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Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Sanctuary. Sustenance. Spacious. Sunny. Sacred. This is how artists described their new studio space, where work created there is now part of an inaugural show at the Fountain House Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. Fountain House Studio was about three years in the making, Ariel Willmott, the gallery’s director, said. The […]

Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

Valentine’s in a Time of Trump

BY MAX BURBANK Valentine’s Day is about a week away, and it’s going to go badly for you. Sorry to be a “downer,” but I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, or at least strongly suspect, am I? The preponderance of research I pretend to have read reveals that Valentine’s Day ends up […]

Why We Wear Red

Why We Wear Red

BY JAMES HARNEY | The American Heart Association (AHA) is uniting with communities across the city to spread the message that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the US. Thousands of New Yorkers will participate in National Wear Red Day on Fri., Feb. 2 by donating to the Go Red For Women […]

My Life Lesson: Don’t Dismiss the Signs of Heart Disease

My Life Lesson: Don’t Dismiss the Signs of Heart Disease

BY JENNIFER GOODSTEIN | Heart disease became a very personal issue for me this past year. My story is no doubt similar to many women who are living with the risk, but unaware of it. Hopefully, this will serve as a warning to recognize the signs and take immediate action. In June 2017 I was diagnosed […]

A Mother Remembers Her Son, Undiagnosed with HCM

A Mother Remembers Her Son, Undiagnosed with HCM

Heart disease can take more commonly known forms, such as a heart attack or stroke, or manifest itself in more insidious ways, as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a silent — sometimes deadly — thickening of the walls inside a heart. In her own words, here is the story of Carmina Taylor, 46, a consultant in Philadelphia, […]

History, Housing, Hellos, Hugs at Speaker Johnson’s Inauguration Ceremony

History, Housing, Hellos, Hugs at Speaker Johnson’s Inauguration Ceremony

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Just prior to the Jan. 28 inauguration ceremony and swearing-in for Corey Johnson as Speaker of the New York City Council — before the praise bestowed upon him from a host of other city and state elected officials — Johnson was mingling on the floor of the Morris W. and Fannie […]

Sacred Sites of Local Significance Get Landmarks Conservancy Grants

Sacred Sites of Local Significance Get Landmarks Conservancy Grants

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Two of Chelsea’s architectural gems — and community pillars — recently got a boost in funding for their restoration projects. St. Peter’s Chelsea received $25,000 and Yeshe Nyingpo, a Tibetan Buddhist temple, received $3,000 from the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s sacred sites grant program. The nonprofit established the program in […]

RISC Preps War Correspondents for Physical Dangers of Their Profession

RISC Preps War Correspondents for Physical Dangers of Their Profession

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | Journalism is under siege. Earning one’s living as a reporter is more difficult than ever — and for those fortunate to still be employed, the product of their labor may be dismissed as “fake news.” But for correspondents covering armed conflict, economic insecurity and attacks on credibility pale beside the […]

Makeshift Signs of the Resistance

Makeshift Signs of the Resistance

BY JOSH ROGERS | “Oooh look, there’s the family with the orange hats.” Our subway trip to the 2018 Women’s March on NYC was only a half hour, and already we were a thing before we hit the streets. Actually, I was of little interest to anyone — my hat wasn’t orange, and either way, […]

Brewer Appoints Durst to Hudson River Park Board

Brewer Appoints Durst to Hudson River Park Board

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | They say you can’t go home again — but that apparently doesn’t apply to Douglas Durst, who has been appointed by the borough president to the board of directors of the Hudson River Park Trust. Durst was formerly a leading light of the Hudson River Park, serving for years as chairperson […]