Tag: New York City

A Deportation Nightmare in the Bronx

On the corner of Alexander Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, in the Bronx, there’s a piano factory, a new barbecue restaurant called Hudson Smokehouse, and a Black Lives Matter mural painted recently enough that the clear-eyed, fist-raised protesters it depicts are…

/ February 28, 2021

See Inside a Beautiful New Coffee-Table Book Celebrating 50 Leading Artists and Curators of Color

In her new coffee table book We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World, Jasmin Hernandez wants to inspire young Gen Z-ers of color through the example set by artists and curators such as Derrick Adams, Firelei Báez, Genevieve Gaignard, Naima J.…

/ February 26, 2021

New York City Lost Two-Thirds of Its Arts and Entertainment Jobs in 2020, a New Report Finds

New data is shedding a harsh light on how hard New York City’s arts and culture has been hit by the pandemic. Between December 2019 and December 2020, employment in the city’s arts, entertainment, and recreation sector plummeted 66 percent—the…

/ February 25, 2021

Living in New York’s Unloved Neighborhood

For ten years, I have lived in a neighborhood defined by the Port Authority Bus Station to the north, Penn Station to the south, the Lincoln Tunnel to the west, and, to the east, a thirty-one-foot stainless-steel sculpture of a…

/ February 8, 2021

Telework’s tax mess: A permanent side effect of the pandemic

As teleworkers flit from city to city, they're creating a huge tax mess.Why it matters: Our tax laws aren't built for telecommuting, and this new way of working could have dire implications for city and state budgets."There’s gonna be a…

/ January 27, 2021

Andrew Yang’s Ideas on Universal Basic Income Earned Him Fans. But Can He Win Votes?

In March, as New York City was gripped by the COVID-19 outbreak, Andrew Yang’s nonprofit, Humanity Forward, announced that it planned to give one-time grants of a thousand dollars each to a thousand residents in the Bronx. Yang had become…

/ January 23, 2021

In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Cities across the U.S. lit up to honor Americans killed by the pandemic, as President-elect Joe Biden led a national mourning during a sunset ceremony in Washington, D.C., on the eve of his inauguration.The big picture: Standing at the Lincoln…

/ January 20, 2021

New York City’s Clown-Car Mayoral Race

New York City will likely pick its next mayor five months from now, but how many New Yorkers know that? Thanks to the whims of nineteenth-century reformers, the city tucks its mayoral elections into the odd years that follow Presidential…

/ January 16, 2021

See the Installations by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Other Art Stars That Might Actually Make You Want to Go to New York’s Penn Station

Just a few days into 2021 and New York City has already set an architectural milestone with the opening of Moynihan Train Hall, the long-awaited extension of the much-maligned Penn Station. The space, which has 92-foot skylight ceilings, will host…

/ January 5, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020

Emma Roberts Gives Birth To Baby Boy Reportedly Named Rhodes

Alert newly minted Great-Aunt Julia: Emma Roberts has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund. The “American Horror Story” alum gave birth Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. Unnamed sources told the outlet that the newborn’s name is Rhodes.  “Everyone is…

/ December 30, 2020

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020

What’s at stake in the New York mayor’s race

More than 30 candidates — including boldface names like Andrew Yang — are either running or considering a run for mayor of New York, a job that will involve saving a critically wounded city. Why it matters: Not only will…

/ December 17, 2020

A Billboard Company Has Canceled the Display of an Artist’s Mural of George Floyd, Set to Go Up in Minneapolis, for Depicting ‘Violence’

Billboard company Clear Channel Outdoor has pulled the plug on an artist’s billboard in Minneapolis depicting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of the city’s police. The display, based on an oil painting by…

/ December 14, 2020