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Away With Escapism: Whitney Biennial 2017

Away With Escapism: Whitney Biennial 2017

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Marking its first installment in the museum’s new home in the Meatpacking District, the Whitney Biennial is as comprehensive as it is eclectic. Curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks, both in their mid-30s, it reflects the result of several months of research and studio visits. There are 63 participants […]

On March 17, Everybody’s Irish

On March 17, Everybody’s Irish

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Just a few days after late winter snow hobbled New York, a bright sunny day greeted the marchers and enthusiastic crowds that turned out for the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In a route that runs up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street, Emerald Society Pipes and […]

Neighborhood Bike Shop Adapts to Retail’s New Realities

Neighborhood Bike Shop Adapts to Retail’s New Realities

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Wear a helmet” and “Don’t go too cheap” are aphorisms Enoch Hooper dishes out like a Zen master doles out koans when customers enter Enoch’s Bike Shop. The longtime Hell’s Kitchen resident and business owner may be a fan of short statements, but his knowledge of bicycles is a well […]

Serving Your Kitchen From Hell’s Kitchen for 85 Years

Serving Your Kitchen From Hell’s Kitchen for 85 Years

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hell’s Kitchen has changed a lot over the last 100 years, but there’s one institution on West 38th Street that’s changed very little. Esposito Meat Market, at 500 Ninth Avenue on the corner of West 38th, a traditional Italian butcher shop run by the family from which it takes its name, is […]

Waldorf Interiors Win Landmark Designation

Waldorf Interiors Win Landmark Designation

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Waldorf Astoria is now a protected landmark, inside and out, as the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved several of the hotel’s hallways and ballrooms as its 119th interior landmark on March 7. On top of a 1993 landmark designation protecting the exterior of the famed Art Deco hotel, the LPC’s new […]

Chasing Humanity, Discovering Himself

Chasing Humanity, Discovering Himself

BY JACKSON CHEN | In his 30 years as a photographer, Q. Sakamaki has walked through the aftermath of 2011’s 9.1-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He has documented the destruction and leftover rubble after the Israel-Gaza conflict in 2014. In New York, he covered the 1988 Tompkins Square Park riots in the East Village, where […]

St. John the Divine Landmarked, Adjacent Historic District Created

St. John the Divine Landmarked, Adjacent Historic District Created

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, including the surrounding buildings known as its close, a landmark and created the neighboring Morningside Heights Historic District. In two unanimous votes on February 21, more than 115 buildings and one of the largest churches in the world […]

An Amazon Site You Can’t Reach on Your Laptop

An Amazon Site You Can’t Reach on Your Laptop

BY JACKSON CHEN | Amazon — which for years has posed a mortal threat to bookstores everywhere — is changing up its customary strategy, at least in a handful of cases nationwide. Here in New York City, it’s planning to open its first local brick and mortar book store at 10 Columbus Circle. In response, local […]

Upper West Sider Gives Back to His Home of 45 Years

Upper West Sider Gives Back to His Home of 45 Years

BY JACKSON CHEN | Victor González served five years in the United States Air Force and more than 10 years as a tenant association president and as a Manhattan community board member. His current public service, however, relates to the 44 years he’s lived in the city’s public housing. At 67 and as a proud resident […]

New Push to Landmark 42nd Street Library’s Jewel Box Reading Room

New Push to Landmark 42nd Street Library’s Jewel Box Reading Room

BY JACKSON CHEN | A library advocacy group garnered more than 1,000 signatures in a matter of days on a petition to landmark the iconic Rose Reading Room and several other interior spaces in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The Committee to Save the New York […]

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