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Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Sidelined”

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:42:45 +0000

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In television sports coverage, it’s called a “honey shot” when they point the camera at one of the cheerleaders instead of the players. For most of the 20th century, cheerleaders were just on the sidelines of sports coverage — but in the ’70s, the exploitation of NFL cheerleaders became big business. […]



Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Slut in a Good Way”

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:24:28 +0000

BY RANIA RICHARSON | Teenagers experience love, sex, longing, and heartbreak outside the gaze of adults in “Slut in a Good Way” — a Canadian romantic comedy written by Catherine Léger and directed by Sophie Lorain. With parents, teachers, and bosses absent from the story, the focus is on the adolescent mindset, along with the […]



“Nico, 1988” at the Tribeca Film Festival: 2 Reviews

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:01:52 +0000

Glimpses of the Woman Behind the Iconic Image Review by Puma Perl | I’ve been obsessed with everything Nico since I was a teenager. I wore out three copies of the debut Velvet Underground album, and closely followed her solo career. Her cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” was a brilliant choice to open this […]



High impact: Could ‘developmental impact fees’ ease Downtown’s growing pains?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:26:39 +0000

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA Downtown’s population boom is off the charts, and to deal with it, Community Board 1 is thinking outside the box. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of Lower Manhattan residents increased by 77 percent — and by 240 percent specifically in the Financial District — but all that development imposes costs on […]



Back on the beat: Community policing program comes to the First Precinct

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:17:49 +0000

BY COLIN MIXSON These cops are armed with a smile. New York’s Finest are hoping to make friends with Lower Manhattan residents and small business owners as part of a new program that’s reviving an old-fashioned policing strategy — the beat cop — which launched in Downtown’s First Precinct last week. So, if one of […]



Police Blotter: Week of April 19, 2018

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:01:16 +0000

NAILED Cops arrested a man for allegedly ripping off some guy’s fingernail with a metal pipe on South Street on April 15. The victim told police he’d been arguing with the suspect, who afterwards allegedly followed him to his car parked near the Battery and attacked him with the pipe at 12:51 pm. Later, the […]



Beware the Coarsening

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:01:10 +0000

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warnings: First, the column you are reading is about bad behavior, moral blindness, and filthy language. As such, we need to spend a moment discussing the rendering of cuss words; a matter I have given perhaps more thought to than strictly necessary. Used for decades in newspaper comic strips, I considered […]



We Are The Champions: ‘Bathtubs’ Compels Us to Respect the Art of Industrial Musicals

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:33:31 +0000

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Powered by a personal journey as eccentric and endearing as the show business subset it plumbs with the precision of a forensic investigator, the documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” — Dava Whisenant’s quirky and compassionate directorial debut — wants you to see the world of industrial musicals through the eyes of a […]



Tangible and Social: Virtual Reality at Tribeca Immersive

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:39:13 +0000

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The stereotype of Virtual Reality (VR) is an isolated person sitting alone in a room, their head sealed within a helmet, master of a lonesome utopia. Early efforts at VR often met this cliché — but the “Tribeca Immersive” programming at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) aims to make virtual reality a […]



Transit Sam: Week of April 19, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:52:22 +0000

Dates: Thurs., April 19 – Wed., April 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Joggers will have the run of Downtown’s West Side Sunday morning and the East Side in the evening. The Nike Go NYC 5k run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will have the larger traffic effect. Runners take the […]