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Sexy infrastructure and other notable developments in 2016

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Judging by the heaps of praise for projects, including Governors Island in New York City, Chicago's Navy Pier, the Lower Rainier Vista at the Universi...

Sport and Society for Arete - Goodell and Drones

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.16.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For the past few years the NFL, through the pious pronouncements from its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has professed a heavy commitment to safety, wit...

JIL Speaks Openly About New York's Full Moon Festival

Kyle Stevens | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

The Full Moon Fest will bring a new level of excitement to New York City's music scene on August 20th and 21st at Governors Island. With artists like...

Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit...

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

Savory and Sweet Bites From the Winners of Vendy Awards 2015, Plus a Few More of My Favorites

Jane Seo | Posted 09.14.2016 | Taste
Jane Seo

You would think that writing a 140-page thesis on this topic would make me want to run away from food trucks, but who could resist an afternoon filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, and, of course, a little friendly competition?

The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island: It's the Cat's Pajamas

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.13.2016 | New York
Tony Sachs

As far as I'm concerned, there's never a bad time to wear a straw boater, suspenders and spats while doing the Charleston and drinking moonshine. But the best time to do so is when thousands of other people are doing the same thing.

Standing on Top at the Urban RAID Championship

Jane Seo | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

I no longer have to wonder what it's like to stand on top of a podium. Receiving the medal around my neck, all that went through my head was, "Man, I could eat a juicy burger right now!"

10 Reasons Full Moon Fest Is The Best Music Festival You've Never Heard Of

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts

Heavily commercialized music fests are everywhere you look this summer. If you want to be trampled on, solicited to buy merchandise and listen to the ...

Retro Done Right: Michael Arenella's Jazz Age Lawn Party

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

I'm a bit of a retro obsessive. I've grown sideburns and bought vintage cookbooks and polyester double-knit pullovers for a 1970-styled lounge party....

Christine Sciulli and the Geometry of Light

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

All the visual arts use light in some form, but in artist Christine Sciulli's new piece, Languid, on view at the Governor's Island Art Fair, light is the graphic kinetic tool with which she activates and shapes space.

Flapper Crowd Descends on New York's Governors Island for a Bee's Knees Time

Hanna Kozlowska | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Hanna Kozlowska

The increasingly popular two-day event, held for the eighth time and hosted by Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra attracted hundreds of visitors in Great Gatsby-esque attire.

Exploring NYC's Governors Island

Travelzoo | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

New York isn't the easiest city to escape. Luckily there's an island 800 yards off the tip of Manhattan. Governors Island is a mystery to most Gothamites, but here's the truth: it's cheap, it's secluded and it's an easy day trip that gets you feeling like you're out of the city.

A Digital Family Shoebox of Summer Memories....

Alex McCord | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Alex McCord

This summer, instead of letting the kids overdose on laptop gaming during their down time, my husband and I are going to DO THINGS with our children.

Write at Home: Immigration as a Seed for Possibilities

Purvi Shah | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Purvi Shah

Don't misunderstand me: making home is tough work. Being home in your mind, community, country, world, and cosmos takes enormous effort. As does making art.

Art on the Beach (PHOTOS)

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

Thanks to some visionary, public-minded women, New York is being treated to some stunning art in unexpected places this summer. The work is completely contemporary, but the idea has a little history.

A Flapper's Paradise Returns to Governor's Island

Heidi Rosenau | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York
Heidi Rosenau

For some, like me and my husband, the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island is a fantastic excuse to seek out and purchase authentic 1920s dresses, cloches, plus-fours, and boaters through the year.

DoGooder Spotlight: Restoring Education and the New York Harbor Simultaneously

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.

Artists Find Inspiration in Governors Island's Past

Vera Haller | Posted 07.13.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

For all the changes on Governors Island, it is the island's past that inspires a group of artists who work there in a light-filled former Army warehouse. The juxtaposition of frenetic city life and island serenity is particularly appealing.

Best NYC Getaways By Boat

dnainfo.com | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

MANHATTAN — Why worry about traffic jams or overcrowded parking lots when you can head to the waterfront to catch a boat and a cool breeze — makin...

FDNY To Burn Down Vacant Governors Island Homes

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

In an effort to evaluate fire-extinguishing strategies currently employed by the FDNY, the department is planning to burn down 20 vacant homes on Gove...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 06.16.2012 | New York

Northside Festival Opening Concert: Of Montreal and Beach Fossils Where: McCarren Park, North 12 Street near Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue, Bro...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

"Fat Kid Rules the World" Premiere and After Party Where: New Design High School, 350 Grand Street When: Friday, 8PM Price: $12 Check out Matthew ...

Helping Artists Become Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Agnes Gund

One of the mysteries of the arts is how an artist becomes an artist. We know that very few trained and talented visual artists actually make careers in the arts. Seeing all of this for so long I am encouraged by some positive trends.

Astoria Characters: The Metal Tamer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.09.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

To ratchet up recycling, artist Bernard Klevickas created "Twisted Bicycle," a sculpture/planter made of an old bike that is designed to be wrapped around city streetlights.