Guilt-Free Fish

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Dining Our Town

New York City celebrates sustainable seafood Upper East Side Beginning on Tuesday, a group of local fishermen, restaurant chefs and organizations around the city have gathered to discuss the peril that faces our oceans: a fast-dwindling supply of seafood. This week marks New York’s second annual Sustainable Seafood Week. Due to overfishing, the destruction of [&hellip
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A Manhattan home for Sweden’s National Treasure

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

The National Academy Museum hosts a major retrospective of the artist’s work He may not be a household name today, but Anders Zorn (1860-1920), the Swedish painter, was a rock star with an international reputation during his lifetime. He rivaled John Singer Sargent on these shores for prestigious portrait commissions and limned three Presidents—Grover Cleveland, [&hellip
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Back to the Tavern

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth 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

Central Park’s famous eatery reopens with a new and welcome twist Upper West Side Four years ago, Tavern on the Green closed its beloved doors and the city proceeded to smash it to bits. Last Thursday, the dust finally settled on the extensive, $28 million renovation, revealing a refreshing update on a modern classic. On [&hellip
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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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A Dying Wish, Performed

Written by Mary Mann on . Posted in Arts Our Town

The late Bob Sickinger’s stage adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby gets a full-scale production East Side Last May, the theater industry was saddened by the death of Bob Sickinger, a charismatic man who believed in community theatre. Known as the father of Chicago’s off-Loop theater, Sickinger earned a reputation for writing and directing challenging productions. In [&hellip
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Taking on Anne Frank

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town

The St. Jean’s Players prepare to stage a classic Upper East Side In New York City, theater aficionados never want for options, and many Broadway shows pack Hollywood star power. But about 30 blocks north of Theater Row, a longstanding community theater takes on a well-known story. The St. Jean’s Players, the oldest continuing community [&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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