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‘Unatamed!’ Sings the Praises of Opera’s Wild Side

‘Unatamed!’ Sings the Praises of Opera’s Wild Side

BY TRAV S.D. | No matter what you do in life, you’ve got to start somewhere. If you’re an opera singer, that may not be so easy. The dell’Arte Opera Ensemble hopes to address that. From Aug. 12-27, the company will bring its 15th Annual Summer Festival (this year titled “Untamed!”) to downtown performance behemoth La […]

Money Woes Behind It, Big Apple Circus Back This Fall

Money Woes Behind It, Big Apple Circus Back This Fall

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Big Apple Circus and its performers will fly high once again, with ticket sales now underway for their 40th anniversary revival show starting on October 27. After tumbling through a short bout of bankruptcy late last year, the circus was bought in February by the private equity firm Compass Partners and […]

Hollow Core: Can Secondary Housing Market Rescue Midtown?

Hollow Core: Can Secondary Housing Market Rescue Midtown?

BY ANDREW WARBURTON | It’s no secret that Midtown Manhattan, despite being one of the most sought-after places to live in the United States, if not the world, is home to an abundance of vacant apartments. Last year, Patrick Radden Keefe, staff writer for the New Yorker, cited US Census Bureau statistics showing that one third […]

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The sun dazzled, the mood was jubilant, and, of course, the speakers blasted Beyoncé for the third annual Disability Pride NYC Parade on Sun., July 9. The festivities began in the morning at Union Square Park where Stephanie Wallace, 48, and her friends had gathered to participate in the parade. […]

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

Up on the Roof, Hell’s Kitchen Stories and Much S’more

BY REBECCA FIORE | In the summer of 1977, lightning struck an electrical substation on the Hudson River, which tripped two circuit breakers. Then a second bolt of lightning struck and cut two transmission lines. Con Edison tried to fast-start remotely, but it failed since no one was manning the station. A third bolt of […]

Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

Deadlines Loom on Sex Abuse Survivor Relief

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As the deadline approaches for victims of sexual abuse by local priests to file claims under a special fund established by the Archdiocese of New York, legislators in Albany looking to provide more broad-based relief to survivors are scrambling to move bills through the State Senate and Assembly in advance of […]

Betsy Newell’s Keen Eye for How to Help

Betsy Newell’s Keen Eye for How to Help

BY JACKSON CHEN | In the early 1980s, the Goddard Riverside Community Center extended its mission by undertaking the management of single-room-occupancy residential buildings on the Upper West Side. After spending the money available to renovate its first such complex, the organization furnished the units in bare-bones fashion, providing a bed, a chest of drawers, […]

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Inside Riverside Park at West 83rd Street, petals from blooming pink azaleas were scattered on an easily overlooked embedded plaque. But, at an adjacent plaza, among more than 125 people who braved a blustery spring day, the sentiments etched in cement were not irrelevant. Gathered at “der shteyn,” (Yiddish for “the […]

America’s True Native Fashion

America’s True Native Fashion

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “Beads.” (Well, at least mine was.) Wait, no. Feathers! No— buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow quiver? That […]

Earth Day Rally for Science

Earth Day Rally for Science

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On April 22, tens of thousands of New Yorkers rallied in the March for Science NYC, one of hundreds of similar events held worldwide in response to the antagonistic posture the new Trump administration has taken toward the funding and findings of science in America. The march converged on Columbus […]

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