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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Family Portrait Artist

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

Wendy Shalen’s newest show incorporates several generations of her family as its subjects Soho About a year ago, artist Wendy Shalen visited her elderly mother at her home in Bridgeport, Conn., and began drawing a portrait of her in silver-point, a type of sterling silver pencil that tarnishes and turns brown on paper over time. [&hellip
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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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