Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
Some people peak in college. Others in their 50s. Then there is Bel Kaufman. Born in Berlin and raised in Odessa and Kiev in the midst of the Russian Revolution before emigrating to New York, this master story-teller is a century-old legend. And she’s got a heckuva sense of humor.
Monday marks the 350th Anniversary of Staten Island. The proprietors of Great Kills bagel store, who were busted selling prescription pills and guns, were really excited to celebrate.
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim’s mobile lab in the East Village.
This week’s picks include a project to rebuild an experimental art venue in Queens, a portable reading room and Brooklyn’s first New England-style clam shack…on the Gowanus Canal.