A Manhattan home for Sweden’s National Treasure

Written by Val Castronovo on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

The National Academy Museum hosts a major retrospective of the artist’s work He may not be a household name today, but Anders Zorn (1860-1920), the Swedish painter, was a rock star with an international reputation during his lifetime. He rivaled John Singer Sargent on these shores for prestigious portrait commissions and limned three Presidents—Grover Cleveland, [&hellip
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Back to the Tavern

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining Our Town Downtown, Dining West Side Spirit

Central Park’s famous eatery reopens with a new and welcome twist Upper West Side Four years ago, Tavern on the Green closed its beloved doors and the city proceeded to smash it to bits. Last Thursday, the dust finally settled on the extensive, $28 million renovation, revealing a refreshing update on a modern classic. On [&hellip
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From Palo Alto to the East Village

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

Q&A Actor Nat Wolff on Washington Square Park, not having a driver’s license, and playing a blind cancer survivor Nat Wolff is sought after in Hollywood, but still remains loyal to his New York City roots. Having grown up near Washington Square Park, he appreciates the tight-knit neighborhoods that make up the city. “In a [&hellip
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The Failure of Arts Education in Manhattan

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

Our city is getting a failing grade when it comes to arts education. My office just released a first-of-its-kind report, “State of the Arts,” showing that, after years of crippling cuts in Manhattan and other communities, 20 percent of our middle and high schools across New York City do not have a single, full-time certified [&hellip
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