Posts Tagged ‘history’

Changing with the seasons at the Cloisters

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

Autumn at the Met’s ever-evolving northern outpost Nothing escapes the march of history, not even The Cloisters, New York’s beloved, magical oasis of art and nature. Though time seems to stand still at the Upper Manhattan branch of the Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters is very much in the moment. This is particularly clear as the [&hellip
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Going Down(town) in History

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

Celeb_JohnStrausbaugh_credit Christine L Walker Author John Strausbaugh paints the colorful history that permeates Greenwich Village By Angela Barbuti Life as we know it was greatly influenced by what once happened below 14th Street. “This place, for almost 400 years, was like a magnet for artists and a refuge for misfits and outcasts,” said John Strausbaugh, who literally walked miles [&hellip
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Warner Wolf’s Home-Field Advantage

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Sports, West Side Spirit

On meeting Joe DiMaggio and the most important story he ever covered By Angela Barbuti   For over 50 years, Warner Wolf has been eyewitness to the world’s greatest athletes and seen some sporting events that have gone down in the annals of human history. His line, “Let’s go to the videotape,” which began as [&hellip
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Uncovering Lost New York

Written by admin on . Posted in Books, News West Side Spirit

West Side author brings the city’s history to life By Allen Houston To talk with West Sider Kevin Baker is to glimpse the New York City of the past, before glass towers and high-rise condos threatened to swallow the island. Best-selling author of the City of Fire trilogy, Baker writes mesmerizing prose about the city [&hellip
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