Nick Golebiewski: Manhattan

Katz’s Delicatessen
Through December 31, 2022
Hudson Park Library

Nick Golebiewski was asked by the Hudson Park Library to paint the 13 downtown branches of the New York Public Library in 2020 for the 125th Anniversary of the NYPL. Then the pandemic happened. The pen & ink and watercolor paintings will finally be on view in person to the public—along with paintings of storefronts in those NYPL branch neighborhoods: Chinatown, the Lower East Side, the East Village, and Greenwich Village. Sketchbooks and c-prints from Golebiewski’s 8-year-long daily drawing project, “Nick’s Lunchbox Service,” will be on view as well, including a selection of portraits. 

In his artwork, Golebiewski celebrates city life by featuring the vibrant communities of New York City to reveal the architectural history, frenetic streets, independent shops, and cultural institutions that make New York quintessentially unique. His paintings and sketches of streetscapes are historical documents that ask, “What was the city, what was life like, at this moment in time?”

The physical exhibition is on view at Hudson Park Library Gallery: December 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022


Nick Golebiewski is an artist with a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and lives in the West Village; making him a neighbor of the Hudson Park Library is a neighbor. He graduated with a BFA Painting from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 2002 and has been in NYC ever since. His daily drawing series called "Nick's Lunchbox Service" is in its 8th year without missing a day!

Learn more at and follow his daily drawings at @nickgolebiewski on Instagram.

Big Wong
Cargo Bike
Cargo Bike
Joes Pizza
Yue Wong
Lightship Ambrose
La Bonbonniere
Tavern on Jane
Vesuvio Bakery
Emma Lazarus Square
Porto Rico Coffee
Katzs Delicatessen
Wing on Wo and Co Square
Andrew Heiskell
Battery Park City
Chatham Square
Hamilton Fish
Hudson Park