The Tempest Comes To Harlem

The Tempest - CTH - Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem latest’s production, The Tempest, has an uncanny knack for timing. The play remixes the classic Shakespearean opus and references the island of Hispaniola as Prospero’s magical island. Hispaniola, which is home to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is currently undergoing some major drama of its own. The Tempest’s highlighting of the dynamics of freedom and captivity, imprisonment and rebellion, authority and tyranny seems eerily prescient right about now.

The Tempest begins its limited run this weekend at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park and is free and open to the public. See you there…

For more info: http://www.cthnyc.org/the-tempest/

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Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong

(Photo: Marcus Yam | NY Times)

(Photo: Marcus Yam | NY Times)

INWOOD — Irish eyes are crying.

The pub Irish Eyes, which spent more than two decades at the corner of Broadway and West 213th Street, closed its doors for good on Monday.

Owner Chris Doherty said he wasn’t able to negotiate a lease for the space at 5008 Broadway, where he opened the bar 22 years ago. The space has been occupied by various Irish pubs through decades, he said, most recently The Donemay before it became Irish Eyes.

Doherty appeared before Community Board 12 in May to renew his liquor license, with the board voting in favor of his application.

Read more: Inwood Bar Irish Eyes Closes After More Than Two Decades – Inwood – DNAinfo.com New York

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Casting Call: Netflix – The Get Down

The Get Down - Netflix - Casting Call

The Grant Wilfley Casting company is looking for background actors for film and television. One of their current projects is a new Netflix series called “The Get Down,” directed by Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann. It’s about the birth of hip hop in the 1970’s, set in the Bronx.

They are mainly in need of Latino and African American men and women (of all ages). Since the show takes place in the 1970’s, hair is very important, so we are seeking people with at least 1.5-2 inches of hair growth on men, and natural non-processed hair for women. AFROS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!

A wardrobe fitting is required for our show, but it is paid. The day of work will also be paid! It is highly possible that anyone that gets fit will be working multiple dates throughout the series.

Email current photos and phone number to getdown@gwcnyc with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Flyer, Name, Union Status, and Phone Number. Please note height, weight, and clothing sizes in the body of the email.

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LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

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LG Headquarters - Palisades - Fort Tryon Park

A view of the Palisades from Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan. The riverbank, cliff columns and the vista have been cherished and protected by philanthropists, civic activists and environmentalists for more than a century. (Photo: Karsten Moran | NY Times)

For nearly all their 200 million years, the Palisades cliffs were not disturbed by the arrival and extinction of dinosaurs, the formation of the Grand Canyon, or millenniums of human settlement along the Hudson River.

This Tuesday, however, is at least the third time in 125 years that the cliffs north of the George Washington Bridge have been saved from development or destruction.

LG, the South Korean conglomerate, has agreed to reduce the height of a tower it was planning to build for its North American headquarters on the cliffs by about half, largely preserving the sweeping horizon over the Palisades Interstate Park. Instead of rising 143 feet, its new building will be just under 70 feet high, the company announced in a statement it released on Tuesday with five conservation and environmental groups that had opposed the original design.

As redesigned, the LG headquarters would still be twice as high as nearly all buildings along the Palisades north of the bridge, where the riverbank, cliff columns and the vista have been cherished and protected by philanthropists, civic activists and environmentalists for more than a century.

Read more: LG to Reduce Height of Headquarters, Preserving Palisades Horizon | NY Times

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Two Reasons to Visit Inwood: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Darling Coffee | NY Times

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The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, at Broadway and 204th Street, reopened June 5. (Photo: Michelle V. Agins | NY Times)

The confluence of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers shapes a pocket of land at the northernmost tip of Manhattan, a portal to the island’s oldest forest once roamed by Native Americans. In the 1600s, warring Lenapes and Mohawks and a smallpox epidemic cleared the way for a Dutch settler, Jan Dyckman. He exercised his ax skills to sever virgin trees and built a homestead that still beats in the heart of Inwood.

THE DYCKMAN FARMHOUSE MUSEUM, at Broadway and 204th Street, reopened after a six-month spruce-up. Dyckman’s descendants bequeathed it to New York City’s parks department 100 years ago. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Brick paths wind to a two-story Dutch Colonial farmhouse with a sloped roof, the property veiled by a riot of roses, lavender and wisteria vines. Under a canopy of century-old beech trees in the backyard is an excavated and rebuilt Hessian log hut typical of the 60 or so barracks that housed German mercenaries on the British payroll during the Revolutionary War.

Read more: Two Reasons to Visit Inwood: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Darling Coffee | NY Times

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