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IFAAS2014eIFAAS2014cIFAAS2014IFAAS2014dThe 26th International Fine Art & Antiques Show runs through October 23, 2014 at the Park Avenue Armory.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

WaldorfBuzzAt the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel (recently purchased by Bejing-based Anbang Insurance Group), the culinary staff has come up with a honey-flavored brown ale, made with honey produced by bees housed on the roof of the hotel (bottom photo).

The Honey Brown Ale is a joint venture with Empire Brewing, located in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. The limited batch is only available at the hotel’s Peacock Alley, while supplies last.

The ale’s hint of caramel and nuttiness, with a subtle sweet finish, offers a great beer drinking experience, alone and with food.

WaldorfBees (2)Photographs: Stephen Wise


PolishParade2014jPolishParade2014PolishParade2014gWestPointCadetsThe 77th Pulaski Day Parade — recalling General Casimir Pulaski, hero of the American Revolution,  marched up Fifth Avenue today.

Today concerned Poles seem defenseless to counter Poland’s bought political leaders, who have fallen in line with disordered U.S. foreign policy (in Ukraine), which is out of step with truth and goodness.

Photographs: Stephen Wise


SaulLeiter (2)American photographer Saul Leiter (1923-2013) is being remembered with a show of his early black and white street photography, along with early color images, and painted photographs, at the Howard Greenberg Gallery through October 25, 2014.

A reception to launch Saul Leiter: Early Black and White (Steidl, 2014), was held at the gallery last evening. German book publisher Gerhard Steidl was on hand, along with Howard Greenberg — being photographed here by Hank O’Neal (former CIA man).

Top Photograph: Saul Leiter


5Pointz092514c5Pointz092514d“New York was swishing and jamming one minute and dirty and dead the next.” Flannery O’Connor, The Geranium 

The scene at what was once the 5Pointz graffiti mecca, now a demolition site, offers evidence of different ways that society can be built up and destroyed — by rebels and capitalists, all in the name of progress.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

Horst-StaleyWise2 (2)Horst-StaleyWise3Works by Horst P. Horst (1906-99), one of the great photographers of the 20th century, can be seen at Staley-Wise Gallery (560 Broadway) through Nov. 1, 2014.

From the show’s press release: “The subject of this exhibition is women, filtered through Horst’s use of shadow and light to achieve his unique dramatic effects.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

SteubenParade2014lSteubenParade2014iOktoberfest2014Steuben2014-AirBerlinIn photo (second from top), parade Grand Marshal John Muller (far right) is joined by German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig, and German Consul General to New York Brita Wagener.

The parade was followed by an Oktoberfest in Central Park.

Photographs: Stephen Wise


JivaDance7JivaDance1Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance perform Mayura: Blue Peacock at the Chen Dance Center September 18-20, 2014.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

NYAAJS2NYAAJS2014bNYAAJS2014The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is at the Park Avenue Armory through September 21, 2014.

ManaContemporary2014fManaContemporary2014aManaContemporary2014g (2)Mana Contemporary, the Jersey City, NJ arts destination, is holding a public opening this Sunday Sept. 14 (1-7PM) for Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan & Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections.

Shuttle service is available from 450 W.15th St. RSVP here.

Photographs: Stephen Wise


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