Dear friends,

We don’t want to jinx it, but we can’t deny basking in this impossibly pleasant stretch of mild late-summer, early-fall weather. It’s that fleeting aperture between sweaty and shivery when New Yorkers are able to cycle long distances without the risk of arriving looking like Ace Ventura trapped in a mechanical rhino, when open windows welcome the perfect cross-current for a good night’s sleep, and when the faintest hit of decomposing leaves hints at the seasonal shift afoot.

October also includes one of our very favorite events on New York’s cultural calendar: Open House New York, a festival that offers access to otherwise unseen locations and destinations around the city. In past years, our team has toured the long-shuttered Officer’s Club on Governor’s Island and braved the smell of the Sunset Park Recycling Center to witness the extraordinary operation to process the garbage our city produces. Otherwise, we’ve got master ceramist Edmund de Waal’s subtle works on show alongside The Frick’s permanent treasures, a new Almodovar film, and a new record by shape-shifting Norwegian experimental artist Jenny Hval. That should keep us busy!

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.

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Poetic Fragment

“O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.”

— From “October” by Robert Frost

In Solidarity,


Header Image: “Untitled” by Vija Celmins, 1970, currently on view at The Met Breuer