Friday, September 21st, 2012
Two Greenwich Village community activists recently removed iconic tiles from one of the city’s first 9/11 memorials, foiling official plans to store them at an Albany museum. Now the director of a leading ceramics organization that was working on the Albany plan is charging that the two activists have “gone rogue.”
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Ron Ben-Israel, a big macher in the world of wedding cakes, had a question for Martha Stewart. The Soho-based baker already enjoyed a longstanding professional relationship with her, so, when he ran into her a few months ago, Ben-Israel took the chance to ask: How does she do it all at once?
“She rolled her eyes,” he recalled, “and she said, ‘I have a schedule, we put everything on the schedule, and then I stick to it.’ ”
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
When Jon Morris looked up after arriving in New York from Kentucky four years ago, he could not see stars. He felt disconnected from the rhythms of nature. So Morris decided to make his own stars in the Hudson River and share them with New Yorkers.
On the decaying wooden stumps of Pier 49, off Bank St., 150 solar-powered LEDs shine in white and blue, perched inches above the water. “Reflect the Stars” is an interactive public art project conceived by Morris, creative director for Windmill Factory, which organizes art events with corporations and nonprofits to bring attention to social and environmental issues.
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