Painting the Town, One Landmark At A Time

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

The Society of Illustrators celebrates the 50th anniversary of NYC’s Landmarks Law with a summer show Tucked away on an exclusive block in the East 60s, off Lexington Avenue and across the street from J. Pocker, a bespoke frame shop and neighborhood institution, is the Society of Illustrators, founded more than 100 years ago and [&hellip
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Paying a Premium for the Corner Table

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero 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

New apps hope to transform the way we make dinner reservations – but not all are on board Margaret Walker loves French food and impeccable service. The psychotherapist, Midtown East resident and self-professed Manhattan foodie has dined at some of the hottest—and priciest—restaurants in the city, including Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park and Upper East [&hellip
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Making a Difference One Song at a Time

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

A young producer speaks about her worthwhile work At just 23 years old, Tiffany Schleigh has found a job that influences countless lives. She’s combined her love of theater with charity and the result is benefitting young people all over the nation. The show she produces, “Cabaret for a Cause,” enlists children- singers from Broadway [&hellip
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Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town

The actress spent many years living at the Carlyle Hotel and was an integral piece of the New York show business scene Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or [&hellip
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A Kid Walks Into a Comedy Club

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

Kids took to the microphone to display their joke-telling acumen at Gotham Comedy Club Chelsea The children were nervous, fidgeting with their hands and sliding their feet. This was the first time performing in front of a crowd for many them. In this red-walled, dimly lit room, the stage was bright. With lights and smiles [&hellip
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“Quiet”: An Oral History

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

Artists remember Josh Harris’ seminal work from the ‘90s that introduced the concept of people being constantly watched and recorded Before Facebook, Google and “Big Brother,” there was Josh Harris. The internet entrepreneur who amassed a net worth of $80 million dollars in the late ‘90s and lost it all has always been a few [&hellip
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Cooking with Kids

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

Getting little ones involved in shopping, food prep and cooking helps them develop lifelong healthy-eating skills – and have a lot of fun Recall childhood moments in the kitchen with a parent or grandparent – and the joy of sweet or unexpected flavors along with the beauty of organized chaos? Flour everywhere. Bowls of batter [&hellip
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P.J. Clarke’s Petitions for its Place

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero 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

The popular restaurant is fighting its landlord and hopes to stave off eviction from its downtown home What’s a neighborhood without a neighborhood restaurant? That’s the question that Battery Park eatery P.J. Clarke’s is asking in a campaign against its landlord, Brookfield Office Properties, which is undergoing a massive, $250-million dollar renovation to its Brookfield [&hellip
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Columbus Avenue as Musical Muse

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

Musician Joe Gianono on Blue Note, turning pages at the ballet, and getting his songs on television New Yorkers can find inspiration in their neighborhoods just by simply stepping outside. Joe Gianono, a longtime Upper West Sider, frequently writes music as he walks home on Columbus Avenue. His career spans decades, and includes a gig [&hellip
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