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Mystico’s, Week of July 31, 2014

Mystico’s, Week of July 31, 2014

Aquarius  A formidable foe, a competitive bid, the clock and a full house: these things, this week, you are not meant to beat. Accept it, and plot your comeback. Pisces  Your problem is, you expect 5G things from a 3G effort. Upgrade that outmoded attitude, and stop expecting others to swipe the “Try” button.  Aries  […]

‘Dishonorable’ is Pitch-Perfect Preston

‘Dishonorable’ is Pitch-Perfect Preston

BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)    |  It’s interesting to speculate what the history of American theatre would have been if the movie industry in Hollywood had not come along to lure away some of its best talents. A primary case in point is writer-director-producer Preston Sturges, best known today for his unprecedented (and never repeated) […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of July 31, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of July 31, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  HERE AND ELSEWHERE In the past decade, contemporary art from across North Africa and the Middle East has increasingly gathered international attention. Some of the most comprehensive and most important recent international exhibitions in Europe — such as Documenta in Kassel (2012) and the La Biennale di Venezia (2013) — […]

Just Do Art, Week of July 31, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of July 31, 2014

UNIVERSAL PEACE DAY AND PAX CHRISTI METRO NY’s ANNUAL HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI MEMORIAL Three solemn yet ultimately hopeful events will commemorate the 69th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by contemplating the destructive power of nuclear weaponry as well as the world’s capacity to peacefully coexist. Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial […]

Letters, Week of July 31, 2014

What 20th St. NIMBYs need to know To The Editor: Re “Secret Parks of Chelsea” (news, July 17, 2014): I do not understand how “as part of their Affordable Housing plan, Community Board 4 has begun to seriously consider the long-standing efforts of Friends of 20th Street Park to convert a former Department of Sanitation […]

Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School

Sophomore Report Card for Avenues: The World School

BY WINNIE McCROY  |  When CEO Chris Whittle opened up the $75 million Chelsea campus of Avenues: The World School in 2012, it was the realization of more than five years of planning. Now, with the school having wrapped up its second year, Chelsea Now takes a look at the immersive bilingual educational facility. “We […]

Village Emergency Department Now Open 24/7

Village Emergency Department Now Open 24/7

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  David Baez woke up under a staircase in front of the Search & Destroy punk shop on St. Mark’s Place on the morning of Thurs., July 17. The left side of his head was a mess of bloody scrapes. “I had all this crap on my face,” he said. “I don’t […]

CB4 Housing Plan Has Six Essential Elements

CB4 Housing Plan Has Six Essential Elements

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  When the details are worked out and the dust settles, nearly 11,000 units of affordable housing — mostly from new construction — will become available to residents of the Community Board 4 (CB4) area over the next decade. That’s according to a preliminary plan approved at their July 23 full board […]

In the Bag: Good Produce at a Great Price

In the Bag: Good Produce at a Great Price

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Getting your daily serving of fruits and vegetables doesn’t require a green thumb or a chef’s hat — just eight George Washingtons and one John Hancock. Organized by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Westside Senior Supported Agriculture Food Bag Program is being run locally by the office of City […]

New Businesses Bring Games, Gelato and a Flare for the Classics

New Businesses Bring Games, Gelato and a Flare for the Classics

BY ROGER MILLER |  Betting on the area’s reputation for good times and refined tastes, two recently opened businesses are bringing high-end gelato, classic arcade games, and craft beer — along with an intimate vibe — to a neighborhood where mom and pop shops are being replaced by chain stores selling mass-produced items. Their origins […]

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