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Mystico, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Mystico, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Aquarius  A chatty encounter with the seldom-seen mutual friend of a sworn enemy endows you with heretofore hidden facts, with which to mend the riff or widen it. Pisces  Like that newly opened section of the High Line, this week’s love life promises fresh, bold takes on proven techniques sure to delight tourists and locals […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  DRAWN TO LANGUAGE  On view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery, this exhibition brings together both emerging and established mid-career artists, such as Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer and Jack Pierson, whose works employ language as a structural and at times philosophical source of inspiration. Here, letters, words or phrases are […]

Village Jazz Remains Red Hot and Blue

Village Jazz Remains Red Hot and Blue

BY MICHAEL LYDON  (Originally posted Sept. 19, 2014) |  A decade or four ago I was a jazz-mad college kid, and anytime I had an extra dime in my pocket I’d bus down to the Big Apple to hear my heroes live in smoky hole-in-the-wall Village clubs: Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond rocking the nearly empty […]

Just Do Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

THE ONE LP PROJECT  |  From Graham Nash beaming with pride at the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album to Al Jarreau giving Les Double Six a thumbs up, to Johnny Marr paying Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power” some somber respect: The One LP Project reminds us that those we have on heavy rotation started out as […]

A Chill Is In The Air, But Manhattan, Brooklyn Real Estate Markets Are Hot and Going Strong

A Chill Is In The Air, But Manhattan, Brooklyn Real Estate Markets Are Hot and Going Strong

BY LAUREN PRICE  |  Manhattan real estate remains hot and is increasingly exclusive. That’s the message from Corcoran’s second quarter 2014 report. The average price for resale co-ops, resale condos and new developments increased 20 percent over last year, up to $1.697 million. That number topped the first quarter and sets a new record high […]

Letters, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Letters, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Change starts at the supermarket To The Editor: Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change, just before 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18 percent […]

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

Talking Point: Reform Zoning Rules to Protect Vulnerable Blocks

BY WILL R. ROGERS  |  Over the years, most New York City buildings have been built using “as-of-right” regulations, meaning a project complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action by the City Planning Commission or Board of Standards and Appeals. Now, because of advances in building materials, new engineering […]

Full of New Features, High Line’s Final Act is a Natural Fit

Full of New Features, High Line’s Final Act is a Natural Fit

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The opening of the third and final section of the High Line completes a 15-year journey started by the Friends of the High Line and the surrounding community, while beginning a new chapter for a park that forever altered the way we view industrial architecture that dots the landscape. Joshua […]

High Line at the Rail Yards is a Whole New Chapter at the End of the Road

High Line at the Rail Yards is a Whole New Chapter at the End of the Road

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC, WITH PHOTOS BY JENNY RUBIN  |    The third section of the High Line opened officially on Sun., Sept. 21. The new segment is either: A. exactly like the other two, B. nothing like the other two, or C. a distinct part that fits with the whole. If you choose C, […]

St. Peter’s Restoration Built on Foundation of Outreach

St. Peter’s Restoration Built on Foundation of Outreach

BY EILEEN STUKANE |  When St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was consecrated in 1838, its bell tower was the tallest structure in Chelsea, which at the time was the name of Clement Clarke Moore’s family estate. In fact, Moore donated the land for St. Peter’s church and rectory — and ever since its inception, the church […]

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