The Daily Shortlist May 14

September 12, 2001 from the series Window. Photo: Reiner Leist.

Location: Midtown West, NYC
Art: Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City
Show time: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tues toWed 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Venue: The New York Public Library: Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Food: Empanada Mama
Drink: Circus
Miscellaneous: Vintage

This exhibition features the photographic works of five contemporary New York based photographers exploring the life of NYC including Thomas Holton, Bettina Johae, Reiner Leist, Zoe Leonard, and Ethan Levitas. Though small, Empanada Mama packs a hefty punch with more than 40 kinds of empanadas. Choose from a wheat or corn flour shell to start as ingredients include basic rice and beans to what they have dubbed “Viagra,” a wheat flour empanada stuffed with shrimp, scallop, and crab ($3). Appropriately, at Circus, you’ll get free hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn without the animals, screaming babies, and clowns at this Rudy’s Bar spin-off that has beer just as cheap and a neighborhood feel. If cheap beer ain’t your thing, Vintage has a wine list with over 200 wines by the glass or bottle from most of the boutique wineries in Long Island and Upstate New York.

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