Categories Archives: NYC Arts & Culture

A Look at NYC in Near Shutdown Mode

March 21, 2020, New York City:
By Mike Leventhal APB Staff Reporter

 

New York City is becoming the new epicenter of the novel coronavirus spreading across the country — with 10,764 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 99 deaths.

The city’s …

Dozens Gather to Protest Casting of Amar Ramasar in West Side Story at Broadway Premiere


Friday, February 21, 2020

By APB Staff Writer

New York City

Midtown Manhattan: Protesters gathered outside the Broadway premiere of “West Side Story,” to demonstrate outrage at the casting of ballet dancer and cast member Amar Ramasar.  The NYPD reports …

Greta Thunberg Leads NY Protest For Climate Change Action

 

September 20, 2019 | By: APB Staff Writer
Lower Manhattan: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg participated in the New York climate strike protest in Foley Square, and lead the march to Battery Park, followed by a rally where she …

Annual Dominican Day Parade Steps off onto Sixth Avenue Under a Bright Sun

 

August 2019 – Midtown Manhattan – By APB Staff Writer

Parade goers marched proudly up Sixth Avenue in midtown on Sunday to celebrate Dominican culture and its heritage for the 37th annual Dominican Day Parade.

Large crowds filled both

Pride Concert Draws Thousands to Stonewall Inn Landmark in the West Village

 

Friday June 28, 2019 – Manhattan, NY

By APB Staff Writer

Thousands crowded the streets and sidewalks near and in front of the Stonewall Inn for a star-studded concert and rally celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1969 rebellion …

NEW YORK ST. PATRICK’S DAY BANNER SPARKS CONTROVERSY

Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of Irish republican party Sinn Féin, created sparked controversy after appearing at the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Midtown Manhattan

By APB Staff Writer

Mary Lou McDonald, the leader …

The Strand Bookstore Offers Compromise to Avoid NY Landmark Building Status

 

February 2019 – Lower Manhattan
By Mike Leventhal APB Staff Reporter

In a emotional and sometimes combative second hearing before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the owner of the iconic Strand Bookstore, Nancy Bass Wyden, continued her …