Just a couple of weeks ago, Essex Crossing unveiled renderings for its second phase, and now there’s more news coming out of the six-acre urban renewal area rising above the Lower East Side. The International Center of Photography will move there in 2019.
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As the den mother of the club kids and the Queen of Nightlife, Susanne Bartsch has been profiled countless times, most memorably in 2006 by New York magazine. Back then, none other than Ian Schrager described Bartsch as “a true icon of the night, someone who goes down in the nightlife hall of fame.” Of course, there is no nightlife hall of fame (yet), but Bartsch has now been immortalized in the form of a documentary, Susanne Bartsch: On Top, that will open Newfest, the city’s long-running LGBT film festival.
Just about a month after opening its South Street Seaport shop, Van Leeuwen is rolling into the Lower East Side with another $1 scoop deal. The artisan ice cream chain’s 10th location is at 172 Ludlow Street, which was occupied by Ludlow Guitars for 17 years before it packed up its guitar cases last July.
The powers of Rosario Dawson’s megawatt smile are well known, but last night she literally lit up a room. She was on hand to help artist Luke Jerram illuminate a massive, 23-foot-tall globe displaying NASA surface imagery of the moon. Previously on display across Europe and in Hong Kong, this is the work’s US debut.
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Two new documentaries take a look at downtown New York City in the late ’70s and early ’80s, each through the eyes of a different street artist. Boom For Real, making its US premiere at the New York Festival on Sunday, tells the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat as his career began taking off, and Shadowman, which opens wide at Quad Cinema on Dec. 1, considers Richard Hambleton, a contemporary who once fetched more money than Basquiat did, but who practically vanished into obscurity.
The Woodman cometh.
Woody Allen continues to shoot his WASP2017 (that’s “Woody Allen Summer Project, 2017,” if you’ve been baffled by the filming notifications around town) and he’s coming to the East Village next Thursday. Signs announcing a 6am shoot on Oct. 12 are posted at First Avenue and East 6th Street. Tomorrow, filming will occur in midtown, according to signs posted around Seventh Avenue and West 32nd Street, across from Penn Station.
Williamsburg’s transition from a den of debauchery to a shangri-la of health and healing was perhaps best exemplified by Keep Reading »
Another Washington, D.C. import is joining Sweetgreen near Astor Place, and they’re giving away free pies to the first 100 people in line tomorrow.
No, &pizza isn’t one of those “jumbo slice” joints that attract Adams Morgan frat bros. The brand bills itself as “counter-culture” and believes in “celebrating the individual” and employing “people who think differently… who live with passion.” To show just how hip they are, they’re giving away free “&” tattoos, which allow the wearers to get free pizza for a year, to the first 23 people in line tomorrow. The store also features a sculptural installation by local artist Jason Woodside.
Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying Explores the Soldier’s ‘Intense, Love-Hate Relationship’ With War
Richard Linklater isn’t really sure how to categorize his latest movie, Last Flag Flying, which premiered at the New York Film Festival last night.
“Is it a war movie?” he asked himself at a press conference at Lincoln Center yesterday afternoon.