Tales of Struggle Told in American Immigrant Yiddish

BY TRAV S.D. | A century and more ago, the world possessed 10 million Yiddish speakers. Tens of thousands of…

Just Do Art: Week of June 29, 2017

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKING LOT | From raccoons to rain to birds to loony Trump supporters, the Public Theater will…

Austin, Tennessee: Pouring a Passion Into Williams’ Late-Period ‘Play’

BY TRAV S.D. | Austin Pendleton is a man of many reputations: renowned actor of stage and screen, theatre director,…

Fearless and Funny: Eddie Sarfaty Mines Life for Big Laughs

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Out gay comedian Eddie Sarfaty thinks everything is funny: family, relationships, politics, annoying people, really…

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Transit Sam: Week of June 29, 2017

Thurs., June 29–Wed., June 5 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED TUESDAY FOR FOURTH OF JULY Happy Independence Day! An estimated one-million people will assemble along the East River on Tuesday to watch fireworks. To accommodate the crowds, the city will be closing the FDR Drive. That means…

Transit Sam: Week of June 22, 2017

Dates: Thursday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED MONDAY AND…

Pet-à-porter

Posh puppy boutique adapts pet adoptions for concierge class BY Will Clifton  |  Interested in adopting a rescue pet, but intimidated by the prospect of a heart-rending trip to the pound? Then let Shelter Chic find you a bespoke best friend that meets your exact…

EDITORIAL: Mr. President, build this wall instead

BY BILL EGBERT The Inauguration of President Trump last week flooded Downtown’s streets with protesters as part of a nationwide demonstration that may well have been the biggest in the country’s history. But there is a chance — albeit slight — that the incoming President…

Memorial procession honors NYPD personnel who died on — and after — 9/11

BY TEQUILA MINSKY Hundreds of bagpipers in their plaid tartan gathered at Zuccoti park on Sept. 9, before getting into formation for the 9/11 commemorative walk down Broadway around Battery Place, ending at the NYC Police Memorial at the northern end of South End Avenue.…

Art wars

Robert Janz: artist, poet, poster warrior BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  The nature of New York street art is a constant battle for territory, and Robert Janz has been fighting for his space for years. “Are you ready to see me liberate my artwork?” Janz…