanin.Architecturally, it is cast in the Art Deco style, which causes it stand out from many of its neighbors, which are designed in the Beaux-Arts style. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places, as a contributing property to the Central Park West Historic District, in 1982. The building, also part of a local historic district, is one of the three tallest structures within the boundaries of the district. A tenant-landlord dispute at The Century was ongoing for most of the 1980s. As of 2010, properties within the building sold for as much as US$19,000,000.
The Eldorado at 300 Central Park West, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is the northernmost of four twin-towered luxury housing cooperatives that face the west side of Central Park. The art deco style apartment building fills the complete blockfront extending between West 90th and West 91st Streets and overlooks the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park.The Eldorado is located within the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and is a contributing property to the federally designated Central Park West Historic District.
The Beresford, at 211 Central Park West, between 81st and 82nd Streets, is a luxury, 23-floor "pre-war" apartment building in New York City.OverviewDesigned by the architect Emery Roth, The Beresford, completed in 1929, is one of the most prestigious addresses in Manhattan and one of city's most elite co-ops running along Central Park West. In recent years, apartments have sold for between $3 million and $22 million. One unit is currently listed for $62 million, making it one of Manhattan's most expensive properties. It is one of four Roth apartment blocks on Central Park West, including The El Dorado, The San Remo, and The Ardsley. The Beresford is the largest by volume. Its mass is relieved by horizontal belt courses, staggered setbacks governed by the 1916 Zoning Resolution, which provide some apartments with terraces, and architectural detailing that gives an impression of Georgian houses embedded in the mass. It takes its name from the Hotel Beresford, which had occupied the site since 1889. The Beresford has two very prominent street-front facades, crowned by its three distinctive octagonal copper-capped corner towers, the eastern facade overlooks Central Park; and the southern facade overlooks Theodore Roosevelt Park, the park that contains the American Museum of Natural History.
The Level Club is a building in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City, located at 253 West 73rd Street. It was built as a men's club by a group of Freemasons in 1927; it served this original function for just about three years. Afterwards, the building was used, in turn, as a hotel and a drug re-hab center. It has now been remodeled as a condominium.HistoryThe building was erected in 1927.The bank foreclosed on the club's mortgage in 1931. It became a hotel for men that rented rooms by the week in the 1930s, and a kosher hotel in the 1940s and 1950s, and a single-room-occupancy hotel in the 1960s. From 1936, it was known as The Hotel Riverside Plaza. At the height of the urban decay of the 1970s it was purchased by the nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization Phoenix House. It was turned into an upscale condominium in 1984. The New York Daily News describes it as the city's "most mystical and intriguing condominium."
The Dorilton is a luxury residential housing cooperative in Manhattan, New York City. Construction began in 1900 and was completed by 1902.ArchitectureThe building was designed by Janes & Leo, the New York City-based architectural firm of Elisha Harris Janes and Richard Leopold Leo for real estate developer Hamilton M. Weed. It is located at 171 West 71st Street, at Broadway (Manhattan).The building is noted for its opulent Beaux-Arts style limestone and brick exterior, featuring monumental sculptures, richly balustraded balconies, and a three-story, copper and slate mansard roof. The exterior masonry, decorative terra-cotta work and chimneys and roof were expertly restored in 1998 by the Walter B. Melvin architectural firm.Architecture historian Andrew Dolkart thinks it may be "the most flamboyant apartment house in New York," with its striking, "French-inspired" sculpted figures and an enormous iron gate "reminiscent of those that guard French palaces."Architecture historian Francis Morrone regards it as one of the city's great apartment buildings.The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1974. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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The Discovery Room at the American Museum of Natural History Distance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis 200 Central Park W New York, NY 10024
The Facebook page for the Discovery Room at AMNH is intended as a space to share stories about science and experiences in the room. Please tell us about your visits and tag us to your photos!
The Discovery Room was made possible by a grant from the Edward John Noble Foundation.
Additional support has been provided by Joella and John Lykouretzos,
the Ralph M. Cestone Foundation, Capital One Bank, Mitsui USA Foundation, the Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Trust, Nora and Ted Weinreich, the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation, the Daneker Family, Susanne and Douglas Durst, and the Larkin Family.
Since its founding in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has collected more than 32 million specimens relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its amazing treasures in the exhibit halls, and behind the scenes more than 200 scientists are at work making new discoveries. Millions of people from around the world visit the Museum each year.
The first-ever museum bringing American history to life through the eyes of children, where kids plus history equals serious fun! Kids of all ages can practice their History Detective skills at the DiMenna Children's History Museum and:
• discover the past through six historic figure pavilions
• use the Historical Viewfinder display to see how sites in New York City have changed over time
• go to the polls at the Cast Your Vote pavilion
• add their voices at the installation You Are An American Dreamer, Too
And be sure to visit the new Barbara K. Lipman Library every Sunday at 11:30 for a story hour!
Paris Frameworks is a boutique frameshop specializing in Conservation Framing. Our 100% cotton rag mats, UV protective glazing and classic moulding designs ensure that your artwork is properly framed for future generations to enjoy.
We work with all types of artwork: photographs, canvas, objects, shadowboxes, works on paper.
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We also offer Art Installation, Packing and Transport worldwide.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is the vibrant home to 350,000 visitors a year from all segments of the NYC community and tourists from around the world. The museum’s educational mission in early childhood education, creativity, health and culture thrives within our home on 83rd Street and in dozens of communities across the city as well as through national initiatives with leading authorities and government agencies. Child development is at the core of CMOM’s values and mission and our vision is to be the bridge that connects children and adults in the community, school and home in order to prepare our children for the global world in which they live. For details regarding all of CMOM’s programs, exhibits and initiatives, visit cmom.org and follow us on Twitter at @cmomNYC.
Named after the Greek god of youth, the arts, culture, and music, The Apollo Circle engages its members in a variety of educational and social activities and provides incomparable insights into the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Proceeds support The Apollo Circle Fund for Art Conservation.
The Apollo Circle Patrons, an upper level of The Apollo Circle, is an opportunity for Members to develop a closer association with the Museum through an extended schedule of more intimate programming.
For more information about The Apollo Circle or to join, please visit our website at http://www.metmuseum.org/apollo or contact us at 212-650-2371 or [email protected]
The Met College Group is a group of local college students who plan and produce events and programs for other students. Through programming, The Met College Group creates opportunities for all students, from all Majors and backgrounds, to explore and encounter the Met’s collections in new ways.
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The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Teens Distance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis 1000 Fifth Avenue, Uris Center for Education at 81st St Entrance New York, NY 10028
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Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, was founded in 1992 by Gerald Peters, who has long been recognized as one of the world's premier dealers of American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Operating out of a townhouse on the Upper East Side, the gallery's staff specializes in the art of the Hudson River Scool and the American Impressionists; in the Ash Can and the New York Schools of art; in American Modernists and nineteenth- and twentieth-century American sculpture. We represent the estates of Gaston Lachaise, Max Weber, Harold Weston, Marguerite Zorach, and William Zorach. We additionally represent a number of contemporary artists and mount exhibitions of comtemporary as well as historical work in our two-story exhibition space.
Housed in a historic landmark upper east side townhouse, the Tilton Gallery’s current exhibition program continues to support established gallery artists, while remaining committed to discovering and cultivating new talent from around the globe. Tilton is recognized for showing artists at the beginning of their careers, including Fred Tomaselli, Kiki Smith, Glenn Ligon, Wim Delvoye, Marlene Dumas, Douglas Gordon, Huang Yong Ping, Nicole Eisenman, and many others.
Hawthorne Fine Art is a Manhattan based art gallery specializing in 19th and early 20th century American Art. We select our works for their quality, rarity, and beauty and price them competitively for the market. All of our pieces are curated with a commitment to strong academic scholarship and we are dedicated to the careful cultivation of both private and institutional collections. With our strong commitment to research, scholarship, and education we honor the hard work of the artists that we represent through the production of museum-quality exhibitions and scholarly catalogues.
Situated on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, amongst some of the most prestigious cultural institutions, Hawthorne Fine Art provides an intimate setting and helpful staff for viewing our works. We look forward to meeting you and sharing a commitment to the development and advancement of the American fine arts.
The gallery is dedicated to promoting and showcasing emerging contemporary artists from the city of St. Petersburg in Russia.
Originally established in 2005 in Saint Petersburg, as an exclusive setting to present works of local artists to a Russian audience, Erarta Galleries has since expanded its vision promoting the reawakening of Russian art and culture to an international audience. Our aim is to free Russian contemporary art from conventionality and stereotypes.
In today¹s exciting renaissance of contemporary Russian art, a new generation of artists is emerging, many of whom Erarta Galleries is pleased to exhibit. Different in form, symbolism and technique, this new avant-guarde is characterised by a reinvigorated sense of freedom.
Erarta Galleries are present in Saint Petersburg, London, New York and Zurich.