Neighborhood Events: Artist Charles Long at Madison Square Park

More art in the park is coming soon, just down the street from Citizen!  California artist Charles Long is bringing his colorful creation to Madison Square Park’s Oval Lawn on May 2nd.  Pet Sounds, an interactive mixed-media installation, will be the second in the series of Mad. Sq. Art’s 2012 season.  Mad. Sq. Art is a free, public art program by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, which offers four exhibits of newly commissioned work from all types of artists throughout the year.   Pet Sounds consists of brightly colored pipe railings, connected to create paths and ultimately converge around a common seating area. The railings then grow into blobs of different shapes and sizes. The blobs are meant to be touched, “petted,” eliciting a variety of sounds and vibrations – which is why the name Pet Sounds so appropriately fits the exhibit.

Charles Long has an interest in the uncanny, and used this as inspiration for Pet Sounds. He has taken something that is familiar and generic, such as a rail, and molded it into a physical and visual experience. Mr. Long believes that Madison Square Park’s curving pathways can highlight Pet Sounds, sparking the interest of those spending their mornings and afternoons within the park.  Now that the weather is getting warmer, we can’t wait to walk those pathways and take in some free art!

Madison Square Park
Between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
23rd and 26th Streets

Neighborhood Destination: Eataly NYC

Entrance to Eataly, NYC

At first sight, Eataly is just another building in the center of Manhattan’s Flatiron District. But once inside, you’re immediately surrounded by the tastes, smells and flair of Italian culture – and all of them are just minutes from your home at the Citizen.

Eataly Market

One of the great things about Eataly is the variety of experiences it offers – restaurants, cafés, markets, and cooking classes – all under one roof. At the Market, you can find wines, pastas, meats, cheeses, breads, Italian housewares and more. Fresh pasta, fresh mozzarella, breads and pastries are made on-site daily by specialized chefs. Eataly has a wine of the month club, and brews several exclusive ales. A vegetable butcher cuts and cleans your veggies for you, and shares ideas for preparation, free of charge. Nick the resident Olive Oil expert is ready to assist with delicious samplings and pairings (comes in handy when you’re preparing a housewarming party at your new apartment!).

Eataly Restaurants

Eataly has over a dozen dining options for all appetites. Manzo is the more formal restaurant within Eataly. La Piazza offers specialty meats and cheeses, Il Pesce serves seafood, and Le Verdure incorporates vegetables into its dishes. There’s a comfortable place where you can just get pizza and pasta, a sandwich shop, Panini café, gelato counter, two coffee bars, and a bakery. All of these establishments use the food that Eataly sells – what a fun way to try before you buy! The main attraction of Eataly is Birreria, the rooftop restaurant and brewery open all year round (thanks to a retractable roof), which features Italian style feasts influenced by Austria and Germany. It’s a great place to go for happy hour or dinner in the summer with friends.

Eataly Cooking Classes

Want to learn to cook like an Italian? Enroll in La Scuola di Eataly, a culinary institute run by Lidia Bastianich. Take a class solo, with a friend, or invite 20 friends and have a private lesson! At Scuola di Eataly, you can explore Italian cuisine by region; create your own Apertivo, (Italian happy hour); learn the language while making traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

200 Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Press: Anbau Unveils New Citizen

Anbau Enterprises, Inc. unveiled its latest residential property: Citizen at 124 West 23rd Street.

The 16-story condominium offers 29 contemporary Manhattan apartments in a live-work-play location, equidistant from Madison Square Park and the High Line Park.

The announcement was made by Stephen L. Glascock and Barbara van Beuren, Anbau’s principals.

“We are proud to introduce Citizen and believe its unique attributes will resonate with a diverse range of potential buyers. Citizen establishes a new standard of urban living,” Glascock said.

Click to Read Full Article about Citizen in Real Estate Weekly