Behind Virginia Overton's New Sculpture Garden Installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art has a new commissioned project for their fifth-floor terrace, just the second project since the opening of the museum last year.

Titled “Sculpture Gardens”, the installation was created by New York-based artist Virginia Overton and explores the contrast between the concepts of the “sculpture garden” as a cultivated setting for contemplating artworks and the “garden sculpture” as a vernacular ornamental object.

Check out the exhibit page to learn more about the Sculpture Garden installation.

See the West Village From Space; An Insiders Guide to Astoria, Queens; Haunting Unsolved New York City Cold Cases

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From Above, The Village Actually Looks Like a Little Village Unto Itself
Photo: DNAinfo

There is a lot of stuff going on the City, and we can’t write about it all. Here are some interesting things some of our friends have written up lately.

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360° Helmet Cam Video of a Motorcycle Ride Over the Williamsburg Bridge

YouTube channel NYC360 recently uploaded this great 360° video of a motorcycle ride across the Williamsburg Bridge during the day.

The immersive video is a great way to see what it’s like riding a motorcycle from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the East River.

If you can’t move the view around, you need to use the Google Chrome browser on desktop, or the YouTube App for iOS or Android to move around inside the video.

Williamsburg Bridge

Meet Chris Leamy, a Musician Who Plays Guitar Next to NYC Homeless to Help Them Earn More Panhandling

New York City musician Chris Leamy is a former street busker turned Sony-signed signer/songwriter who sometimes still plays on the street, though to help him earn cash.

This musician helps NYC’s homeless get enough money to eat just by playing next to them/

Through his #heplaysforme campaign, Leamy sits next to homeless planhandler struggling to earn a few cents and help draw more attention, hopefully helping them earn a little more in the process.

via Now This

Vacant New York, an Interactive Map Showing All of Manhattan's Shuttered Storefronts

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Vacant New York is a new interactive map that uses public City data and submitted data from the general public to identify all vacant storefronts in Manhattan.

The vacancy problem is immediately visible but lacking in hard data. The intent of this project is to provide some background around commercial vacancies and use a map to give some insight into the extent of the issue, ideally doubling as a tool for community groups and policymakers to identify areas for intervention.

Check out the full map to see what parts of the borough have been affected the most.