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The Flea, an Off Off Broadway Fixture, Opens New Theater in TriBeCa

The Flea Theater has moved into a new building in TriBeCa, and has been … Now, 21 years later, the Off Off Broadway nonprofit is going to be raising …

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Philip Guston and His Barbed-Pen Nixon Years

Guston and his friend Philip Roth made Richard M. Nixon the object of satire. Scores of Guston’s Nixon drawings will be featured in a show at …

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Schomburg Center in Harlem gets $22 million facelift

A $22 million facelift for Harlem’s Schomburg Center got started Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Part of the New York Public Library system, the Schomburg …

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Archtober Building of the Day #1> The Public Theater at Astor Place

Many “Building of the Day” tours demonstrate the vibrancy of New York City, as it manifests itself in public spaces, public buildings, and, today, in the …

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Frick Seeks to Expand Beyond Jewel-Box Spaces

Joining a trend toward major expansions, the Frick Collection, known for its intimate, jewel-box galleries, will announce on Tuesday plans for a new six-story wing …

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Flea Theater Gets a Place to Call Home

In the post-Sept. 11 devastation, when Lower Manhattan was effectively shut down and New Yorkers stayed home, the Flea thought its days as an Off …

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Flea Theater To Open Three-Stage Complex

The project’s cost — $16.9 million of which has been raised so far from public and private funds — will cover construction as well as …

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At Brooklyn Library’s New Center, Books Are Secondary

The young couple burst through the great bronze doors of the main Brooklyn Public Library 15 minutes before closing time one recent Sunday with an …

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Bit Parts but No Bit Players at Public Theater Dedication

To be or not to be a Shakespearean actor, that was the question. The man who was about to read from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” …

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Come for the Drinks, Stay for the Drama, at the Public Theater

Not everyone at the Public Theater was thrilled about plans to put a snack bar smack-dab in the center of Joe Papp’s historic theater lobby. …

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Big Ticket | Sold for $88,000,000

The sale of an $88 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West was entered into the city record books this week, enshrining it as both …

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Frick Portico Gallery

Balanced on a pedestal at the end of the Frick Collection’s newest gallery, Diana, goddess of the chase, appears to have just leaped back across …

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A Jewel Box for Translucent Treasures

In light of the glass-box atrium plugged into the J. P. Morgan Library & Museum a few years ago, New York cultural custodians might have …

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Enclosing a Frick Portico Would Create a Gallery

Seeking to create a new gallery for sculpture and decorative objects, the Frick Collection is planning to enclose in glass the portico on the north …

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In Frick’s Basement, an Unkown Masterpiece

Every now and then in New York City, you will come across a thing so perfectly useless it reminds you of an old idea you …

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Enter Theatergoers, Gently Welcomed

The changes will seem subtle: inside, a mezzanine balcony that projects over the lobby, and outside, a new gradual staircase leading up to the entrance …

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It’s a Workspace in Progress

As she dashed up the stairs to her Bowery loft, the on-and-off site of her performance space since 1991, her streaked blond hair bounced like …

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A Gigantic Job for Window Fixers

After a thousand years artisans are still using muscle, sweat and painstaking craftsmanship to preserve exquisitely painted pieces of colored glass that adorn majestic places …

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The Pierre, It Turns Out, Isn’t Ageless

The Gibson is not a particularly difficult cocktail to prepare, and yet it is. Joseph Dacchille, one of three staff bartenders at the Cafe Pierre …

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A Change of Scene for Frick’s Fragonard

The six major panels from Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Progress of Love” series at the Frick Collection have moved, temporarily, to the museum’s East Gallery so that the late-18th-century-style …

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They Are Artists Who Are Women; Hear Them Roar

The combination of the “Global Feminisms” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, whose inauguration this show celebrates, is like …

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Ms. Chicago, Party of 39? Your Table’s Ready in Brooklyn

Judy Chicago says that even at 67 her early struggles as a female artist remain fresh. So, yes, seeing “The Dinner Party” in its permanent …

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Fixing a Leaky Roof, a What a Roof!

In the natural life cycle of Manhattan’s landmarks, the force of weather and the relentlessness of time have conspired to burden this generation of New …

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Historical Society Collection Is Slightly Damaged in a Fire

A fire last week in an annex where the New-York Historical Society stores manuscripts and other documents did minimal damage to the collections of old …

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Renovation Question: Stay Open or Shut?

PLEXIGLASS boxes protect the lions flanking its south entrance, and a plywood ramp covers its stairs, the better to roll crates of precious artworks into …

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Once It Held Many Pages; Now It Has Many Stages

OPENED in 1854 as the Astor Library, the Joseph Papp Public Theater is both one of New York’s oldest public buildings and a benchmark 1960’s …

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Bronx Church Gets Grant, Despite Spat

The cardinal and the priest, it seems, have made up. Or at least their spat did not interfere with a major donation to repair the …

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Movie Congregation Wonders: Will Rabbi

The cello is a large instrument. But Cello, the restaurant, could hardly be smaller. It’s tucked into the basement of an an Upper East Side …

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Inside Decorator Laura Santos’s Sprawling Five-Story Manhattan Townhouse

Thin may be in when it comes to fashion, but in the exclusive realm of Manhattan townhouses the prevailing attitude is the broader the better. …

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Streetscapes/53 East 77th Street; A Medieval-Style House With a Murder in Its Past

The curious medieval-style house at 53 East 77th Street was built in 1901 but completely altered in 1927 to include some of New York’s most …

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