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Top Travel Experiences: Remote Lakeside Camping In The Adirondack Park Reached By Floatplanes

From a New York Times article by Zach Montague:

The Adirondack Park In Upstate New York MapAway from Lake Placid, Lake George and other more crowded regional hubs, are several smaller hamlets that provide access to a handful of exceptionally remote lakeside campgrounds reachable only by pontooned floatplanes. With round-trip charters typically priced at $150 or less per person, some of the most secluded frontiers of the Adirondack Park are accessible even to travelers on a limited budget. Over the years, this little-utilized route into sequestered backwoods sites has become a prized secret among my close friends and family, and since my maiden trip with my father six years ago, I have been back every year with a rotating cast of companions.

An Adirondack Wilderness All Your Own New York Times July 2019
A floatplane arrives at the isolated Pine Lake camping site in the Adirondacks. Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

To read more click on following link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/travel/an-adirondack-wilderness-all-your-own.html

NYC Food Culture: MoMA Architecture And Design Expert Paul Galloway On Top Places To Eat & Enjoy

From MOMA.org magazine (Illustrations by Jennifer Tobias) article:

Joes Shanghai Restaurant Illustration by Jennifer Tobias MOMA 2019Paul Galloway is the collection specialist in Architecture and Design. He seems to know something about almost everything you could imagine in his field, whether posters, buildings, or chairs. And he’s always hungry. After years of careful lunch hour research, he’s put together what he calls his “peckish peregrinations”—easy and delicious spots around Midtown Manhattan to grab a good bite and eat outdoors. For a complete experience, we recommend pairing these spots with our Staff Picks for art around midtown.

Top Food Carts in NYC from MoMA article 2019

The Halal Guys by Illustrations by Jennifer Tobias MOMA 2019

 

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https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/100?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MKT%20-%20Whats%20New%2020190715&utm_content=MKT%20-%20Whats%20New%2020190715+CID_2de5ea18d2567bc36561c608cf8ff4db&utm_source=campaignmonitor&utm_term=A%20Moveable%20Midtown%20Feast

Exhibitions: 19th Century Graphic Artist Alphonse Mucha’s “Art Nouveau” At The Poster House In NYC

From Poster House NYC website:

Poster House Alphonse Mucha Monaco Monte-Carlo 1897Alphonse Mucha, born in Bohemia, came to Paris in 1887. Over the next 8 years, he emerged from obscurity to become the most celebrated graphic designer of the Art Nouveau movement. His intricate designs and gorgeous subjects were so popular that he produced pattern books for fellow designers and students, and his publishers repurposed his advertisements for hundreds of other products.

“I predict you will be famous”

—Sarah Bernhardt

But his style and status all started when he met the legendary Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress of her day. Mucha’s first poster for her not only launched his graphic design career, but elevated her fame, as the public buzz for the image was completely unprecedented.

To read more:

https://posterhouse.org/exhibitions/mucha

Museum Reviews: Museum Of Modern Art To Debut “New MOMA” On October 21

“Stunning new galleries and spaces for performance and events will transform the Museum. Along with these physical changes, we’ll be showing our collection in new and unprecedented ways to bring more voices and perspectives to our galleries. Every visit will be an opportunity to discover something new and to connect to art and ideas that spark curiosity, debate, and inspiration.”

New MoMA Rendering 2019From our founding in 1929 to the current reimagination of the Museum, MoMA has grown from a bold experiment to New York’s destination for modern and contemporary art. Working with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, our continued evolution ensures that we always present the most innovative art and meet the changing needs of today’s audiences. To mark this exciting moment, you can explore our history on MoMA through Time, a website with over 100 groundbreaking, controversial, and wild stories from MoMA’s and MoMA PS1’s archives.

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https://www.moma.org/about/new-moma?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MKT%20-%20Sarah%20Suzuki%20Other%20Voices%2020190708&utm_content=MKT%20-%20Sarah%20Suzuki%20Other%20Voices%2020190708+CID_f3ce14a3dd97f5ca3a7ad74c18e214d5&utm_source=campaignmonitor#an-extraordinary-collection-remixed

 

Food Review: “Hot Dogs” Originated As A “Seasoned Sausage Sandwich” At Coney Island In The 1860s

From BBC Travel article by Julia Hammond:

History of Hot Dog“As the newly opened Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad brought many more people to the seaside from Manhattan in the late 1860s, customers told Feltman that they wanted to eat hot food, not cold clams, according to Richard F Snow, the former editor of American Heritage Magazine. So in 1867, Feltman called on the wheelwright who’d originally made his cart and asked him to modify it. The craftsman built a custom charcoal brazier for cooking sausages and a metal box for warming bread.”

If there’s any food that represents Americana, it’s the humble hot dog. Today, these bunned frankfurters are sold at every baseball game, grilled at nearly every backyard barbecue and available at roadside convenience stores from the Carolinas to California. In fact, this most archetypal of American foods originated as the US started to stitch itself back together in the 1860s following the American Civil War and forge its new identity. But while you can now find these seasoned sausage sandwiches across the American heartland, the hot dog’s iconic home is on the boardwalk at New York’s Coney Island.

Read more by clicking link below:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190702-the-truth-about-the-us-most-iconic-food

New Museum Exhibitions: Metropolitan Museum Of Art Features “The Moon In The Age Of Photography”

Apollo's Muse The Moon In the Age of Photography CatalogOn July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the first images of American astronauts on the moon were beamed back to the earth. The result of decades of technical innovation, this thrilling moment in the history of images radically expanded the limits of human vision.

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography surveys visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography through the present. In addition to photographs, the show features a selection of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo astronau

JULY 3–SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Metropolitan Museum of Art

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/apollos-muse-moon-photography

Books For Boomers: “The Plaza” By Julie Satow Is “Social History At Its Best”

“In this definitive history, award-winning New York Times journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball and The Beatles’ first stateside visit — she also follows the money trail. THE PLAZA reveals how, during the Great Depression, it was a handful of rich, dowager widows who were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel, and how foreign money and the anonymous shell companies of today have transformed the iconic guest rooms into condominiums shielding ill-gotten gains — hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it.”

The Plaza Julie Satow

Read more about the book: http://www.juliesatow.com/the-plaza-wip