The Empire State Building is floodlit red to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, and many other events take place around the city. New York City has very high HIV infection rates so awareness campaigns are an important way to remind people the disease is still a problem both in New York and globally.
Patricia Harper has had her studio in the heart of the Garment District for five years. But as the area changes, she worries about being left behind. Story by Kate Racovolis and Laura Fosmire. To read more about this story, click here. Jeffrey Schwager runs a business selling designer clothing in the Garment District, which […]
The Garment District The Garment District spans the west side of Midtown Manhattan from Ninth Avenue to Fifth Avenue, from 34th Street to 40th Street. It is less than one square mile in area—but is key to the manufacturing history of New York City. The first purpose of the city’s garment industry was the production […]
In addition to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, November is also Native American History Month. Dustin Martin is a young Navajo designer and former New Yorker who is building a clothing brand linking Native artists in his home state of New Mexico to the fashion capital of New York City. He returned from New Mexico to design a commemorative t-shirt for Columbia University’s Native American Council.
Actor Gabriel Byrne presents Irish Rep Theatre founders Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore with the Irish American Writers and Artists Lifetime Achievement Award at a cocktail reception in Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant.
The Austrian Cultural Forum launch their “Beauty Contest” exhibition, which will run until January. The exhibition attempts to subvert traditional concepts of beauty and features performances, sculpture, video, painting and photography from Austrian and international artists.
Breslin chef April Bloomfield designed a 5-course dinner for a ‘Dining in the dark’ pop-up event at the Ace Hotel in Midtown West, where guests navigated an elaborate menu relying only on touch, taste, smell and sound. Popular in Europe as the “Dans le noir’ franchise, the first permanent Dining in the Dark location will be open in New York in October, at Andrew’s Café on 38th Street.