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“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 […]

Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea at Top of Hudson River Park Compost Heap

Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea at Top of Hudson River Park Compost Heap

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | It takes a monumental commitment for people to separate food scraps, pack them up, and drop them off in the Hudson River Park composting collection bins — and that’s precisely what residents of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen did better than their counterparts in the areas of Battery Park, Tribeca, the West […]

Sneak Peek at The Shed in Hudson Yards

Sneak Peek at The Shed in Hudson Yards

BY WINNIE McCROY | On May 1, The Shed at Hudson Yards began presenting a free, two-week showcase in a temporary structure located a block from the where massive complex is poised to establish itself as major cultural presence on the West Side. “A Prelude to The Shed” is intended to give people an idea of […]

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 […]

Ronan Farrow Honored at the Plaza

Ronan Farrow Honored at the Plaza

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | At a splashy April 10 fundraiser at the Plaza Hotel, the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ college students, honored journalist Ronan Farrow, who last October broke open the Harvey Weinstein scandal with investigative reporting he published in The New Yorker. Farrow’s appearance at the event came just one […]

Temple Emanu-el Offers Elders a Home on Passover

Temple Emanu-el Offers Elders a Home on Passover

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Welcomed with smiles and, often as well, greetings of recognition from years past, 200 elders celebrated Passover at Temple Emanu-El’s Second Night Community Seder, a congregation tradition extending back more than 40 years. This is a way for Jewish seniors not to have to be alone during Passover but instead continue to […]

A Heartbreaking Comedy of Hope

A Heartbreaking Comedy of Hope

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | If you have seen “Angels in America” in any of its previous incarnations — the original 1993 Broadway production, the fine 2003 HBO film, many regional productions, or the 2010 Signature revival, you may understandably wonder whether you should see it again, invest another eight hours of your life in Tony Kushner’s […]

Affirmations and Adrenaline as Singer Celebrates 60th at Port Authority

Affirmations and Adrenaline as Singer Celebrates 60th at Port Authority

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Broadway or bust, so the saying goes. Or… you could also sing near Broadway — in a bus terminal. Not just any bus terminal, that is, but the most famous and busiest one in the world. That’s what Jonathan Kuhn did for his 60th birthday, giving a 90-minute virtuoso performance during […]

Now, Parade Is For All Who Choose to Be Irish

Now, Parade Is For All Who Choose to Be Irish

BY KATHLEEN WARNOCK | The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has stepped off 257 times, its many marchers including New Yorkers great and small, groups from all over the US and the world, and pipers and drummers beyond counting. This year’s edition featured all of the above, with an estimated 150,000 marchers, including the […]

Community Urges Hartley House to Stay in Hell’s Kitchen

Community Urges Hartley House to Stay in Hell’s Kitchen

BY WINNIE McCROY | Citing a continued need for services and a love of the historic settlement house, community members and representatives from Community Board 4 (CB4) have united to urge the leadership of Hartley House against selling their property at 413 W. 46th St. (btw. Ninth & 10th Aves.) to whichever high-end condo or […]

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