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Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

Terrible Presidents, Tattooed on the Backs of Two Generations

BY MAX BURBANK | Several years ago my bride, a woman of excellent judgment, exercised her marital veto and forbade me to get a tattoo of Richard Nixon. While I recognized and accepted her authority in the matter (all marriages have bargains), I fear she thought I was being impulsive. I was not. I’m not […]

Side Street Saturday: Blocks Worth Walking on Sept. 23

Side Street Saturday: Blocks Worth Walking on Sept. 23

THE 100 WEST 16TH STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY | If it’s a warm afternoon spent admiring the architecture, playing badminton and listening to jazz music, you’re either in on the lawn of a 1920s country estate or at the 100 West 16th Street Block Association’s annual block party (only one of them has […]

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN HUDSON BOULEVARD PARK | Unspooling every Thursday in September, when it’s neither oppressively hot nor too chilly to chill outdoors, this late summer series has one more trick up its sleeve — a 7:30 p.m. start time that guarantees your movie will begin in the dark, just the way Hollywood intended. With […]

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

New Biz Motto and Mission: ‘Edible Cookie Dough On-Tha-Go’

BY LEVAR ALONZO | A new business whose look, sound, and taste pays homage to the best of ’90s-era hip-hop is carving a niche by scooping up cups of edible cookie dough from its outdoor cart. 2 Dough Boyz made its debut on August 15 in front of Gansevoort Market (353 W. 14th St., btw. […]

The Rational Act of Questioning Trump’s Sanity

The Rational Act of Questioning Trump’s Sanity

BY MAX BURBANK | “He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.” That’s how California Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) described President Donald J. Trump to a “Meetup” of the Riverside County Young Republicans, and I’m not making any of that up. Not the use if the word “asshole.” Not that a Republican congressman used that word […]

Changing Times, But the Pier Remains

Changing Times, But the Pier Remains

BY REBECCA WHITE | Discussions swirled earlier this year about whether the Church of St. Luke in the Fields should build a new “mission center” for an LGBT drop-in center at Hudson and Christopher Sts. At the time, one prominent critic — David Poster, head of the Christopher St. Patrol volunteer anticrime group — said […]

Joe Rocha, Comedian, 49, Would Hate This Tribute

Joe Rocha, Comedian, 49, Would Hate This Tribute

There’s nothing so sweet as a joke that lands — and whether carefully constructed or off the cuff, Joe Rocha knew how to hit his target. A staple of San Francisco and, later, NYC comedy clubs and improv theaters, Rocha died on Aug. 22, at the age of 49, of a severe lung infection; empyema […]

Mystico’s Eerily Accurate Horoscopes: Late August Edition!

Mystico’s Eerily Accurate Horoscopes: Late August Edition!

Aquarius You will decode winning stock tips from a new track dropped by a diva whose work you’ve long dismissed. Pisces Fabric store felt and flea market glitter provide the backbone for a pride-on-the-line art project challenge. Get crafty! Aries Beware the cheap motel room, for it often opens the door to an expensive mistake. […]

It’s Safe to Stare Straight at Our Eclipse Photos

It’s Safe to Stare Straight at Our Eclipse Photos

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Just a few blocks from where thoroughly enthralled office workers momentarily abandoned their desks to gawk, street level-style, at August 21’s solar eclipse, photographer Christian Miles mingled with those gathered on the sprawling deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.  

Jewish Identity in the Summer of Hate

Jewish Identity in the Summer of Hate

BY MAX BURBANK | Growing up, everything I knew about being a Jew came from Woody Allen films and the movie version of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Sad, right? No Zero Mostel for me, my Tevye was Topol, for Christ’s sake! (See what I did there? Apparently, Jesus was a Jew. A lot of people […]

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