Home » Entries posted by admin (Page 3)
Stories written by admin

Police handcuffing a protester last week near Union Square at a #BlackLivesMatter protest spurred by the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. More than 140 people were arrested at the April 29 demonstration.    — Downtown Express photo by Zach Williams

Continue reading …

Thurs., May 7 – Wed., May 13 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day Downtown this weekend, check out the festivals and closures below to be sure you’ll give the gift of avoiding major slowdowns. One New York-bound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close 11 […]

Continue reading …

BY LEKNORE SKENAZY  | Mother’s Day is usually marked by burned toast, dandelion bouquets and crayon drawings of mommies and children with hearts all around them. It is a great day. This Mother’s Day, I’ll be giving a talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on how come mommies feel so worried all the time. Not […]

Continue reading …

BY VICTORIA GRANTHAM  |  We planned meticulously… or so we thought. When my husband and I decided to take our two kids to Disney for the first time this spring we did the requisite research, polled friends with kids the same age, mapped out the day-by-day agenda on the “My Experience” website, downloaded the app, […]

Continue reading …

BY JANEL BLADOW   |  Yay! It’s May! After this winter, I didn’t think it would ever come. But our great neighborhood is shaking off the doldrums and blooming again. All the pots, beds and gardens from Dover to Wall, East River to Nassau are planted, flowering and colorful. Worth the walk around the hood. […]

Continue reading …

BY JOSH ROGERS and DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  The hit and run driver who smashed into a pedestrian on a sidewalk near Spruce Street School last month has not been brought to justice, but she seems to have made her mark Downtown nonetheless. Beekman St. now seems less dangerous with traffic lights at the […]

Continue reading …

SVA’S 26th DUSTY FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL Some of our favorite film fests can be found at The School of Visual Arts’ wonderfully comfortable two-screen 23rd St. theatre (the pugilist-themed Shadow Box Film Festival, the Chelsea Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival). So it’s nice to see them rolling out the red carpet for some of their own. SVA’s Dusty […]

Continue reading …

BY PUMA PERL | The Guerrilla Girls are not ready to make nice. In all likelihood, they never will be. Celebrating three decades of feminist art, activism and protest, they continue to expand their vision — and they ARE a vision, continuing the tradition of masked avengers by exposing the dirty underside of cultural and […]

Continue reading …

While Shakespeare Downtown’s free performances of “Romeo and Juliet” at Castle Clinton have been canceled for this summer; Bard lovers should fret not, for the New York Classical Theatre is performing “Measure for Measure” inside and outside the grounds of the historic Castle. Now in its 16th season of free outdoor productions, New York Classical […]

Continue reading …

Long-running Art and play Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City; (212) 267–9700; http;//www.bpcparks.org; Mondays – Wednesdays,10 am–noon,; Free. Preschoolers drop-in and play with other toddlers, in this interactive play time on the grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories too.   Basketball clinic Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City; www.bpcparks.org/event; Mondays, 3:30–5:30 pm,; Free.  Staffers teach children of […]

Continue reading …