(Photos via Getty Images)
Last night, New Yorkers came together to mourn the death of 32-year-old Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot in the head this weekend in Greenwich Village; the victim of an alleged hate crime. Crowds gathered at the LGBT Center on West 13th and marched to 8th Street and Sixth Avenue, the location of the shooting, where a rally/vigil was held to memorialize Mr. Carson and express the outrage of the city’s denizens.
What’s the saying? March goes in like a lion, out like a lamb? Whoever coined that turn of phrase must have been talking about frozen mutton: we’ll be leaving March in some of the coldest weather we’ve felt all year.
Occupy Wall Street
On November 9th, approximately 24 people left Zuccotti Park, took a ferry to New Jersey, and began to walk to our nation’s capital. Today, around 40 people have arrived on foot in Washington D.C. as part of Occupy the Highway movement, one day ahead of schedule. With only two “rest” days included in their two-week marathon hike, the group is gearing up for a 2:30 conference on Capital Hill. (Originally it was supposed to be in protest of the Supercommittee…but the agenda has had to make some slight alterations.) We spoke to one of the event’s organizers, 30-year-old New Orleans EMT Robby Diesu, about the trials of life on the road.
Leading up to Thursday night’s Occupy Wall Street march across the Brooklyn Bridge, the atmosphere was ominous. Streets in the financial district were filled with helmeted police officers on horseback and empty police wagons. After an afternoon filled with hundreds of violent arrests, protesters in Zuccotti Park prepared for the worst as they readied to culminate the day with a massive march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
After a dance week of occasional ups and all too many downs, Mark Morris came to the rescue with a program of three works previously unseen in New York, one a world premiere. The venue was his own elegant and spacious building practically opposite BAM, his habitual stomping ground, and the three new works were Read More