He was a New York street artist — “a better painter than sketcher,” as a former colleague told City Room in May. He’s the brains behind 12 statues installed near the Plaza Hotel this spring. But the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s photographs of New York are the focus at a new exhibit up this week at the Asia Society Museum.
It does not come around often, but when it does, the Google Street View car is hard to miss.
Roosevelt Island had long been run like a colony, with local issues like transportation, real estate development and even trash pickup controlled by a board whose leaders were appointed by Albany.
One day after scaling a traffic light in Times Square — and remaining there, rapping, exercising and clogging several blocks of Midtown traffic for nearly two hours — Raymond Velasquez, 34, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon on a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, as well as lesser charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.
For nearly 10 years, The New York Times has reported on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the subsequent local and global effects of the worst terrorist attacks ever to occur on American soil. Now, with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks a few months away, we want to hear from you.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.
The usually friendly relationship between the state teachers union and the State Department of Education fissured on Tuesday with the union’s announcement that it was taking the state to court over new teacher evaluation rules.
From the annals of brazen thievery that brought you the guy stealing the safe in Queens a couple of weeks ago comes the tale of the copper rustlers of Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.