Remember that post-2012 RNC "autopsy" that was supposed to expand the party? Now comes contender Cruz who wants the base to vote, not grow. Ron Christie & Gara LaMarche debate whether he's the party's RX or poison. And has Baker's break with Bibi created a problem for "Bush45"?
It is so odd to feel like an outsider on an issue that touched my life so profoundly and was at least a part of what Arthur Mitchell set out to address 46 years ago when he and Karel Shook cofounded The Dance Theatre of Harlem in the basement of a church in Harlem.
They've cheated customers and defrauded investors. Now they want to use our legalized system of campaign-cash corruption to protect themselves from the very government that rescued them.
For all emergency conditions, especially when we don't have heat and hot water in the winter, HPD should improve their response: inspectors must be dispatched in less than 24 hours and must notify landlords of the violation immediately and the requirement to make the repair within 24 hours; fine owners when the repair is not made within 24 hours.
"So... you want to go watch a movie?" Admit it. You have heard this phrase way too many times. In NYC, where there are so many unique activities besides passively watching a movie, just say a polite "No" the next time you hear this question and suggest one of the following options.
Over the last three years, I've had to answer seemingly endless questions asking if we were staying, how it felt to be in a dying neighborhood and if we were threatened because "all the gays left." Let me be clear about this: Chelsea is NOT dying.
Anyone riding mass transit in the New York region this past winter has seen the stress that this old system is under. Delayed trains, decaying stations, and more crowded cars are increasingly common. There is little question that the system needs a cash infusion for long-term capital improvements and short-term operation and maintenance.
As arts education continues to get cut across the country, someone needs to pick up the slack. There need to be more affordable shows that parents can take children to see. So I am happy that Atlantic for Kids exists.
If New York AG Schneiderman's proposal becomes law it may create another lucrative revenue stream for potential do-gooders; one that may rival the New York State lottery in payouts.
The best deli in town may be a movie. Deli Man is as wistful as it is exuberant since it deals with both a vanishing cuisine and institution that once comprised a world.
Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.
Latinos have been paying dearly, sometimes with their own lives, for American prohibition without having a seat at the policy making table.
Then, slowly, another feeling started to creep in. Gratitude. Grateful, of course, for all I have. But also because I have the opportunity to do something about the problem every day, simply by coming to work.
The governor is ignoring parents -- the state's most significant wealth creators. They produce children, our human capital -- a job for which they receive no salary, pension benefits, profits, or dividends.
The best of these have the capacity to transmit the magical healing property of painting -- the feeling that in making them the artist was transformed and that in looking the viewer can be transformed.
I truly adore New Yorkers: they are kind, friendly, discrete, funny, smart, ready to help, sometimes crazy, super busy and always in a rush, but also always ready to smile or to offer you a shoulder if you need. So this is why I think I deserve to be considered a New Yorker as well.
Give Wendy Wasserstein credit: Her play The Heidi Chronicles brilliantly toes the line between remaining relevant to new, contemporary audiences while simultaneously exemplifying how far we've come from tumultuous years of inequality for women.
BBQ Films' movie screenings have all the immersive energy of Sleep No More but for a geekier, eighties and nineties-loving audience of nostalgic film buffs.