“The Submission” imagines the uproar when a Muslim American architect is selected as the winner of an anonymous competition to design a memorial in the aftermath of a 9/11-like terrorist attack. Author Amy Waldman talks to MetroFocus about how the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” controversy affected her narrative and the roles Vietnam Memorial designer Maya Lin and real-life 9/11 memorial designer Michael Arad played in her novel.
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their “2011 Report Card on Beaches.” All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.
While those outside the community chose to reflect with words, some of the those who live in central Brooklyn have chosen art.
Former Mayor Ed Koch reviews “Sholem Aleichem,” a portrait of the great Yiddish writer whose stories inspired the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”