Tag: Chelsea (Manhattan, NY)

Critic’s Pick: Jeff Wall Takes Photography Into a Painterly Realm

Rumination and risk-taking, in equal measure, mark Jeff Wall’s spellbinding new exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea. Since the 1970s, the restless “conceptual photographer” has made single, large-scale prints using elaborate processes and layered references from other mediums like painting, film and theater. The final image was always recognizably a photograph, even if it seemed […]

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A Gay Theater and James Baldwin’s N.Y. Apartment May Get Landmark Protection

All six played a critical role in the gay rights movement. One was a storefront restaurant that New York City officials described as the city’s first gay theater and the place where Off Off Broadway got its start. Another was home to a number of lesbian and feminist groups in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, […]

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Restaurant Review: In Del Posto’s New Era, Cuisine and Service Are at Odds

More than a year ago, I was on the verge of reviewing Del Posto when the news intervened. The restaurant had changed significantly since the last time it had been evaluated by a Times critic: Sam Sifton promoted it from three stars to four in 2010, when Mark Ladner was the executive chef and Brooks […]

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To Save Public Housing, New York Warily Considers a New Approach: Tear Some Down

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Years of neglect, mismanagement and drastic funding cuts have forced the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority to entertain bold solutions to alleviate the dismal conditions of its mold-ridden and pest-infested apartments. Demolishing and rebuilding from scratch are now […]

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Stuyvesant Has 29 Black Students Out of 3,300. How Do They Feel?

Sarai Pridgen had just gotten home from debate practice on Monday evening when she opened her laptop to find her Facebook feed flooded with stories about a staggering statistic: only seven black students had been admitted into Stuyvesant High School, out of 895 spots. The number was causing a wrenching citywide discussion about race and […]

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Sunday Routine: How Ally Love, Brooklyn Nets Host, Spends Her Sundays

Miami-raised and Fordham-educated, Ally Love is the in-arena host of the Brooklyn Nets, an Adidas global ambassador, a Peloton instructor, an Alvin Ailey-trained dancer, a certified health coach and the founder of Love Squad, a company that empowers young women through panel discussions and group workouts. “Sunday is my favorite day of the week,” said […]

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Armory Fair Week: Your Survival Guide

Even if you never go to galleries or museums, you should try an art fair. Expose yourself to art in high doses — and see if it takes. High doses is what we have now, during Armory Week — the Fleet Week of art fairs — with ten arriving, bringing together an extraordinary concentration of […]

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The Half King Is Dead. Long Live the Half King.

It was a late-April evening in 2011 when news broke that two photographers were killed by a mortar blast in the besieged city of Misurata, one of the last anti-Qaddafi rebel strongholds of the Libyan civil war. Calls were made. Texts were exchanged. Word spread that these two seasoned conflict photographers, Tim Hetherington and Chris […]

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A Museum for K.G.B. Aficionados? Da!

“This is a Bulgarian umbrella; have you heard about this one?” Agne Urbaityte asked, pointing to a blue umbrella behind a glass case. There was a needle peeking out from the top. “It’s a weapon umbrella,” she said. “You press the button here, you see the needle, the needle goes out and shoots a small […]

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Big Hair and Bad Luck: The Hard Times of the Troll Museum

A woman wearing sunglasses and a fur coat approached the front desk of the Ace Hotel in NoMad earlier this week. While a hip, young concierge helped her, she became distracted by the outlandish spectacle behind him: a wall overflowing with hundreds of wild-haired troll dolls, psychedelic paintings of troll dolls, and obscure troll ephemera […]

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After the Quake, Dana Schutz Gets Back to Work

Dana Schutz was readying her coming gallery show, and chaos reigned on the walls of her Brooklyn studio. Her new works offered the painter’s signature scenes of anxiety and mayhem. In “Presenter,” a female speaker at a TED-style event, with her underwear down around her ankles, tried to pull her own face off. “Treadmill” depicted […]

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Restaurant Review: Hwaban Is the Modern Korean Restaurant Where You’d Take Your Mother

Americans who weren’t born into Korean cuisine have discovered it in many ways and many locales over the past decade or two. Bulgogi folded into tortillas has been handed out through the window of a roving truck. Smoked kimchi has been draped over pulled pork between halves of a cheese-glazed doughnut to make an outdoor […]

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What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Not long after Google moved into the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, its billionaire co-founder, Sergey Brin, went on a private tour of the old elevated freight line that would become the celebrated High Line. Mr. Brin looked over the […]

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Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York

SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon may not be the only technology giant considering a big expansion in New York. Google is in discussions to move into a planned 1.3 million square foot office complex at the St. John’s Terminal building on Manhattan’s West Side, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans but not […]

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Sunday Routine: How Randy Rainbow, Singing Political Satirist, Spends His Sundays

Until 2016, the video performer Randy Rainbow (yes, that’s his real name) was enjoying a healthy YouTube following. Mr. Rainbow found his way to fame, however, once Donald Trump ran for president. This is when the actor and singer, now 36, transformed his quirky online performances, which he’d been doing for years, into political parodies. […]

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Sunday Routine: How Valerie Steele, Fashion Curator, Spends Her Sundays

Valerie Steele is the longtime director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since 1997, she has organized more than 25 exhibitions there, including “The Corset;” “Gothic: Dark Glamour;” and “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk.” Her latest, “Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, […]

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Art Is Fleeting, but Red Grooms Is Forever

Sports are an important touchstone for Mr. Grooms, who brought up the controversy surrounding his Marlins sculpture by saying, “Do you know about my disaster?” A spokesman for the Marlins declined to comment, but despite the backlash and the possibility that the team might remove the sculpture, Mr. Grooms is enough of a sports fan […]

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The Hunt: Rent That Was Too Good to Last

Advertisement The Hunt A new landlord drives up the rent, so a Manhattanite decides to move to a place that doubles her rent, but also nearly doubles her space. ImageA $1,000-a-month rent increase was just the incentive Sarah Shaker needed to set off on a search for a new home. CreditCreditKatherine Marks for The New […]

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