A year after Sandy, things remain difficult for many business owners along New Jersey’s coast. For Gigi Liaguno-Dorr, owner of Jakeabob’s Bay restaurant in Union Beach, New Jersey, it’s around 1 pm every day that she thinks about it the most. The lunchtime crowd disappeared after the storm and has yet to return.
An artist who is revered by collectors has a new show in town.
There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices. Jenn Rogien designs costumes for some of today's most popular television shows, including Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and HBO's "Girls."
Pop star Madonna's pointy corsets are now museum material. They are part of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's new show at the Brooklyn Museum.
"Don't get me wrong, he's a master of self promotion and marketing, but Banksy is all hype. I'm going to check out the Robert Indiana exhibit at the Whitney." -Melinda Woehrle
Crime is low and rents are high in New York, but graffiti is back.
Rockaway resident John Cori says the loss of the beloved boardwalk is a daily reminder of the storm and how far the area has to go. As someone who used to work at the World Trade Center, he say it reminds him of the physical losses of that tragedy.
Before Steve Jobs and Apple, there was Norman Bel Geddes. The work of the designer who shaped everything from Broadway shows to cocktail shakers to freeways from the 1920s to the 1940s is now at the Museum of the City of New York.
The portraits that defined American culture for 80 years are on display in a new show.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
"I'm just going to walk around and eat," said Lee Hernandez, newsroom producer, on this weekend's Smorgasburg food festival in Williamsburg and DUMBO.
The 60-year-old Philharmonic faces an uncertain future: the website has been offline for months and its music director is no longer with the orchestra. Can Brooklyn be a home to classical music?
Ten years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned smoking in New York City bars and restaurants, diners are puffing away again. But now, they are "vaping," or smoking e-cigarettes.
The show that introduced Americans to cubism and changed modern art is back, partly, 100 years later.
Need something to do this weekend? Our staff picks include watching a weekly game of all women's flag football in Prospect Park.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
A Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist is getting her first American museum show.
Marbles, broomsticks and plastic bottles with colorful water. Those are some of the favorite materials used by New York artist Tony Feher, on view in a new show at the Bronx Museum.
Here is a sampling of the events our colleagues are checking out around town this weekend.