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Coming Soon: Multimedia Theater Play COSMICOMICS

By CinemaJustForFun, published on Mar 20, 2014

...Kondik, Florencia Minniti, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Markus Hirnigel, Michael Cuomo, Beth Dodye Bass, Beau Mallard, Catherine Correa and Valerie Ryan Miller. Principal Administrator: Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin Set Construction: Kertek Construction Corp.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Production design support provided by The... (more)

Tags: new york, italian, theater, multimedia theater

The Beat Goes On – pure poetry.

By iancochrane, published on Jan 5, 2014

...above; a melding of the old and new.

We sit at the back, looking across a sea of heads; an eclectic crowd on rows of seats and raised and carpeted sidewall steps. There’re mops of wild hair – much of it grey – beards, bald pates and pony tails; and there’s a menagerie of New York winter headwear; Baltic sailors’ caps, berets, Tam O’Shanters, Inca tea cosies, beanies and peaked. A sound man wears a bear-head hat.

But the young are here too. At the podium a poet holds her little daughter’s hand, the toddler staring distractedly into the crowd while her... (more)

Tags: new york, st marks, east village, poetry reading, the bowery

Yanks To Go On Another Shopping Spree?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 14, 2013

Robinson Cano wants $300 million, Curtis Granderson opts for free agency along with Hiroki Kuroda.

So what’s the plan in Yankee Universe: buy.

In an apparent move that will probably not put the Yankees near their hopeful $189 million payroll goal for 2014, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will look a lot more like his late father when MLB’s free-agency goes into full swing next month.

"Even with [Alex Rodriguez] as our third baseman, we will have a fair amount of money to spend to try to fill the holes, and that's what we're going to do," Steinbrenner said Tuesday night in... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, offseason, 2014, hot stove, hal steinbrenner, robinson cano

US 'Almost Blew Up Atomic Bomb Over Itself'

By Shaun Gibson, published on Sep 21, 2013


Millions in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were at risk

The US Air Force almost detonated a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, a newly declassified document has revealed.

Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro just two days after President John F Kennedy's inauguration, when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air.

And a report obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under freedom of information laws showed one of the devices began... (more)

Tags: new york, usa, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, atomic bomb over north carolina, 1961. accident, near miss, dangers of atomic bomb

Rites of Return – an African cemetery in New York City.

By iancochrane, published on Jun 5, 2013

Just off Broadway I’m in a side street by City Hall, the ubiquitous New York crowds somehow missing, the hum of traffic vague and distant.

A lonesome monument sits silent and tucked in the shadow of City Planning offices and a 30-storey Federal skyscraper; that building’s construction leading to the 1991 discovery of the largest North American cemetery of Africans and those of African descent. This is a small corner of a much larger 17th and 18th Century ‘Negros Buriel Ground’, originally 2.6Ha and the resting place of 15,000 men, women and children.

With New York’s voracious... (more)

Tags: new york, death, african burial ground, lower manhattan, negros buriel ground

Time to Panic in the Bronx?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Apr 4, 2013

Let's be honest for a second. It's not like anyone expected the Yankees to start the season 3-0 after their opening series against the Boston Red Sox after the team lost Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixiera, and Curtis Granderson during Spring Training.

It's not as if we didn't think that the lineup would struggle to score runs during the first month of the year either, only scoring a total of six runs despite 15 hits throughout the first two games of the year.

But after a disappointing first outing by pitcher C.C. Sabathia and a bullpen that just got rocked on Wednesday... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, yankees, mlb, 2013, opening week

A Journey into the Abyss

By Anastasia , published on Feb 4, 2013

...a bold move, almost foolhardy, one would have thought, but Wallant carries it off reasonably well. There is one simple reason for this: it’s not about the Holocaust at all; it’s about a man washed up on a distant shore after the shipwreck of his life. And that distant shore is Harlem in New York, a subject with which the author clearly has experience in abundance.

It is there that Sol Nazerman runs a pawnshop. He is a shell of a man, emotionally disengaged, suffering from what would be referred to in current fashion as post-traumatic stress disorder. His trauma is beyond... (more)

Tags: new york, novels, the holocaust, american literature

New York: My First White Christmas and Coldest Winter

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 17, 2012

...fountain—an Atlas of bronze—and an enormously huge Christmas tree (the biggest I’d ever seen), all lit up and dazzling! The night was windy and freezing cold, enough to quite chill you to the bone. The cold that night was also record-setting, and it made the whole experience of visiting New York, well, down-right frightening. I wanted to cry out to my husband and say, “Can we please go home now, back to sunny, warmer California?” I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes or nose. Heck, I didn’t even know if I was breathing!

But it was all so worth it when I saw the snow... (more)

Tags: new york, winter, vermont, rockefeller center, white christmas, christmas vacation

Hurricane Sandy has turned NY/NJ upside-down.

By Lartinos, published on Nov 1, 2012

...I look in the East River right now it has been high tide for days in a row here. Hopefully it goes down soon, I have never seen it like this. That is a phrase you will hear over and over in this region as this was the strongest storm to hit this area since 1938 when a Category three storm hit New York City. The lasting images many people still see in their minds are the one hundred houses in Breezy Point Queens that burned down, boardwalks being ript off in multiple places along the beach, and that crane that still dangles from the top of a sky scraper in Manhattan. This was a storm that... (more)

Tags: new york, nyc, bloomberg, new jersey, news, water, hurricane, storm, wind, flood, sandy, irene, christie

Obama Goes Bust

By Anastasia , published on Aug 5, 2012

...pas, but that of the Man in the White House, who, when it comes to this sort of thing, for once makes his opponent look like a rank amateur.

I read today that Americans still love Sir Winston Churchill just as much as we do in the land of his birth. The Morgan Museum and Library in New York is presently running an exhibition entitled Churchill: the Power of Words. It’s caused quite a stir in Midtown, with more than 30,000 people visiting in the first six weeks, some fifty percent in excess of the curators’ expectations.

America’s fascination with Britain’s greatest ... (more)

Tags: new york, barack obama, art, exhibitions, winston churchill, sculpture

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