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The newest art installation to hit Madison Square Park, This Land Is Your Land by Iván Navarro (on view thru Apr. 13), reminds us that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants.

Located just outside Manhattan, RoGallery has been buying, selling, storing, framing and auctioning off artwork for over 30 years.

In his new exhibit at Daniel Cooney Fine Art titled Inframen, photographer Nir Arieli takes pains to illustrate that imprefections exist in even the most perfect of human specimens. On view thru Mar. 8.

Now through February 26th, Fountain Gallery will display TEXTING, a group show of works that incorporate text. The Hell’s Kitchen gallery represents artists with mental illness. TEXTING, curated by Suzanne Murphy, contains over 30 diverse pieces in a variety of formats, from oil paint to pastels to collage.

WARNING: Do not trust your eyes.

The standard rules of visual perception do not apply at James Turrell’s Iltar, an otherworldly component of the minimalist master’s eponymous exhibit that has taken over the winding walls of the Guggenheim. Sure, there has been a lot of buzz about Aten Reign, his colorful light installation that transformed Frank Lloyd Wright’s fabled atrium into an elite, space-age rainbow room, but a wholly different, and seemingly underrated, kind of transcendent experience awaits visitors a few flights up.

Discovery Times Square’s LEGO® art exhibit, The Art of the Brick, features pieces by Nathan Sawaya, a former corporate lawyer who relieved stress after his day job with the popular toys before turning his hobby into a career. Inside the exhibit, you’ll see Sawaya’s recreations of famous artwork and sculptures, as well as his own designs.

How I love this overly caffeinated town of ours. On a recent glaringly hot and sunny Tuesday morning, I decided to venture into a new coffee bar in the city’s picturesque West Village for a triple espresso. Whynot Coffee (As owner Emil Stefkov explained, the name follows his life philosophy.

On the first Wednesday of every month, art enthusiasts board the Bronx Culture Trolley and ride to various galleries and museums in the borough. This past month, I headed to Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College, where a replica trolley car sat awaiting riders.

Having a chance to be a part of the glitterati in New York City as a journalist is always a bit surreal....kind of like stepping into a scene from "Sex and the City" that just turned real, or popping off a page of a Dominick Dunne novel. This journalist's most recent taste of New York's highbrow excitement was going to the opening of Asia Week at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum on Friday evening, March 15th.

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