Living sculpture project helps migratory birds in NYC parks

BIRDLINK living sculptures by artist Anina Gerchick provide resting places for migratory birds in city parks. Photo Credit: Anina Gerchick By Sushmita Roy Updated December 9, 2018 6:08 PM PRINT SHARE Central Park and Prospect Park are globally recognized as havens for a variety of migratory birds. But just like every other New Yorker who stops […]

NY Knicks tap colorful Brooklyn artist for limited-edition game posters

This New York Knicks poster, designed by Brooklyn artist Mike Perry, will be free for all fans who attend the Knicks’ home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. Photo Credit: Mike Perry for New York Knicks   By Sushmita Roy Updated December 6, 2018 3:34 PM PRINT SHARE Mike Perry’s work, which includes the animated titles […]

Holiday Train Show returns to the New York Botanical Garden

Follow the lights up to the Bronx.
After the sun sets in the city, the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory glows from inside.

‘The Coen Brothers Go West: Costume Design for ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ comes to Queens

The Coen Brothers head back to the Old West with their latest film “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the costumes of which are now on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Fall foliage is about to peak at The New York Botanical Garden

Fall foliage is about to peak at The New York Botanical Garden New Yorkers needn’t leave the five boroughs to see the best seasonal colors in the region. Spectacular fall foliage is on display at The New York Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest.  Photo Credit: Ben Hider Not far from the city’s rising noise levels […]

Harlem Chocolate Factory makes sweets inspired by the neighborhood

At this shop, the history of Harlem is told through chocolate. The artisan chocolate shop, Harlem Chocolate Factory, sells sweets with names such as Bodega Dreams and Mangoes del Barrio that pay homage to the neighborhood. Jessica Spaulding founded the company in 2014. She helped get it off the ground by winning the NYPL’s StartUP! […]

Shirley Chisholm deserves congressional gold medal, officials say

A monument to former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is planned for Prospect Park. Photo Credit: Sushmita Roy Peering from behind her gold-rimmed spectacles stood a woman whose words still echo not just in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Baptist Church where she addressed a cheering crowd of about 500 in 1972, but in the present-day retelling of a history […]

Maria de Los Angeles’ art inspired by immigration stories, including her own

  The car’s last halt before pulling over at the San Diego Sector of the United States Border Patrol was in Tijuana, at the children’s aunt’s place. It was 1999, when the fencing on Friendship Park — the only federally sanctioned meeting point between Mexico and the United States — was a single layer. Situated between San Diego and […]

Target development in anti-gentrification group’s crosshairs as too big for Elmhurst

Queens Neighborhoods United, an anti-gentrification group, is set to appeal what they call an “illegal” development in Elmhurst, Queens, that includes a Target. According to the organization, the new development violates the local zoning laws that prohibit construction of “big-box” department stores in the area. Democratic nominees Catalina Cruz and Jessica Ramos joined residents of Jackson […]