Guerrilla Girls "Frida Kahlo," "Zubeida Agha" and "Kathe Kallowitz" in front of part of their exhibit at Abrons Arts Center.

Arts Watch: The Guerrilla Girls Celebrate 30 Years of Antics

Guerrilla Girls, the wonderfully notorious, and anonymous, collective of feminist masked avengers are currently celebrating three decades of subversive antics at the Abrons Arts Center. …

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My LES: Nancy Ortiz

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with lifelong Lower East Side resident Nancy Ortiz. …

The Guerrilla Girls. Photograph: George Lange

Arts Watch: What To Do in May

Here are the highlighted events from our May events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine next week: …

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Saint Mary’s Gift Shop Mother’s Day Open House is Today

Our friends at Saint Mary’s on Grand are hosting a Mother’s Day Open House Thursday, April 30th, from 4 pm – 8 pm. Their …

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Holocaust Survivors Honored on 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Buchenwald

Holocaust survivors and their families were honored yesterday at the Manny Cantor Center in a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program commemorating the 70th Anniversary …

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An Ode to Ratner’s Delicatessen

After the recent departure of the Sleepy’s mattress store on Delancey Street, the old shadow from the former Ratner’s Delicatessen sign was exposed, triggering many residents’ memories of the old kosher dairy. Thanks to Lo-Down reader Jesse Ash for sending along this poem and the link to a great NY Public Library archive of Ratner’s menu from 1987. …

Frank Benson's "Juliana." A 3D sculpture of artist Juliana Huxtable.

You Can Now Visit The New Museum’s Triennial on Tuesdays

The New Museum has just extended its hours to include Tuesdays from 11a – 6p, offering another opportunity to check out the current triennial exhibit, “Surround Audience.” We spoke with co-curator Lauren Cornell last month about the challenges of putting on a show with so many different artists from around the world. Here’s our story from the April magazine: …

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My LES: Raven Dolling

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with longtime resident Raven Dolling.

 



A photo from "Echos of the Borscht Belt" by Marisa Scheinfeld, who will be participating in the Tenement Musuem's panel, "The Stories of Ruins," on April 29th.

Arts Watch: What To Do in April

Here are the highlighted events from our April events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week. …

Left to right: Writer/Actor David Greenspan, Brooke Bloom, Keith Nobbs and director Leigh Silverman.

Arts Watch: “Helen Twelvetrees” Opens With Aplomb

David Greenspan’s new play “I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetrees” premiered on Sunday at Abron’s Arts Center. The reception after the opening was packed with New …

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Interview: Hanksy on His New Show, “Best of the Worst”

We checked in with one of New York’s favorite punsters (and street artists), Hanksy, in anticipation of his upcoming show, “Best of the Worst.”  …

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Arts Watch: Latest David Greenspan Play To Premier at Abrons

Continuing their impressive anniversary year lineup, Abrons Arts Center is presenting the world premier of I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees, the latest play by five-time …

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Arts Watch: Cush Jumbo Brings “Josephine and I” to Joe’s Pub

Olivier-nominated actress, Broadway star and now writer, Cush Jumbo (The River, Julius Caesar, “Getting On”)  has scored a five-week run of her one-woman show …

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack.

Arts Watch: Local Doc “The Wolfpack” Will Screen at Tribeca Film Fest

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack, a true story about six brothers kept locked up for most of their …

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My LES: Michael Little

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with Lost Weekend NYC owner and …