Tag: NYC

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

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

In Memory of the Late ‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek, See If You Can Answer These 41 Art Clues From the Show’s Brain-Twisting History

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died on Sunday from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Trebek had hosted the popular quiz show for 37 years. The series, which was created by Merv Griffin, originally debuted in 1964…

/ November 10, 2020

Cuomo Got It Wrong and Seniors Died

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s policies for nursing homes during COVID-19 have had disastrous results. Ordering nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients is a dangerous mandate that cost many people their lives. Matt Kibbe asks, when will politicians realize that…

/ May 15, 2020

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Home run exits happen stealthily for biotech While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom Boston has regained its longstanding place as the second-largest U.S. startup funding hub. After years of…

/ August 4, 2018

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords

A company called Rentlogic has raised $2.4 million to take the guesswork out of determining whether that cheap, beautiful New York apartment is actually a deathtrap wrapped in a brownstone’s clothing. Renting in New York is murder already, but using…

/ August 3, 2018

Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation

Uber is making calls to some of its customers in New York City, offering to connect them to local council members to express their opposition to the proposed legislation that would cap the number of ride-hailing drivers in the city,…

/ July 31, 2018

Without struggle, there is no Roe

SUPPORTERS OF the right to abortion have a fight on their hands with Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative who could tip the balance of the Supreme Court against Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion…

/ July 20, 2018

Airbnb Can’t Win New York—But It Can’t Quit Either

Anyone who has been paying attention to the escalating showdown between Airbnb and New York City’s hotel industry will not be surprised that the $31 billion startup just lost, handily. This afternoon, the New York City Council passed a bill…

/ July 18, 2018

Editors’ Picks: 11 Things to See in New York’s Art World This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below. Monday, June 25–Thursday, June 28 Alexandra Bachzetsis, “PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me” (2016). Kunstverein Hannover. Photo…

/ June 25, 2018

Grow Up, ‘Fearless Girl’: New York City Wants to Create Monuments Honoring Its Fearless Women, Too

It’s about time: New York City is taking a concrete step to correct the imbalance among city monuments, which overwhelmingly honor the achievements of men, rather than women. First Lady Chirlaine McCray and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen have announced a…

/ June 20, 2018

The MTA Removed These Museum of Sex Ads After the Bus Drivers Complained of Harassment

A prominently displayed MTA bus ad for the Museum of Sex is stirring up controversy, with some women bus drivers claiming the institution’s logo is encouraging riders to make inappropriate remarks. In response, the MTA has begun moving the ads,…

/ June 19, 2018

Editors’ Picks: 19 Things to See in New York This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events. See them below. Tuesday, April 24 Portrait of Mantana Roberts. Photo by Paula Court, 2015. 1. “Artists Studio: Matana Roberts” at the Park…

/ April 23, 2018