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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A New Era for New York’s Gilded Jewel

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

As the Frick plans a major renovation and expansion, the Upper East Side takes notice In the era of the mega-museum, the Frick Collection on East 70th Street is unique, a Gilded Age throwback, where the maze of carpeted, ornate galleries offers a quiet place to experience some of the art world’s greatest masterpieces, including [&hellip
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City Arts: Top 5 for the Week

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

MUSIC “New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger” American folk musician Pete Seeger, who passed away in January of this year at the age of 94, was known as much for his political activism as he was for his songwriting. Contemporary artists honor Seeger’s contributions to music and movements. Featuring Amanda Palmer, folk [&hellip
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Paradise is Not Lost in a New Novel

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

Upper East Side author talks historical literature and thrillers Some authors have the ability to revisit a topic in literature and cause excitement about it once again. Upper East Side resident Barry Libin has done just that with his new novel, The Mystery of the Milton Manuscript. The thriller, which some are already dubbing the [&hellip
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Out & About

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July 18 Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca at the Frick The Frick Museum 1 East 70th Street (5th Ave.) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tues-Sat; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students This exhibit is another collaboration between the Frick Collection and the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture. This is this [&hellip
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The Backstory of a New York Story

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

The New-York Historical Society celebrates Madeline’s 75th birthday In a show replete with surprising historical detail, one fact rises to the top. The much-loved tale of a Parisian schoolgirl, in yellow hat and bright blue coat, was written and published in New York. Specifically, the opener was scribbled on the back of a menu in [&hellip
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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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