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FIT mural honors school’s 75th anniversary with a look through the years

BY GABE HERMAN | Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology have unveiled a sprawling mural that includes 90 panels to celebrate the Chelsea school’s 75th anniversary. The work called “ChalkFIT” covers the outside of school buildings from 26th to 28th streets along Seventh Avenue. Each panel represents a different year, going back to the school’s […]

BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

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BY EMILY VOIGT | A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 2nd for Susan Korn, “the beating heart of P.S. 3” — the progressive elementary school where she served as guidance counselor for 33 years. Those who wish to remember her are welcome to join at 2 p.m. in the P.S. 3 auditorium at […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is in the midst of a month-long residency in the city, giving students and community groups throughout the boroughs a chance to record in the nonprofit’s studio and promote activist causes. The nonprofit, in its 22nd year, offers a state-of-the-art mobile facility and free workshops […]

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This photo is from the front page of the Oct. 29, 1987 issue of The Villager. The caption read: “Youngsters from the Village Neighborhood School model some of the Halloween masks they have created for their own Halloween Parade, set for Friday at the Sullivan Street school. The route of march will take the kids […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Under a sunny sky, with autumn-perfect weather, local neighborhood community gardens, playgrounds and block associations in Greenwich Village and Soho celebrated the season this past weekend. In the Swedish clothing store Gudrun Sjödén on Greene Street, visitors added their own toppings —peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut and more to fresh warm caramel topped […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Third Street Music School Settlement is launching a series of concerts and special events to celebrate its 125th anniversary, starting with a community block party this Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. The “125th and Beyond Block Party” will be held in front of the East Village school, on East 11 Street […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | NYU’s College of Dentistry will host its annual NYU Oral Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 6, which follows a three-mile path through Kips Bay and the East Village. The walk supports the NYU Oral Cancer Center and the university’s Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, both at 421 First Ave., at East […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Parents, teachers and children at two Manhattan schools are feeling a happy shade of blue after they earned National Blue Ribbon honors from the U.S. Department of Education. P.S. 40 in Gramercy and P.S. 59 in Midtown East were among 19 New York state schools to receive the designation recognizing outstanding […]

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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | One of Manhattan’s most progressive universities will be celebrating 100 years of education with a week-long festival. On Oct. 1-6, The New School will host The Festival of New to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary with one-of-a-kind performances and discussions, as well as academic and cultural offerings with the change-makers who are […]

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