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Sorry, allergy sufferers (and everyone else). There's an early morning report that a mysterious fire has popped up in New Jersey's Wharton State Forest and easterly winds have sent some of the resultant smoke our way. The forest fire has taken over 30 acres of the 122,880 acre park, which sits 90 miles south of Midtown, but just close enough to our fair borough, Staten Island and Lower Manhattan. So, if the 7mph east-southeast winds pick...
photo courtesy of BAM websiteHeather Hart (American, b. 1975). The Northern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, 2010. Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota. Roof top, gold, viewer interaction. 36 x 20 x 12 ft. (11.0 x 6.1 x 3.7 m). Courtesy of the artist April 13–June 24, 2012 Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor The fourth exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series presents the work of Bedford-Stuyvesant–based artist Heather Hart. Hart built...
Photos Rory Gunderson Brian Leth’s career didn’t begin at a fancy culinary school in Paris with lessons on how to braise, poach and garnish to perfection. Instead, it started while the New Jersey native was living in Taos, New Mexico, enjoying the skiing, culture and small-town vibe. “I worked in various stages of pizza preparation when I was a teenager,” he says. “But as far as going back to cooking as a career, I...
Photos by Rachel Feierman Cyrus McGoldrick on Atlantic Avenue, in front of the Fertile Crescent Islamic Library (UPSTAIRS) and a Halal Grocery On the morning of 9/11, Hasiba Rashid was in class at the Al-Noor School in Greenwood Heights. She saw the Twin Towers collapse from her school’s second-story windows, ash and debris floating over the East River and landing in the yard and on the blacktop basketball court. The school closed early that day, Rashid recalls,...

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