There are many good reasons to leave the city in the summer, but the past few months have provided great reasons to stay. And to give summer a proper send-off, there's Pig Island where a ticket gets you unlimited dishes using local pigs.
New York City has the unique ability to turn the grateful into the hateful. This hate is the legally acceptable, socially questionable, lighter side of hate commonly referred to as, hatin', and living here, you've become an unrelenting, unapologetic hater.
Instead of the village coffee shops, we all flock to our local Starbucks. We shop at Zara and fill in with designer. What has happened to the years of the artisan or the independent boutiques with our one-of-a-kind finds?
As a repository of great music, dance, and art, New York has no equal. As a cultural capital, it has been replaced by something even more chaotic, anarchic, diverse, open, disgusting, and accessible by more people than any city could ever be: the Internet.
When asked if New York was the art capital in the 1960s the result was a unanimous "yes," so what changed? The most convincing reason was a positive one: simply, globalization happened, and the center shifted.
Kelli O'Hara's voice is clean, light and delicate, or so I thought until she started digging deep -- catching on fire. O'Hara is a first rate Broadway "diva" doing exactly what she wants to do without much peer.
You could argue for the abundant new-found charm, there's not much edge. While that's in many ways a good thing, are gentrified neighborhoods like Nolita losing their capability for continued cultural and entrepreneurial renewal?
Birbiglia's latest story/performance piece is much like Sleepwalk With Me. We get a rambling tale of his life, pierced with gentle observations and some hilarious comic set pieces all topped off with a bit of wisdom.