Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

By WINNIE HU Matthew Carter’s summer hideaway is not in the Hamptons, the Catskills or on the Jersey Shore. It does not require a car ride or a small fortune to keep up. Mr. Carter, 32, an adjunct professor of music at the City College of New York, simply holes up at the Inwood Library […]


A Lightning Strike of Guerrilla Art as Rents Become ‘Artisanal’ | NY Times

A Lightning Strike of Guerrilla Art as Rents Become ‘Artisanal’ | NY Times

By JIM DWYER It was pushing toward midnight on Saturday when a team of pranksters hoisted a sign renaming the tiny steam-table Latin diner at the corner of 162nd Street and Broadway in Washington Heights. Instead of Punta Cana, its name for the last 27 years, the restaurant was now called Casa de Campo — […]


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

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

By JIM DWYER 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 […]


UPinion: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? | NY Times

UPinion: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? | NY Times

By WALTER DEAN MYERS Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. Reading came early to me, but I didn’t think of the words as anything special. I don’t think my stepmom thought of what […]


A Moving Glass Box Conquers Uneven Terrain At a Subway Station | NY Times

A Moving Glass Box Conquers Uneven Terrain At a Subway Station | NY Times

By JIM DWYER The first subway line of New York, the No. 1, burst from the ground at a place in Upper Manhattan called Fort George Hill around March 1904, having traveled two miles north, from around 158th Street, through solid rock. It was a conquest of geology, blasting through rock that had been there […]


Museo del Barrio’s ‘Bienal 2013’ Explores Self and Origins | NY Times

Museo del Barrio’s ‘Bienal 2013’ Explores Self and Origins | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER International art biennials can be lavish affairs, with big budgets, big art and participants flying in from hither and yon. But in the present lean times, even high-profile shows are feeling a pinch, and local ones like “La Bienal 2013,” at El Museo del Barrio, survive simply as labors of love on […]


Out on a Manhattan Pier, Putting On a Concert for the Birds | NYTimes

Out on a Manhattan Pier, Putting On a Concert for the Birds | NYTimes

By JIM DWYER On Tuesday morning, Jose Modesto Castillo, retired from a job in a plastics factory, walked just about as far west in northern Manhattan as it is possible to go, to the end of a long pier fingering into the Hudson River at Dyckman Street. A harmonica rigged to his head was just […]


After Rumble on the Harlem River, a New Crew Takes Over the Sharp Boathouse | NY Times

After Rumble on the Harlem River, a New Crew Takes Over the Sharp Boathouse | NY Times

By ROBIN FINN AMANDA KRAUS stood in her favorite spot on the second-floor deck of the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, which floats in a cove on the Harlem River where Dyckman Street meets the Harlem River Drive. She watched as a pair of $45,000 shells, each propelled by a gaggle of high school students, eight […]


‘Testimonios,’ Popular Arts at El Museo del Barrio | NY Times

‘Testimonios,’ Popular Arts at El Museo del Barrio | NY Times

By ROBERTA SMITH As permanent collections go, El Museo del Barrio’s is on the modest side. The museum’s Web site puts the tally of objects it owns at just 6,500, a far cry from the Met’s nearly two million. But El Museo del Barrio has something few other New York museums can touch: some 10 […]


Shunning Modernity, Except When the Game Is On | NY Times

Shunning Modernity, Except When the Game Is On | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON With the college and professional football seasons in their final stretch, and with the New York Giants continuing their unexpected playoff run, football fever is running high in the city. Perhaps one of the most unusual, yet knowledgeable, of fans lives outdoors at the very tip of northern Manhattan and has become […]


At George Washington, a New Team Steps Into the Starting Blocks | SchoolBook

At George Washington, a New Team Steps Into the Starting Blocks | SchoolBook

By Chelsia Rose Marcius In the long shadow of the former George Washington High School, three girls and three boys jogged around the school track, their shoes pounding the slick wet red rubber. A few other runners stretched their quads or timed their sprints nearby as they prepared for a meet Friday at the Armory […]


At 75, the Henry Hudson Bridge Is Showing Its Age | NY Times

At 75, the Henry Hudson Bridge Is Showing Its Age | NY Times

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM On Monday, the Henry Hudson Bridge – that triumphalist crossing over the Harlem River, a steel archway slicing through a verdant vista of water, trees and cliffs – celebrates its diamond anniversary, the 75th. And like many older citizens of New York City, the bridge has had its share of wear-and-tear. […]


Over the River and Through the ’Hoods | NYTimes

Over the River and Through the ’Hoods | NYTimes

By KEN BELSON THEY are hard to miss on the weekend. Some on mountain bikes or 10-speeds weave their way through hilly streets that even cars struggle to climb. The more serious ones ride in packs, wear colorful spandex suits and sit on high-end bikes made by Trek, Cervélo, Cannondale and others. They ride three […]


Where It’s Still Legal to Exhale – NYTimes.com

By ALAN FEUER AN afición for cigars — “penchant” lacks the necessary passion, while “fondness” is at least three shades too tame — is a difficult itch to scratch in Bloombergian New York, which, aside from its high property taxes and low trans fats, is almost entirely smoke-free. There aren’t many Cubans to be found, […]


UPTOWN PAD MAKEOVER – NY TIMES STYLE

The indispensable New York Times ran an interesting article with an accompanying interactive feature for their On the Cheap section where they spruced up a Washington Heights apartment with a $2,000 budget.  The interactive feature actually highlights all the items purchased as well as showing a before and after perspective of the space. Check it […]

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