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Don’t Let This Museum’s Illusions Elude You

Don’t Let This Museum’s Illusions Elude You

BY TRAV S.D. | If you have been wondering about those long lines outside the old Bank Building on the southwest corner of 14th St. and Eighth Ave., we have solved the mystery. As of Sept. 20, the historic structure (built 1907) has been home to an interactive permanent exhibition called the Museum of Illusions. If […]

Street Vendor at 44th & Sixth Rated City’s Best

Street Vendor at 44th & Sixth Rated City’s Best

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A popular Midtown halal truck has won the Vendy Cup in the city’s annual street food competition. The grand champion in the annual Vendy Awards, Royal Grill Halal Food, was announced on Governors Island on Sept. 22. Royal Grill’s owners attributed their win to their family recipes and homemade sauces, which […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Keenly aware of history, and ever-mindful of the need to address contemporary acts of hate and anti-Semitism, New York Hebrew, a Chelsea-based after-school Jewish education destination, is marking 80 years since Kristallnacht with  Eva Schloss — a Holocaust survivor, and Anne Frank’s stepsister. Schloss will recall her childhood friendship with Frank, tell […]

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

GMHC Honors Corey Johnson, the Late Joan Tisch

BY DONNA ACETO | At a gala dinner with 400 guests at the Plaza Hotel on Oct. 9, Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised more than $600,000 to support its programs and client services. The evening’s honorees included long-time trustee Joan H. Tisch (in memoriam), City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Phill Wilson, the president of the Black […]

Conspiracy Theories, Paranoia, and Some Inconvenient Truths

Conspiracy Theories, Paranoia, and Some Inconvenient Truths

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | When German artist Hans Haacke documented real estate moguls Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo’s Manhattan properties in 1971, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s director objected, calling the piece an “alien substance.” A Guggenheim curator was soon fired for supporting Haacke’s works — which presented column after column, neatly arrayed, of public records […]

The Spike in Spoke Shops

The Spike in Spoke Shops

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop […]

Public Library Exhibits Stonewall, Whitman in 2019

Public Library Exhibits Stonewall, Whitman in 2019

BY ANDY HUMM | The New York Public Library’s LGBT Collections will be drawn from heavily next year for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Tony Marx, president of the library, and members of the LGBT Initiative co-chaired by trustee Carey Maloney and Hermes Mallea, hosted a reception for LGBTQ leaders on Sept. 24 in […]

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Drag was once on the fringe of society. Gender rebels performed their cutting-edge material in nightclubs and cabarets that most citizens never knew existed. Now drag culture is mainstream enough to warrant an industry convention that fills half of the Jacob Javits Center. The attendees at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 28-30) were […]

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

Like a certain theory about relativity, some things just take a little time to fully formulate. Case in point, this mural at W. 21st St. and Eighth Ave., whose evolution passersby have been following for well over a week. On our deadline day, the work-in-progress — in which a spray can-toting Albert Einstein looms large […]

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