Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is. At that time, a white, suburban kid like myself in search of loud entertainment of the arena-rock variety did not even think of going to Newark.
“DAMN!” documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan — perhaps New York City’s zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer — and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.
Many construction workers — long-standing supporters of the controversial Atlantic Yards project — are becoming disillusioned and angry as promised jobs fail to appear.
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations — none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
With housing reeling from the bubble and the bust, the mayor still sees zoning as the key tool for creating affordable homes. Gotham Gazette reports.
A $550 million campaign to modernize the Empire State Building has turned the icon from gritty to green over the past five years — and the change is attracting tenants from all over the globe.