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

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

July 18 Bessie’s Big Shot Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, W 79th Street and West Drive Central Park 12 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children City Parks Foundation’s original puppet production, Bessie’s Big Shot, is now playing at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre! The show follows Bessie the cow’s dream of joining the circus. Can she lift [&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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The Show Won’t Go On

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

Storied experimental theater company closes East Village It’s curtains for one downtown theater company, and not just for the season. Incubator Arts Project, an experimental theater company that has staged new, creative works by emerging artists at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street in since 2005, closed on July 1. The decision not [&hellip
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50 Years of Fine French Dining

Written by Alejandro Menjivar 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

Manhattan institution Le Perigord celebrates a half-century in business East Side In a city where restaurants can open and close within a matter of months, longevity is impressive, and 50 years of longevity is a reason to celebrate. Le Perigord, a traditional French restaurant on the East Side, is toasting its golden anniversary this year. [&hellip
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Behind the Music That Changed the World

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

Joe Cecala on Bob Dylan, the Marines Corps, and growing up on Avenue B Although it seems like the music of the Village during the ‘60s has been revisited many times before, the documentary “Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation” goes where no other filmmakers have gone in capturing that crucial piece of history. [&hellip
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