Ruddy Was Here

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This slice of chocolate cake at Cafe Minerva in NYC’s West Village was fluffy and savory. If I could kiss the person who made it I would. I need more!
Cafe Minerva - 302 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

This slice of chocolate cake at Cafe Minerva in NYC’s West Village was fluffy and savory. If I could kiss the person who made it I would. I need more!

Cafe Minerva - 302 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Washington Heights, New York. Que vaina! 

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Washington Heights, New York. Que vaina!

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Gearing up for the weekend? Mister Saturday Night was on full blast last Sunday with their Mister Sunday party in Brooklyn.
If you like House music with a bit of disco thrown in this is for you. Sometimes it get a little tribal too. When the DJ Played “Show me love” by Robin S everyone lost their mind. It was EPIC!
I highly suggest you try it this coming Sunday. There are only 3 parties left before the season is over!
The hours are from 3pm to 9pm, and it costs $15. (They sell a limited number of $10 advance tickets for each party.) You can buy advance tickets here. 
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Gearing up for the weekend? Mister Saturday Night was on full blast last Sunday with their Mister Sunday party in Brooklyn.

If you like House music with a bit of disco thrown in this is for you. Sometimes it get a little tribal too. When the DJ Played “Show me love” by Robin S everyone lost their mind. It was EPIC!

I highly suggest you try it this coming Sunday. There are only 3 parties left before the season is over!

The hours are from 3pm to 9pm, and it costs $15. (They sell a limited number of $10 advance tickets for each party.) You can buy advance tickets here.

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Street artist Mr. Brainwash uses the Century 21 store front as a mural to pay tribute to those we lost on September 11, 2001.

It’s been 13 years and I still have a hard time walking around in that area without getting teary. I saw other people just looking up or standing in silence. We will never forget.

You can stop by and see it on Church between Dey Street and Cortlandt Street.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

Do not miss the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Aside from experiencing the mega sized show (there are more than 150 pieces on display) this is the closing exhibit for the museum which has tired in the shadow of it’s neighbors the MET and Guggenheim.

The Whitney will re-open in the Spring of 2015 in the Meatpacking District and it will, in my opinion, finally be able to shine. 

The Jeff Koons retrospective is of course an international affair and closes out this chapter of the Whitney’s history with the buzz that only an artist like Jeff Koons can provide. While many critics in the art world classify him as a “pop artist” there is no denying his international appeal. Much of Koons success comes from the fact that his art pieces evoke emotion. That is due to the references the audience already can identify with from pop culture. Celebrities, modern day appliances, toys, super heroes, historic ancient greek mythology, and even pornography all make the cut. There is something for absolutely everyone and that is the genius of it all; art that is inclusive, but open to each viewers interpretation.

The Jeff Koons retrospective will be on view through October 19, 2014.

In November it will head to the Centre Pompidou and in the Summer of 2015 it will fly again and head to the Guggenheim in Bilbao. This exhibit was so fabulous that I devoted an entire day on social media to blast out my images online. Also, a huge shout out to Jan who gave me and my friends a wonderful tour of the 5th floor. You rock!

Photography by Ruddy Harootian. (except that last shot with me and Popeye, Thanks George!)

More of New York at night. There’s a reason why this art deco building was named one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Photography by Ruddy Harootian

More of New York at night. There’s a reason why this art deco building was named one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Photography by Ruddy Harootian

New York is always more beautiful at night. As seen at Washington Square Park.
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

New York is always more beautiful at night. As seen at Washington Square Park.

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Maybe it’s because of my job, but I am always noticing anything that has to do with Spain. This month Vogue Italia gives us Flamenco realness! 
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Maybe it’s because of my job, but I am always noticing anything that has to do with Spain. This month Vogue Italia gives us Flamenco realness!

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

At this point I think I can say I’m a Nom Wah regular. In fact, I may need to start getting paid for how much business I bring them. I just love that place so much! For this particular meet last Monday the food was so delicious that everyone forgot to take any pictures. I was in heaven.
Nom Wah- 13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
Photo by some hot guy that I befriended and needed an excuse to talk to, so I made him take this picture of me and the crew.

At this point I think I can say I’m a Nom Wah regular. In fact, I may need to start getting paid for how much business I bring them. I just love that place so much! For this particular meet last Monday the food was so delicious that everyone forgot to take any pictures. I was in heaven.

Nom Wah- 13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

Photo by some hot guy that I befriended and needed an excuse to talk to, so I made him take this picture of me and the crew.

Sometimes I look up and the Freedom Tower really does look extraordinary.
Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Sometimes I look up and the Freedom Tower really does look extraordinary.

Photo by Ruddy Harootian

Ruddy Was Here turned 4 today!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my experiences in New York City and abroad. This website started out as a journal, which then sparked photo projects and my subway art crawl. The people to people connections I have been able to make have been incredible and I am extremely humbled that anyone even pays any attention to my rants and raves.
Now we eat cake :-)
Photo by Darcy Rogers

Ruddy Was Here turned 4 today!

Thank you for taking the time to read about my experiences in New York City and abroad. This website started out as a journal, which then sparked photo projects and my subway art crawl. The people to people connections I have been able to make have been incredible and I am extremely humbled that anyone even pays any attention to my rants and raves.

Now we eat cake :-)

Photo by Darcy Rogers

The Statue of Liberty as seen on one of the Circle Line tours. She is beautiful.
Photo by Ruddy Harootian.

The Statue of Liberty as seen on one of the Circle Line tours. She is beautiful.

Photo by Ruddy Harootian.