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BY BOB KRASNER | Bob Gruen still recalls the moment vividly — and, no, it didn’t involve an event from his storied career as a rock-’n’-roll photographer. “When I got the call that there was an apartment for me in Westbeth,” he said, “it was the most exciting moment of my life.” That was in 1970, […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Young immigrant artists are getting some much needed space in an Upper East Side apartment building. Some commercial space at the St. Tropez building on 340 E. 64th St. has officially been transformed into a new gallery by Chashama, a nonprofit organization that finds unused real estate for artist gallery and studio […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower East Side now officially has a mainstream movie theater. A 14-screen Regal theater opened on Sat., April 6, at 129 Delancey St., at Norfolk St. The theater has reserved seating and more than 1,200 total seats, all of which are luxury recliners with footrests. The theater is in The Essex, […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Four lines of tables, each covered by a 60-foot length of canvas, stretched the span of of F.I.T.’s John E. Reeves Great Hall. It was noon on Sunday morning, March 17, and the atmosphere was buzzing. The creative energies of those skilled with fabric and embellishments, sewing and other needlework were adding […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   TALKS “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?”: New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and cartoonist Roz Chast speak about their new book “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?” a collection of Marx’s mother’s one-liners illustrated by […]

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BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Springtime in New York marks the season for the annual Tribeca Film Festival. This year’s 18th edition, which runs from April 24 to May 5, will include a wide variety of programs and events beyond the usual slate of narrative and documentary film. Celebrity interviews, music performances, virtual-reality experiences and television fare […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS | Those unfamiliar with Greenwich Village’s Judson Memorial Church may recognize its stately, yellow-brick building on the south side of Washington Square Park. With 14 arching stained-glass windows and a 10-story bell tower, Judson looks like a relic from the Italian Renaissance. In a sense, it is: The church’s architect modeled the building […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | On April 1, Hattie Hathaway received a memorial so wonderful that it was possible to be jealous of a dead man. More than 200 friends and colleagues of the recently deceased Brian Butterick a.k.a. Hattie danced and twirled their parasols behind a New Orleans-style marching band. They wended their way from Tompkins Square Park […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council announced that it is launching an arts center on Governors Island, which will open in September 2019. The Arts Center at Governors Island will be the first permanent arts space on Governors Island. It will be in a building dating back to the 1870s that was originally an […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   COMMUNITY L-Train Open House: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation will be holding their last open house at which residents can learn about and give feedback on the upcoming L-train “slowdown” and the future of M14 crosstown bus service. Mon., April 8, at the […]

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