783 Park Avenue (Apt. 17B), the fictional residence of Don and Megan in Mad Men.
The building (783) does not exist, if it did, it would be there in the middle of 73rd Street (at east of Park Ave.).
Just to give an idea on what the building may have been like, there’s 775 Park Ave.

and 785 Park Ave.

But no 783 Park.
I guess the producers did their homework and made sure that the building will not be part of the Mad Men tour, and gave the Park Avenue residents a respite since no tourists will be swarming to take pictures in front of the fictional building.
(See also the annotations of Mad Men episodes by The Bowery Boys)

783 Park Avenue (Apt. 17B), the fictional residence of Don and Megan in Mad Men.

The building (783) does not exist, if it did, it would be there in the middle of 73rd Street (at east of Park Ave.).

Just to give an idea on what the building may have been like, there’s 775 Park Ave.

and 785 Park Ave.

But no 783 Park.

I guess the producers did their homework and made sure that the building will not be part of the Mad Men tour, and gave the Park Avenue residents a respite since no tourists will be swarming to take pictures in front of the fictional building.

(See also the annotations of Mad Men episodes by The Bowery Boys)

“C’est dix!”, “Les petites…”, “La fillette de… m’a dit que…” 
Le Moulin à Café sells a range of imported French sweets, condiments and teas; students from the Lycée can spend their pocket money on the same chocolate biscuits they might buy in Paris. 

The cafe, which opened in July 2011, is aesthetically French; there are books of poetry and orange and brown boxes from Hermès to admire on the walls, and even the pastry labels are written in a distinctive French hand.

Lycée Français de New York

“C’est dix!”, “Les petites…”, “La fillette de… m’a dit que…” 

Le Moulin à Café sells a range of imported French sweets, condiments and teas; students from the Lycée can spend their pocket money on the same chocolate biscuits they might buy in Paris.

The cafe, which opened in July 2011, is aesthetically French; there are books of poetry and orange and brown boxes from Hermès to admire on the walls, and even the pastry labels are written in a distinctive French hand.

Lycée Français de New York

[The Progress of Love] The Pursuit, 1773, Jean-Honore Fragonard
You know, back then, this was considered romantic. But today this would be considered stalking and that guy will probably get a restraining order or arrested from pursuing that girl.
Anyway, speaking of Fragonard…
The Fragonard Room is a personal favorite at The Frick Collection. The highlight of the room are the panels by Fragonard, but the room is also furnished with tables, chairs and other decorative objects from the 18th century. 
[Frick Conservation]
Whenever I go to The Frick, which is often (perk of being a member), I head straight to this room and just linger and admire the beautiful panels. It’s a place where I can be alone with my thoughts, in solitude, and just daydream that I am an aristocrat and that this room is where I read books and listen to Bach.
Remember that Twilight Zone episode starring Robert Duvall, where his character keeps going to a museum to see the dollhouse, which comes alive when he’s there, and eventually in the end, he ended up in the dollhouse? 
Often times I wish this would happen to me where I become part of one of the panels, if not the room.
More of The Progress of Love here, here, not here, but also here.

[The Progress of Love] The Pursuit, 1773, Jean-Honore Fragonard

You know, back then, this was considered romantic. But today this would be considered stalking and that guy will probably get a restraining order or arrested from pursuing that girl.

Anyway, speaking of Fragonard…

The Fragonard Room is a personal favorite at The Frick Collection. The highlight of the room are the panels by Fragonard, but the room is also furnished with tables, chairs and other decorative objects from the 18th century. 


[Frick Conservation]

Whenever I go to The Frick, which is often (perk of being a member), I head straight to this room and just linger and admire the beautiful panels. It’s a place where I can be alone with my thoughts, in solitude, and just daydream that I am an aristocrat and that this room is where I read books and listen to Bach.

Remember that Twilight Zone episode starring Robert Duvall, where his character keeps going to a museum to see the dollhouse, which comes alive when he’s there, and eventually in the end, he ended up in the dollhouse?

Often times I wish this would happen to me where I become part of one of the panels, if not the room.

More of The Progress of Love here, here, not here, but also here.

La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-August Renoir 
Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length PaintingFebruary 7, 2012, through May 13, 2012 at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection will present an exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist’s engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875–76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick’s permanent collection.

Related: Renoir at the Frick (WSJ)

La Promenade, 1870, Pierre-August Renoir

Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting
February 7, 2012, through May 13, 2012 at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection will present an exhibition of nine iconic Impressionist paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, offering the first comprehensive study of the artist’s engagement with the full-length format, which was associated with the official Paris Salon in the decade that saw the emergence of a fully fledged Impressionist aesthetic. The project was inspired by La Promenade of 1875–76, the most significant Impressionist work in the Frick’s permanent collection.

Related: Renoir at the Frick (WSJ)

View of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from Fifth ave. looking southeast, New York, ca. 1950 (photo: Robert Mates)
A Timeline of the Guggenheim Museum, 1943-1959

View of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from Fifth ave. looking southeast, New York, ca. 1950 (photo: Robert Mates)

A Timeline of the Guggenheim Museum, 1943-1959

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fifth Avenue facade, 1921 ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Fifth Avenue facade, 1921 ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Holiday display window at Zitomer — a three-story drugstore that is more a mini department store than a pharmacy; old school New York. If you need to shop for that New Yorker who has seen and heard it all, and who demands a narrative with the gift, this is the place. They have their own line of cosmetics called Z New York, such as the Big Apple lip gloss, and other quirky and odds and ends products. On the third floor is Zittles, its toy department where they carry classic toys as well as the latest trends and orever classics, stuffed animals, Madame Alexander Dolls and Barbies. Zitomer is a pharmacy on steroids, and a NYC staple.

Holiday display window at Zitomer — a three-story drugstore that is more a mini department store than a pharmacy; old school New York. If you need to shop for that New Yorker who has seen and heard it all, and who demands a narrative with the gift, this is the place. They have their own line of cosmetics called Z New York, such as the Big Apple lip gloss, and other quirky and odds and ends products. On the third floor is Zittles, its toy department where they carry classic toys as well as the latest trends and orever classics, stuffed animals, Madame Alexander Dolls and Barbies. Zitomer is a pharmacy on steroids, and a NYC staple.

inside brandy’s piano bar

"The shop downstairs, Brandy’s Piano Bar, was a corny-looking nightspot I  could have passed a thousand times without once noticing…I’ve never gone in. I’ve just passed through the smokers on the sidewalk," ~ Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City

mapping chronic city (wsj via patell and waterman’s history of new york)
[photo by Shanna Ravindra for NYM]

inside brandy’s piano bar

"The shop downstairs, Brandy’s Piano Bar, was a corny-looking nightspot I could have passed a thousand times without once noticing…I’ve never gone in. I’ve just passed through the smokers on the sidewalk," ~ Jonathan Lethem, Chronic City

mapping chronic city (wsj via patell and waterman’s history of new york)

[photo by Shanna Ravindra for NYM]

"lord, keep my memory green" ~ charles dickens, from the haunted man and the ghost’s bargain, a fancy for christmastime
(at ottomanelli’s — york ave. and 82nd st)

"lord, keep my memory green" ~ charles dickens, from the haunted man and the ghost’s bargain, a fancy for christmastime

(at ottomanelli’s — york ave. and 82nd st)

at lexington candy shop luncheonette
a throwback to generations past. where even the Cokes are made the old-fashioned way (a shot of syrup followed by a spritz of seltzer)
more on Lexington Candy Shop at JVNY  

at lexington candy shop luncheonette

a throwback to generations past. where even the Cokes are made the old-fashioned way (a shot of syrup followed by a spritz of seltzer)

more on Lexington Candy Shop at JVNY  

What this town needed was the kind of place where a writer could go to nurse a block, or watch the competition goof off — a Toot’s Shor’s for the quality lit set. Then came along Elaine’s.
…
"There were Gauloises Bleues in the cigarette machine, and the toilet was a clean tiny place next to the kitchen so while you stood in line you could talk to the chef and feel the waves of heat—a worthy stay off 11th hour rockiness. Bobby Short was on the juke box—Mabel Mercer, too—and it was the Harvard club and "21" and Toots and all the secret private places rolled into one. Elaine served a respectable drink and the bartender remembered your name and preference, and you could get a veal chop past midnight and nobody even minded the vie squad bounding in now and then, convinced that something had to be going on in a place that existed way up Second Avenue at 88th in the heart of the Sauerkraut belt and which had a yellow canopy and purple walls, besides.”
…

read more——> The Literary Saloon (New York Magazine, Sep 1, 1969)

What this town needed was the kind of place where a writer could go to nurse a block, or watch the competition goof off — a Toot’s Shor’s for the quality lit set. Then came along Elaine’s.

"There were Gauloises Bleues in the cigarette machine, and the toilet was a clean tiny place next to the kitchen so while you stood in line you could talk to the chef and feel the waves of heat—a worthy stay off 11th hour rockiness. Bobby Short was on the juke box—Mabel Mercer, too—and it was the Harvard club and "21" and Toots and all the secret private places rolled into one. Elaine served a respectable drink and the bartender remembered your name and preference, and you could get a veal chop past midnight and nobody even minded the vie squad bounding in now and then, convinced that something had to be going on in a place that existed way up Second Avenue at 88th in the heart of the Sauerkraut belt and which had a yellow canopy and purple walls, besides.”

read more——> The Literary Saloon (New York Magazine, Sep 1, 1969)

nickdrake:

Andy Warhol.

nickdrake:

Andy Warhol.

(via karateboogaloo)


"The loss of Elaine’s, was like “what’s happening to the rest of  the city — it’s why the city is becoming block after block of Duane  Reades and Bank of Americas.”
~ Chris Noth (NYT)

and

"it was such a fabulous experience that, um, my theory was that if the  food had been better, people would have gone only to eat. But keeping  the food at a certain low level, everybody went for conversation and  meeting people and chatting, and that was the success of the place." 
~ Woody Allen (Grub Street)

(photo: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times)

"The loss of Elaine’s, was like “what’s happening to the rest of the city — it’s why the city is becoming block after block of Duane Reades and Bank of Americas.”

~ Chris Noth (NYT)

and

"it was such a fabulous experience that, um, my theory was that if the food had been better, people would have gone only to eat. But keeping the food at a certain low level, everybody went for conversation and meeting people and chatting, and that was the success of the place." 

~ Woody Allen (Grub Street)

(photo: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times)