“Quiet”: An Oral History

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

Artists remember Josh Harris’ seminal work from the ‘90s that introduced the concept of people being constantly watched and recorded Before Facebook, Google and “Big Brother,” there was Josh Harris. The internet entrepreneur who amassed a net worth of $80 million dollars in the late ‘90s and lost it all has always been a few [&hellip
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Cooking with Kids

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

Getting little ones involved in shopping, food prep and cooking helps them develop lifelong healthy-eating skills – and have a lot of fun Recall childhood moments in the kitchen with a parent or grandparent – and the joy of sweet or unexpected flavors along with the beauty of organized chaos? Flour everywhere. Bowls of batter [&hellip
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P.J. Clarke’s Petitions for its Place

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero 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

The popular restaurant is fighting its landlord and hopes to stave off eviction from its downtown home What’s a neighborhood without a neighborhood restaurant? That’s the question that Battery Park eatery P.J. Clarke’s is asking in a campaign against its landlord, Brookfield Office Properties, which is undergoing a massive, $250-million dollar renovation to its Brookfield [&hellip
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Columbus Avenue as Musical Muse

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

Musician Joe Gianono on Blue Note, turning pages at the ballet, and getting his songs on television New Yorkers can find inspiration in their neighborhoods just by simply stepping outside. Joe Gianono, a longtime Upper West Sider, frequently writes music as he walks home on Columbus Avenue. His career spans decades, and includes a gig [&hellip
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A New Era for New York’s Gilded Jewel

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

As the Frick plans a major renovation and expansion, the Upper East Side takes notice In the era of the mega-museum, the Frick Collection on East 70th Street is unique, a Gilded Age throwback, where the maze of carpeted, ornate galleries offers a quiet place to experience some of the art world’s greatest masterpieces, including [&hellip
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Paradise is Not Lost in a New Novel

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

Upper East Side author talks historical literature and thrillers Some authors have the ability to revisit a topic in literature and cause excitement about it once again. Upper East Side resident Barry Libin has done just that with his new novel, The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript. The thriller, which some are already dubbing the [&hellip
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Out & About

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July 18 Rushmore Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, btwn First & Second Aves 12 a.m.; $10 The Village Voice and WNYU’s The New Afternoon Show present a series of Friday and Saturday midnight screenings of classic favorites. Rushmore, one of Wes Anderson’s early films, stars Jason Schwartzman as nerd incarnate Max Fischer, and [&hellip
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Sartorial Splendor

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

Exploring the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art It can take a bit of magic, when something has vanished, to make it reappear. The Metropolitan Museum’s Harold Koda, chief curator at the Costume Institute, and co-curator Jan Glier Reeder, have applied some technical wizardry and great showmanship to bring the [&hellip
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Needy New Yorkers Get Fancy Food Leftovers

Written by Verena Dobnik 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

Leftover delicacies from the Summer Fancy Food Show were delivered to a food pantry on the Upper West Side Upper West Side Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace [&hellip
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Stories in the City

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

Joanna Clapps Herman on getting courted in the Village, Riverside Drive, and the intersection at 110th and Broadway Upper West Side Art imitated life for Joanna Clapps Herman when she used her Upper West Side neighborhood as the setting for her novel No Longer and Not Yet. Although it’s a work of fiction, the stories [&hellip
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