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Miriam Schapiro and the Decorative: A Pioneer and Her Progeny

Miriam Schapiro and the Decorative: A Pioneer and Her Progeny

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | “Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro,” currently on view at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD), is dazzling in more ways than one. In the 1970s, Schapiro (1923-2015) was a key figure in the intersection of feminism and art. Originally recognized for her hard-edged abstract expressionism, she shifted into a new […]

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On a beautiful recent mid-summer morning, Hudson River Park’s LGBT Memorial — which pays homage to victims of hate violence against the community, and to those lost and injured in the June 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, in particular — played host to the onePULSE Foundation itself, the non-profit established […]

Greek Tragedy for Morons: A Trumpian Drama Tailored to True Believers

Greek Tragedy for Morons: A Trumpian Drama Tailored to True Believers

BY MAX BURBANK It’s about as close as he’ll every get to a Sunrise Service. At 5:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, our presumptive president took a moment from his 11-day summer golf vacation to tweet an admission that the statement he dictated for his namesake son, regarding the infamous Trump Tower meeting with a […]

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

BY MARIA DIAZ | Successfully running a small business is not an easy task. It requires skills inthe areas of community engagement, marketing, operational and financialmanagement, human resources, and networking — just for starters. However, the possession of this knowledge is not enough. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and those they employ need a favorable business environment for […]

Much-Improved Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

Much-Improved Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The spiffy silver caboose rocked back and forth as children’s cries of joy could be heard. The railroad car was a nod to Mathews-Palmer Playground’s past, fittingly, as on Tues., July 31, its present began — the playground was officially reopened. It has been a long track to the opening […]

Rent-Regulated Chelsea Tenants Fear Pattern of Harassment Will Continue

Rent-Regulated Chelsea Tenants Fear Pattern of Harassment Will Continue

UPDATE: Tenants informed Chelsea Now that Con Edison arrived at 311 W. 21st St. on Thurs., Aug. 2 and installed cooking gas to all units. Also, a “Notice to Call for Inspection” was put up on Mon., July 30 by the NYC Department of Buildings (see a photo of that notice at the end of […]

Ambulance Station Under the High Line Will Move to W. 29th St.

Ambulance Station Under the High Line Will Move to W. 29th St.

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | An ambulance station that has been located under the High Line for nearly seven years has finally found a permanent home. Emergency Medical Services station number 7 will relocate from W. 23rd St. (btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.) to a development at 601 W. 29th St. (at 11th Ave.) as part […]

Spiral-Inspired Tower Will Rise in Hudson Yards District

Spiral-Inspired Tower Will Rise in Hudson Yards District

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | A nautilus shell. A chameleon’s tail. A cyclone. All spirals. Soon a new skyscraper in Midtown West, “The Spiral,” will join Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as an architectural landmark in New York City, inspired by the shape that is a continuous winding and widening curve around a central axis. […]

At The Living Gallery Outpost, a Platform for Artists to Manifest Their Dreams

At The Living Gallery Outpost, a Platform for Artists to Manifest Their Dreams

BY PUMA PERL | Last August, I was encouraged by a friend to attend the grand opening of The Living Gallery Outpost. People spilled out of the 250-square-foot space, shared food and songs on the bench outside, and gathered around the hand-created artwork (by building owner Antonio Echeverri) that surrounded a tree. Everywhere there was color […]

Miracles Made From Simple Materials: Design Team Deserves Props for ‘SHAME!’

Miracles Made From Simple Materials: Design Team Deserves Props for ‘SHAME!’

BY TRAV S.D. | We say it every year, but this time may be truer than in the past: We need Theater for the New City’s annual street theater production more than ever. In its 42 years of existence, this annual topical production — written and directed by TNC’s co-founder and artistic director, Crystal Field — […]