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Geeking Out on Inclusion

Geeking Out on Inclusion

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Last weekend, subway riders in New York might have noticed costumed nerds were flooding the city. International Cosplay Day took place in Central Park, Liberty City Anime Con at the New York Marriott Marquis, and, at the Sheraton Times Square, there was Flame Con. Billed as “The World’s Largest Queer Comic Con,” […]

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On a beautiful recent mid-summer morning, Hudson River Park’s LGBT Memorial — which pays homage to victims of hate violence against the community, and to those lost and injured in the June 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, in particular — played host to the onePULSE Foundation itself, the non-profit established […]

Central Park Honors Women’s Suffrage — And Its Complicated History

Central Park Honors Women’s Suffrage — And Its Complicated History

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Meredith Bergmann, a sculptor for more than 40 years, has been selected as the artist who will create the first Central Park statues representing non-fictional women. Last year, the city’s Parks Department announced plans for a monument honoring women’s suffrage movement leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and the design Bergmann […]

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

BY WINNIE McCROY | With reverence for history and in high spirits for the occasion meant to mark it, a crowd of 200 gathered on the morning of Thurs., June 28 for a dedication ceremony unveiling a plaque to honor civil and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin (1912–1987). In addition to community groups and elected […]

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BMCC Pantry Helps Food-Insecure Students

BY LAURA HANRAHAN | Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

Upper East Side High School Grads Win Scholarship, Mentorship Honors

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Three 2018 graduates of Upper East Side high schools have been selected among this year’s Milken Scholars. Caoimhe Boyle, Roy Kim, and Angelo Osofsky were chosen for their academic performance, community service, demonstrated leadership, and ability to persevere in tough situations. In their high schools, the young scholars took the lead on […]

Singing Cowboys in Love

Singing Cowboys in Love

BY ELI JACOBSON | Back in 2008, the late impresario Gerard Mortier, then general director designate of the New York City Opera, commissioned from composer Charles Wuorinen an operatic adaptation of Annie Proulx’s 1997 short story “Brokeback Mountain” to be the centerpiece of his inaugural season. Mortier ended up never taking over the opera — […]

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Hell’s Kitchen resident Christian Miles had an easy commute to his May 20 assignment: Go to the 9th Avenue International Food Festival and return with a full plate of photos. For more info on this annual event, visit 9thAve.Org.

“Prelude” Performers Set Tantalizing Tone for Shed Programming

“Prelude” Performers Set Tantalizing Tone for Shed Programming

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | It was a beautiful evening — warm enough to hint that summer is on the way. I had reserved free tickets online for a couple of events at “A Prelude to The Shed,” the public introduction to a performance space that will open next spring as part of the Hudson Yards […]

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Can a freshly grown tomato help with homelessness? Ask John Mudd and Andrea Winter, and the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Winter, of Inner City Farmer and Mudd, of the Midtown South Community Council (MSCC), have partnered to help spread rooftop gardens in and around Midtown. Now entering its third […]

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