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Passion and Partnership at Three Rooms Press

Passion and Partnership at Three Rooms Press

BY PUMA PERL  (pumaperl.blogspot.com)  |  I met Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes for the first time at the HOWL Festival in Tompkins Square Park, close to ten years ago. They were manning their Three Rooms Press table, an operation that they co-founded in 1993 whose name references a theme (the parameters that one needs to get […]

Repairing Strings With an Ear for Tribeca’s Past

Repairing Strings With an Ear for Tribeca’s Past

BY MICHAEL LYDON  |  Walker St. between Broadway and Church St., two short blocks below Canal, looks like Tribeca before it became Tribeca: battered loft buildings with dusty windows, a couple of unobtrusive art galleries, a semi-fancy restaurant at the Church St. corner, and one textile company left over from the days when this block […]

The Clock Ticks on Satire?

The Clock Ticks on Satire?

Adjusted to five ‘til midnight since Charlie Hebdo

Mystico’s Eerily Accurate Horoscopes

Mystico’s Eerily Accurate Horoscopes

Aquarius  Your yearlong buzzword: Risk. Your watchword? Patience. Your lucky numbers: 78, 31, 23. Pisces  This is not Groundhog Day, and you’re not Bill Murray. Stop making small improvements to the same sad pattern. You don’t have a limitless supply of do-overs! Aries  A long walk on a brutally cold winter’s morn brings clarity to […]

At CB4, Brrr! Outside and Ah! Inside

At CB4, Brrr! Outside and Ah! Inside

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  As cold and chill invaded the city last week, the January 7 full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4) was held at the Fulton Senior Center Auditorium (119 Ninth Ave., btw. 17th & 18th Sts.). It started on an appropriate note with SayAh! — a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]

At The Joyce, a New Season and the Promise of Many More

At The Joyce, a New Season  and the Promise of Many More

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Can a parent choose a favorite child? Linda Shelton, executive director for The Joyce Theater, has a similar dilemma when talking about the upcoming spring/summer season of dance. “I’m really looking forward to all of it,” Shelton remarked during a recent interview. “When I look at this list, I’m excited […]

Grief, Solidarity and Resolve as French Expats Gather

Grief, Solidarity and Resolve as French Expats Gather

BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Chelsea resident Lawrence Walmsley began the morning of January 7 perusing the news on his iPad, when he came across something that he could not initially believe: a mass shooting in Paris. In another part of the neighborhood, Ingrid Jean-Baptiste received a phone call informing her that two masked gunmen had […]

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office’s Future Still Up in the Air

USPS More Forthcoming, but Post Office’s Future  Still Up in the Air

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In an about-face, the United States Postal Service (USPS) sent a representative to Community Board 4’s full board meeting on Wed., Jan. 7, to explain aspects of the air rights sale of Old Chelsea Station. The community was dismayed to learn of the sale late last year, after fighting in […]

Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 15, 2015

BY SCOTT STIFFLER TAYLOR MAC: “A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: 1900–1950s” Take your pick when referring to Taylor Mac, he of many hats (and heels, and the use of “judy” as a gender pronoun). A longtime presence on the NYC performance scene who continues to break new ground while leading the way, the venerable […]

Inward Islands

Inward Islands

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  No man is an island? Try telling that to the man without a country. Casting its net across time, place, culture, the search for self and the need for a greater purpose, playwright Kyoung H. Park’s script for “Tala” is as tangled and conflicted and contemplative as you’d expect from […]

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