Uptown Illegal Hotel Shut Down by City

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-318 West 75th Street(as) Last week, another illegal hotel operating on the Upper West Side bit the dust as the city steps up enforcement of recent state laws prohibiting them. The hotel in question is not really a hotel at all, by law or by appearances. It’s run out of 318 W. 75th St., a landmarked five-story walk-up with [&hellip
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An Unorthodox Rebellion: How Deborah Feldman left her community and found her voice

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

As 25-year-old Deborah Feldman slides into a booth at an Upper East Side restaurant, wearing a trendy leather jacket and knitted blue sweater, it is difficult to imagine the path she took to get to this exact point in her life, a journey she details in her debut memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My [&hellip
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Skin Storm

Written by City Arts on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Met_Image By Mona Molarsky Do women have to be naked to get into the museum? The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest photo show suggests that—in 2012—the Guerilla Girls are still on target. Naked Before the Camera, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is presented as the history of the nude in photography, from the medium’s inception in [&hellip
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Doug Strassler Reacts to the 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, NY Press Exclusive

It wasn’t one of the greater seasons on record, but the Tony Awards committee did manage to come up with an eclectic list of nominees for the June 10 awards ceremony that included newbies and veterans alike – and left out a few surprising performers once thought to be a sure thing. That certainly applies [&hellip
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Wing and a Prayer

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News Our Town

East Siders hold out hope as hero pilot Capt. Sully joins fight to stop 91st St. garbage station.   Opponents of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS) planned by the city are joining forces with a seemingly unlikely ally, the Friends of LaGuardia Airport. What residents against a trash facility in their neighborhood [&hellip
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The Man Repeller Opens Up

Written by NYPress on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts Our Town Downtown, Downtown Social, Our Town Downtown

Leandra Medine, the 23-year-old behind the fashion world’s most influential blog, gives the scoop on her engagement, wedding dress, upcoming book and all things fashion By Carson Griffith   For maybe the first time in her career, Leandra Medine is showing signs of opening up. The 23-year-old blogger, known to readers of her site as [&hellip
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Jonathan Ames: Everybody Dies in Memphis

Written by Jonathan Ames on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Books

memphis_pyramid_parkinglot About two hours after the Tyson-Lewis fight, after the arena had cleared out, after the final press conference, after 20,000 people had collectively shot some kind of cathartic wad of soul-semen and soul-pussy-juice, I found an exit and walked alone across a large, desolate parking lot and up a steep grass embankment. As usual I [&hellip
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Bored Game

Written by admin on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Film

toystory3 The negative critique of Toy Story 3 heard ’round the world By Armond White Pixar has now made three movies explicitly about toys, yet the best movie depiction of how toys express human experience remains Whit Stillman’s 1990 Metropolitan. As class-conscious Tom Townsend (Edward Clements) tries fitting in with East Side debutantes, he discovers his [&hellip
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