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On Hudson Street between Houston and Clarkson, right across the street from JJ Walker Field, there is a city-owned lot where construction was recently completed on a shaft connecting to a new water pipe. More than ten years ago, when the project was planned, the Department of Environmental Protection promised to make the lot available for a new park upon completion of work. Because this is such a large space, it is a very unusual opportunity to increase park space.

The images in “Winter Stories” are narratives set in a small fictional Tuscan village in the early 1950’s; an imagined place full of dream-like memories. Through the lens of the camera, Ventura captures a unique marriage of storytelling with painting, drawing, and sculpture – all on a reduced scale. The results are intricately detailed and imagined visual scenarios.

Alex Beard lived the childhood I always dreamed of.  Introduced by his uncle, noted photographer Peter Beard, Alex was surrounded by pop-world icons including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and their many bohemian cohorts.   Their influences are evident in Beard’s work which comes across as the childlike dreams of a wise eccentric.

Iconic playboy bunny, feminist and workers’ rights advocate Gloria Steinem will be among the speakers on the steps of City Hall in support of a proposed bill currently being considered by the City Council that would support paid sick days.

NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Since its launch, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with a paid audience of over 20,000 attending the most recent event. Since 2000, all screenings have sold out in advance.

On November 16th, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is hosting their Fashion Forward fundraiser in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion(125 West 18th St between 6th and 7th Aves).  “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn, will be hosting as well as Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway.  

“The IBNYC is an alliance of independent booksellers working together to promote the cultural, literary and economic benefits of shopping at the city's diverse collection of bookstores. We are united in our goal to keep indie bookstores thriving and raise awareness of the vital contributions that these local businesses make to New York City's rich tradition as a center of publishing and bookselling.”

It’s true that littered cigarette butts are a public nuisance, and not just for aesthetic reasons. The filters on cigarettes—four fifths of all cigarettes have them—are made of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic that is very slow to degrade in the environment. A typical cigarette butt can take anywhere from 18 months to 10 years to decompose, depending on environmental conditions.

NEW YORK - Today, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, non-profit organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced that its Third Annual Heroes Gala will take place on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00PM-9:00 PM at Gotham Hall in Manhattan

Come out to support a good cause and get a good poker lesson from poker icon Annie Duke as she Chair’s the Parkinson’s Disease charity event, “Raising the Stakes.” The evening will include casino games, cocktails, dinner, dancing and prizes, including one personal poker lesson from Annie Duke and all proceeds will support the research of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.