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President of the New York Public Library Discusses Past, Present and Future

Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.

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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 12, 2011 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it known that he's exploring the idea of opening commercial casinos to increase state revenue. Capitol Report's Liz Ayers reports from Albany.VIDEO
Hector Canonge is offering English classes to local residents at the Magic Touch Laundromat in Inwood as part of a public art project. Photo courtesy of Voices that Must Be Heard.
Elyssa Ramirez for Manhattan Times  |  August 11, 2011 4:45 PM | Comments
For the month of August, multimedia artist Hector Canonge is turning a laundromat in Upper Manhattan into a language classroom for local immigrants.
Photo by Joan Marcus.
Christina Knight and Joe Harrell for NYC ARTS  |  August 11, 2011 2:38 PM | Comments
After a three-year hiatus, "Rent" returns to not-so-far off-Broadway. It's been 15 years since the musical premiered, but its themes of homelessness and AIDS are still very relevant.
The festival is part of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an organization dedicated to bringing racial equality to the African and African-American communities of the US and beyond.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 11, 2011 12:38 PM | Comments
The 2nd Annual Black August Film Festival is back with 11 full length films, shorts and documentaries centered around the life, culture and political uprisings of the African Diaspora.VIDEO
The "My NYC Story" series curated by the Fringe Festival organizers is certain to include themes familiar to urban-dwellers. "Sammy Gets Mugged" portrays a robbery from both the perspective . Photo courtesy of NYC ARTS.
Anya Gibian for NYC ARTS  |  August 10, 2011 3:17 PM | 3 Comments
With 194 shows in 18 theaters and an expected audience of 75,000, the New York International Fringe Festival can be tough to navigate. Our guide makes it easy.
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August 9, 2011 2:24 PM | Comments
The Astor Place Cube ranks right up there with the Statue of Liberty when it comes to public art.
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Heather Quinlan  |  August 9, 2011 7:09 AM | 5 Comments
Heather Quinlan spent three years producing a documentary about how New Yorkers "tawk." She shares what she's learned.VIDEO
The exhibit focuses on art in and about the Soviet Union just before the stagnant nation opened up to the rest of the world. There are over 50 works by 18 artists featured. Photo courtesy of SundayArts.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 8, 2011 4:44 PM | Comments
A showcase of Soviet life in the '80s; a never before feature of a couple of surrealist artists; a crowd of opera performances and an Off-Broadway hit!VIDEO
The line to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. Once inside, there was a three-hour wait for the "Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty" exhibit. AP/Tina Fineberg
Bridget Leahy  |  August 8, 2011 1:39 PM | 1 Comment
In the final hours of the Met's Alexander McQueen's exhibit, thousands of people from around the world braved 90-plus temperatures, pelting rain and four-hour lines to get a glimpse of the late-designers whimsical work. Couldn't hack the wait to see the exhibit? Watch the video.VIDEO
Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 36 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
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