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Seasons Change: Looking Forward

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As summer slowly fades away into distance, it might be time to start looking forward to everyone’s actual favorite season, autumn. In a beautiful coalition of reds, oranges and yellows, this metropolitan jungle will inevitably shed its bright green skin in preparation for another winter.

But not to worry! Fall in NYC is a thing of beauty, and ­­we have plenty of new restaurants and things to see that will keep your mind at ease this fall.

 

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Photo via Tacombi

Tacombi
255 Bleecker St., at Cornelia St

This September, a 7-minute cab ride from Dream Downtown will take you to Tacombi’s new taco joint on Bleecker. The proliferating Mexican chainlet will set up shop on a South Village corner with a smaller menu showcasing the Yucatecan specialties panuchos and salbutes — two versions of variously topped fried tortillas. If you’re partial to unfried tortillas, there are entrées like banana-leaf-wrapped grouper served with fresh tortillas and Rancho Gordo beans. Do it!

 

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Photo via Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Court Street Grocers
540 La Guardia Pl., nr. W. 3rd St.
212-582-7946

Next month, the madcap grocers and sandwich-makers of Carroll Gardens bring their regional American pantry obsession to Manhattan, where they’ll be dealing all your favorite staples and delectable odds and ends. Their signature sandwiches come to you via an old-fashioned lunch counter, upon which you’ll find strange and delicious combinations like Dirty Turkey (roasted breast, giblet-and-andouille pâté, slaw, mayo, and Creole-spice vinaigrette on a Caputo’s hero roll).

To drink? Beer, wine, and cider. On tap.
 

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Photo via Le Coq Rico

Le Coq Rico
32 W. 20th St., nr. Sixth Ave

 Also in October comes Le Coq Rico, a Parisian bistro from triple-michelin-starred Antoine Westermann. It’s subtitle? The Bistro of Beautiful Birds. Aside from sounding elegant, that means chicken…served in a myriad of delicious techniques. They have baeckeoffe, giblets, and an entire section dedicated to eggs.

 

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Photo via wsj.com

Roy Lichtenstein: Greene Street Mural
Gagosian Gallery
555 West 24th Street
212-741-1111

In December 1983, NY native, Roy Lichtenstein created Greene Street Mural, an unprecedented, site-specific, and temporary wall painting at the Castelli Gallery at 142 Greene Street. In accordance with Lichtenstein’s intention, the work was destroyed after the six-week show. More than thirty years later, Gagosian will present to a new generation of viewers a full-scale painted replica of the original work.

Check it out at Gagosian Gallery on 24th from 9/10-10/17.

 

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Photo via gothamist

Picasso Sculpture
MoMa
11 West 53rd Street
212-708-9400

Starting September, 14th, New York’s Museum of Modern Art is devoting an ENTIRE floor to the works of one, Pablo Picasso. Curveball? You won’t see any of Pablo’s paintings. The sculptures of Picasso are what will be displayed until February, 7th. But, he was a painter, right? Some say his sculptures are even better.

More info here.

 

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Photo via Cooper Hewitt

Pixar: The Design of Story
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
212-849-8400

In an effort to both examine and explain the creative and collaborative processes behind Pixar Animation Studios, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents “Pixar: The Design of Story,” opening on October 8th. This is for the animation fans out there. The exhibit will feature original artwork, including rare sketches and hand-drawings of characters from Pixars most popular movies. Aka, all of them. The special digs a bit deeper, unpacking the process of character emotion and making animated people relatable.

More information here!

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