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Originally from Vermont, Austin Furtak-Cole grew up in a family of artists and workered at the Vermont Studio Center before moving to Brooklyn. His work recently appeared in an online group show at Curating Contemporary and one of his paintings hangs at Stonybrook University on Long Island, where he did an MFA in visual art. He works as a doorman at the Wythe Hotel and maintains a studio in Bushwick. How do you find the...
On Sunday, in the back room of the Wythe Hotel, the Food Book Fair—a celebration of food, writing about it, and food culture—held a special event. The authors of two gorgeous food books were on hand, whose disparate subjects are as delicious as they are attractive: pizza, and the classic Northern Italian apératif, the spritz. The first book, The New York Pizza Project, is part deep-dive documentation, part art project, fueled by five Native New Yorkers' obsession with the pizza...
On a breezy night in September, I was perched on the rooftop terrace of the Ides sipping wine out of a plastic cup and talking with the redheaded doorman of the Wythe Hotel, who also happens to be a painter. Austin Furtak-Cole was off-duty, but he was hanging out at the opening for the new works installed in the rooms on the fifth floor. He had moved to New York from Vermont, where he...
For the second season, Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel is playing host to a number of Taste Talks’ most anticipated Brooklyn events, from dynamic panel discussions in their sizable screening room (dig the dedicated bar area) to New York oyster tastings and canned soup cook-offs in their subterranean private dining area, outfitted with vaulted ceilings, original masonry and a handmade tile floor. Also boasting rotating art installations in the lobby, a tasteful retail store, a 2100-square foot...