This fall's marathon of high-profile Shakespeare revivals, which started on a wan note with the bloodless "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway with a motorcycle-riding Orlando Bloom, finally kicks into gear with Phyllida Lloyd's all-female, prison-set "Julius Caesar," which premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse and is now at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse.
Virtually... » more
Tomorrow has been put on hold.
A State Supreme Court judge Tuesday struck down the mayor's plans to update the city's taxi fleet with fancy Nissan minivans equipped with 21st century tech, a panoramic see-through roof and indoor lights.
Judge Shlomo S. Hagler sided with the Greater New York Taxi Association -- a group of medallion owners who sued the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission... » more
If a play about the Yankees is going to be produced in New York, you can bet that it'll be extremely sentimental and nostalgic. After all, would Yankee fans really want it served up any other way?
Eric Simonson's "Bronx Bombers," his third play about sports figures (following "Lombardi" and "Magic/Bird"), is undoubtedly the most enjoyable work... » more
There's no denying that the new Broadway musical "Big Fish" -- adapted from the visually spectacular 2003 Tim Burton film and featuring a creative team and cast comprised of musical theater pros -- contained all the ingredients to make an excellent stage musical.
So what went wrong?
A romantic adventure and fantasy-endowed bio-drama, "Big Fish," begins with Will Bloom... » more
"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" Dorothy is asked in the Munchkinland sequence of "The Wizard of Oz." In Joshua Harmon's highly entertaining dark comedy, the question posed is "Are you a good Jew or a bad Jew?"
"Bad Jews" revolves around two very pushy cousins -- the college-age, frizzy-haired Daphna (Tracee Chimo), who proudly flaunts her Judaism, rabbinical aspirations... » more
Screenings added for London 'Merrily' revival
The recent London revival of Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along," which was originally going to be screened at just a single movie theater in New York on Oct. 23, has proved to be unexpectedly popular. Due to the demand, additional screenings have been added across the city. Might this positive sign of audience interest help pave the way... » more
Long gone are the days when the James Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue was the gatekeeper for processing most of the mail in the U.S.
Now, machinery rumbles far below its floors, constructing train tracks in the $267 million first phase of its transformation into the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Station, a glamorous extension of Penn Station.
Phase 1 is slated for completion in 2016. Meanwhile,... » more
If you've noticed fewer people coughing in the streets, you're not alone.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's health department revealed Thursday that the Big Apple's air quality is at its cleanest levels in more than 50 years. Levels of sulfur dioxide, which can cause asthma, have dropped by 69% since 2007, and soot pollution has dropped by 23% during the same time, according to the mayor.... » more
Whether you like it or not, the cold is coming, and while you pack away your summer sandals and get out your warm jackets, you’ll likely realize that those seashells and bamboo floor mats might not be the right home décor for the new season.
We collected tips from two of our favorite interior designers on how to decorate and cozy up your home for the fall.
CREATE WARMTH From room to... » more
While the fall is usually a slower season for the New York City rental market, experts expect the next couple of months to be pretty competitive. With rents high and limited inventory available, a lot of New Yorkers are renewing their leases and staying put, they said.
What to know “The rental season this year, people have really found the prices to be extremely high,” said Gary Malin, president... » more