At the preview I attended, Pretzer explained that his work is rooted in classical painting and relies on three central components: color, form and the narrative of the piece. It all feels very European, very Old World.
The dark-horse hit from the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene is playing an additional three weeks through Jan. 6 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street. If being Jewish or horseradish roots mean anything to you, this is a treat you won't want to miss.
The lights came back on in select areas of Lower Manhattan at five in the afternoon on Friday, followed by whooping and cheering and a long series of house fires when light sockets corroded by water damage sparked back to life.
Hours after Superstorm Sandy blasted New York City, local grassroots community groups across the city began organizing supplies, setting up communication systems, and finding electrical power for cell phones and health care equipment.
Whether it was the famine or political and religious persecution that brought these Irish families to America, as described on the tour, they were met with much discrimination -- one of which is reflected in their housing and economic opportunity.