I ascend the stairs, my footprints missing…I spook the cat, amused by her hissing…Dogs drop their tails or abruptly stop pissing…Birds flutter fast and away as if missing.Read More
Month: October 2023
Oct, 2023 | Food
Since 1975, Joe’s Pizza has stood at 7 Carmine Street, between Bleecker Street and the Avenue of the Americas. I spotted the sign for Joe’s Pizza from a mile away, walked inside and ordered a plain slice. It cost me $4 which was a bit much for a plain slice, but when in New York City, you have to do as the New Yorkers do and try pizza that’s been highly recommended.Read More
224 years ago, New York City was in a situation many of us may find familiar today. An epidemic (yellow fever, not COVID-19) was ripping through the streets, claiming the lives of thousands of New Yorkers. Many of these victims were laid to rest in public burial grounds known as potter’s fieldsRead More
Oct, 2023 | Arts
New York University has announced the relocation, renaming, and future opening of the Grey Art Museum. Formerly the Grey Art Gallery at Washington Square East on NYU’s campus, now closed, it will reopen as the Grey Art Museum at 18 Cooper Square, adjacent to Cooper Union’s main campus buildings.Read More
Oct, 2023 | Neighborhood
On Tuesday night, September 12, city officials revealed their new plan for a proposed affordable housing development on city-owned land at 388 Hudson Street at Clarkson Street. Shockingly, in spite of feedback from the public to the contrary, they revealed plans for a tall, setback tower, rising far above all surrounding buildingsRead More
Recent news reports in YIMBY, Dezeen and the New York Review of Architecture have announced that the stainless-steel mirrored ‘bean’ sculpture by the British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, located at the base of 56 Leonard Street, has finally been completed. I visited the sculpture and found the completion to be greatly exaggerated.Read More
Oct, 2023 | Opinion
Crises create inflection points in our city – and we can choose the path forward. If we successfully meet the moments, there is an opportunity to address not only the immediate need, but the conditions that brought us to that point. In moments of heightened stakes, heightened emotions, and heightened need, however, there is great risk of doing additional, lasting harm.Read More
Oct, 2023 | Politics
The writers and streamers reached a tentative deal on September 24th. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) members have been advised to not picket. They can, however, join the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) picket lines. This is not thrilling to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) who want the writers back on the big shows. Some are estimating ratification and a return to work will not take until Thanksgiving.Read More
Oct, 2023 | Politics
Save Our Supermarkets Morton Williams vs. NYU and NYC BY ROGER PARADISO DOZENS OF RESIDENTS OF...Read More
Oct, 2023 | Preservation
Village Preservation has been leading an effort to save and seek landmark designation for the original Our Lady of Guadalupe Church at 229-31 West 14th Street, which the NY Archdiocese relegated for sale earlier this year.Read More
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- Astro-Zodial DECEMBER 2023 Sagittarius/CapricornPeering into the festive Hudson-crystal ball shows a conglomeration of fire and earth as we approach year’s end.
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- Holiday Health TipsAs a medical team we want to share some ways to for people and pets to enjoy the holidays and prevent some hazards.
Joy in the Moment
- Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?