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Stories from an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

Veteran appraiser Philip Weiss recalls some of his most memorable appraisals and gives host Rafael Pi Roman a taste of what’s to come.

Partners interviewing one another at the Mind the Gap workshop. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Warren.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  September 30, 2011 6:00 AM | 8 Comments

As students of Mind the Gap, a unique program hosted by the New York Theatre Workshop, elders and teens draw inspiration from one another.

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John Farley  |  September 30, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
After seeing Ken Burns' "Prohibition," teetotalers and whiskey-fiends alike can engage in the city's history of temperance with a Big Onion Walking Tour.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
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September 28, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
Our bike route along the Hudson River.
The Oktoberfest tradition of drinking beer from a boot comes from claims that German soldiers drank from their boots in WWI before heading into battle. Photo/Flickr Sebastien Barre
Bridget Leahy  |  September 28, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
With six food fests to satisfy, the upcoming months are going to be good to your taste buds.
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Jacob Seligmann  |  September 27, 2011 6:43 PM | 1 Comment
It took two local brothers 17 years to bring "The Big Bank," a play about a bank that loves to foreclose on people, to Broadway.VIDEO
Writer Truman Capote is seen at Studio 54 in New York City on January 7, 1978. (AP Photo)
John Farley  |  September 22, 2011 3:05 PM | 1 Comment
Find the homes of Brooklyn literary legends and learn a bit about their histories.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 19, 2011 6:19 PM | 1 Comment
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week's Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.VIDEO
Eugene Mirman, who makes regular appearances of Flight of the Concords and Adult Swim, started the film festival as an inside joke with his fans in 2008.
Bridget Leahy  |  September 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Banish those end-of-summer blues with some laughter therapy. From the A-list to the X-rated, this season's got an impressive line-up of funny on offer.
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September 16, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Shakespeare in Yiddish?
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