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Astoria Characters: The Artist With Vast Bodies of Work

As soon as Gene Coffey rolls up the ink-black metal gate at his tony tattoo parlor, he starts talking about his art studio. It's right upstairs, so when he has free time between clients, he goes there to paint. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gene...Show More Summary

An Act of God: Not Quite Divine

Sean Hayes takes the lead role in An Act of God in the new production, picking up where Jim Parsons left off last year. Although the 90-minute comedy has plenty of funny moments, they mostly come in the first half of the show when Hayes gets in a variety of zingers, mostly targeting the vapid Hollywood and reliable Broadway audiences. Show More Summary

Rising Indie Pop Artist Tor Miller Stops By GREY in New Music Series

If you're a fan of Ed Sheeran, John Mayer or OneRepublic, you need to check out rising indie pop singer Tor Miller. Tor Miller, 22, hailing from Brooklyn, NY performed his new single "Baby Blue," on the rooftop at GREY New York ahead of his full-length debut album, American English on September 30th. Show More Summary

STAR Credit Program Undergoes Two Critical Changes

The New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) program has changed. Rather than working with the local assessor, as was required in the past, homeowners will now need to register with New York State in order to apply for the program. Additionally,...Show More Summary

The Wildness of BREAD

What is it that makes a good life? And a good death? BREAD is a multi-disciplinary arts collective dedicated to adapting and devising new work that challenges the typical and stretches the possible. Partnered with the famous historical...Show More Summary

John Kerry Celebrates Diversity (and His Niece) at UN School Graduation

US Secretary of State John Kerry, giving remarks at the United Nations International School's commencement ceremony on June 2, 2106, held at the UN. His niece, Iris Kerry-Kaler, was among the graduating students. US STATE DEPARTMENT For...Show More Summary

Were The Horse Carriages, Patient Zero in Team de Blasio's, 'Absolutely Permissible' Pay-To-Play?

'Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade.' The American...Show More Summary

Stars in the Alley: A Smorgasbord of Broadway

Stars in the alleyRunning up to the Tony Awards, a special lunchtime event celebrated Broadway last week: Stars in the Alley, that's Schubert Alley fitted with a special stage and eats by Junior's. Moderated by Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca,...Show More Summary

Your Guide to NYC Pride Events 2016

It's June... and we all know what that means. It's time to gear up for celebrating (and, ideally, learning about) our collective history. New York City is home to the incomparable and illustrious NYC Pride -- a collection of events hosted by Heritage of Pride. It starts off on Sunday, June 19th, with the Pride Luminaries Brunch. Show More Summary

INFLECTION WEEK: Donald's Decline Begins After Exposed As a Racist Cheat Unfit for Duty

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green True, all pundits mis-overestimated the Republican base. But as the General Election de facto now begins, Shrum & Frum discuss Trump's cumulative "Joseph Welch" moment due to four re-enforcing events: Clinton's...Show More Summary

The Soul of Our City

Where does the soul of our city reside? Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we--what can we--protect? For me, it's a simple answer. The soul of our city is in the people. It's in the people who stayed and fought when their neighborhoods were afflicted by violence, drugs and neglect. Show More Summary

How Anthony Wiener Could Have Saved His Career

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words in the 19th century that remarkably apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of tongue or pen,/The saddest are these: "It might haveShow More Summary

The Iceman Experimenteth: Part 1 of a Series On Target Margin Theater's Iceman Lab

Illustration by Jesse Hawley. The Iceman Cometh is one of those plays from the American canon whose name evokes a pretty specific theatrical mood and style. Though it is not one of Eugene O'Neill's four Pulitzer Prize-winning plays,Show More Summary

Authors Support Libraries at 24 Hour Read In

Librarians, authors, and library advocates will ONCE AGAIN read around the clock for libraries in New York City. When we started this event we thought it would be a one off. Now in this seventh year we are still fighting for more funding...Show More Summary

Finally, an Anniversary to Celebrate

Monday, May 30th was the 25th anniversary of my attack. How fitting that this year, it fell on Memorial Day. While we all were memorializing and honoring our lost heroes, I had my own private vigil. Generally, anniversaries commemorate a happy occasion, a special union, or something wonderfully memorable, even worthy of celebrating. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Genre Is A Woman, Brian De Palma

We tend to think of genre movies--cops, cowboys, kung fu, bikers, vampires, slashers, sexploitation, etc.--as an exclusive boy's club. Male directors from Quentin Tarantino to John Carpenter have made whole careers out of making nothing but genre pictures. But it turns out the girls can genre just as hard as the boys when given the chance. Show More Summary

Why New Jersey Needs Bernie Sanders

Our country has fallen into a tailspin of poverty and inequality. In my home state of New Jersey our poverty rate is the highest it's been in 50 years. Since 1980, only New York and Connecticut have outpaced the growth of New Jersey's income inequality. Show More Summary

Harlem EatUp!: Top 10 Moments from Uptown's 2nd Annual Festival

The wonderful weekend of May 21st and 22nd marked the second annual Harlem EatUp! festival! Once again, bringing together Harlem's best celebrity chefs, artists and musicians from around the country, and celebrating the food and culture that represent those thriving blocks north of New York City's 110th street. Show More Summary

First Nighter: 'You a Good Man, Charlie Brown' Revival Weirdly Miscast, "Friend Art" Drama No Friend to Art, Marin Mazzie, Daniel Dae Kim Superb in 'The King and I'

You can hear the conversation when the folks at the York Theatre Company started thinking about their current You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown revival. Someone said, "What can we do to make it really fresh?" After a few suggestions that didn't catch fire, someone else said, "Since Charles M. Show More Summary

Hidden Gems of Central Park

You could spend a whole week exploring Central Park's 843 acres of green lawns, cultivated gardens and man-made lochs - and you'd still miss out on the secret spots that we locals have come to love. Here, Chelsea Stuart reveals where...Show More Summary

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