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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 […]

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 […]

Amid Chaos, Finding Calm at the Rubin Museum of Art

Amid Chaos, Finding Calm at the Rubin Museum of Art

BY GERALD BUSBY | When I discovered the Rubin Museum of Art in 2007, three years after it opened, major renovation had already begun at the Chelsea Hotel, my home for over 30 years, and I faced the alarming possibility of eviction. Something guided me to the Rubin, whose atmosphere I found serene. It was […]

“All Arts Have Parity Here” is the Shed’s Sweeping Promise

“All Arts Have Parity Here” is the Shed’s Sweeping Promise

BY WINNIE McCROY | As the emerging Hudson Yards neighborhood continues to carve out its footprint on the West Side, its arts and entertainment centerpiece, the Shed, moves closer to completion. On March 6, Alex Poots, artistic director and CEO of the Shed, presided over a press event announcing their 2019 inaugural season, followed by […]

Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow & Blasts From the Past

Breakthrough Toys of Tomorrow & Blasts From the Past

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York is home to lots of fun events at our convention centers, but the annual North American International Toy Fair is off-limits to the general public. Only industry pros and press are allowed to experience its whimsical wonders. We were lucky to have access to this secret toyland during its Feb. […]

Baby’s Delivery Team Had Blue Scrubs With Badges

Baby’s Delivery Team Had Blue Scrubs With Badges

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Amidst the deluge of traffic, screeching sirens, and overall tumult of Manhattan’s far west 40s, a sidewalk ceremony took place on 10th Ave. on Feb. 15 honoring Police Officers Tiffany Phillips and Carlos Guadalupe. At the event, where they were joined by their fellow officers assigned to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s […]

Burt Lazarin Takes the Reins at West Side CB4

Burt Lazarin Takes the Reins at West Side CB4

BY WINNIE McCROY | After more than 40 years living on the West Side, including many serving as a member of Community Board 4, Burt Lazarin has moved to its top ranks. He was recently voted in as the new chair of CB4 — which represents the West Side from Columbus Circle to W. 14th St. […]

A Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

A Magnificent Torch for the Dreadful Olympics

BY MAX BURBANK Oh lord, it’s here! The Winter Olympics! That magical time when everybody pretends to be wildly passionate and knowledgeable about figure skating, despite the fact it’s the only time they ever watch it. I mean, between cable, Dish, and the Internet, you could watch figure skating if not constantly, certainly weekly. People […]

Grammy Awards Back in New York

Grammy Awards Back in New York

BY WINNIE McCROY | When Commissioner Julie Menin of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) saw an opportunity to reclaim a prestige event, she didn’t skip a beat — and now, just in time to celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Grammy Awards are back in the New York groove. Set to broadcast worldwide […]