A ‘Bending and Blending’ Artist Breaks Out

BY EILEEN STUKANE | Chelsea artist Lisa Beth Older was having a moment when we met in the lobby of…

A Tuneful Tale, ‘Midnight’ is an Oasis

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | When the simple act of being yourself makes the whole world a dangerous place — or,…

Buhmann on Art: ‘Persuasive Percussion’

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Presenting new works by gallery artists Athanasios Argianas, Julia Bland, Zipora Fried, and Ryan Mrozowski, this exhibition explores…

Private Matters For Public Consumption on the Bowery

BY NORMAN BORDEN | With the eagerly anticipated opening of its new museum space at 250 Bowery now a reality,…

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Transit Sam: Week of July 28, 2016

Date: Thurs., July 28–Wed., Aug. 3 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Looks like we need a choreographer at the tunnels. The Holland Tunnel will have one eastbound tube closed (two lanes closed) from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, slowing…

Don’t go postal over mail-order brides

BY LENORE SKENAZY Years ago, when Marcia Zug read a GQ magazine article about mail-order…

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…

Cats: Let New Yorkers keep their nickels

By John Catsimatidis |  Once again, there are reports that the City Council is nearing a deal that would require retail and grocery stores to charge a fee for every plastic or paper bag used by customers. This was a bad idea in 2008 and it…

Who ya gonna call?

Self-styled “Ghostbusters reenactor” Matt Liviski drove this replica Ecto-1 car all the way from Ohio to make an appearance at the Tribeca firehouse at 14 N. Moore St. made famous by the 1984 film as the headquarters of the eponymous team of paranormal exterminators. Actually…

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…