Category: Culture

Union Square Pavilion Springs Back

For nearly 170 years Union Square has been a gathering place—for commerce, for entertainment, for labor and political events and for recreation. The park owes its name to its location at the intersection—or union—of two major roads in New York City, Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway) and Bowery Road (now Fourth Avenue).

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Gansevoort Market District Avoids Disaster

To stop this potential disaster from destroying one of the oldest intact corners of Lower Manhattan, the community and city went to work, demanding the developer to restore (the intact 19th century painted signage on the buildings

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Bites Around the Village

There was a twist to each–traditional enough to appease the critic, creative enough to convince me. I need to try everything at least once.

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Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

Harry Belafonte, the singer, actor and civil rights activist who broke down racial barriers, died on April 25th at the age of 96. As well as performing global hits such as Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), winning a Tony Award for acting and appearing in numerous feature films.

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Realmuto Plans a New Restaurant

One thing that is remarkable about this location is that it has never had a liquor license there before. This is a red flag for the neighborhood. The new restaurant, to be called Realmuto, will not be just any restaurant.

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It’s All my Fault!

Suddenly, all has changed: Life as you once knew it, ignored it, rarely appreciated it—is gone. In its place is a Rod Serling-perspired, alternative universe of places not misplaced, but replaced. The old town square once so familiar is now a parallelogram.

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