Philippe Petit
Philipe Petit Discusses Fear on The Wire


Philippe Petit speaking about FEAR. Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York in August 1974 and was featured in the Academy Award Winning Documentary Man on Wire directed by James Marsh.  He is also the subject of Robert Zemeckis’ 2015 film … Continue reading

New York City Blackout of 1977
Two D.J.’s Recall the Blackout

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Disco Wiz and Grandmaster Caz, two D.J.’s in New York City during the early 1970s, give their account of what it was like to be present during the chaotic New York City blackout of 1977. The two describe the day of the blackout, recalling that they were D.J.-ing for a … Continue reading

Andy Warhol
A Tour of the Andy Warhol Factory

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Marla Wasser, organizer of Andy Warhol’s Factory 2009, walks viewers through the process of setting up the museum, which is a multi-media celebration of Warhol’s work (he died in1987). Well known pieces of art show include those of Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Mona Lisa, the Last Supper and more. The … Continue reading

Metropolitan Museum of Art
[Text] Alfred J. Bloor Remembers Planning the Met


The Art Committee of the Union League Club held a meeting led by William Cullen Bryant to discuss the creation of The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 23, 1869, in the Theatre of the Club on Twenty-sixth Street. Invitations were sent to the members of the Union … Continue reading