On December 2, The New-York Historical Society’s held it’s annual History Makers Gala.
Over 500 patrons of NYHS assembled at the lavish Pierre Hotel for this year’s gala and raised a hefty $3.1 million. The lauded historical institution also toasted Roger Hertog, Trustee of the New-York Historical Society since 2003 and former Chairman of the Board from 2007 Read More
Legends pass away, but their New York apartments live on, relics of an age when poets could afford Village townhouses and not-yet-famous painters could swing a Soho loft. Those were the days! Read More
Lincoln and New York,” the ambitious and generally excellent exhibition now running at the New-York Historical Society through March 25, is one to make an American proud. New Yorkers, on the other hand, may walk away despairing on the side of the hometown team. Organized by Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer and a team of curators, Read More
“I’m sworn to secrecy,” Rupert Murdoch told The Observer as he was leaving the New-York Historical Society’s auditorium last night. But: “We’re making progress,” the News Corp. chief added.
Mr. Murdoch hosted the 9th annual presentation of the Eric Breindel awards for opinion writing alongside Fox News boss Read More
Whenever an email comes our way with the title THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S TROJAN HORSE: JUST SAY “NO!”, our interest is officially perked. Apparently, Landmark West is launching a letter-writting campaign to “save our skyline (SOS)” from the looming tower atop the NY Historical Society. Here’s their alarmed message in full:
In our Read More
It seems Betsy Gotbaum, who one detractor calls “The Phantom,” is still keeping her public advocacy a largely private affair. In the Post this morning, Maggie tallied just three reports, a policy brief and two guides to have emerged from the public advocate’s office between Jan. 1 and June 30. Read More
Each time I’ve run into a painting by Eve Mansdorf, mostly in group shows here and there around the city, I’ve come away impressed by its flinty integrity. Ms. Mansdorf’s one-woman show of still lifes and figurative compositions, currently at the First Street Gallery, reiterates this virtue. A model of diligence, Ms. Mansdorf is also Read More
It is sometimes forgotten that the art of painting lends itself to a great variety of beguiling appeals. In skillful hands, it is capable of conferring high glamour on the most commonplace objects and fables and, in another veil, it is equally proficient in transforming what is beautiful into something utterly grotesque. Painting is, in Read More