On this day (actually this coming Friday, but whatever), 520 years ago Christopher Columbus first landed in the Americas thus setting in motion the long chain of events that would lead to you, our dear reader, sitting in your chair reading these prophetic words.If you’re looking for something to do on your day off, head up to Columbus Circle to check out Tatzu Nishi’s public art exhibit around the statue. He actually built a modern-day living room complete with bookshelves, rug, sofa and chairs around the 13 foot granite statue 75 feet in the air. It’s six flights up, but well worth the trip. We’re sure the lines will be fine today. Really.
By Carol A. Feuerman. Installed at the northern tip of the long awaited and recently opened Lieutenant Petrosino Square (it’s actually a triangle, but whatever), this hyper-realistic and large installation never fails to stop people in their tracks as they cross Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place at Spring Street. Survival of Serena first debuted at the 2007 Venice Biennale and went on to win first prize at the Beijing Biennale the following year. It’s an unexpected and wonderful addition to this insanely bustling and culturally rich neighborhood.