New York City

Post image for Making Sense of a Biennial of “Makers”

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial is the closest thing you’ll find to a crowd-sourced exhibition on view in New York right now — perhaps anywhere.

Continue Reading →
Post image for What the New York Skyline Will Look Like in 2020

New York City’s iconic skyline continually changes, even if the most adored landmarks still date from the early part of the 20th century.

Continue Reading →
Post image for New York Murals: The City’s Best Overlooked Museum

You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.

Continue Reading →
Post image for New York City Schools Fail at Art

New York State public schools administrators aren’t taking art seriously, according to a new report filed by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last Tuesday.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Fighting for the Future of St. Mark’s Bookshop

“There are too many good bookstores in Brooklyn,” Bob Contant said. Contant is one of two co-owners of St. Mark’s Bookshop, the embattled last independent bookstore standing in the East Village. He was explaining to me why he wouldn’t consider a move to what’s generally deemed New York’s most literary borough.

Continue Reading →
Post image for City Council Members to Hold Cultural Plan Hearing

Tomorrow afternoon, a number of New York City Council members will be holding a public hearing to decide on the scope of the proposed cultural plan first announced by City Council Members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer in August.

Continue Reading →
Post image for The Hidden Power of New York City’s Everyday Objects

Can one single object encapsulate the dense knot of energy that is New York City? An exhibition is trying with 62 objects, selected by 62 people who all dwell in its diverse, sprawling bounds.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Lawsuit Accuses the City and Lincoln Center of Privatizing a Public Park

A handful of New York residents and environmental activist groups are suing the City of New York, the Parks Department, and Lincoln Center over the use of Damrosch Park, a 2.44-acre park on the Upper West Side. The lawsuit claims that the city has effectively, but illegally, handed over management of the park to Lincoln Center, and that the events the performing arts center holds there — including the iconic Fashion Week — have taken over the space and rendered it unusable for the public.

Continue Reading →
Post image for How Rich Is Your Subway Stop?

The New Yorker has taken the increasing economic segregation of our city and visualized it.

Continue Reading →
Post image for Photographs Turn New York City into a Stage for Humanity

Like so many people who come to New York, part of what attracted me was the spectacle of the city itself. I wanted to wander streets thick with history and creative currents, to watch and become part of the human drama just outside my door. That also describes my experience of Susan Wides’s stunning new project All the Worlds, a series of nine sensuous, panoramic photographs that capture the fluid beauty of New York City’s theatrum mundi. It is on these stages that Wides sees our very human need to align with the poetry of our collective spirits and to reclaim our humanity in the face of co-opting consumerist and political forces.

Continue Reading →