Christopher Wool on What Brought a ‘Sunday Painter’ Back to Life

“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.

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Looking Back at the Pay Phone’s New York Heyday

We scoured the New York Times photo archive for the humble yet ubiquitous pay phone.

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4 Who Helped Catch Subway Attack Suspect Now Need Help Themselves

They aided investigators after the worst subway attack in decades. Will that be enough to persuade immigration authorities to give them visas or asylum?

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He Wrapped Landmarks in Fabric. Years Later, His Art Turned Up in a Dumpster.

Hundreds of paintings by Francis Hines had been thrown away when a Connecticut man, Jared Whipple, found them — and a new life mission.

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Brooklyn Subway Attack Was ‘Entirely Premeditated,’ Prosecutors Argue

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.

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Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack

The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.

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The Owner of Angel’s Share Built (and Lost) a Little Tokyo of His Own

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.

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My Artist Ghost

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.

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This Party Stinks. That’s the Point.

Pandemic isolation, and a rejection of deodorant, finds a niche nightlife release.

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Essex Card Shop Was Destroyed by a Fire. Its Customers Might Save It.

Essex Card Shop, known for its spiritually positive manager and niche inventory, has a devoted clientele.

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When Axel Webber Was Rejected from Juilliard, TikTok Stepped In

The 22-year-old actor documented his audition process for the world to see and became a star along the way.

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Dress Shoppe II, East Villag Indian Boutique Is Closing

Dress Shoppe II, an Indian fabric and clothing shop in Manhattan, will shut its doors at the end of January.

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Theater 80 in New York City Could Become Another Pandemic Casualty

Battered by a coronavirus lockdown and conflict over a loan, Theater 80 could become another New York City casualty of the pandemic.

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Raven O, a Nightlife Fixture for Four Decades, Takes a Final Bow

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.

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How the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Author and Preacher, Spends Her Sundays

Although her church burned down a year ago, it’s still very much alive in her heart and actions.

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A Surprise for Two ‘Creatives’: An Artists’ Loft in the East Village

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.

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An East Village Boutique Where the Avant-Garde Gathered

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.

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Restaurant Review: CheLi in the East Village

In the East Village, a new contender stands out with subtle Shanghainese cooking.

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Interactive Shadowboxes Breathe Life Into the Legacies of Village Artists

“Village Voices,” an interactive outdoor exhibition, honors Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Jackson Pollock and more.

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Restaurant Review: Soothr in the East Village

Soothr, in the East Village, began as a simple noodle shop. Then the offerings grew to reflect several regions.

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Navigating Today’s Rental Market

Prices have bounced back since the height of the pandemic, but there are still ways to get a good deal.

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Is Peter Bradley Ready for Round 2 in the Limelight?

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.

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He Invited Us Into His Closet for Theater. And It Was Astonishing.

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?

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Sushi That Swims Against the Tide of Tradition

Rosella, in the East Village, comes up with one remarkable dish after another while promising that its fish were responsibly farmed or caught.

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Review: Live Theater Returns, With Mike Daisey and His Beefs

The monologuist appeared onstage, indoors, in front of a real audience, on the first day possible. Maybe he shouldn’t have rushed.

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I Lived Through the AIDS Crisis and Now Covid. N.Y.C. Got Me Through.

In this new short film, an artist finds hope in an unlikely place — the city’s storefront gates, rolling up day after day.

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How a Dancer, Drummer and Polio Survivor Spends His Sundays

At 14, Sidiki Conde was paralyzed from the disease in Guinea. Now he’s an artist living in Manhattan.

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90,000 Packages Are Stolen in N.Y.C. Every Day. How One Building Fought Back.

For neighbors in the author’s East Village walk-up, “Have you had anything stolen?” turned out to be a great conversation starter.

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The Bittersweet Tale of a Diner, a Toy Shop and a Changing New York

One is expanding. One is closing. But not all is lost.

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This Borscht Is the Essence of the East Village

The Polish diner that used to feed me is gone, so I make this soup instead. It’s almost as good.

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Fire Badly Damages Middle Collegiate Church in East Village

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.

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The Empress of East Second Street

For over 20 years, Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta and her husband, Julio Pena, have turned diners into devotees at their trattoria, Il Posto Accanto.

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Aldo Tambellini, Avant-Garde Filmmaker and Video Artist, Dies at 90

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.”

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Aiming for Perfect Asian Tapas, Even in a Pandemic

Mokyo, in the East Village, shows an unusual level of creativity and even formality.

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How an Empathy Expert Spends His Sundays

Michael Tennant, who created the Actually Curious card game, is leading virtual workshops that take on divisiveness.

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The East Village, Home of Punks and Poets: Here’s a Tour

Luc Sante, author of “Low Life,” chats about the neighborhood’s history, including CBGB, Warhol’s Electric Circus and the Tompkins Square Park riots.

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How a Celebrity Fitness Trainer Who Has Gone Virtual Spends Sundays

Akin Akman teaches his popular workouts to an Aarmy of students from a nearly empty studio.

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Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

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.

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Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect

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.

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Walter Lure, Guitarist for the Heartbreakers, Dies at 71

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.

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

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.

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