FeelNYC solves all your complaints with this guide to two of the best contemporary art galleries in New York.
New York City is full of art galleries and exhibitions. But with so many big name art pieces on display at can be very easy to overlook some less recognized albeit amazing works. That´s why FeelNYC is here to answer all you artists´ complaints and concerns with this review of two of the best under-appreciated NYC contemporary art galleries. For those who won´t have a chance to visit personally you can still enjoy these incredible photos!
Agora Gallery: Located in the Chelsea district and specializing in contemporary refined art this establishment has been around only since 1984. For starters, the good news is that entrance is free. The gallery is known for supporting emerging mid-level artists who have yet to make a name for themselves´. Address: (530 W 25th St. New York; open Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM)
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art: As with Agora admission here is free however there are occasional special events that do come with a 7 to 30$ admissions free. Inform yourself prior to visitng on the official website if you wish to know more about specific dates and event listings. Located conveniently in the heart of the SoHo District this often underappreciated art gallery caries a wide selection of beautiful digital art peices. For those who are into promising amateur animation, photography and digital art this is a great place to find inspiration from fellow budding artists. This gallery doubles as community space and often hosts a series of additional venues that range from comedy shows to book readings, and even film exhibitions. Address: (138 Sullivan St. New York.: open Tue-Sat 3PM-7PM)
Thanks to FeelNYC we hope we´ve answered all your amateur artists and art enthusiasts´ complaints. These are undeniably two of the best art galleries that tourist often overlook. So if you want to truly experience New York and have real local and cultural experience, come check out the Agora Gallery in Chelsea and the Digital Art Gallery in SoHo. Enjoy!
Happy New years to all our followers! To get 2013 off to a good start FeelNYC has solved all your problems with our review of some of the best underground events going on in New York this month. Tourists and locals alike will want to check this out to know where the Big Apple´s next big events will be going down.
NYC Deep Underground Loft Party
“Underground” Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt
Yearly No pants “Flashmob style” subway Ride
NYC Deep Underground Loft Party
This Friday, Jan 11 at 10:00pm. The event will be held at the Private Loft in Brooklyn, NY
Guaranteed House Music beats all night long! To start off 2013 with style the NYC underground house music parties are back with a monstrous lineup of all star artists. Performers include, Antonello coghe, Jihad Muhammad and DJ Justice. So if you want to get your dance on then come down to the Brooklyn area Friday night Jan 11th and discover the new York underground lifestyle. (Where: Private loft “note look for the silver door not the main entrance” 70 North 6th St Williamsburg) for guest list details check out the official site.
“Underground” Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt
This Sunday, Jan 6 at 1230PM. The event will start at the Fraunces Tavern Restaurant anmd take you through some of the least visited sites around the New York area. This is no ordinary scavenger hunt as the clues lead you trhough a series of physical and mental challenges as well. The winter hunts are done underground so need to worry about the cold winter weather. Feel free to sign up with friends or come solo, just expect to spend approximatelñy 3 hours if you want to finish and have a chance to win some prizes. Top place finishers can win gift cards, t-shirts, and tickets to trivia nights. Note, you need at least one person with a picture phone to participate! For more info check out the official site sponsored by Pogo.
Flashmob No pants subway Ride
This fun spirited event has been going on every January for years now. The idea is inspired from flashmobs where people simultaneously start dancing in public places. This jovial social joke works along the same line. If you want to participate with thousands of other look at the official site and meet at one of the 6 rendezvous sites in Manhattan. Read the rules and then prepare for a good laugh. Enjoy! All participants are invited to the After party at the No Pants Country Club from 430-11PM (where: Facebook Event).
Over the last several years, graffiti has become a prominent part of the New York area sub-culture. Old and young alike take to the streets to make their art known to the world. For those who truly wish to visit the great city of N.Y. and have a first-hand taste of this pinnacle of American rebel sub-culture then this is a review you won´t want to miss. FeelNYC is pleased to present the best things to know about Graffiti in the Big Apple.
Graffiti battles where two crews compete are common around the Brooklyn, Bronx, and queens areas. For current news check out the kings of new york´s official site and find out where all the current graffiti wars are going on around the city. (As of this Monday the Tats Cru and BG 183 can be seen going at it around the Bronx!)
The Big Apple is also home to a number of historic Graffiti sites including the popular;
(Located in Harlem)
(Located on Long Island)
FeelNYC´s review of the best graffiti spots in N.Y.: also recommends you check out the following! If you´re looking for art supplies around the So Ho and TriBeCa area than look no further than the scrap yard. This store is specially equipped for graffiti artists and although the store itself is small it has a surprisingly large selection of cans and colored markers. It was also rumored that back in the day rival graffiti crews would get into fights out front of the store and it was not uncommon to have your art supplies robbed. Thankfully the location is safe for all to visit but this little store still remains a hallmark of graffiti culture in the Big Apple. Location: (300 W Broadway between Canal St & Grand St)
FeelNYC solves all your problems with our review of the best tattoo parlors in New York. The Big Apple is such a huge metropolitan hub filled with movies stars, musicians and TV icons that it’s no surprise that many of the cities´ tattoo parlors are owned and frequented by these stars. So come check out FeelNYC’s review of the best place to get great line work from some of the top professionals in the biz. For all you tattoo fans out there this is something you won’t want to miss! For those who want to know more, come check out this black and white video on the tradition and art of tattooing in New York.
Three Kings Tattoo: This shop is owned by a well-known and respected neighborhood icon Matty No Times. With 14 resident artists always on the job and a no appointment system this is one of the easiest high quality parlors to get into on a whim. The shop also welcomes several guest artists which are also on site 7 days a week. For all you Brooklyn Indie-rock fans this is the place to go. Artists known to frequent this tattoo parlor include, None More Black, Hold Steady, and Lucero. Address: 572 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, (Hours of operation: open daily – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Sacred Tattoo: This is an eccentric tattoo parlor unlike any other. Here you´ll find 19 resident artists with a large variety of artistic styles. The coolest part about this institution is instead iof just picking you tattoo you have a selection of conceptual paintings and drawings evocative of current trends and sub-culture to choose from. These images are then used to create your personalized one of a kind tattoo. Address: 424 Broadway (Hours of operation: open daily – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Adorned tattoo: This place is recognized for its top notch line work and hyper-detailing. This is one of the most famous tattoo parlors in New York and for good reason. The artists are renowned for the complexity of their art work which ranges from thin and graphic fonts to thoughrouly rendered detail. Be warned, expect to pay about $100 to 200 an hour. Address: (376 Bedford Avenue (between South 4th and 5th streets)
So now if you’re planning on getting a tattoo before the New Year arrives here is your chance. Thanks to FeelNYC’s review you won’t have any more problems finding the best places in town to get inked.
Being a tourist in New York can seem a bit daunting at first especially when you are unfamiliar with the local culture. To avoid getting any complaints and enjoy a nice relaxing stay in the Big Apple Feel NYC invites you to learn more about the proper etiquette for “tipping” in America. When you don´t know it is easy to find yourself asking, How much? And when? do I tip. The answer is quite simple actually.
You are expected to tip between 10% and 20% depending on the environment and the quality of service provided. Technically speaking tipping is optional and discretionary but in New York it is viewed as common practice as well as a moral obligation. There are many different situation where tipping is necessary. This includes when you are at the bar, hair salon, valet parking, hotel, in a taxi and even restaurants. Remember to be courteous and gentlemanly, many of these service jobs are not easy and the workers expect to be paid for their hard work.
Remember that New York is a busy and extremely populated city with hotel lobbies, taxi drivers, and bus boys at every corner. Among them some will not hesitate to complain if you don´t tip properly. No need to fear however, if you remember to follow Feel NYC´s simple guidelines you´ll never hear anyone make any complaints ever again.