“I had been on the treadmill for so long. And then suddenly I felt like I could just be an artist again,” he says. His long obsession with photo books has now taken full flight.
We scoured the New York Times photo archive for the humble yet ubiquitous pay phone.
They aided investigators after the worst subway attack in decades. Will that be enough to persuade immigration authorities to give them visas or asylum?
Hundreds of paintings by Francis Hines had been thrown away when a Connecticut man, Jared Whipple, found them — and a new life mission.
The government will ask a judge to keep Frank R. James behind bars as he faces charges in the shooting that injured at least 30 people.
The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.
The remarkable hidden history of Tony Yoshida, who transformed a single block in New York City, helped start the cocktail revolution — and inspired John Belushi to become a samurai.
Nearly 30 years ago, Denyse Thomasos forged a form of abstraction that depicted the unspeakable and unimaginable confinement in slave ships and prisons. Her work had to be seen at the Biennial.
Pandemic isolation, and a rejection of deodorant, finds a niche nightlife release.
Essex Card Shop, known for its spiritually positive manager and niche inventory, has a devoted clientele.
The 22-year-old actor documented his audition process for the world to see and became a star along the way.
Dress Shoppe II, an Indian fabric and clothing shop in Manhattan, will shut its doors at the end of January.
Battered by a coronavirus lockdown and conflict over a loan, Theater 80 could become another New York City casualty of the pandemic.
Since the ’80s, Raven O has choreographed, directed, hosted, danced and sung on many New York stages. After three final shows, he’ll return to Hawaii.
Although her church burned down a year ago, it’s still very much alive in her heart and actions.
Amanda Paulsen and Peter Zusman found a 1,000-square-foot space on Avenue C for $3,200 a month — with a basement and a backyard.
Knobkerry was a shop and gallery where Ornette Coleman hung out and Janis Joplin shopped. It is the subject of a new book and related exhibition.
In the East Village, a new contender stands out with subtle Shanghainese cooking.
“Village Voices,” an interactive outdoor exhibition, honors Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Jackson Pollock and more.
Soothr, in the East Village, began as a simple noodle shop. Then the offerings grew to reflect several regions.
Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.
He rose to the top in the 1970s with a groundbreaking, racially integrated art show in Houston, then all but vanished from view. Now he’s making a comeback.
Joshua William Gelb turned a small space in his small apartment into a blueprint for streaming during the pandemic. But what happens as real venues open again?
Rosella, in the East Village, comes up with one remarkable dish after another while promising that its fish were responsibly farmed or caught.
The monologuist appeared onstage, indoors, in front of a real audience, on the first day possible. Maybe he shouldn’t have rushed.
In this new short film, an artist finds hope in an unlikely place — the city’s storefront gates, rolling up day after day.
At 14, Sidiki Conde was paralyzed from the disease in Guinea. Now he’s an artist living in Manhattan.
For neighbors in the author’s East Village walk-up, “Have you had anything stolen?” turned out to be a great conversation starter.
One is expanding. One is closing. But not all is lost.
The Polish diner that used to feed me is gone, so I make this soup instead. It’s almost as good.
The fire tore through a vacant building early Saturday morning and then spread to Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. Four firefighters had minor injuries.
For over 20 years, Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta and her husband, Julio Pena, have turned diners into devotees at their trattoria, Il Posto Accanto.
A fixture of the Lower East Side’s ’60s art scene, he had an abiding interest in black. “‘Black,’” he wrote, “is not the opposite of white; it is a state of being.”
Mokyo, in the East Village, shows an unusual level of creativity and even formality.
Michael Tennant, who created the Actually Curious card game, is leading virtual workshops that take on divisiveness.
Luc Sante, author of “Low Life,” chats about the neighborhood’s history, including CBGB, Warhol’s Electric Circus and the Tompkins Square Park riots.
Akin Akman teaches his popular workouts to an Aarmy of students from a nearly empty studio.
Weeks before lockdown, I made a whirlwind tour of Istanbul’s public baths. It was a crash course in pleasure that helped me understand what we’ve lost since.
A new performance series, Arts on the Roof, affords some of the few opportunities to watch live dance in New York this summer and fall.
With the Heartbreakers, a shooting star in New York’s punk rock scene, he was a more proficient guitarist than many of his peers. Then came a very unpunk second act.
Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.