New Basquiat doc by filmmaker Sara Driver opens at IFC

New Basquiat doc by filmmaker Sara Driver opens at IFC

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat opened tonight at IFC Center, in Greenwich Village. The documentary, by filmmaker Sara Driver, explores the artist’s early life on the streets of New York, and how the city, and the time, shaped his...
The Great Gathering of Chefs

The Great Gathering of Chefs

Nothing brings people together like a good cause, and no one brings some of the city’s top chefs together like Alan “Battman” Batt. His latest iteration of the Great Gathering of Chefs, which took place at the Prince George Ballroom on April 24th, united, almost one...
Downtown’s Chick-fil-A in Lower Manhattan

Downtown’s Chick-fil-A in Lower Manhattan

On March 29, Downtown’s Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Lower Manhattan in the heart of the Financial District. Chick-fil-A opened with a scavenger hunt, the first 100 participants who made it back to the restaurant by the designated time won free Chick-fil-A...
Downtown Celebrates The Lunar New Year

Downtown Celebrates The Lunar New Year

It’s the year of the Dog! No, this does not mean that we have a four-legged friend as a new political leader. This past weekend on February 25, 2018, the Better Chinatown USA foundation hosted their 19th Annual Lunar New Year Parade and Festival. Downtown was in...
287 East Houston Top Off on Lower East Side

287 East Houston Top Off on Lower East Side

Keep your eyes to the sky this afternoon and you may catch a glimpse of a shining beam moving high atop the property structure for 287 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. This builders’ rite, known as a top off, is the celebration of the final beam being...
Sing for Hope Pianos In NYC This Summer

Sing for Hope Pianos In NYC This Summer

This summer, residents of all five boroughs will have their chance to tickle the ivories in public spaces and parks. Sing for Hope, a non-profit that works to extend the arts and music to those who need it most, is bringing 60 Sing for Hope Pianos to the city of New...
Billion Oyster Party

Billion Oyster Party

The Billion Oyster Party  is a few days away! On May 18th, the Billion Oyster Project will host its fourth annual party bringing together 50 oyster farms and 20 top NYC restaurants at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York. Get your Oyster Fix on What’s your...
Tracing the Evolution of Downtown Living

Tracing the Evolution of Downtown Living

This story originally appeared in Downtown Magazine’s Premier issue, Winter 2010. Life As They Knew It It may seem hard to think of Lower Manhattan as a neighborhood. The word “Downtown” conjures up images of glass and steel skyscrapers, power lunches and money...