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Bloomberg News Eviscerates NYU’s Expansion Plans

"...a yellow-brick, 26- story dormitory that pierces the Greenwich Village sky like a jaundiced thumb."

Blame It on Rothko

A spat between historic preservationists is spilling into newspapers and blogs.

New Article: New York City Council Mulling Mandate for Employee Sick...

"Even in the health care law that passed Congress," said one opponent, small business is defined as 50 or fewer employees."

No NYU President at Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial?

Honoring the victims of a horrific fire 99 years ago. But not if you're NYU?

NYU President John Sexton: The Rasputin of Greenwich Village

On Sexton's watch, great damage to New York University has been done.

New Article: NYC to Re-Examine Waterfront, First Plan Since 1992

Vision 2020, Gotham's new strategy to revitalize and capitalize on its waterfront, builds on an 18-year-old plan.

The Malling of Gotham

Since the malling of Gotham has tentacles spreading in every direction, the question is what to do about it.

What the Closing of the Ohio Theatre Really Means

One of Soho's last non-commercial arts centers will close Aug. 31. The arts community itself is to blame.

Busy as a Beaver

The New York State Legislature should revisit the Historic Preservation Tax Credit one more time -- and include some progressive ideas.

Of Preservation and Parking Lots

In a town that loves comebacks, adaptive reuse seems right up Gotham's alley.

NYC Artist-Landlord Tax-Break Proposal Already Struggling for Support?

A consensus exploring a pro-arts real-estate tax credit in Gotham is emerging, but it needs public support.

NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs to Slash Spending at Midyear?

Is this more evidence that the nonprofit arts business model is fundamentally dysfunctional?

The Wing and More Than a Prayer: The Springboard NYC Program

When I first entered the industry, I wish there had been a program like this.

Movement Seen for Tax-Break Plan for NYC Landlords Leasing Space to...

A proposed tax break for landlords who give "longer leases at below-market rates" to artists is gaining political momentum in Gotham.

The Phantoms of Holden Caulfield’s Youth

If we lose the unique stock that defines its sense of place, New York City will be "like everywhere else, but more expensive and less convenient."

Cultural Innovators Rev Your Engines: A Choice Rockefeller Grant Returns

New strategy for cultural production? Step right up and submit your organization's idea on line.

Can Los Angeles Teach Gotham About City Planning and Historic Preservation?

No one knows which of the city's undesignated structures -- 97 percent of the stock -- may have historic significance and which may not.

Will You “Give the Gift of Culture” This Holiday Season?

Alliance for the Arts launches its annual campaign to get people to open their arts-oriented wallets.

Dear Michael Bloomberg

Maybe now, Mayor Bloomberg, you'll not treat New York City solely as a business. It's a city.

Performing Arts Publisher Glenn Young Releases Blistering Anti-Bloomberg Essay

How is it that we can spend eight years and the better part of a trillion dollars defending the principle of democracy in a couple of countries halfway around the world, but not in our own city?
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