The holidays are creeping in on us. And you know what else is? A freakish Christmas elf! Catch a screening of the 1989 B-movie Elves at Spectacle Theater. But before that let's figure out what films are actually doing to our brains at ArtLab's Film and the Unconscious.
The man who dressed studio 54
On March 20th, City Council Members Margaret Chin and Christine Quinn encouraged everyone to celebrate a "victory" in the ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) rezoning of the area surrounding Pier 17 and the former Fulton Fish Market. Dallas-based Howard Hughes Corporation, the mall developer t ... More >>
Much of Manhattan was made long in the past--or long enough ago that its boundaries are often seen as acceptable and natural, while the people who live on the fringe (read: above 96th Street) are easily forgotten when defining the character of the city. (This tendency became briefly regretful when, ... More >>
Lena Dunham finally has a place to put all that tiny furniture! The Museum of the City of New York understands that when you wake up in the morning you blast your head on the ceiling and punch a hole in each of the bedroom walls while stretching. Tomorrow, the museum is opening an exhibit that fe ... More >>
A look back at OWS
Another day, another report of legal drama between New York artists and City admins, it seems. Here's what's going on today: as we reported just yesterday, there are currently two lawsuits -- one filed at the state level, the other filed at the federal level -- which will basically decide whether N ... More >>
New Yorkers get things done
Museum of the City of New YorkThe Museum of the City of New York has expanded their photography archive online, adding some 10,000 images. Elizabeth Finkelstein, director of preservation and research at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, pointed us to a few that are part ... More >>
Bedell Cellars is one of the many New York wineries with dogs, with nearly a dozen of its employee's dogs roaming around. Wineries and dogs are such a good match that there has even been a book, Winery Dogs of New York, published and a website, winerydogs.com. [NY Daily News] Wine lists can ... More >>
Gay rights under discussion
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! A Taste of Mardi Gras Astor Center February 16 Now that the pink-and-red madness of Valentine's Day is over, it's time to focus on this month's most important c ... More >>
East Meets West Holiday Parade Little Italy and Chinatown Merchants Associations are sponsoring a parade from Mulberry to Mott Street, featuring marching bands, martial artists and acrobats, Italian American singers and Lion and Dragon Dance troupes.
In case you were wondering what one of those Gossip Girl tours -- which seem to have replaced Sex and the City tours as the baby bridge and tunnel brigade's girls-day-out of choice -- Gadling has the highlights, or at least the lights: they travelled in a bus with TV screens that played scene ... More >>
It's hot as hell, so the list of beer gardens at NYCGO, the city's more-puckish-than-usual tourism site, comes as a pleasant surprise, especially in its lede: "Maybe it's the recession. Maybe it's that New York finally feels ready to see some of those sidewalk-crackling summer afternoons. But nothin ... More >>
The Museum of the City of New York is getting in on the speakeasy craze with an outdoor speakeasy every Wednesday, set in a newly opened section of the museum that overlooks Central Park. Tell Them Jerry Sent You features drinks from the Prohibition era, although the point isn't to have a secret bar ... More >>
Collect yourself—and some collectibles
Who'll be hotter for the next four years: Cindy or Michelle?
A lawyer and a close friend of John McCain, Jordan Wright has been collecting the merchandising detritus of presidential campaigns for five decades. Those stickers, signs, and (most importantly) buttons that Oval Office aspirants produce to woo Americans might seem like mere ephemera, but the items ... More >>
Congressman Anthony Weiner linked congestion pricing with the Bush administration—surely, one way to turn off many New Yorkers— at forum hosted by New York Civic. New Yorkers support the stated goal of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan—improving mass transit—but just aren’t ... More >>
Architects color the skyscraper green
'The Destruction of Lower Manhattan': A conversation with photographer Danny Lyon
The photo shows you can't miss
Flappers and Feminism at the Museum of the City of New York
Where Does the Art World Go in the Summer?
Dividing the Artifacts of September 11
With Joel Meyerowitz in the Forbidden City
The Season Envisions a 101 Lesson in the Medium
Five-story 1888 brownstone