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Prepare for the recently dormant yet typically quite lively art gallery circuits in our fine town to get jolted back into activity this week with hundreds of openings scattered around the boroughs. There are about 20 shows opening in the Lower East Side alone this Wednesday, for instance, and another 50 in Chelsea on Thursday. Yes, 50. Just in Chelsea. Just this Thursday. And that's a low-balled estimate. So is the 20. Friday, then, will feature...
Here’s a selection of current and forthcoming exhibitions worth adding to your summer calendars. A few of them will even allow you to take in some sun. A couple might give you reason to take tissues with you. For now, though, just take notes. Metropolitan Museum of Art Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object One thing you should look forward to every year as spring transitions to summer is news of what the Met will soon be exhibiting on its...
I don’t enjoy talking about autumn any sooner than I really must, since the whole season, however generally pleasant it typically is, also feels a bit like one long, sad, tediously anxious Sunday before the seemingly interminable, reliably miserable Monday that is winter. But I do most certainly enjoy the renewed bustle of things that fall brings to the city, especially when it comes to art. Most galleries around town will be kicking...
Eight years ago, Amy Nicholson was riding the subway, flipping through the October 26 issue of the Daily News, in search of the word jumble, when she came across an article on the closing of her favorite Coney Island ride, The Zipper. Nicholson remembers her heart dropping as she read that the lot The Zipper stood on had been sold to Thor Equities, a development company run by the now-infamous Joe Sitt, and that the ride...