10 At-Risk Buildings

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A preservation group names the historic buildings in Tribeca most at risk of tear-down Tribeca They are among the 10 most at-risk buildings downtown. The Tribeca Trust, a preservation group, has released its list of the 10 Most Endangered Buildings in the neighborhood — structures the group says are either targeted for tear-down, or in [&hellip
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Love Letter to Downtown Letters Rature

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

New York writers celebrate downtown’s literary legacy at second-annual lit fest Soho A few years ago, Amor Towles, a longtime Bowery resident and author of the novel “Rules of Civility,” noticed that downtown Manhattan, for all its cultural offerings, lacked a dedicated literary festival. “Downtown New York has been an important literary and cultural center [&hellip
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Healthy Holidays

Written by Shari Portnoy on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

A Manhattan nutritionist proposes some Passover and Easter alternatives Holidays and dieting aren’t usually found in the same sentence. But there is some good news for the health conscious: Local caterers do have flavorful, authentic foods for Easter and Passover minus the fat and calories. Passover People are looking for an alternative to brisket and [&hellip
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Broadway Vet Leads the Next Generation

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Rema Webb uses her own Broadway experience to teach young singers and dancers When she’s not performing in Violet at the Roundabout Theater, 16-year Broadway veteran and Upper West Sider Rema Webb teaches little ones how it’s done. Her performing arts training program, On Broadway, goes beyond vocal training and dance, covering everything from auditioning, [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture NYU, 239 Greene Street 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the [&hellip
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Drawing From Life in New York

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Q&A Artist Nathan Pyle on standing at subway entrances, checking out at the 42nd St. Library, and navigating the city in crutches Nathan Pyle is sure to earn the respect of natives and newcomers alike with his first book, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette. In the cartoons he’s created, he hopes to teach transplants how [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that [&hellip
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Gallery Hopping on Orchard Street

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Art galleries can be intimidating. Here, a guide to the Lower East Side for the uninitiated.   An ever-growing cluster of art galleries dominates the Lower East Side. But navigating a scene that can appear at once vast and exclusive can be daunting. But the artists represented in these mostly small galleries—some no larger than [&hellip
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Have Artistic Skills; Will Babysit

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Sitters Studio harnesses the creativity of working actors and artists to provide activity-centric childcare for busy New Yorkers Parenting and child development theories come and go, but one thing that remains consistent is the desire to encourage kids’ creativity, whether through art, music, dance or writing. Kristina Wilson founded the babysitting agency Sitters Studio based [&hellip
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