Rebecca Nathanson

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Billy Leroy on the New Bowery: 'I Hate the Mom Jeans; I Hate the Flip-Flops'

    Rebecca Nathanson​For the last 25 years, a massive canvas tent has stood on the north side of East Houston Street between Bowery and Elizabeth. For the last 10, that tent has housed Billy's Antiques and Props, an antique store that specializes in obscure objects. Owned by Billy Leroy, the stor ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Strip Poker Art Project Attracts a Crowd

    Rebecca Nathanson​On Saturday morning, Art in General, an alternative art space at 79 Walker Street in Tribeca, opened a new exhibition called "I'll Raise You One..." in which a group of people sit in the gallery's storefront window space and play strip poker for all to see. The exhibition is ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Washington Square Park Musicians Share Their Take on Occupy WSP

    Rebecca NathansonSean Daly playing his guitar​Much has been written about the Financial District community's reaction to Occupy Wall Street's continuing occupation of Zuccotti Park, and now that a splinter group from the movement has spread to Washington Square Park, its presence is being felt ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Cooper Union Students Hold Open Forum in Response to Possible New Tuition

    Rebecca Nathanson​In the wake of the news that their free university might begin charging tuition, more than 100 Cooper Union students left class this afternoon and took up residence in the middle of Cooper Square. The event, which organizers are hesitant to call a "walkout," currently consis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    NYC Students Walk Out to Support Occupy Wall Street and Labor March

    Yesterday afternoon more than a thousand students walked out of class and gathered in Washington Square Park before making their way down to the Occupy Wall Street Community/Labor March at Foley Square. The call to leave NYU was for 4 p.m., but a substantial crowd was already gathering around the no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    SlutWalk Rally Against Sexual Violence Draws Huge Crowd of Feminists

    Rebecca Nathanson​Yesterday, as Occupy Wall Street prepared for a late afternoon protest that would result in mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, over a thousand people gathered in Union Square for a few hours of marching and rallying at SlutWalk NYC. The event drew a diverse crowd of mostly- ... More >>