54TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH SEARING PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN PRISONS

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German screwball comedy, the story of refugees in Lampedusa, and a South Korean rom-com with a mysterious twist. There’s a … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE COLORFUL UPPER WEST SIDERS OF THE 1980’S

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Stephen Harmon has so many wonderful photos of Upper West Siders that he took in the 80's (and other decades). He's s … Read the rest of this entry >>

WITH COLE PORTER’S HELP, AN IMMIGRANT VOWS TO MAKE IT HERE

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Two years ago, at the age of 23, Chun Ying Chiang traveled from Taiwan to New York City to study musical theat … Read the rest of this entry >>

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR MOZART PLAYED ON ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTS (SPONSORED)

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New York's newest period orchestra, Project Amadeus, will present its inaugural concert featuring an all-Mozart program on orig … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: JOHN LENNON, 50-FEET TALL IN TECHNICOLOR

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Artist Eric Waugh painted an image of John Lennon and placed it in the Bandshell on Wednesday to make a plea for peace and cele … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEDNESDAY ONLY: 50-FOOT TALL PAINTING OF JOHN LENNON WILL GO UP IN CENTRAL PARK

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If you can get out to Central Park on Wednesday, you'll see a monumental tribute to one of the great artists of our time: a 50-foot … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPERA-LOVING SEAT-GRABBERS CREATE AGGRESSIVE TENOR BEFORE MET PERFORMANCES

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First come first served indeed! Some opera-lovers went out of their way to nab the best seats in the house for the Metropolitan Opera's free high-defin … Read the rest of this entry >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: THAT SPUNKY 80’S STYLE

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Upper West Sider Stephen Harmon loved to walk around the neighborhood in the 1980's and snap pictures of the colorful pe … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHAT ‘THE NIGHT OF’ GETS RIGHT AND WRONG ABOUT THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Have you been watching "The Night Of", the fictional HBO drama that centers around a murder that took place on the Upper West Side? I … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH NEW YORK VIBE, AND NEW VENUE

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The free outdoor Central Park Film Festival is back next week! This year the Central Park Conservancy will s … Read the rest of this entry >>

AMAZING PHOTOS FROM TUESDAY’S ELECTRICAL STORM

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Lightning shot through the sky on Tuesday night and some local photographers snapped dramatic and well-timed ph … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: FREE LOU REED EXTRAVAGANZA AT LINCOLN CENTER

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Starting with Tai Chi and ending with a movie, Lincoln Center will pay tribute to Lou Reed with a daylong extravaganza Saturday in Dam … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE JAZZ CONCERTS IN THE TIME WARNER CENTER

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Performers will fill the Shops at Columbus Circle complex with jazz every Tuesday evening through August 30. The con … Read the rest of this entry >>

GABRIEL EXULTS IN THE GLOW OF CATHEDRALHENGE

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As seen from Scott Matthews' window on 106th Street, the sun passed behind the Archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedr … Read the rest of this entry >>

8 FANTASTIC SCULPTURES, AND 1 CONTROVERSY, MAKE MODEL TO MONUMENT EXHIBIT A MUST-SEE

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The noose (with a slash through it) is up. The paintings (inside the pyramid) are finished. More than a month after its official opening … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: AN ARTIST PUTS THE FINAL TOUCHES ON CONTROVERSIAL NOOSE SCULPTURE

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On Friday, Aaron Bell put the finishing touches on a noose with a slash through the center of it for his sculpture “Stand Tall, Stand Loud … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRENCH EMBASSY TO PUT ON OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE ‘SUMMER IN PARIS’

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If you can't afford a ticket to Paris this summer, the French embassy is offering the next best thing: a free film festival celebrating the City of L … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK SEASON OPENS TUESDAY NIGHT WITH SPECIAL TWIST

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Tuesday marks the first night of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and this year's production of Taming of the Shre … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRALHENGE GETS A SPECIAL GUEST

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Cathedralhenge is the special phenomenon when the rising sun crosses in front of the archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedral of St. John the D … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY ACCUSED OF CENSORING ‘NOOSE’ SCULPTURE CREATED FOR RIVERSIDE PARK EXHIBIT

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An artist who created a sculpture for a city-sponsored program in Riverside Park South says the parks department is now forcing him to censor his … Read the rest of this entry >>

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