We sometimes forget that getting laws passed and getting court rulings declared is, comparatively, the easy part. The hate is still out there, however, and the haters are getting more desperate. Our worst enemies right now are complacency and the seductive message that we've "arrived."
The only documented underground railway site on the island of Manhattan is the Gibbons Underground Railway Site at what used to be known as Lamartine Place, 339 West 29th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
With Rawhide gone, Eight Avenue is left with a paltry base of retail establishments catering to men on the make, on the take and generally out for a good time (often with bad intentions, albeit ones those on the receiving end don't seem to mind).
Although Andrews has become known for his later images, which were typically easier and lighter, the strength of There Must Be a Heaven lies in showing how long it took for Andrews to get to a place of peace.
I was introduced to Stabler's work last spring -- my first real studio visit -- and I remember feeling filled with a similar light. Gallery 151's A Long Way from Dixie presents a tighter series of works than I had seen a year ago, but their identity and make-up remains intact.
Banana Leaf is a Sri Lankan restaurant in Chelsea, just a few blocks from Madison Square Garden. With Indian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and English influences, Banana Leaf has something for everyone -- especially pork.
On a recent rainy night in New York City, the stars aligned and somewhere between brussels sprouts that were this side of heaven and an order of sour apple cotton candy I experienced my own slice of heaven at BLT Fish.
Contrary to what many may believe -- and contrary to the Associated Press' banning of the word -- homophobia is alive and well, and we may be seeing it expressed more than before in the most "pro-gay" places.
Where other tributes were slight, uneven or unconventional, Urban Rhythms and Dreams of Paradise is the sort of show I had been waiting for: a considerable, fairly balanced and clear celebration of America's greatest collage artist.