Corno’s NYC Love Affair

The whole world says: I ♥ New York, but for one woman, it is especially true. Joanne Corno has been living in New York for the past two decades. She went through hell and back to get to where she is today. You can feel passion just glancing at her expressionist paintings, and you can see the fire in her eyes when she looks at you from under that dark hoodie. That fight between darkness and light, color and movement is what comes off really well in this new series of portraits of the artist by Ludwig Ciupka. I admire Jo for a million reasons; she is a strong, liberated artist and a highly driven individual who managed to balance a successful career and a truly healthy lifestyle while staying totally cool and happy. Enjoy this sneak peek into her latest buzz and visit for more!


Morning coffee: Aroma Cafe

Favorite deli: I go to the Deli on Thompson and Prince – they have the best fresh fruits and vegetables.

Favorite intersection: Prince and Broadway, there’s always something going on there. Great people watch spot!

Favorite happy hour spot: Soho House in the summer (for the pool) – Pravda in the winter.

Favorite sushi spot: Bond Street Sushi

Favorite museum: MOMA

Favorite lunch spot: Mercer Kitchen in the cafe upstairs or Bar Pitti when it’s nice out.

Favorite oyster spot: Balthazar

Best margarita: La Esquina

Best spaghetti & meatballs: cafe falai – they’re almost better than mine

Best steak: filet mignon at Freeman’s.

Favorite chef-driven resto: Daniel Boulud bistro moderne.

Favorite beach in the three boroughs: Brighton Beach because it’s so convenient, but Montauk is also awesome

Favorite metro station: Grand Central for the Oyster Bar and all the shopping…

Favorite park: Battery Park… it’s a five minutes walk from my house anytime I want to look at the water.

Favorite art gallery: Gagosian

Favorite bench: on Spring Street, in front of Balthazar

Favorite concert venue: Joe’s Pub, Terminal 5

Favorite department store: Bergdorf

Favorite boutique: Malandrino in the meatpacking

Favorite furniture shop: Moss

Best dim sum: Dim Sum Gogo

Favorite hotel lounge: Rose Bar, Gramercy

Best kept secret you’d like to share: Casa

L’Agent Goodies…