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Young hawks execute a rare nocturnal double-fledge

[media-credit name="Photos by Dave Lawrence " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Cleared for takeoff! Scout photographed on Memorial Day a few minutes before he took the leap into Washington Square airspace. BY LORENZO LIGATO |  Fledge day has come for the two red-tailed stars of New York University’s Bobst Library. Boo and Scout, the two baby hawks named after read more here »

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NATO Summit protests spark memories of Chicago ’68

BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Plus ça change. Couple of hours ago I clicked on the tube, to see if there’d been any great old murals or statuary damaged by earthquake in Italy. No murals, no statuary. No siree, Bob. Just what looked terrifyingly like a considerable dozens of human skulls being damaged by the nightsticks read more here »

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Scene, Week of May 31, 2012

[media-credit name="Photo by Clayton Patterson " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]On the evening of Tues, May 22, more than 100 young demonstrators marched through the East Village in support of Montreal college students’ protests against tuition increases. The march passed by St. Mark’s Church, headed up Broadway and ended in Union Square.

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Ira Blutreich, Week of May 31, 2012
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Letters, Week of May 31, 2012

N.Y.U.’s contradictory growth To The Editor: Re “N.Y.U. flip-flops on what it requires in its ‘core’ ” (talking point, by Andrew Berman, May 24): As usual, Andrew Berman is right on target in his comments on the contradictory and indefensible positions of New York University on its future growth. On the one hand, the N.Y.U. read more here »

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Say ‘No’ to Jamestown

Community Board 4 will soon weigh in on the matter of allowing Jamestown Properties to vertically expand Chelsea Market — by adding as much as 330,000 square feet of office and hotel space to the building’s Ninth and Tenth Aves. sides. We urge C.B. 4 to oppose this plan in the strongest manner possible. A straightforward “Yes” read more here »

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Aptekar delves deep into the mind of big thinkers, major players

Artist’s work accessible Uptown and in Soho Brooklyn-born, Soho-based artist Bernard Aptekar brings his uniquely perceptive paintings to the Kosciuszko Foundation — a year after the exhibition had a critically acclaimed run at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland. “Life has to be serious as well as playful, and you have to do it read more here »

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A Downtown pioneer sparkles and shines, again

Come and play in the ‘Jukebox Jackie’ glitterbox [media-credit name="Photo by Mat Szwajkos " align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] L to R: Cole Escola, Steel Burkhardt, Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett. BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  So this strange guy saunters up, and what’s the first thing out of his mouth? He asks if you want to be read more here »

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Just Do Art!

NORTH RIVER MUSIC AT GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL  Greenwich House Music School’s “North River Music” series concludes, with a performance by GHMS pianist and faculty member Taka Kigawa. He’ll perform John Cage’s “Etudes Australes” — a work of 32 pieces for which, GHMS tells us, “Cage used various chance operations over a star chart of read more here »

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From stage to senior show, art fuels their friendship

BY LORENZO LIGATO | “Art is a guarantee of sanity.” So read the characters printed on the black T-shirt that Aura Levitas was wearing the afternoon I met her, in the parlor of Greenwich House’s Senior Center on the north side of Washington Square Park. Next to her was sitting Ingrid Edwards, in a chic read more here »

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