Posts Tagged ‘New Yorkers’

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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Celebrating Two Lesser-Knowns of Expressionism

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

The Jewish Museum celebrates their “synergy” with a new show This fall, the Jewish Museum casts a spotlight on Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and Norman Lewis (1909-1979), two lesser-known artists from the abstract expressionist period, in an exquisite show of some 40 works that runs until February 1, 2015. Titled “From the Margins: Lee Krasner/Norman Lewis, [&hellip
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No Honking! Whether There’s A Sign Or Not!

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Say goodbye to New York’s “No Honking” signs. The Department of Transportation announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the signs, warning motorists of a $350 fine, will be taken down as part of a sign streamlining program. The decision has sparked confusion and outrage among New Yorkers who fear [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Train Reading is Almost Too Sexy to Handle

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

joyce-746776 Alert the Mayor – it’s time for a new ban. Train reading has become way too sexy, according to my own “expert” analysis at least. The Protagonist interviewed several New Yorkers this week with the goal of better understanding the incredibly complex psychology behind the act of subway reading. Anticipating primarily tales of the embarrassment [&hellip
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City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s “Living Wage” Veto

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

living-wage-300x168 At a press conference on the steps of City Hall this morning, advocates for the “living wage” bill celebrated the New York City Council’s expected override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the legislation this afternoon. After years of struggling to get the bill passed, the mood was gleeful, full of prayers and hymns. “By overriding [&hellip
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Eric Lanlard’s new book, Cake Boy

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Books

A Man with Pastries By Veronica Hoglund In celebration of Eric Lanlard’s new book, Cake Boy, New Yorkers gathered for an afternoon tea hosted by the Crosby Street Hotel. Guests sipped warm drinks and snacked on the most beautiful treats, which were even tastier than they appeared. Lanlard is best known for his cake boutique [&hellip
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Notable New Yorkers Reveal Their Sacred City Spots

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film

By Emily Thomas “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice in the classic children’s story by Lewis Carroll. The well-known phrase became an adage for 9-year-old Jeryl Brunner when she wandered into Central Park and discovered the sculpture of Alice atop a bronze mushroom reaching for the White Rabbit’s pocketwatch. “I remember looking at the statue and [&hellip
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