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Autobiography of the Lower East Side

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Melody Breyer-Grell

Some decades ago, before it was rechristened the "East Village," New York's Alphabet City was a destination of true Bohemians, even literally, with the Czechs amongst other Eastern European immigrants. And then, in the late '50's and early '60's came the "intellectuals." Poets, novelists, jazz musicians and political progressives of all colors took up residence in that section of the city, living side by side with the immigrants.

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts For Grads

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Faith Hope Consolo

Graduation season is time to celebrate huge milestones and your gift choice is very important. There was a time when graduation gifts consisted of mon...

Will The LA Art Market Overtake NY?

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Within the past 5-10 years, all eyes have been on Los Angeles as the new hot-spot for exciting growth in the art market. The location has quickly bec...

Chinatown's New Radical Art Space, Launched by a 25-Year-Old Visionary

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Melissa Mushaka

Michelle Marie Esteva, the (now) 26-year-old owner of Chinatown Soup, a creative hub for artists of all backgrounds, is a force to be seen. Creating t...

Chinatowns Revolutionized Artist Space, Owned By a 25 Year Old Visionary

Melissa Mushaka | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Melissa Mushaka

"'Gallery' is a label that doesn't capture what Chinatown Soup is about. As a hybrid creative space, priorities and values differ from those of surrounding whitebox situations with commercial orientations."

New York Primary Result: Welcome to the Complacency of Gentrification

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.06.2016 | New York
Nikolas Kozloff

Now that the dust has settled on New York's Democratic primary and Hillary Clinton's decisive victory, it's time to step back and try to make sense of the city's core political and economic interests.

The "Garden" of New York: Why the Lower East Side is Different

MutualArt | Posted 04.09.2016 | Arts
MutualArt

Manhattan's art scene is one that fluctuates and migrates. Watching it over time, it starts to look like a natural process, like herding patterns, or erosion.

Kingsley: French-American Food With A Twist By Chef Roxanne Spruance

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 03.10.2016 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

When I am invited to review a restaurant, I immediately check out the menu. When browsing the food at Kingsley, every dish looked quite fancy. I figur...

Beauty Undefined: 21 Famous Artists Unite to Remaster Ideal Standards of Beauty

Erica Simone | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Erica Simone

Crystal Vinson Beauty and the female form are ever changing concepts: fluid ideas defined by society and culture. Once upon a time, a full and robus...

Galerie Richard's New Home

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 02.19.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

One of the newest, and surely more significant additions to the Lower East Side is Galerie Richard as it recently moved from Chelsea to its current location at 121 Orchard Street.

Ethereal / Real at Causey Contemporary

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

It's not very often, when I walk into a gallery, that I feel a strong sense of calm curiosity. The work of Hyun Ju Park, which is currently on display at Causey Contemporary, has that affect.

They're Out There

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.03.2015 | New York
Jamie Silverman

In honor of the upcoming debauchery that is Halloween, I decided a creepily titled post was in order. Although despite the fact that 'they're out there' usually connotes something creepy to come, in this post, the reverse is going to be true -- I mean those three words in a good way.

We Ate Our Way Through The Lower East Side's Latin Food Scene

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices

Finding delicious Latin food can be difficult, especially in a place as big as New York City. So two of my HuffPost co-workers and I selflessly volun...

This New York Soup Kitchen Welcomes Both People And Pets

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.27.2015 | Good News

At this New York mission, all people -- and pups -- are welcome. Collide, a ministry operating out of Graffiti Church, in the Lower East Side of New ...

The 9 Best Things to Do This Fall in New York City

Andrea Poe | Posted 10.02.2015 | New York
Andrea Poe

Whether you spend three days or three years in New York City, there is always something awaiting you just around the corner, a gem you have overlooked or never knew existed. Sure you'll enjoy wandering along Fifth Avenue, ambling through Central Park, and exploring Times Square, but venture further to reap the greatest rewards. Here are a few suggestions:

DANCENOW's 20th Anniversary Is a Cause for Celebration -- and Reflection

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 09.07.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

ZviDance; Photo credit: Stephen Delas Heras On September 10, 2001, a 24-year-old made the trek from Pennsylvania to New York City. A decade later, h...

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

Elizabeth Livingston's Paintings Come Out of Darkness With Solo Show 'Night Fell' in LES

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

That general reluctance toward averment has, perhaps, kept Livingston away from the necessary self-promotion required for the coveted New York scene since she earned an MFA in painting at Boston University.

An Enchanted Two Hour NYC Bike Ride

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.10.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

Around 6 PM on Wednesday August 5, I left my job near the World Trade Center and headed up 6th Avenue on my bicycle looking for a place to get some air in my tires.

Reciprocity on the Streets of Manhattan: The Pushcart Vendor and the Homeless Man

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 08.07.2016 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

I felt gratitude, again, for those experiences of going without, how integral they are to my perspective now when considering small things I have. In that sense, the man was a messenger, putting me in touch with my old suffering self. Perhaps I needed to see her.

5 'Secret' Public Spaces to Beat the Heat in Manhattan

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 07.31.2016 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Bryant Park now has a miniature golf course and a new wave of accordion pumping buskers.

New York City's Fight for Cultural Preservation

Toni Haber | Posted 06.26.2016 | New York
Toni Haber

As New York City grows, preservation of its iconic buildings has become a focus of concern for many who have called the city home for years.

Kulturfest Dazzled All Week

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.22.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The inaugural Kulturfest was intended to be a tease, with audiences clamoring for more. Now that they had been given such a sumptuous taste, how can they get Yiddish out of their heads?

See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or "baptism") at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public.

Single Mom of 3 Finds Hope Two Months After East Village Explosion

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Diane did not tell her three small children that on the night of March 27, the only home they had ever known was gone.