Does Public Art Have an Afterlife?

Public artworks have the power to uplift a city. Sometimes they end up in a museum, but other times in a dumpster.

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New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

#abortion, #albany-calif, #constitutions, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #firearms, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #sepulveda-luis-r, #state-legislatures, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zeldin-lee-m

N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

#abortion, #albany-calif, #constitutions, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #firearms, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #sepulveda-luis-r, #state-legislatures, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zeldin-lee-m

As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback

Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

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Midtown Manhattan Has a Pulse Again

Tourists, office workers and New Yorkers from other neighborhoods are returning to — and enjoying — the heart of the city.

#bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #garment-district-manhattan-ny, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations

How a 7,000-Ton Broadway Theater Was Hoisted 30 Feet

The Beaux-Arts interior of the Palace Theater is a protected landmark, so developers had to devise a plan to raise it three stories in their effort to add more retail space.

#building-construction, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #palace-theater, #real-estate-commercial, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

For New York to Get Better, Times Square Has to Get Worse

The economic future of New York depends on everyone coming back, not just the tourists. Too bad office workers don’t want to join them.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #nycco, #palace-theater, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rxr-realty, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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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Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

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Most of Broadway Ends Vaccine Checks as Cases Rise in New York

While for-profit theater owners and operators agreed to stop checking proof of vaccination this week, several nonprofit Broadway theaters continue to require it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lincoln-center-theater, #masks, #roundabout-theater-co, #shubert-organization, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

What to Eat, See and Do in Manhattan 

Broadway enthusiasts, art aficionados and food lovers will find new offerings in and around Times Square and in neighborhoods below 42nd Street, heralding the promise of a vibrant recovery.

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Will We Give the Subway a Second Chance?

What we lose when public spaces no longer feel safe.

#hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Will the Virus Cooperate With Broadway’s Spring Rebound?

It will be the busiest April for Broadway openings in more than a decade. But some of its biggest stars have been sidelined by positive tests.

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A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

New York is far safer and stronger than in the ’70s. But after a flood of sad news, many people are struggling to find grounds for optimism.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Now Is the Winter of Broadway’s Discontent

Curtains are rising again after the Omicron surge caused widespread cancellations, but attendance has fallen steeply. Nine shows are closing, at least temporarily.

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Woman Dies After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

The police said the woman, who was Asian, was shoved in front of an R train as it approached a 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #shoving, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City’s Mayor

Eric Adams, the city’s second Black mayor, faces difficult decisions over how to lead New York City through the next wave of the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #inaugurations, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How to Watch the Times Square Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve

The longstanding tradition will return to Times Square this year, with some safety measures in place, as Covid-19 surges. Here’s how to watch.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-years-rockineve-tv-program, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Patti LuPone on ‘Company,’ Stephen Sondheim and More

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, I’ll drink to that!” she belts onstage in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” as Broadway reopens. So. Will. We.

#actors-and-actresses, #company-play, #deaths-obituaries, #evita-play, #juilliard-school, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #lloyd-webber-andrew, #lupone-patti, #madonna, #manhattan-nyc, #murphy-ryan, #patinkin-mandy, #shutdowns-institutional, #sondheim-stephen, #stritch-elaine, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #women-and-girls

New Year’s Eve Will Return to Times Square for Vaccinated Guests

The event will return at “full strength” after pared-back festivities last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Attendees will have to show proof that they are fully vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-year, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Fully Vaccinated People to Be Allowed in Times Square for New Year’s Eve Festivities

The announcement comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio is preparing for his successor, Eric Adams, to take over as the next mayor of New York City.

#acitystirs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization

Acrylic Nails Get the Fine Art Treatment

The artist Pamela Council used 350,000 nails to construct a new public work, open to visitors of Times Square.

#art, #beauty-concept, #black-people, #council-pamela, #fountains, #nails-body-part, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Live Performance Is Back, With New Rituals Joining the Old Ones

Seeing theater these days can involve waiting in lines to show proof of vaccination and getting rapid coronavirus tests for young children. Many fans seem undeterred.

#broadway-league, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-walt-theatrical-productions, #hamilton-play, #the-lion-king-play, #the-nutcracker-ballet, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #tkts-booth-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Nurse Dies After She Is Knocked to Ground in Times Square

Maria Ambrocio, 58, who worked through the pandemic in a New Jersey hospital, was knocked down by a man who was fleeing after snatching a cellphone, the police said.

#adams-eric-l, #bayonne-medical-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #robberies-and-thefts, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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How a TV Ad Enticed Broadway Crowds Right After 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was meant to appear; Elaine Stritch arrived just in time. Recalling the “I Love New York” spot that helped dispel the fear in Times Square.

#advertising-and-marketing, #broadway-league, #september-11-2001, #television, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Nick Cave Digs Deep, With a Symphony in Glass

For his new installation of mosaics in New York, the artist ventures below Times Square.

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Virus Fears Prompt a Major New York Theater to Postpone Its Return

As the Delta variant spreads, Signature Theater delayed its planned October opening of “Infinite Life,” a new play by Annie Baker.

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After Another Times Square Shooting, Police Officers Will ‘Flood’ Area

The second shooting in the tourist destination in two months came as New York City is emerging from the pandemic and confronting a wave of gun violence.

#de-blasio-bill, #firearms, #police, #police-department-nyc, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

A New Yorker’s Defense of Midtown and Times Square

As awe-inspiring as the emptiness of 2020 was, it’s the people (yes, those we exasperatedly call crowds when commuting) who make me feel at home.

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No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

#broadway-up-close-walking-tours-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #dolan-tim-1985, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #travel-and-vacations, #walking

N.Y.C.’s Subway Musicians Return to M.T.A. Platforms

After 14 months away, authorized performers returned to train platforms to play for a reduced ridership.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #music, #new-york-city, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #street-performers, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Times Square Shooting Suspect Arrested in Florida

The police said Farrakhan Muhammad opened fire during an argument with his brother, shooting bystanders including a 4-year-old girl.

#fugitives, #muhammad-farrakhan, #police-department-nyc, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #united-states-marshals-service

Mayoral Candidates Respond to the Shooting in Times Square

The contenders said the episode was emblematic of a growing crime problem and moved quickly to describe how they would address the issue.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections-mayors, #firearms, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #stringer-scott-m, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Shootings and Subway Attacks Put Crime at Center of N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

Rising concerns over crime have led candidates to issue strong appeals for public safety, less than a year after the city was under pressure to defund the police.

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After Times Square Shooting, Adams and Yang Stress Support for N.Y.P.D.

Eric Adams and Andrew Yang, among the front-runners in the New York City mayor’s race, said the shooting underlined the importance of public safety.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #elections-mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Times Square Shooting Injures Woman and Child, Police Say

The police said that the child and two other victims, both women, were expected to survive.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

#actors-and-actresses, #culture-arts, #diller-barry, #geffen-david, #hello-dolly-play, #jackman-hugh, #movies, #rudin-scott, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-book-of-mormon-play, #the-music-man-play, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #to-kill-a-mockingbird-play, #tony-awards-theater-awards, #west-side-story-play, #wilson-rita, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #manhattan-ny-attack-october-2017, #terrorism, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #ullah-akayed

New York Times Reporter Writes About Missing the Office

Incredibly, we have all worked remotely for a year. But I’m homesick for our office.

#barry-dan, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

The Sunday Read: ‘The Case for the Subway’

It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

The Return of High Schools in New York City

Students who signed up for in-person learning can go back later this month, and all students can resume sports.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #lincoln-square-manhattan-ny, #movies, #new-york-city, #porter-meisha-r, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

The Union Moved. The Beloved Mosaic Mural Couldn’t.

The architect David Adjaye spurred a painstaking re-creation of a doomed artwork for its new home — and added a homage to the union’s place in social justice history.

#1199-seiu, #adjaye-david, #anton-refregier, #architecture, #art, #black-people, #gresham-george, #miotto-mosaic-art-studios-inc, #miotto-stephen, #murals, #organized-labor, #relocation-of-business, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Joe Allen, Theater District Restaurateur, Is Dead at 87

His restaurant Joe Allen and another he opened next door, Orso, have been popular hangouts for celebrities and celebrity-watchers and the flagships of an international empire.

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Will Indoor Dining Resume at City Restaurants?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the virus “holiday surge” was beginning to recede, which meant that relaxed restrictions were being considered.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #sobelle-geoff, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #z-pamela

New Year’s Lawbreakers: 3 N.Y.C. Parties With Hundreds Are Broken Up

New Year’s Eve was mellow for most New Yorkers, and Times Square was practically empty. But some could not resist the lure of a big night out.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-york-city-sheriffs-office, #parties-social, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

This Is How New Yorkers Will Remember a Year They Can’t Wait to Forget

“There’s some pieces of normalcy that I don’t really want back,” said one New Yorker. “Our normal wasn’t always ideal.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #new-year, #new-york-city, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

This New Year’s Eve, Times Square Will Be Filled With Hope. But Not People.

Celebrations will be muted as 2020 finally comes to an end, but they will bring much-needed touches of grace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

How the Networks Will Fill Airtime on a Quiet New Year’s Eve

In a typical year, shots of raucous parties from around the world dominate news programming. This year, the networks had to get more creative.

#abc-inc, #cnn, #cohen-andy-1968, #cooper-anderson, #countdown-entertainment, #daly-carson, #national-broadcasting-co, #new-year, #new-york-city, #public-broadcasting-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seacrest-ryan, #television, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

New Year’s Eve 2020: How to Celebrate

The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.

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