Up the Taconic, In the EV, On Your Screen: Nutcrackers Near and Far

Up the Taconic, In the EV, On Your Screen: Nutcrackers Near and Far

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously wrote, are different from you and me. This month, the well-heeled who possess adequate private transportation (and some essential workers, and members of area families hard-hit by the pandemic) might be able enjoy the seasonal delights of a new Nutcracker ballet, produced in full […]

An Answer From Above (Albany,) to Save Our Burning Planet

An Answer From Above (Albany,) to Save Our Burning Planet

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | With the New York State Legislature obtaining an absolute democratic majority, one that would withstand a veto by Governor Andrew Cuomo, many progressive movements are mobilizing to advance legislation in the upcoming session in Albany. One such progressive bill being considered is Parker-Cahill Bill S3608/A39, calling for a tax on all […]

Pandemic Prompts New Path for Macy’s 94th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Pandemic Prompts New Path for Macy’s 94th Thanksgiving Day Parade

WHAT: The 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade WHEN: Thursday, November 26, 9am–Noon  WHERE: Airs nationwide on NBC and Telemundo ‘BY TRAV S.D. | What if they gave a parade and nobody came? This year we will find out when, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off into […]

No Respite for West 30s Residents, After Hundreds Housed in Hotels

No Respite for West 30s Residents, After Hundreds Housed in Hotels

BY WINNIE McCROY | With its many shelters providing resources for at-risk individuals, Midtown Manhattan has long been welcoming to the unhoused. But when the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) compensated for the COVID-19 complications of existing facilities by relocating hundreds of people under their care onto two blocks in the upper West 30s, […]

Times Square Cheers for Oval Office-Bound Biden Create Full Circle Moment for Photographer

Times Square Cheers for Oval Office-Bound Biden Create Full Circle Moment for Photographer

PHOTO ESSAY BY DANIEL KWAK | As a photojournalist, Daniel Kwak’s assignments have taken him from the densely packed streets of Manhattan to document early era Black Lives Matter marches to the shoulder-to-shoulder snugness of Times Square to capture the reaction of election night crowds, as bad news for Hillary Clinton unfolded on the jumbo screens. […]

This Week in Chelsea: Week of November 9-15, 2020

This Week in Chelsea: Week of November 9-15, 2020

Tues, Nov. 10, 4-6pm: Virtual Housing Clinic | On the second Tuesday of the month, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s office presents this Housing Clinic–which, like almost everything else, made the pivot to an all-virtual format upon the arrival of 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic. Appointments last about 20 minutes, during which time you’ll learn a lot, courtesy of a courteous […]

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

Boxed In: New York Theatre Ballet Goes Live

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | With live performance shut down all over the city, those of us who survive by ogling beautiful movers and making sense of their art are starved for stimulation. Thus it was that the mere promise of living, breathing dancers floating barefoot or in pointe shoes, and accompanied by actual musicians sharing […]