A Note from the Author


Almost four decades ago I got off a Pan Am flight from London and fell in love with New York City. From the first time I stepped into one of its great museums, to the last time I stopped by a newly launched gallery, the art created, exhibited, studied, written and talked about here have been an essential part of that cultural love affair.

I hope that this book might do, at least, two things. Pay tribute to the people in New York's art world whose stories I tell, but also encourage those of you who are new to it – but love this city for so many other reasons – to come and explore.  

Art on the Block. It's a New York thing. 

Ann Fensterstock


Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World From SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond


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