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March began with trepidation, then transformed into mass confusion, and finally fear. The world outside looked bleak because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it wasn't much different inside at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, especially with visitors barred from the 5901 Palisade Ave., campus since March 16. Enter Billy Crystal. Well, through a little bit of YouTube technology. more
There once was a couple who lived in Arlington, Virginia, Hat and Chia. Both came from Saigon. Both once owned a bike shop. Both had been married since 1942. Then, in 2000, a photographer stopped by, asking about their lives and their marriage. more
Lehman College has partnered with The Wall Street Journal to create a data-based journalism program, intended to give communications students there the tools to eventually enter the newsroom work force. more
The soundscape of a typical gallery opening includes sips of white wine, mumbled agreements on interpretations, and incessant questionings of cost. But Lehman College Art Gallery’s opening for “Young, Gifted and Black” included echoing piano keys, reverberating singing, and the chatter of dozens beside works big and small, expressive and subtle. more
Adolescence in a small town can feel like torture. There’s too much open space, too many lazy days, and friends are miles and miles away — a long distance, even by car. One can feel alone and floating. more
Looking up the phrase “abstract painters” online yields men at the forefront. It’s always Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, and Mark Rothko. more
In 1974, with no end in sight to the Cold War, the Soviet government erected a 19-story structure in North Riverdale which best reflected what Americans considered to be the “backward” mentality of the Russians: They built the massive structure from the top down. A fence was built. Cameras were installed. more
It’s been two decades since Riverdale Cinema at West 259th Street and Riverdale Avenue closed its doors for good. A generation of moviegoers and aspiring filmmakers were without a venue in this North Riverdale neighborhood, and without a source of art. They once again had to bow to the undisputed ruler of the East Coast art world — Lower Manhattan. more
There’s more to the Hebrew Home at Riverdale than just an assisted living facility. There is, of course, its popular art and history museum, an aviary, a shelter for abused senior citizens, and to the surprise of some, a high school. more
Dan Harelick arrived home from his job as design director for an advertising agency, and realized a total creative hole in his being. At 45, he was content, but not happy. Nor fulfilled. more
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