Posts Tagged ‘The Cloisters’

Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza’s Medieval Adventure | The New Yorker

The director and star of the forthcoming film “The Little Hours” pay a visit to the Cloisters. By Anna Russell Jeff Baena, the writer and director, was wandering around the Cloisters the other weekend with his girlfriend, Aubrey Plaza, the actor. “Excuse me, sir? Where are the Unicorn Tapestries?” he asked a guard. The guard […]


09/18/16: The Medieval Festival

09/18/16: The Medieval Festival

Get ready to be transported to the Middle Ages! The 32nd Annual Medieval Festival returns to Fort Tryon Park on Sunday, September 18th from 11:30 am to 6 pm. The already majestic Fort Tryon Park is magically transformed to a medieval market town replete with ornate banners, authentic medieval music, dance, minstrels and jesters. Oh […]


The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

The best things to do in Washington Heights, NYC | Time Out New York

By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]


The NYC That Never Was: The “Monument to Democracy” With a 100-foot Tall Rainbow Arch by the Founder of The Cloisters | Untapped Cities

The NYC That Never Was: The “Monument to Democracy” With a 100-foot Tall Rainbow Arch by the Founder of The Cloisters | Untapped Cities

by jeff reuben If the proposed Monument to Democracy, a peace memorial honoring the dead of the First World War, had been built in the Washington Heights section of New York City, it would have been a massive complex with more than 50 statues and an arch taller than the ones in Washington Square Park and […]


The Essential Guide to Washington Heights | am New York

The Essential Guide to Washington Heights | am New York

By Danielle Valente Real estate prices aren’t the only thing booming in uptown Manhattan right now — so is the Washington Heights art scene. From independent shops to non-profit organizations, the area is bursting with civic-minded creative types. “There are a lot of really engaged people up here — as there should be in any […]


Uptown Video: My Washington Heights – A Guided Tour

Uptown Video: My Washington Heights - A Guided Tour

The good folks at Brick Underground TV take you on a guided tour of Washington Heights with lifelong Washington Heights resident Dennis Golin as the funny and knowledgeable tour guide. From the United Palace, to the Cloisters, to the Shabazz Center and many places in between, the video does a stand up job of properly […]


10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

10/4/15: The Medieval Festival

Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 31th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on October 4th, 2015 at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to […]


LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

By JIM DWYER For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River. This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of […]


Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park’s New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park's New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A coffee shop that focuses on local ingredients and charitable giving will take over the New Leaf, the popular Fort Tryon Park restaurant and wedding venue that abruptly announced it would close last month. Coffeed, which has four New York locations, including another Parks Department concession, will replace the cafe’s longtime operator, […]


Uptown’s New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong One of Uptown’s most popular restaurants announced that it will abruptly close its doors before the end of the year — raising questions about the fate of several spring weddings planned at the venue. New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, known for its idyllic location inside Fort Tryon Park, will serve its last […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

View of Sherman Creek Power Plant in Inwood Area of North Manhattan,1951 with Dyckman Houses | #NYC #NY pic.twitter.com/2v0tNgkIJC — NewYorkologist.org (@NewYorkologist) October 17, 2014 Related: Park Portfolio – Swindler Cove Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

#washingtonheights streetworkout #barstarzz http://t.co/n0oeOIONKq — Barstarzz (@barstarzz) October 5, 2014 Related: Uptown Video: Barstarzz We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.


Time Travel Tuesdays: Jousting Knights And Roving Jesters In Medieval Festival | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Jousting Knights And Roving Jesters In Medieval Festival | NY Times

By ANDREW L. YARROW Published: September 23, 1988 ”THIS is the renaissance of the Middle Ages,” proclaimed City Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern, whose department is co-sponsoring a fanciful foray into the 15th century on Sunday in Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. A tableau of jousting knights, roving troubadours, colorfully clad magicians and musical […]


The Uptown Tweet of the Week

The Uptown Tweet of the Week

Have you visited the Cloisters in Inwood #Manhattan? It's one of the best kept secrets! http://t.co/ykrglDYj7w pic.twitter.com/Cs6kVPoIkO — New York Habitat (@NewYorkHabitat) October 3, 2014


30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

30th NYC Medieval Festival Brings Out Hard-Core Rennies To Fort Tryon Park | Gothamist

BY Scott Lynch | Gothamist Were you outside Sunday afternoon? Kind of like summer, right? Hot, sunny, sticky, sweaty… the sort of day when really the last thing you’d want to be wearing was layers of fur, full-body leather gear, and/or twenty pounds of chain mail. But that didn’t stop the hardcore Rennies from rocking […]


Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni On! New York: The Artifacts And Delights Of Washington Heights

Toni Senecal came to Washington Heights recently to highlight all the awesomeness that our neighborhood has to offer. She stops by such Uptown gems as the Cloisters, the Morris Jumel Mansion and the United Palace. She also takes a sampling of the lively culinary scene, hitting up Malecon and Mama Sushi.


The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By C. Griffith Mann On my walks to and from work, I have often noted how people from the neighborhoods surrounding The Cloisters museum and gardens gather in the evenings in Fort Tryon Park to watch the sun as it dips below the Palisades to the west. People jogging, pushing strollers, walking dogs, sitting on […]


9/28/14: The Medieval Festival @ Fort Tryon Park

9/28/14: The Medieval Festival @ Fort Tryon Park

Get ready to be transported to the Middle Ages! The 30th Annual Medieval Festival returns to Fort Tryon Park on Sunday, September 28th from 11:30 am to 6 pm. The already majestic Fort Tryon Park is magically transformed to a medieval market town replete with ornate banners, authentic medieval music, dance, minstrels and jesters. Oh […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Reweaving the Threads of a Glorious Past | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Reweaving the Threads of a Glorious Past | NY Times

By NINA SIEGAL Published: April 30, 2000 The Unicorn Tapestries, the luxuriously detailed masterpieces that tell a haunting tale of freedom, magic and captivity, have been lost or separated several times in their 500-year history. But on Tuesday, the seven complete hangings and one fragment will be reunited once again in the renovated Unicorn Gallery […]


18 reasons why living Uptown is the best | Thrillist New York

18 reasons why living Uptown is the best | Thrillist New York

By Eric Dobesh Whenever I tell someone I live “Uptown” which I’m loosely defining here as Manhattan above 125th Street, I prepare myself for the same followup: “How do you like it up there?”, delivered with a sort of half-wincing expression as though they’re expecting me to suddenly share a time when I saw a […]


Picture of the Week – The New Yorker Edition

Picture of the Week - The New Yorker Edition

The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently plunged into the 10-day citywide OutdoorFest, which resulted in some really cool images. The one above is from our neck of the woods. Click below to see the rest. Check out: New Yorkers Attempt the Outdoor Life Style : The New Yorker.


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Trip to the Cloisters | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Trip to the Cloisters | NY Times

By BRIAN FIDELMAN Published: July 31, 2009 When people in downtown Manhattan jokingly refer to their borough’s northern reaches as “upstate,” maybe they’re on to something. Where else on the island can you see rabbits and cardinals and stirring views of New Jersey’s Palisades from high above the Hudson River? And where else can you […]


36 Hours in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

36 Hours in Upper Manhattan | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL In the 18th century, the northern half of Manhattan Island served as a bucolic escape for New Yorkers with the cash to afford it and the horse and carriage to get them there. It’s easier to visit these days (the A train to Harlem being the most famous of many routes) and […]


A Neighborhood of Castles in the Sky: Washington Heights before The Cloisters | The Met

A Neighborhood of Castles in the Sky: Washington Heights before The Cloisters | The Met

Danielle Oteri, Lecturer, The Cloisters museum and gardens; Program Director, International Center of Medieval Art; Curator, Feast on History Washington Heights—the neighborhood in northern Manhattan that houses The Cloisters museum and gardens—is built upon a series of bluffs and cliffs. Concrete staircases and creaky subway elevators connect different sections of the neighborhood, and buildings stand […]

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