Reporting By Drawing

Written by Daniel Fitzsimmons on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

In her 30 years as a courtroom sketch artist, Elizabeth Williams has witnessed and recorded many famous cases Elizabeth Williams takes low-tech tools into a place where cameras and other recording devices aren’t allowed – federal courtrooms. With her brushes, pencils, pastels, paint and paper she re-creates scenes that would not normally be seen by [&hellip
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The Landmarking Wars: What’s Next at City Hall?

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Developers, preservationists gear up for post-election battle For key players in the fight between developers and preservationists, the countdown to a new city administration boils down to this: how will Bill de Blasio approach development in Manhattan? On the one hand, de Blasio has a record of siding with preservationists, dating back to his days [&hellip
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Out & About

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

Friday November 8 This Is Your Cigarette The Players Theatre 115 Macdougal Street Between West 3rd & Bleecker Streets 8:00 p.m. $5 A man believes he has created a cigarette that when smoked, the person will become the idealized version of who he wants them to be. He visits his three closest relationships to get [&hellip
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Writing the Book for Gay Grooms

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

Event planner Jason Mitchell penned the first ever planner for men marrying men Jason Mitchell helps put the “gay” in engagement. At least that’s what he promises in his new book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. The how-to guide definitely delivers by considering the differences and similarities to planning a gay [&hellip
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Street Shrink

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

Q: I meet so many different people everyday. But what is it about first impressions that are so hard to let go of—why does the first interaction always stick out the most? – Natalie, New York City A: Recently a friend of mine brought to my attention this same reoccurring phenomenon. She’d gone on a [&hellip
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Village Poet Reflects the City

Written by Veronica Andreades on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Grace Shulman, 78, has spent her life writing poems about the wild world of downtown Manhattan “There he is, outside the subway entrance/ where sunlit figures race down steps into darkness/ their hearing, like mine, dulled by traffic whines,” writes Greenwich Village poet Grace Schulman in her poem, “Street Music, Astor Place.” In her upcoming [&hellip
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Bouncing Back After Sandy

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Clinton Hall 90 Washington Street (corner of Rector Street) Abraham Merchant’s eponymous cafe at the corner of Washington and Rector Streets was completely destroyed by Sandy. But Merchant, undeterred, decided to open a brand new beer garden in his old space to replace the business the storm took away. Clinton Hall now serves craft beer [&hellip
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Taste of the Seaport

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

A year after Hurricane Sandy, the fourth annual Taste of the Seaport took place on Front Street on Sunday, October 27th. Local merchants came together to raise money for P.S.237, the Spruce Street School, enjoying food, music, and arts and crafts. “The turnout is wonderful, it’s a beautiful day, you cant beat this,” said Sammy [&hellip
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