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An Ode to Cattle Egret For Bringing a Little Wilderness to Our Penn South in Chelsea

An Ode to Cattle Egret For Bringing a Little Wilderness to Our Penn South in Chelsea

BY LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER On a dreamy summer afternoon in July, I heard that a new avian creature Was roaming around our Penn South lawns, Somewhere between 24th Street and 28th Street So I wandered back and forth between both streets To meet our new neighbor, but she was nowhere to be found, Neither in […]

Music Married to Film: The Magic of Nino Rota

Music Married to Film: The Magic of Nino Rota

BY GERALD BUSBY | Italian composer Nino Rota’s most haunting and iconic film scores are being presented in concert, July 27 in Damrosch Park, as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. “Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota” — a reference to music producer Willner’s 1981 tribute album, “Amarcord Nino Rota (I Remember Nino Rota)” […]

‘Tevye’ Serves Suitably ‘Raw’ Homage to the Greatest of Yiddish Writers

‘Tevye’ Serves Suitably ‘Raw’ Homage to the Greatest of Yiddish Writers

BY TRAV S.D. | In the middle of this year of grim golden anniversaries of assassinations, and riots and strife, it’s well to remember some positive things that were happening in 1968. For example, that year the original Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” was two-thirds of the way through its record-setting, six-year run. […]

Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | Robert Chisholm, co-owner with husband, Lars Larsson, of the vintage poster gallery Chisholm Larsson (145 Eighth Ave. near W. 17th St.), shrugged off his own generosity. Two patrons wanted to buy postcards — Chisholm Larsson carries small and oversized cards, reproducing some of the gallery’s collection — but one had only […]

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

BY MAX BURBANK Monday night, President Trump ended the suspense and gave Brett Kavanaugh the rose. It’s hard to say just what about the young circuit judge Trump dug the most, except that it’s really not. The president’s “short list” was written by the Federalist Society — a cabal of noted, elderly, white male conservatives, […]

You & Me and Mummenschanz: Troupe’s Vignettes Captivate, Amaze

You & Me and Mummenschanz: Troupe’s Vignettes  Captivate, Amaze

BY TRAV S.D. If you’re like many people in my social media feeds, you periodically retreat from the sturm und drang of world affairs in these troubled times to seek solace in the refuge of GIFs and videos capturing cute baby animals and the like. Right on schedule, a certain beloved mime troupe has returned […]

Fireboat Gets Eye-Popping Paint Job; Return to Pier 66a Pending

Fireboat Gets Eye-Popping Paint Job; Return to Pier 66a Pending

BY COLIN MIXSON | A historic fireboat that assisted emergency workers during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has gotten a trippy new paint job inspired by an oddball camouflage scheme that was popular on the high seas during World War I. The John J. Harvey’s razzle dazzle paint job — a Public Art Fund […]

At Overthrow, Counterculture and Counterpunching Share the Card

At Overthrow, Counterculture and Counterpunching Share the Card

BY PUMA PERL | Back in 2010, two friends and I initiated a poetry/performance series at the Yippie Museum Café. Every week, we chanted and burned sage in a losing battle against the smell of the feral cats that lived upstairs. Ibogaine enthusiasts trooped down to their basement meetings, cheerfully ignoring the boundaries being broken onstage. […]

Finding Humanity in the Heart of Vintage New York

Finding Humanity in the Heart of Vintage New York

BY NORMAN BORDEN | Despite his death in a plane crash in 1959 at the age of 39, Dan Weiner had an outsize influence on photographers and photography. Steven Kasher Gallery is currently presenting an impressive exhibition of vintage black and white prints spanning nearly 20 years of his work. “Dan Weiner: Vintage New York, 1940–1959” […]

Make a Point of Seeing ‘INK MADE’

Make a Point of Seeing ‘INK MADE’

BY MION EDWARDS | The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) held a June 14 reception where 2018 MFA in Illustration graduate students displayed their Visual Thesis Exhibition, which brought together the unique styles of seven artists into one harmonious expression of creativity. “INK MADE” not only serves as the name of the […]

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