In the Pit

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

A day (actually, night) in the life of a Broadway musician Sonny Paladino seems to know everyone on his walk along W. 45th Street from a coffee shop to the Music Box Theatre, saying hello to stagehands and Tony award- winning actors as he enters through the stage door and heads for the orchestra pit. [&hellip
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Solo from the Soul

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

A transplant from California brings her paintings to the Riverside library Upper West Side About 25 years ago, painter Pauline Yun left her native Los Angeles for New York, taking memories of California sunshine, sandy beaches and optimism along with her for artistic inspiration. “I was attracted to New York because I thought I could [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

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

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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A Jewish Book-Mitzvah for a Muslim Tale of Healing

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

Co-authors Susan Shapiro and Kenan Trebincevic discuss their new book The Bosnia List Last Saturday night, over a hundred people gathered at the Greenwich Village physical therapy office of Kenan Trebincevic to share in a feast of Jewish and Bosnian food and toast the birth of a book he had written with Susan Shapiro, an [&hellip
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All That Jazz Has Gone Away

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

Many small jazz clubs have disappeared from Manhattan, but there are still places to go for intimate sessions and great atmosphere Bradley’s, Sweet Basil: if these names have a mythic aura, there’s a good reason. They’re now gone, but jazz greats used to play there, sometimes for little or no cover; the Village neighborhood knew [&hellip
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The Two Thirties

Written by Marsha McCreadie on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit

FIT exhibit shows that fashion rose above Depression in the 1930s It’s a tough sell, to make a case for the 1930s high steppin’ fashions as the bedrock for our age’s easy-going, form-fitting but casually loose looks and functional clothing. But the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology does it, in a show called [&hellip
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General assembly opens in old Hurricane Club space

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

General Assembly Restaurant and Bar opened March 5 in the former Hurricane Club Steak and Sushi space on 360 Park Avenue South at 26th Street. Chef Craig Koketsu, formerly of Quality Meats and the now-shuttered Park Avenue, helms the kitchen at the massive, 170-seat restaurant. Diners can expect seasonal dishes featuring locally-sourced ingredients, such as [&hellip
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