Bright Lights, Big Screens of the Pixel Forest NYC

It was snowing heavily Saturday afternoon and still the line for the New Museum stretched all the way down the block and around the corner. I don’t know why I was surprised, the Pixel Forest is the most buzzed about art exhibit of the season.

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We stood in line for over 30 minutes, enduring the elements of sleet and snow, on the Bowery in lower Manhattan. All this to enter the much acclaimed and photographed Pixel Forest, Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist’s latest exhibition at the New Museum.

The Pixel Forest Pipilorri Rist Exhibition

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Snow Day Street Art at First Street Green Art Park

Snow didn’t stop all Saturday. The concrete jungle was colorless with hardly a yellow cab to break up the white and gray. Instead of hibernating in my warm apartment, I trekked out onto the frosty streets in search of color.

First Street Green Art Park

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On the boarder of the East Village and Lower East Side, this park is the most reliable, concentrated source of street art in lower Manhattan. The whiteness of the snow really made the colorful walls stand out.

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So Many Reasons Why No One Should Ever Ask Me on a Coffee Date

A cute, intelligent fella asked me if I wanted to meet him for coffee after work. I said yes.
If I was a normal person, that would be the end of this story.

But I’m not.

I wanted to meet him, but not for fucking coffee.

Everything That Goes Through My Mind When a Dude Suggests a Coffee Date (Warning: It’s not pretty)

I can’t drink coffee at 6:30PM. Did he want me up all night? Is this what bachelors are doing in 2017? Make her drink coffee at 6:30PM so when she’s lying awake in bed at 4AM, cursing caffeine, she booty calls you because there’s fuck-all else to do? Even in the city that never sleeps?! Read More

Everyone Should Get Married on New Year’s Eve

Remember that last scene in When Harry Met Sally? It’s New Year’s Eve and Sally is at a fabulous party and she’s wearing this fabulous black strapless dress? There are golden balloons and champagne everywhere, and everyone looks like they’re having an amazing night? Then Harry shows up in his late 80s blue jeans, professes his love, they kiss and OMG IT’S PERFECT?

Definitely one of my all time favorite movies. The NY Times just wrote a wonderful travel article about all it’s NYC on location scenes: “In the Footsteps of Harry and Sally“. Definitely adding a tour to my NYC 2017 To-Do List!

I watched this movie at a sleep over when I was 13 years old. A lot of the movie’s brilliance was lost on me. I thought that was just how some ladies eat pastrami sandwiches! I also assumed when I grew up, all New Year’s Eves would be just as fabulous as Harry and Sally’s. Declarations of love included.

Needless to say, I’ve been sorely disappointed every year of my adult life thus far. That is, until this year! December 31st, 2016, all my childhood NYE fantasies came true! DECLARATIONS OF LOVE INCLUDED!! Read More

Sundays Are for Street Art

My name is Mary Lane and I’m a street art addict.

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As you can see, I’ve started sharing a Street Art Addicts Anonymous support group.

My obsession has started to affect my relationship with NYC…

I adore this “Concrete Jungle”, you know I do! But…gray walls never make me smile… I’d petition for “Technicolor Jungle” and endure all resulting Dr. Seuss comparisons if it meant there was art around every corner!

Maybe let’s not make light of addiction… It’s Sunday, let’s try another cliché and make light of religion!

Welcome to my house of urban art worship!

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As you can see, I’m awkwardly beckoning you to come in!

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