Subway Musician ‘Maestro D’ Revives Frazzled Straphangers

He can’t make the 1 train arrive sooner. He can’t stop people from blocking the doors into the 2. But most every Saturday, Maestro D pulls off an even greater feat: Bringin … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Giant Snail and More Public Art Coming to Broadway Median

During a Community Board 7 Parks & Environment Committee Meeting this week, the Chair of the Broadway Mall Association's Public Art Committee, Deborah Foord, pres … Read the rest of this entry >>

Reelabilities Film Festival Promotes Diversity and Inclusion

Imagine the sound you most hate hearing. Nails on a chalkboard? Knuckles cracking? Maybe it’s your neighbor’s car alarm. Now imagine you hear these noises a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Local Stars to Root for on Oscar Night

With the Oscars just hours away, it's worth noting that many Oscar nominees tend to hail from the Upper West Side -- either they grew up … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Your Last Chance to See Amazing Balloons at the NYC Ballet

The NYC Ballet is giving the public a chance to see a fanciful balloon exhibition created by artist Jihan Zencirli. So come to the ballet d … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Exhibition Shows Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. — ‘Rebels’ and Sometimes Rivals

Viewing the new photographic exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr … Read the rest of this entry >>

SummerStage Wins Approval for Structural Upgrade and New Stage

Community Board 7 voted to approve the City Parks Foundation's plan to upgrade the SummerStage venue in Central Park, which, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

What Upper West Siders Did Instead of Watching the Super Bowl: Judy Blumesday!

Longtime fans of the programming at Symphony Space will likely be familiar with the venue’s annual Bloomsday on Broadway, a celebration of the work of James J … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Local WP Theater Celebrates 40 Years of Amplifying Women’s Voices

The WP Theater, located at Broadway and 76th Street, is celebrating its 40th anniversary season as the oldest and largest theater in the country … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Closing Day at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

“I’m on the list,” person after person told the ticket-takers at the farewell tribute to Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the man who co-founded it, Dan Talbot, held on Sunday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Ballet Gets Filled with Clusters of Colorful Balloons

Artist Jihan Zencirli has filled the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center with colorful arrays of balloons ranging in size from ten inches to ten … Read the rest of this entry >>

Heartbroken Employees Plan Sendoff for Lincoln Plaza Cinemas: ‘I Care About How Things End’

People went about their usual business at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on the morning after Martin Luther King Day. The ticket-seller sold tickets and the ticket-taker took … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nonprofit Opens an Art Gallery and Theater in Vacant Storefront

What to do with all these vacant storefronts? How about turning them into art spaces? A one-room storefront on Columbus Avenue has been transformed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Book Review: Remembering Local Landmarks and Family Pain In ‘The Long Half Lives of Love and Trauma’

As with many European Jews in New York City after World War II, the family of veteran arts journalist Helen Epstein was able to move into progress … Read the rest of this entry >>

Oh No! Famed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Set to Close Next Month, Reports Say (Update)

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the art-house theater on Broadway and 62nd Street, is set to close next month after 35 years, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

98th Street Potters Holding Open Studio Holiday Sale

SPONSORED: The artists of 98th Street Potters invite you to the third annual Holiday Pottery Sale Open House starting Thursday and running through S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thursday: Open House at Bard Graduate Center With Unique Discounted Gifts

SPONSORED: Join Bard Graduate Center for a holiday Open House in the Gallery on Thursday, December 14 and enjoy seasonal refreshments and the opportunity to visit the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stone-Balancer Keeps Building, Even as People Keep Toppling His Creations

Uliks Gryka, the Albanian immigrant who has been building carefully balanced stone sculptures along the Hudson River since this summer, recently cr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Reward Your Kids With This Cool Interactive Storytelling Workshop at Bard Graduate Center

SPONSORED: Artist and educator Jeff Hopkins invites families to participate in an interactive storytelling workshop. Inspired by the life and work of John Lockwood Ki … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local 13-Year-Old Gives ACLU $11,635.83, Earned from Her ‘Everyday Superhero’ Drawings

Sasha Matthews, a local middle-schooler, handed a big check to the ACLU last week, the returns from a project she undertook after the 2016 ele … Read the rest of this entry >>

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