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They say the older one gets, the less they are able to achieve. All one can do is look back on what was managed in youth, and be content with that. more
As thousands of runners coursed through the city for the New York City Marathon, a small group gathered Nov. 3 at Van Cortlandt Park’s Memorial Grove to honor local veterans. more
In unique fashion, the Vineyard Theatre zeroes in on a true story in Tina Satter’s “Is This A Room.” In the timeline of the Trump presidency, this account of a U.S. Air Force veteran with a curious name might get overshadowed by the daily fireworks of the news cycle. But this theatre piece brings Reality Winner’s predicament into tight focus by detailing a wary encounter between two big players — the FBI and the National Security Agency. more
Halloween is here, and it will soon be gone. And with it goes the Spooky Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, an annual autumn tradition in the lush green space. more
The world looks a little different, but not all that different. And that’s the crux of it in Barbara Hammond’s new play, “Terra Firma.” more
There’s something to be said for a photograph that can linger in your mind. It can be like a lost treasure or an apology — something lost, or found, or neither. more
Under an autumn sky — heavily clouded and gray — a group gathered for a centuries-old tradition. Tashlich, the Jewish ritual of atonement held during the High Holy Days, is a time to reflect on the previous year’s transgressions. One is to meditate on their sins over small objects like rice or pebbles, toss them into a body of water, and to start anew. more
Trees are not particularly fascinating on their own. They are a dull green half the year, noteworthy for around two months in fall, and then barren, gothic protrusions throughout the winter months. Despite their less-than-stellar visages, trees remain major providers of, among other things, oxygen. The tree is simply a vital, yet background, character in the scenery of the world. more
Henry Chalfant entered the graffiti scene of 1970s New York not as a painter, but as an artist of another kind. Inspired by the colorful paint that was splashed across subway cars and buildings, Chalfant started taking photographs of what he saw. more
New York City contains multitudes. So, too, does the photography of the late Arlene Gottfried. An avid chronicler of city life for decades, Gottfried saw this place for what it was — in unflinching, empathetic detail. After her untimely death in 2017, she left behind a treasure trove of an archive that has found new life on the walls of the Chelsea gallery Daniel Cooney Fine Art. more
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