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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The Show Won’t Go On

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

Storied experimental theater company closes East Village It’s curtains for one downtown theater company, and not just for the season. Incubator Arts Project, an experimental theater company that has staged new, creative works by emerging artists at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street in since 2005, closed on July 1. The decision not [&hellip
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50 Years of Fine French Dining

Written by Alejandro Menjivar 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

Manhattan institution Le Perigord celebrates a half-century in business East Side In a city where restaurants can open and close within a matter of months, longevity is impressive, and 50 years of longevity is a reason to celebrate. Le Perigord, a traditional French restaurant on the East Side, is toasting its golden anniversary this year. [&hellip
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Behind the Music That Changed the World

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

Joe Cecala on Bob Dylan, the Marines Corps, and growing up on Avenue B Although it seems like the music of the Village during the ‘60s has been revisited many times before, the documentary “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” goes where no other filmmakers have gone in capturing that crucial piece of history. [&hellip
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Searching for Names and Finding A World

Written by Philippe Theise on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

A reporter delves into newly-available resources for searching for clues to ancestry Union Square Inside the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History on 16th Street, an orderly calm masks the intensity of personal discovery. Visitors use desktop computers to access databases of family names and places of origin, and [&hellip
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Strokes of Genius at the American Folk Art Museum

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

A selection of works from the collection is now on view Lincoln Square Walk through the modest gallery space housing this exhibit, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum (through August 17, 2014), and you’ll be surprised at the richness and variety of the works on display—and the sheer number, some 100 in [&hellip
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A Scoop of History on the Lower East Side

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

Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman on Frank McCourt, Italian immigrants, and the Upper West Side Susan Jane Gilman has skillfully combined ice cream, New York, and history all into one novel. In “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street,” readers follow a young Russian immigrant who moves to the Lower East Side with her family, [&hellip
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