Two Food Events Return to the L.E.S.

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town Downtown

Both the Hester Street Fair and the Taste of the Lower East Side open this month Lower East Side It’s a great time to dine on the Lower East Side: next weekend, two well-loved food events return to the neighborhood. On Thursday the 24th, Grand St. Settlement will open its doors for its 14th annual [&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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Out & About

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town Downtown

April 18 Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In: Splash Arts Brookfield, 220 Vesey Street 8 p.m., Free Celebrate the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Drive-In! Watch new and classic films under the stars, along with fun pre-show activities and treats for the entire family. Come early for Tails of Glory (the award-winning dancers from [&hellip
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10 At-Risk Buildings

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

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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