For four decades, MoMA PS1 has celebrated the best in experimental art, displaying retrospectives, historical surveys, and international installations in an unconventional museum space. More than 50 exhibitions spark the halls each year in an intense display of beauty, depth, and man's willingness to contemplatively stroke his goatee. Inspired by Vietnam liberation movements, Nancy Grossman: Heads captures the unsettling allure of life-size human head sculptures with eyes, ears, and mouths covered with leather straps and buckles. Other current and upcoming exhibitions include Alexis Rockman's Untitled, which portrays a magical animal in gouache, and the museum’s inaugural exhibit, Crayola Square by Sol LeWitt, which evokes youthful memories of wax crayons and eating glitter.
Subdivision's space encapsulates both an independent designer boutique and an art gallery, creating a frappe of artistic talent and expression that splatters layers of creativity over the clothing and huge pieces of fashion across the art. Snag a chunk with locally designed T-shirts by Ciara Eland and Ayka Ayka ($28–$48) or handmade sterling silver earrings by Victoria Stevens ($40–$80), which are imported from the faraway island of Manhattan. To decorate and ameliorate leg endings, there are flip-flops in a range of designs ($25) and organic Twinkle Toes foot repair crème by Anthesis of Astoria (8 ounces, $24). The Dani Starr line of kids clothes ($36–$48) and baby onesies ($26–$32) swaddles babies, children, or Chucky in swaddles of pure inspiration.
Housing Works provides advocacy, job training, healthcare and housing support for low-income and homeless people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Housing Works Thrift Shops and Buy the Bag help fund this effort by selling new and used donated goods. Shoppers can explore shelves upon shelves of donated items in search of a new designer shirt, a vintage necklace, or a set of hand-painted bowls.
A globetrotting photographer specializing in editorial, portrait, and fine-art photography, Marc Burgess harnesses the experience needed to capture all images and emotions. At the studio or on-location, he shoots everything from headshots to models such as Rebecca Epley of America’s Next Top Model. He also covers weddings and has snapped commercial images for publications such as Modern Living. Various packages include options such as wardrobe tips as well as professional hair and makeup. And to assist others on their paths to photographic prowess, he also leads workshops that focus on varying aspects of the craft.
What started as a home-brewed business out of the kitchen of a one-bedroom apartment has turned into a full-fledged digitization company. DiJiFi converts photos, records, and old film footage to new, modern media for personal use for consumers, and it’s even converted the United Nations' archives of photographs and old-timey cat videos into digital media. DiJiFi lives by its satisfaction guarantee, attempting unsuccessful digitizations a second time if need be.
Opening a new business in the middle of a recession takes bravery. Yet, in 2009—on the heels of their success with their first boutique, Fopp’s—Courage. b’s owners decided it was time to open the store. Since their days at Fopp’s, the Courage. b line’s designers have been fabricating each of their pieces in-house with looks that give off a timeless, European elegance. Their one-of-a-kind blouses, sweaters, and pants are as fashionable as they are classic. And their dresses and separates seamlessly weave into most wardrobes. The collection also includes original accessories, such as handbags, scarves, and belts. Since opening, Courage. b now has several locations in style hubs from East Hampton to Colorado, a testament to the clothing’s accessibility and stylishness, whether during cocktail hour or snowball-fight hour.