Posts Tagged ‘Our Town Downtown’

Old Money and Young Dreams

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Dance, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Coleescola-1 Petula Clark went “Downtown” and The Jeffersons moved on up, but there’s always cause for some commotion when modern cabaret stars boldly cross Manhattan’s equator, as they will in this month’s Downtown Series at Feinstein’s at The Regency. Nightlife promoter Daniel Nardicio has joined forces with Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions to curate a [&hellip
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Denzel Goes Rogue in Safe House

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

safe-house Safe House, an espionage chase film set in South Africa, is rotten enough to be a sequel to District 9, where South African racial issues were treated to a dumb sci-fi alien allegory. Here, the alien is Denzel Washington, who first appears walking down a Johannesburg street in a Malcolm X beard and fedora. But [&hellip
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Correcting Delancey

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

2012-02-delancey-slides-4 After a water main broke on Delancey Street early Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, the thoroughfare was an unfamiliar sight. Aside from the pools of brown-tinged water that collected on the road—and were at one point reportedly 3 feet high—the street, largely closed off to traffic, was vacant of cars with the exception of some Fire [&hellip
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Quinn's State of the City Address

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

In a sweeping and ambitious State of the City speech on Thursday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn zeroed in on jobs, housing and education, promising new programs and city and state cooperation to pass laws that will enable them. “We need to tap into the power of our communities,” Quinn said in her speech. “We [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Our Town Downtown

LOWER MANHATTAN J&R JR. STORE OPENS Alliance for Downtown New York President Elizabeth Berger joined J&R Co-CEOs Joe and Rachelle Friedman and their son, J&R Executive Vice President Jason Friedman, to celebrate the launch of the new J&R Jr. store this Monday, Feb. 13. The new location, conceived of by Jason Friedman, is a 15,000-square-foot [&hellip
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DT Social: Heralding Fashion Week with Debbie Harry

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

07 dt social 3 While Fashion Week may be coming to a close, we ought to recoxgnize the related events that thrilled the city the week before—specifically the pre-Fashion Week party hosted by Soho club W.i.P., which featured a performance from the legendary Debbie Harry of Blondie. The night began with Nick Zinner, guitarist for The Yeah Yeah Yeahs [&hellip
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The Arts Mingle in Tribeca

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Film, Our Town Downtown

chanel Since its inception in 2002 the Tribeca Film Festival has hosted hundreds of films made hundreds film makers from around the world, and one of its longest traditions is the Artists Awards Program. The program, sponsored by Chanel, announced that Peter Dayton, Walton Ford, Stephen Hannock, JR, Kim Keever, Clifford Ross, Nathan Sawaya, Cindy Sherman, Hugo [&hellip
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The Beat of a New York Heart

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Music, Our Town Downtown

Every good love story deserves a soundtrack; here’s one tailor-made for New York City with blissful beginnings and happy endings. PJ Harvey, “Good Fortune” Taken from her New York-inspired album, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, Harvey practically gushes while name-checking Chinatown and Little Italy as unanticipated places of romantic discovery. Maxwell, “Gotta [&hellip
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Armond White: Theory vs. Practice

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Film, Our Town Downtown

“Ever hear of Plato’s allegory of the cave?” one teenager asks another in Chronicle. This philosophy quiz was unexpected in the midst of a thrill ride movie, but Chronicle is so surprisingly interesting I wondered if its makers ever saw The Conformist (1970), where Bernardo Bertolucci visualized Plato’s allegory. When it’s good, Chronicle is less [&hellip
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