A Woman’s Work is in the Museum

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

MoMA spotlights modern design by women The 20th century began with the women’s suffrage movement in full swing worldwide. Women marched, women voted, and women worked, for the first time, in the same rooms and the same roles as men. Rosie’s riveting opened whole new worlds of possibilities. Coco designed. Georgia painted. Gloria published. Bella [&hellip
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Belting it Out for an Audience

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

New play staged in East Village karaoke bar East Village For director Kathryn Hamilton, the sight of words lighting up on a karaoke screen with a buoyant dot jumping from one word to the next is “one of the most melancholy things in the world.” “I don’t know why,” said Hamilton. “Maybe it’s the absence [&hellip
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Pratt Student’s Designs in the Spotlight

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

A graduate student at the Pratt Institute won a design competition to sell his notebooks in Barnes & Noble When Ben Tuber, now a graduate student at the Pratt Institute, was an undergrad at the University of Chicago, he wasn’t exactly planning a future in design. Immersed in the relatively esoteric world of ancient Greek [&hellip
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A New Barre for New York City

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

Meegan Gregg, director of operations for fitness studio Barre3 West Village, gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the studio’s launch A new exercise studio that just opened in the West Village is hoping that New Yorkers’ quest for that perfect workout will end at the ballet barre. Barre3 gives workout classes that tone and shape [&hellip
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Back To School Bites

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

When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids will love. Whether [&hellip
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School Is Back. Where Does Yours Rank?

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

Like everything else in New York, education is something of a competitive sport. What are the best high schools and how do you get into them? Where do you need to live if you want to give your kid a decent kindergarten? How do you tell one private school from another? What about schools for [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Legacy of a Sweet Soul

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town

If only “Mrs. Doubtfire” could be shown rather than the scheduled “Lost in America,” I e-mailed David Williams, president of the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, which sponsors two outdoor film screen showings each summer. No reply, which is unlike Mr. Williams in an era of non-responders, about which George Bernard Shaw once opined: “The most [&hellip
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The Art of Regret

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Jasper Johns’ recent works at the Museum of Modern Art Summer pleasures are plentiful, but the Museum of Modern Art is providing an unexpected one in a relatively small, but impressive exhibition of an American master. Catch it in its last remaining days. Jasper Johns: Regrets, on view through September 1, gives viewers a chance [&hellip
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