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On NYS Suffrage’s Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers

On NYS Suffrage’s Centennial, Celebrating New Push to Honor Pioneers

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On the evening of Nov. 6, just hours after the dedication of a site in Central Park for a planned Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument, supporters of the project held a celebratory reception at the New-York Historical Society on Central Park West and 77th St. […]

Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

Monument to Suffrage Pioneers to Break Central Park ‘Bronze Ceiling’

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The Nov. 6 morning gathering of nearly 150 on the northwest corner of Literary Walk on the Mall in Central Park commemorated a momentous date: the 100-year anniversary of the law that granted women in New York State the right to vote. City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, along with a cadre […]

Mayor’s Big Win Soft on UES; Speakership Up for Grabs

Mayor’s Big Win Soft on UES; Speakership Up for Grabs

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On an election night in which most incumbents were returned to office, Mayor Bill de Blasio swept to reelection, and a proposed state constitutional convention was soundly rejected by voters statewide, the mayor outperformed in Manhattan relative to his citywide numbers but his results on the Upper East Side showed notable softness. […]

City Shelters to Guarantee Overdose Prevention Staffing

City Shelters to Guarantee Overdose Prevention Staffing

BY NATHAN RILEY | A measure approved by the City Council on October 31 guarantees that homeless shelters across New York will be staffed by people trained to prevent fatal overdoses. Three years ago, drug overdose became the leading cause of death among the homeless. The new legislation expands the city’s public health commitment to reduce […]

No New Money, No New Ideas in Trump’s Opioid Response

No New Money, No New Ideas in Trump’s Opioid Response

BY NATHAN RILEY | Donald Trump’s declaration of a public health emergency to end the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths wraps itself in virtue, but avoids the burning question about the nation’s drug policy: What works? During the 1990s, Switzerland and Portugal were among the nations that experienced the growth in opioid use seen here in […]

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

Sprawling YouTube Space Fosters Content Creation, Free of Charge

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | High above Chelsea Market, YouTube Space New York is a hive of activity, as video makers working in a variety of genres take advantage of a rare opportunity: free resources. YouTube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share content. Along with large companies, independent creators […]

As Demolition Looms, a Race to Preserve 1954 ‘Memory’ Mural

As Demolition Looms, a Race to Preserve 1954 ‘Memory’ Mural

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Preservationists, City Councilmember Corey Johnson’s office, and a developer are looking to conserve a piece of 1950s New York: Julien Binford’s mural at a former bank on the corner of W. 14th St. and Sixth Ave. Binford’s mural — “A Memory of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue” — graces the […]

The Year of Living Trumpishly

The Year of Living Trumpishly

BY MAX BURBANK | Here’s a kind of interesting thought I think you’ll enjoy: In preparing to write a column on Donald Trump’s first year in office (well, since his election), I was reminded of that time back in 2004 when the History News Network surveyed 415 prominent historians asking who the worst president in […]

R.E.M.’s Pinnacle, A Quarter Century On

R.E.M.’s Pinnacle, A Quarter Century On

BY STEVE ERICKSON | At the time “Automatic For the People” came out in 1992, I had abandoned my earlier fandom of R.E.M. — who helped popularize college radio in the ‘80s and pave the way for the commercial success of grunge and indie rock in the ‘90s — because hits like “Stand” and “Shiny […]

My Life Differently

My Life Differently

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Prolific South Korean director Hong Sang-soo’s “On the Beach At Night Alone” reflects on the failed relationship of a woman named Younghee (Kim Minhee) with a well-known filmmaker. It says something about Hong’s degree of self-critique and distance from standard male fantasies that he wrote a script that reflects the life he […]

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