March 2023 City Notes

March 2023 City Notes

  • Patricia Isen
  • 03/1/23
Welcome to Spring
Happy March!
I feel like we are getting out from under our covid fog and living!
Within this months CityNotes I have included the Decade Reports for Manhattan Condo's and Coop's, Manhattan Townhouses and The Hamptons. I think you will all find these reports quite informative. Please note that I always include at the end of every CityNotes Reports that pertain to Manhattan, The Hamptons and palm Beach. Please note that the link is below the recap that I give. Please always look at these. Im sure you will enjoy the information whether you are a buyer, a seller, or just would like to be up to speed on the Real Estate Market  within these locations.
This months CityNotes touches on some wonderful new art openings and some incredible home/design openings from galleries that I have always admired. Magen H is truly probably one of the best galleries of its kind in New York & Europe. It is a joy to enter his atelier.I have included quite a diverse group of new and unique restaurants. New York is buzzing! There are some fun new Architecture notes to be aware of which have just opened recently or will be opening imminently. Lastly, I am loving Bunnies! All kinds of Bunnies....... Its Easter coming soon so I thought I would pay homage to the Bunny! Enjoy!
In addition, Remember please tell your friends to sign up for CityNotes on my website I work quite hard on this every month and it gives me tremendous joy when I'm out and about and someone tells me the love CityNotes.
Have a beautiful month!
Reach out for any questions, comments or just to say hi!
Be Safe!
Let's always come from love in a safe world filled with acceptance & patience!
Much Love to you & your families,
Chiharu Shiota Signs of Life
293 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
January 19 - March 9, 2023
Thank you to my friend Cristina for bringing me to see this outragous show! The photo does NOT do this justice! After nearly a decade's absence from the New York contemporary art scene, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has returned with Signs of Life, a new exhibition featuring a spectacular site-specific installation and a series of previously unseen sculptures and drawings.
After a foundation degree in painting at Seika University in Kyoto, her practice is focused on site-specific installations. She skilfully weaves knotted threads to create fantastical scenes combining salvaged window frames, a piano, suitcases, books, and used clothes. Bordering on drawing and sculpture, her fabulous ephemeral, immersive installations have become her signature. I still can remember her incredibly impressive installation of the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015!!! This was UNREAL!
Charles Gaines Southern Trees

Hauser & Wirth
542 West 22nd Street26
Jan – 1 Apr 2023

The image of the tree has been central to Gaines’s practice since he first began the Walnut Tree Orchard series in the 1970s. In ‘Southern Trees,’ Gaines advances the series using pecan trees photographed on a visit to Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston County, South Carolina––not far from where the artist was born and lived until he was five years old. Presented alongside a key early example from the walnut tree series, eight new triptych works on paper revisit and expand upon this significant original body of work.
Karen Kilimnik: The Kingdom of the Renaissance
Spruth Magers
22 E 80th St 2nd Floor
January 20 – March 18, 2023
The Kingdom of the Renaissance is an exhibition of works by Karen Kilimnik and her old master predecessors, curated by Mireille Mosler. Inspired by a variety of sources, from old masters to the present day, Kilimnik conjoins components while constructing her own universe. From depictions of royal menageries of the Renaissance through public figures' pooches, the artist filters her inner imaginary world through source material procured from books and museum exhibitions. Early works on paper from the 1980s and more recent paintings are paired with Renaissance sculptures, paintings, and drawings from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. 
Xiao Kegang: Detour
Eli Klein Gallery
January 21 – March 25, 2023
398 West Street
New York, NY
Born in 1968 in Sichuan Province, China, Xiao Kegang graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Southwestern Normal University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
I am completely intrigued by this artist and his brushstroke.
Magen H
Winter Cabin Home
54 East 11th Street
(Between University and Broadway)
New York, NY 10003
Since 1997, Magen H Gallery has pioneered the revolutionary and significant design in sculpture, decorative arts, architecture, and ceramics.
With special emphasis given to French post-war designers, the collection progresses the artistic dialogue between these historically significant works and contemporaries who visually articulate a personal philosophy. These pieces reveal the compelling tension between the organic spirit of the material and the artist's mastery over the medium. From its inception, the collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent.
Exhibiting works in craft mediums (clay, metal, wood, silicon, and aluminum), the gallery seeks objects that transcend form and function. By synthesizing modern and mid-century designers, Magen H Gallery continues to redefine the decorative arts market with innovative and significant design.
Max Lamb Echo
Salon 94
February 23–April 1 2023
3 E 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
The first time I was exposed to Max Lamb was in Milan for Saloni in 2015. Immediately I was drawn to this brilliant furniture designer! Max Lamb 2015 Saloni Presentation . In 2021 Max Lamb presented 6 x 8 Western Red Cedar, a set of furniture that expanded from solid lengths of Western red cedar. 
This is a joy of a show, and of course, Jeanne Greenberg has knocked it out of the park in her spectacular space!
Jaques Dumond
Modernity as a Mission
Selected Works1938-1979
Demisch Denant
February 23 – April 1, 2023
30 W 12th St New York NY 10011 
This is the gallery’s first exhibition on Jacques Dumond. For the past 15 years, Demisch Danant has been dedicated to researching, locating, and collecting Dumond’s work. Finally, they can present an exhibition that fully represents the relevance of this 20th-century French architect and designer. 
Dumond’s furniture is rarely seen, as it was specifically designed for his architectural projects or for businesses such as banks, stores, and company offices. He also worked for public institutions and projects initiated by the French government, such as embassies, municipal theaters, ministries, town halls, Radio France’s Maison de la Radio headquarters, and the SS France ocean liner. All the models made for these projects were either one-off pieces or produced in very limited editions. Although Jacques Dumond greatly influenced the next generation of young French designers, who contributed to the industrialization and dissemination of mass-produced furniture in France, he himself produced very few models for retail. 
22 Orchard Street Nyc, Ny
(212) 334-3481
The aesthetic at Scarr’s is ‘70s diner meets your California grandma’s home meets a modest houseboat; details like orange-lacquered serving trays, a millennium-era stock photo of the Manhattan skyline, and a framed Mets flag are edged with self-aware born-and-bred–New Yorker appeal. The owner cut his teeth at Joe’s, Artichoke, and Lombardi’s; here, he can be found behind the counter, manning the gas oven in his signature flour-flecked black tee. Snatch an unctuous white slice or order a personal pizza — healthily sized to satisfy two to three people — and stake out a backroom booth or stool at the wraparound bar. The old-school menu board lists just five slices (original, Sicilian, white, pepperoni, vegan), but there are plenty of toppings: Go for a heaping red-onion-and-pancetta Sicilian pie, which is wonderfully thick. Tomatoes are locally sourced, and flour is milled in-house, so conscientious pizzaphiles can rest assured that no canned products were used in the making of their late-night slice.
The Swann Room
54 Canal Street 
Found in the former bank teller room — with its vaulted ceiling, luxurious booths, and pink Tennessee marble walls — the Swan Room offers an opulent, old-world charm in a great space to experience.
Bad Roman
Third Floor, 10 Columbus Circle
This spot is so over-the-top busy right now! This new spot is by the team behind restaurants like Don Angie, Zou Zou's, and Quality Italian. The restaurant is on Columbus Circle. I believe it’s about to be your new favorite place for over-the-top Italian food. The space offers a whimsical take on a Roman feast, complete with animal statues wearing neon collars and actual fountains. 
97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe, bar, and full-service dinner spot from the team behind Laser Wolf. Like Laser Wolf, K’Far is a Philadelphia favorite that’s now opened a second location in Williamsburg, in the lobby of the Hoxton Hotel.
The Frick
The incredibly talented Annabelle Selldorf is designing a major new expansion and enhancement of the Frick Collection. Honoring the architectural legacy and unique character of the Frick, the plan provides unprecedented access to the original 1914 home of Henry Clay Frick, preserves the intimate visitor experience and beloved galleries for which the Frick is known, and restores the 70th Street Garden.
Adjaye Brooklyn Community Center
Adjaye Associates has released designs for a Brooklyn campus for the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation that includes a cultural centre and theatre.
The campus will include three structures at the institution's site on Fulton Street in central Brooklyn. It includes two mid-rise buildings at 16 and 13 stories and an expressive cultural building and theatre at four stories tall.
The 840,000-square-foot Restoration Innovation Campus will have a cultural centre, theatre, and offices, as well as public and commercial space dedicated to educational and community-building initiatives.
Anish Kapoor Bean
56 Leonard Street
Work is finally finished on Anish Kapoor’s mirrored bean sculpture at the base of 56 Leonard Street, an 831-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Tribeca. The 19-foot-tall, 48-foot-long amorphous artwork was unveiled last week beside the main lobby and ground-floor retail space of the 57-story reinforced concrete tower, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Hill West Architects for Alexico Group and opened in 2017. Performance Structures was the fabricator for Kapoor’s 40-ton permanent installation, located at the corner of Leonard and Church Streets.
It's all about the Bunny
John Derian
Dome Paperweight
The decoupage is handmade to order in the New York studio using reproduced imagery from John Derian's vast collection of antique and vintage prints. Trained artisans cut and collage the designs onto handblown glass.
Gilded Hare Table Lamp
Gold-leaved bunny ears peek out from a handcrafted shade in this charming tableside companion.
Baby Bunny Photograph 
Crate & Barrel
I'm Obsessed with all of the animal photography Crate & Barrel are producing for the kid's line. This is one of the Twelve different animals they offer. 
Bunny Card
Coral & Tusk
Welcome to the glorious world of Coral & Tusk! I have known and loved this brand since the year she openend in 2007.Coral & Tusk creates embroidered textiles for the home and gifts. Founded in 2007 by designer Stephanie Housley, Coral & Tusk’s creative process is a special alchemy of storytelling, illustration, and machine embroidery. 
The Bunny Sneakers
This spectacular piece sold out fairly quickly, but I adore it! I added a link where you MAY be able to find it..... I'm also hoping it gets reordered!
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