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BY GABE HERMAN | A new biography of filmmaker Sidney Lumet traces his life from childhood years on the Lower East Side to becoming a legendary director who often filmed in New York. “Sidney Lumet: A Life” (St. Martin’s Press) comes out on December 10, and was written by Maura Spiegel, a native New Yorker […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | St. Peter’s Church Chelsea will host the 45th Annual Candlelight Carol Service on Sunday, Dec. 15, featuring music and a reading of the poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” The event, at 6 p.m., is sponsored by Chelsea Community Church, and will be at 346 W. 20 St., between Eighth and […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | In a world of divisiveness, the Monday evening performance by the members of the ECHOensemble presented a world where contradictions not only existed peacefully side by side, they meshed in a way that presented unlimited possibilities. Dressed completely in black, the seven performers dealt with their unusual stage with improvised creativity. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new art installation went up last month in Hudson Square that features geometric, translucent 3-D sculptures mounted on light poles on Varick Street. Five pieces make up the installation, which is called “Street Cathedral” and interacts with changing light to reflect colors and shapes onto the nearby streets. The art […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | On this past weekend’s gray Saturday, surprisingly few students were hanging out and absent were the usual hordes in Washington Square Park. But, hardy New Yorkers, not kept away by the autumn chill, and tourists that just had to see the park, continued to stroll the walkways. While lingering, park goers enjoyed the master […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The latest installment of the “Up” documentary series, which has followed the lives of a group of English people from childhood into old age, opens this week in Greenwich Village. A new film in the series is made every seven years to update the subjects’ lives, and the latest one is […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The displays of SoHo florist Julia Testa, at 111 Thompson St., just south of Prince Street, decorated the sidewalk this week in all the symbols and color vibrancy of autumn. Red maple leaves, squash and pumpkins were all included, brightening up what can be gray days in November. Passersby were invited […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Two former Manhattan residences of legendary American artists have been added to a nonprofit’s registry of city sites with connections to the LGBT community that have historic social significance. The nonprofit NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, which looks to increase awareness of extant sites with LGBT connections, and protect such sites, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The first-ever Makeup Museum announced that its debut exhibition will be coming to the Meatpacking District this spring. The museum doesn’t have a permanent space yet, but the first exhibition, called “Pink Jungle: 1950s Makeup in America,” will run for six months starting in May 2020 at 94 Gansevoort St. That […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | After the blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat show that announced the presence of the Brant Foundation on East 6th St., the nonprofit organization has taken a step back to present a quieter show, “Third Dimension: Works From the Brant Foundation.” Featuring sculptural works from the Foundation’s collection that they have not been previously […]

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