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Looking Back at 100

Oct 25, 2004

  It Happened In 1904: • Looking Back at 100 • How The Subway Shaped New York • A Century Of Subway Activism • Times Square: 100 Years of Pleasure and


Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2004 State of the City Address

Jan 08, 2004

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Minority Leader, Members of the Council, Comptroller Thompson, Public Advocate Gotbaum, Borough Presidents, distinguished guests, including Lieutenant-Governor Donohue and Mayor Koch, and one other very special guest. A


A National Theater at Ground Zero

Sep 29, 2003

More than 70 arts groups responded to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s invitation to move to Ground Zero, but the one making headlines came from an organization that does not


Who Needs Art Criticism?

Feb 04, 2003

When the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick heard that the New York Times was sending a critic to a preview performance recently, the director canceled the performance rather than


Artists' Visas

Nov 01, 2002

  "Arts and culture is something that carries with it a patina of goodness and purity, but it can be misused, and it's our job to see if somebody


9/11/02: Art And Culture

Sep 09, 2002

 Before 9/11, few New Yorkers had heard of the Flea Theater, just north of the WTC site; after 9/11, people across the country --teachers, mothers, and businessmen -- knew about


Corporate Giving

Jul 01, 2002

When the Metropolitan Museum of Art needed a new president, in 1999, they did not ask an art historian, or even an arts manager; instead, they asked David McKinney, former



Apr 01, 2002

At a conference about the future of theater in New York held last November, Jed Bernstein, president of the League of American Theatres and Producers, said that, if Broadway's actors,


Culture and the World Trade Center Site

Mar 01, 2002

It may be too soon to declare a consensus about rebuilding the World Trade Center site, but even at this early stage, it seems clear that culture will play a