Go Basquiat Here: The Brant Foundation

In March of 2019, The Brant Foundation will present a solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the inauguration of its new space in New York City’s East Village. Located at 421 East 6th Street, the space occupies a century-old building originally designed as a substation for Consolidated Edison. The building subsequently served as the home and studio of famed artist Walter De Maria from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013. Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Tang Architects is renovating the former substation to create a 16,000-square-foot building that features 7,000 square feet of exhibition space arrayed across four floors. The project includes two new gardens adjacent to the structure and a landscaped roof terrace.

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Go Get Thanksgiving Pie Here: Petee's Pie Company

When looking for the best pies in NYC, you can’t go wrong with a small business on the Lower East Side whose mission is: We make damn fine pies for damn fine people. Down at the corner of Allen and Delancey you’ll find a shop that uses real ingredients and seasonal local produce to make deliciousness.

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Go Read Here: Three Lives & Company

If you are new to the city, you'll find it easy to get lost in the West Village. And if you're stumble into Three Lives & Company book store, you'll probably just want to stay.  This is a quintessential WV shop. The store is cozy clean and bright, well-informed and feels like it has a dry, witty sense of humor. They don't carry everything on the planet, but you'll want to read everything they have. Pro note - pick something up and head across the street to Van Leeuwen for an espresso or affogato! 

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Go Get a Bottle Here: MCF Rare Wine LTD

It seems you can find a liquor/wine shop in every micro-neighborhood, but it is rare to find one that is as thoughtful and well curated as Matt Franco’s shop. MCF Rare Wine Limited, on West 13th in the West VIllage. The space itself is smallish, but well designed. The selection limited, but by design as every bottle is there on purpose. And the guys there definitely know their stuff. A great stop if you are looking for a perfect gift and even better if you are looking for something to pair with dinner.

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