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Reverend Billy at Joe’s Pub is a Tonic for Our Toxic Times

Reverend Billy at Joe’s Pub is a Tonic for Our Toxic Times

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | They made a list and checked it twice — but unlike the cattle stampede of shoppers who stormed retail stores, this vertical collection of must-haves was focused on how to give of oneself rather than take marching orders from Big Retail. That explains items #6 (“repurpose”) and 8 (“scavenge”), alongside reminders […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s City Center Engagement Enthralls

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s City Center Engagement Enthralls

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations,” 57 years on, is, well, still a revelation. Performed as part of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2017 season at New York City Center, the piece — created when the choreographer was just 29 — feels as fresh and as relevant as ever, and certainly got […]

Police Blotter and Community Council Report

Police Blotter and Community Council Report

SENIOR SAFETY TIPS — AND SWAG | Senior safety and crime prevention were the main topics at Nov. 30’s 10th Precinct Community Council meeting. At the outset, Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Lanot noted that crime in the precinct is up 1 percent for the month due to grand larcenies. The meeting then shifted matters of senior […]

Classic and Contemporary, Repertorio Español Endures

Classic and Contemporary, Repertorio Español Endures

BY TRAV S.D. | A half-century ago, New York City was exploding with the formation of dozens of new alternative theatre companies as part of a new movement that was being called “Off-Off Broadway.” Of those, a scant few survive to this day. One of the most robust of them has to be the groundbreaking […]

Indie Film Series Adds Rick Carrier to ‘Lost Legends’ Pantheon

Indie Film Series Adds Rick Carrier to ‘Lost Legends’ Pantheon

BY REBECCA FIORE | Rick Carrier received his first 35mm film camera as a result of World War II. To document combat situations, soldiers at the time were issued a Cineflex PH-330 — a direct copy of the German Arriflex 35 II model. Before being shipped out overseas, Carrier shot home movies of his sisters, […]

Report Ponders Pier 40’s Future

Report Ponders Pier 40’s Future

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Pier 40 — the Hudson River Park’s largest pier — must be developed with sensitivity to the surrounding community, meaning all of the hulking structure’s available development space should not be utilized, yet more sports fields should be added, according to a new draft report by a Community Board 2 (CB2) […]

Making Sense of the Senses

Making Sense of the Senses

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Birds do it, bees do it — but we don’t. See exceptionally well, that is. When bees look at a flower, they see it almost as a neon sign pointing “This way to the nectar!” The petals that look so pretty to us are dark to a bee, while the nectar-and-pollen gathering […]

Luxury and Brit Brands Bound for Hudson Yards

Luxury and Brit Brands Bound for Hudson Yards

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Everything is coming up rhubarb at Hudson Yards — the London hospitality group that is, as opposed to the perennials used for pies. “Rhubarb is a quintessential English vegetable,” P.B. Jacobse, CEO of the group, explained when asked about the firm’s notable name, rhubarb, which is with a lowercase “r.” […]

Tenacious Tenants Seek Solutions as Gas Outages Go On for Years

Tenacious Tenants Seek Solutions as Gas Outages Go On for Years

BY WINNIE McCROY | Forgoing the classic oven-roasted Thanksgiving turkey for a more manageable pan-sauteed chicken, Chelsea resident Jordan Lage set out to make his family’s holiday dinner last week using only a hot plate and a microwave oven. It’s not that they’re parsimonious; it’s just that they haven’t had cooking gas at their five-story […]

‘Beanstalk’ Meets Burlesque: Beloved English Holiday Show Comes to America

‘Beanstalk’ Meets Burlesque: Beloved English Holiday Show Comes to America

BY TRAV S.D. | In a time when the US and the UK seem to share all manner of pop stars, hit musicals, movies, TV shows, comedians and best-selling authors, it may be a surprise to learn that there has been at least one uncrackable nut when it comes to the transatlantic cross-fertilization of cultural […]