The New David Geffen Hall is Coming

The New David Geffen Hall is Coming

By Sarah McCully   The home of the New York Philharmonic has undergone many facelifts over the years, but its latest redesign is nearly ready to be revealed. On Wednesday, Lincoln Center announced that the long-awaited renovation of David Geffen Hall would be...
Made for the Job

Made for the Job

By Claudie Benjamin Hard to imagine someone more perfectly made for the work of a progressive activist in the NY Legislature than State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried.  First elected in 1970, he will have held this position for 52 years when he retires at the end...
MADAM: Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

MADAM: Polly Adler, Icon of the Jazz Age

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate gives LW! an inside look at her jaw-dropping biography Madam about the life of Polly Adler, the notorious “queen of vice” who played hostess to every gangster, politician, writer, sports star and Cafe Society...

Tom Miller Talk on The Original West Sider: Cyrus Clark

Learn the story of “The Father of the West Side” as only Tom Miller (internationally known for his “Daytonian in Manhattan” blog of fascinating social and architectural histories of NYC) can tell it....
The Belnord, Beresford and Barney G: West Side Stories

The Belnord, Beresford and Barney G: West Side Stories

Journalist, editor, publisher and now memoirist Peter Osnos is joined by journalists Walter Shapiro and Meryl Gordon for a fascinating discussion on the Upper West Side of the 1950s and 1960s. The Osnos family, fleeing the Nazis, settled first in the Blenord and then...