Posts Tagged ‘Midtown West’

Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera
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To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket.  The other Mozart operas […]


Design Center Opens Midtown “Get Out The Vote 2012” Exhibition

Design Center Opens Midtown "Get Out The Vote 2012" Exhibition
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A “Get Out The Vote 2012” exhibition is currently on display at the AIGA National Design Center, located on Fifth Avenue between West 21 and 22 streets in Midtown. Sponsored by the Professional Association for  Design (AIGA), the exhibition is a collection of nonpartisan posters designed to encourage citizens to head to the polls on […]


It’s (Still) the Economy, Stupid

It's (Still) the Economy, Stupid
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Midtown West is an undisputed liberal strong hold, with the majority of voters registered as Democrats. But, with just a couple weeks left before the election, our editorial team took to the streets to get a closer look at what concerns are driving voters to the polls this year.


Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met

Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met
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Richard Eyre’s updated, relocated production of “Carmen” returns to the Metropolitan Opera, replacing a traditional production by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. The trend toward modern productions is a widespread phenomenon.


LGBT Synagogue Faces Funding Shortfall for New Home

LGBT Synagogue Faces Funding Shortfall for New Home
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The planned $17 million relocation of New York’s largest LGBT synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST), from the West Village to Midtown West faces a delay of its scheduled 2013 opening due to a $5.5 million fundraising shortfall.


UNIQLO on Fifth Avenue a Success, According to UNIQLO

UNIQLO on Fifth Avenue a Success, According to UNIQLO
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When the doors of its new global flagship store open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, kicking off its first holiday sales season on Fifth Avenue and 53rd street, UNIQLO will face a test of how well it can compete in the big leagues against the likes of Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.


Where In The World Is Little Brazil?

Where In The World Is Little Brazil?
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Little Brazil has undergone many changes in past few decades. Today the once buzzing section of West 46th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues takes up no more than a quarter of that space.


Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend

Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink Opens Ahead Of Wintry Weekend
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As the snow fell in Manhattan on Saturday, Bryant Park’s newly opened ice-skating rink experienced a lull in visitors.


Cynicism, Massive Crowds Reign Supreme at Comic Con Festival

Cynicism, Massive Crowds Reign Supreme at Comic Con Festival
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New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s answer to the larger, more popular San Diego Comic-Con, has dealt with its fair share of problems since its debut in 2006. This year was no exception: Con-goers found themselves dealing with overcrowding, flagrant consumerism, and a bullying scandal worthy of Mean Girls.


Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for “Beauty Contest”

Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for "Beauty Contest"
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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.


With de Kooning Exhibition, MoMA Hopes for a Blockbuster

With de Kooning Exhibition, MoMA Hopes for a Blockbuster
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MoMA’s new Willem de Kooning exhibit has garnered excellent reviews. But like a costly Hollywood film, the show is also something of a gamble.