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Synagogue caught in neighborhood conflict over building skyscraper on Upper West Side


Hanging on the wall in Congregation Habonim’s entryway, architectural plans and collages depict the synagogue’s future home. The designs include a garden, chapel, nursery school, event spaces, and an elegant sanctuary. For the synagogue, the move promises big improvements. Their current location at 103 West End Ave is too small, forcing key services, like Bar […]

Kent Jones reflects and bids farewell to the New York Film Festival


    Over the last 57 years, the New York Film Festival, which has been hosted in Lincoln Center theaters since 1965, expanded its programs and grew its audiences, breaking its own attendance records in 2018. But now, the person who has been credited with much of the festival’s growth in the last seven years is leaving.

311 Complaints: Call center data offers false portrait of indoor environmental health hazards


The Upper West Side has filed the most complaints for indoor
environmental problems since 2010. But other neighborhoods have far
more severe indoor environmental health complications.