Sartorial Splendor

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

Exploring the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art It can take a bit of magic, when something has vanished, to make it reappear. The Metropolitan Museum’s Harold Koda, chief curator at the Costume Institute, and co-curator Jan Glier Reeder, have applied some technical wizardry and great showmanship to bring the [&hellip
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Needy New Yorkers Get Fancy Food Leftovers

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

Leftover delicacies from the Summer Fancy Food Show were delivered to a food pantry on the Upper West Side Upper West Side Some of the world’s fanciest foods are going to New Yorkers who can’t afford even basic meat-and-potato meals. This week, they got about 90,000 pounds of delicacies left over from the largest marketplace [&hellip
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Stories in the City

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

Joanna Clapps Herman on getting courted in the Village, Riverside Drive, and the intersection at 110th and Broadway Upper West Side Art imitated life for Joanna Clapps Herman when she used her Upper West Side neighborhood as the setting for her novel No Longer and Not Yet. Although it’s a work of fiction, the stories [&hellip
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The Show Won’t Go On

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

Storied experimental theater company closes East Village It’s curtains for one downtown theater company, and not just for the season. Incubator Arts Project, an experimental theater company that has staged new, creative works by emerging artists at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street in since 2005, closed on July 1. The decision not [&hellip
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50 Years of Fine French Dining

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

Manhattan institution Le Perigord celebrates a half-century in business East Side In a city where restaurants can open and close within a matter of months, longevity is impressive, and 50 years of longevity is a reason to celebrate. Le Perigord, a traditional French restaurant on the East Side, is toasting its golden anniversary this year. [&hellip
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Behind the Music That Changed the World

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

Joe Cecala on Bob Dylan, the Marines Corps, and growing up on Avenue B Although it seems like the music of the Village during the ‘60s has been revisited many times before, the documentary “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” goes where no other filmmakers have gone in capturing that crucial piece of history. [&hellip
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When a polar bear is just a polar bear

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts Our Town

An enchanting exhibit by school kids at the Met By Joseph Smith I wish more New Yorkers were aware of a show as intriguing, unusual, and beautiful as P. S. Art 2014, on view at the Metropolitan Museum through August 24. This annual show represents artists in the New York City public schools, pre-K through [&hellip
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Strokes of Genius at the American Folk Art Museum

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

A selection of works from the collection is now on view Lincoln Square Walk through the modest gallery space housing this exhibit, Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum (through August 17, 2014), and you’ll be surprised at the richness and variety of the works on display—and the sheer number, some 100 in [&hellip
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