Posts byJamie Toto

Kingsbridge Armory a Form of Gentrification or a Beneficial Addition to the Community?

In Anthony Bourdain’s television series “Parts Unknown”, he recently did an exposé on the Bronx, and its origin. In this particular episode, he starts off by commenting on how “the Bronx is a magical place with its own energy, food, and rhythm”.  ( He even goes on to further mention in his episode that the Bronx

Wifredo Lam: The Modern Day Avant-Garde

sually hanging up at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is The Jungle, a famous piece by artist Wifredo Lam. This masterpiece usually hangs alongside Picasso’s Les Demoiselle d’Avignon. The placement of these two pieces seems fitting, as Picasso had a major influence on Lam’s work, and helped shape him into a modern day avant-garde painter. Lam, an Afro-Cuban painter,