Arts & Culture

The North Pole in Red Hook

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Brooklyn has been the home of New York City’s own Santa’s workshop.

This month giant, glossed peppermints dried near stray Charlie Brown heads, perfectly round and bald except for a couple line-drawn squiggles of hair — the last preparations for Macy’s famous holiday window displays that were unveiled Friday at the retail giant’s Herald Square store.


Portals to Other Worlds

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Art can bring people together. That’s the goal of Shared Studios’ “Portals” project, which uses audio-visual hookups in old shipping containers in New York to connect people around the world.

During “The Museum Imagined” show curated by Lily Wei, participants got the chance to enter the portal in Chelsea’s Danese/Corey gallery and communicate with folks in Afghanistan, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Honduras and Mexico.


“League of Legends”-Con Booms

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Born in Korea in the 1990s, eSports are growing increasingly popular in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia. “League of Legends,” with more than 67 million players each month, is the champion of the genre. The online fantasy game, created in 2009, began with 40 characters and now has more than 125.

Scores of fans, many dressed as some of those characters, flocked to a celebration of “League of Legends,” hosted by its creator, Riot Games, and Tribeca Games. Riot Games executives promised that more characters are on tap.


Artists Ousted From Harlem

Monday, November 9th, 2015


A West Harlem building that housed two dozen artist studios was cleared out on Halloween to make way for a commercial complex — closing one of the last affordable spaces for the neighborhood’s creative community.


A Band’s Long Running Tradition

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Halloween Tots on Parade

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

A Haunted Walk in the Park

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

AudioFiles: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sunday, October 11th, 2015


Friday, June 19th, 2015