An average Joe discovers a $200 million trove of Ansel Adams negatives at a garage sale, struggling art vendors protest new regulations, and flip-flop wearing bargain hunters clamor for Lawrence Salander’s belongings. This week in art news: don’t forget the little guy.
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We all know one—that friend or relative who split New York City recently for the common cascade of reasons: high home prices, high rents, high living costs, high noise, high stress, high, high, high.
And when these people exit our five boroughs, they really exit: City Comptroller Bill Thompson’s office analyzed the Census Bureau’s Read More
Not this kind of Brig.
It’s been exactly a year since we’ve heard about the City’s plans for the fascinating Brig site in Wallabout. Today, however, brings an official Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the former prison (conveniently neighboring the Brooklyn Navy Yard) into 400 new housing units. Read More
Mayor Bloomberg continued to push his science-over-faith policy theme today in an address that concluded a public health conference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We respect science,” said the mayor. “We base policy not on what we think is true, but what we can prove is true.”
That echoes his speech Read More
It was not your typical V.F.W. reunion. First off, most of the war vets were Communists, either current or former, possibly Anarchists. (At least one could quote Bakunin.) Also, most of them had been spied on at some point by the F.B.I. Welcome to the 70th anniversary of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Read More
The New York Observer’s First Annual Community Benefits Agreement Tourney just wrapped up. What are those, you say, wrinkling your nose? Well, C.B.A.’s are ways for the community and developer to come together and create win-win situations for everybody! Those are words that everybody but The New York Sun editorial board likes to Read More
Barbara Cook, Broadway’s favorite Golden Age ingénue turned cabaret queen, perched on a couch in her cheery Riverside Drive apartment on a recent afternoon, mulling the paradoxes of good fortune. On Jan. 20, she will become the first Broadway-bred chanteuse to be presented by the Metropolitan Opera in its 123-year history, but her whirligig schedule Read More
We agree with the Sun’s editorial line today that Randy Daniels is in many ways a serious guy, and too quickly dismissed in some circles.
But we wish he and his interpreters would get together a coherent narrative of how he came to be who he is, because we don’t quite Read More
Wednesday, April 9
Aaron Brown is having a strange war.
Even in peacetime, the quirky CNN anchor possesses one of television’s true love-him-or-loathe-him personalities. Mr. Brown’s reflective, stream-of-consciousness style can make you think he’s articulating exactly what you’re feeling-or make you incredulously fling a cushioned object at the yapmaster on the screen.
But Read More