A Jewish Book-Mitzvah for a Muslim Tale of Healing

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

Co-authors Susan Shapiro and Kenan Trebincevic discuss their new book The Bosnia List Last Saturday night, over a hundred people gathered at the Greenwich Village physical therapy office of Kenan Trebincevic to share in a feast of Jewish and Bosnian food and toast the birth of a book he had written with Susan Shapiro, an [&hellip
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The Pet Painter

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

Through her paintings, artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein re-imagines human and animal relationships By Gabrielle Alfiero Artist Harriet Sobie Goldstein has a knack for painting dogs. She’s fond of floppy ears and wrinkled, wide-eyed pugs. She’s just not sure she actually wants to own a dog. “My mother always had parakeets,” Goldstein, 70, said with a [&hellip
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All That Jazz Has Gone Away

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

Many small jazz clubs have disappeared from Manhattan, but there are still places to go for intimate sessions and great atmosphere Bradley’s, Sweet Basil: if these names have a mythic aura, there’s a good reason. They’re now gone, but jazz greats used to play there, sometimes for little or no cover; the Village neighborhood knew [&hellip
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General assembly opens in old Hurricane Club space

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

General Assembly Restaurant and Bar opened March 5 in the former Hurricane Club Steak and Sushi space on 360 Park Avenue South at 26th Street. Chef Craig Koketsu, formerly of Quality Meats and the now-shuttered Park Avenue, helms the kitchen at the massive, 170-seat restaurant. Diners can expect seasonal dishes featuring locally-sourced ingredients, such as [&hellip
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Taste of Greenwich House

Written by Sharon on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Eat & Drink, Our Town Downtown

Food Fest More than 30 restaurants plan to participate in fundraiser GREENWICH VILLAGE It’s foodie heaven for downtowners, thanks to the Taste of Greenwich House fundraiser, now in its twelfth year. The event takes place Monday, March 10, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), at 7:30 pm. Greenwich [&hellip
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Classical Music, Cafe-Style

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

Cabaret Classical Tiny Caffe Vivaldi offers crowdsourced classical concerts West Village This month and next, little Caffe Vivaldi in the West Village will join the ranks of institutions like Carnegie Hall as a place to hear great classical music. Why? Because a husband and wife team likes to throw intimate birthday parties and celebrations for [&hellip
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A Thousand and One Points of Light

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

Winter’s Tale and Invisible contrast the visual art of cinema Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel’s lighting in Winter’s Tale is only not banal when Deschanel illustrates the film’s sub-theme (that everything in life is connected by light) and shows refracted sunlight bouncing through a room off a cache of jewels fondled by arch villain Soames (Russell Crowe) [&hellip
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Theater for the People

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

Inside the Public Theater’s new public works initiative  At a luncheon in The Public Theater’s handsome library, artistic director, Oskar Eustis, sounded more like a preacher than an executive. “We need to reach people,” he says, “as many people as possible. Especially those who don’t think theater has anything to do with them and those [&hellip
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