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The Death and Life of New York City

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books

No rivalry will ever serve as a better representation of New York City itself than that of the ruthlessly ambitious Robert Moses and the community-minded Jane Jacobs. Moses, the mercurial, all-powerful “master builder” responsible for everything from the Cross Bronx Expressway to Jones Beach, found his near-absolute power overthrown by urban activist Jacobs, whose book [&hellip
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Pursuing the American Dream With a Cast of You

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Ticket buyers take note: HERE just got a lot more interactive. The downtown theater company (formerly HERE Arts Center) is plunging head first into the immersive theater experience this month with Lush Valley, opening Sept. 11. An audience-reliant new project that treats each spectator as part an examination of the American dream, Lush Valley’s audience [&hellip
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The Big Balanchine Event

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

By Susan Reiter There are several attention-getting big events during New York City Ballet’s four-week autumn season, primarily the world premiere of Ocean’s Kingdom, a Peter Martins work for which none other than Sir Paul McCartney has composed a commissioned score. The six performances of Martins’ Swan Lake that dominate the opening week will—if recent [&hellip
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