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Rolling Out a Slice of Village Art Psychedelia

Rolling Out a Slice of Village Art Psychedelia

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Chelsea’s Printed Matter bookstore is running a career-spanning exhibit of works of one of the Lower East Side’s fiercest, but one of its least-known, anti-establishment artists, Richard Tyler. “The Schizophrenic Bomb: Richard Tyler and the Uranian Press” examines Tyler’s work as an artist, thinker and co-founder of the Uranian Phalanstery, a […]

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Imagine, if you will, a category on Jeopardy devoted to the things that politicians say about women. I’ll take things politicians say about women for 500, Alex. “Some girls, they rape so easy.” Who is Roger Rivard, a Republican and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly? “Rape is kinda […]

Kids and the High Cost of Not Wasting Time

Kids and the High Cost of Not Wasting Time

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Every day after school, and all day on weekends, kids run outside… to get to their soccer league, or ballet lesson, or origami boot camp. It’s all good, but here’s what it isn’t: Play. Playing is something else entirely, a chance for kids to make up games, run around, paint a […]

Insult Comic Don Rickles, 90, Was Cruel on Stage, Kind in Life

Insult Comic Don Rickles, 90, Was Cruel on Stage, Kind in Life

BY KEITH VALCOURT | When I met Don Rickles in the early 1990s I wanted one thing from him — the same thing everyone he ever met in his 60-plus-year career in comedy desired from the legendary funnyman. Ironically, it was something that most New Yorkers give away for free on daily basis. Money? Nope. […]

Soup Kitchen Braces for Trump Budget Cuts

Soup Kitchen Braces for Trump Budget Cuts

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen — the largest soup kitchen in the city and the second largest in the country — could lose federal funding if proposed Trump administration budget cuts go through. The Trump administration is asking Congress to cut about $18 billion from “discretionary spending bills for the current […]

At Fountain House Gallery, Art Frames Focus on Mental Health

At Fountain House Gallery, Art Frames Focus on Mental Health

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A new city arts program is looking to build connections and spur discussions between communities and those living with mental illness. The New York City Mural Arts Project is in its pilot year, and is working with artists, community groups, and the community at large to use art to tackle […]

Timothy Caughman Remembered as Living in a ‘State of Joy’

Timothy Caughman Remembered as Living in a ‘State of Joy’

BY PATRICK DONACHIE | Timothy Caughman was remembered at his funeral by well-wishers and elected officials as a generous and warm individual who loved conversing with fellow New Yorkers. Caughman, 66, was fatally stabbed near the corner of W. 36th St. and Ninth Ave. on the evening of Mon., March 20, in what was quickly […]

Those Who Can’t Do, President

Those Who Can’t Do, President

BY MAX BURBANK | Let’s do a little thought experiment: It’s midnight and your toilet is totally plugged, just jammed up all to hell. You’ll call a plumber first thing tomorrow — but right now? You’re too irritated to sleep. Flipping through the channels, this infomercial catches your eye. It stars some chubby-ass, orange dope […]

Surging Senior Population Prompts Stringer Blueprint

Surging Senior Population Prompts Stringer Blueprint

BY JACKSON CHEN | In an effort to address the needs of a surging senior population, City Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a blueprint of policies for ensuring their welfare and supporting the work of those who provide care for them. At a Tues., March 21 press conference at the Greenwich House Senior Center at […]

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

Police Blotter: Week of April 6, 2017

IDENTITY THEFT: Feasting fraudulently | Identity theft is certainly no picnic — but in the case of an unfortunate 48-year-old woman, it certainly came with enough food for one. As reported to police on Sun., April 2, she received a bill at her home address for a number of purchases that were not made by her. […]