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The Little Theater That Could - The New York Times
The survival of 13th Street Repertory Company, a relic from Greenwich Village’s bohemian past, depends on the survival of its 100-year-old doyenne.
newyork  city  nytimes  greenwichvillage  theater  13thstreetrepertorycompany  theatre  offbroadway  13thstreettheatre 
december 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On | The New Yorker
As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?
orange  city  iowa  thenewyorker  smalltowns 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All Time? -- New York Magazine
The building at 190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn’t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. A few years ago, that described a lot of the neighborhood, but with the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn’t some developer turning it into luxury condos?
190bowery  newyork  city  bowery  jaymaisel  realestate  home  architecture  housing  germaniabankbuilding  newyorkmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Most Romantic 25 Minutes in New York - The New York Times
The photographer Ramsay de Give needed an escape
from the New York grind. He found it on the Staten
Island Ferry — fog, romance and serenity, all free.
statenisland  statenislandferry  ferry  newyork  city  urbanliving  nytimes  photography 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How the Evolution of L.A.'s Broadway Traces the Life of the City
In the 1930s, an Angeleno looking for a night of entertainment could roll out of his rented room in a rambling old Victorian manse (which had long ago been converted into a boarding house), hand the landlord a sawbuck for his rent and amble over to the upper station of Angel's Flight, his long shadow preceding him as the sun began its lazy, languorous descent into twilight.
losangeles  downtown  broadway  city  curbedlosangeles  urban  cities  history 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Tale of Two Schools
Fieldston and University Heights are in the same borough but worlds apart. How much understanding between their students can a well-told story bring?
newyork  city  education  schools  nytimes  nytimesmag  bronx 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit
Black and white, young and old, billionaires and shop owners — a growing chorus of optimists in Detroit is saying that the time is right to invest.
detroit  economy  nytimesmag  nytimes  city 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
« From the American Scene: The Harlem Ghetto: Winter 1948
Whenever one ponders the progress of the American ideals of freedom and equality in the framework of today’s realities, one inevitably thinks of the South—and of Harlem. How is it in Harlem in the winter of 1948? James Baldwin’s description of the Harlem ghetto also touches upon the delicate and perplexing problem of Negro-Jewish relations in this country, an unhappy complex which requires our best in understanding and courage.
commentarymagazine  jamesbaldwin  harlem  race  newyork  city 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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