Landmark at Queens’ Socrates Sculpture Park

A 30th anniversary exhibition on the waterfront hits full bloom

Occupying a nook of green space along the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens, Socrates Sculpture Park has developed a reputation over the last 30 years for two things. First, the organization behind it (founded by sculptor Mark di Suvero) has acted as an incubator for many well-known artists and provided the outlet for their first large-scale outdoor works. Second, they’ve worked with the local …

Inside the Boro Hotel in Queens

New boutique lodging in Long Island City doubles as a design showroom, where almost every room has its own balcony

At the moment, all eyes are on the borough of Queens, as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s acrylic hard courts host this year’s US Open—where many wait with bated breath to hopefully witness Serena Williams’ first-ever calendar year Grand Slam. But there are plenty of reasons to stay and explore the area long after the championship finals are over. Travel guide company Lonely …

Studio Visit: Surname Goods

Using ethically sourced lumber salvaged from all over New York, Tim Skehan and Steve Bukowski bring a new level of awesome to woodwork

In a world in which IKEA furniture is ubiquitous and lifestyle goods go in and out of style like a choppy tide, a company like Surname Goods is a breath of fresh air. Originally founded in Brooklyn in 2011 by Timothy Skehan and Steve Bukowski, Surname Goods specializes in making handcrafted wood products using reclaimed lumber all ethically sourced in New York. Now four years …