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Abbie Fentress Swanson

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Can Withstand Seismic Activity, Officials Say

Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan's nuclear plant leak has moved many to consider what would happen in New York should seismic activity occur near the Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, which is about 45 miles from Times Square.

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Experiencing Dance, Blindfolded

Friday, March 11, 2011

This month, the New York Public Library hosts free shows by Dana Salisbury and her dance troupe the No-See-Ums. The choreographed dances of movement, scents and sounds require audience members to be blindfolded and are meant to give a sense of what it feels like to lack sight. Listen to an audio montage of Staten Island residents reacting here.

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Producers to Revamp 'Spider-Man,' Delay Opening to Summer

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ticket holders planning on seeing "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will have to wait a little bit longer to catch Peter Parker flying over Broadway. The musical's opening night will be pushed back to an unspecified date this summer.

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Troubled 'Spider-Man' Musical Inspires Playwrights to Pen Spin-Offs

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Critics have had a field day with the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" due to its numerous delays and flubbed aerial stunts. The musical has also been the grist for several new plays.

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New Yorkers Receive Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

President Barack Obama presented 20 individuals with national arts and humanities awards on Wednesday afternoon in the East Room of the White House.

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NY Culture Vultures Applaud Dior's Move To Fire Fashion Designer John Galliano

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New York culture bloggers, writers and designers applauded Christian Dior's move to fire its long-time chief designer John Galliano on Tuesday over anti-Semitic remarks he allegedly made in a Paris bar.

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Two NYU Alumni Win Academy Awards

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday night, filmmakers Luke Matheny and sound editor Lora Hirschberg joined the set of New York University alumni to win Academy Awards.

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Fans Pack Auction House to Bid On Lena Horne's Estate

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

For three hours, they bid on everything from inscribed Langston Hughes books to a painting by Horne's friend Charles Alston to a pair of cuffs that Jenny Lumet will wear to the Oscars.

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$16 Million NJ Arts Council Budget to Stay

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recommended slashing taxes and government spending in his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday. But he did not propose touching the budget that the N.J. State Council on the Arts received in the last fiscal year.

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In Preliminary Budget Proposals, Mayor Bloomberg Recommends Cuts to the Arts

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The mayor's recommendations come on the heels of President Obama's proposed cuts to the nation's leading arts endowments on Monday.

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Avant Garde Musicians Take Over Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More than 200 avant garde musicians will take over the Park Avenue Armory this week for the first ever Tune-In Music Festival. The performers will play the work of contemporary composers Steve Reich, John Cage, Georg Friedrich Haas and others.

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Despite Bad Reviews, 'Spider-Man' Has Good Week of Sales

Monday, February 14, 2011

Despite a week of bad reviews, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has done well in the past week on Broadway.

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Labor Dispute Escalates Between Harper's and UAW

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

There will be a few key names missing from the masthead of Harper’s Magazine next month. Click here to read about the ongoing labor dispute between Harper's and a local union.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Displays 1770 Map of NYC

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Brooklyn Historical Society will display a map of New York City dating back to 1770 on its first floor gallery space through May. The map was supposed to come down on Jan. 17, but the society decided to keep it up due to the high demand.

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Reviewers Pan 'Spider-Man'

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Theater critics filed their reviews on Julie Taymor's troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on Monday night and Tuesday morning, ahead of opening night on March 15.

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Freddy's Bar and Backroom Re-Opens In South Park Slope

Friday, February 04, 2011

After selling to the developer of the Atlantic Yards project last spring, the 70-year-old Prospect Heights bar has moved to South Park Slope.

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New York Public Library Gets A Face-Lift

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

City officials joined New York Public Library President Paul LeClerc to celebrate the three-year, $50 million restoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on 42nd Street on Tuesday.

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Newark Prepares For Its Close-Up In Season 2 Of 'Brick City'

Friday, January 28, 2011

This weekend, Newark residents will see their mayor, Corey Booker, talk about something other than snow removal. The second season of a docu-series all about Newark kicks off on Sunday at 8 P.M. on Sundance.

 

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Vote For Your Favorite Oscar Nominee!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who do you want to win in this year's Academy Awards? Please let us know by voting below for your picks in some of the top categories.

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City Debuts Winter Broadway Discount Program

Monday, January 24, 2011

Each year, tens of millions of visitors spend billions of dollars on lodging, food and cultural events in New York City. But tourism tapers off in the winter months. This year, the city and a Broadway trade group have cooked up a new incentive to get people to open their pocketbooks and resume spending.

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