IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD Be prepared to expect the unexpected. All photos by Maggie Berkvist. From still lifes To street scenes— be they mysterious… enterprising… incongruous… or reminiscent of a Hopper painting.
By Brian J Pape, AIA THEN: The Greek Revival townhouse at 18 West 11th Street was originally built in 1845, one of four houses on the block built by Henry Brevoort Jr. for his children. It was later (in the 1920s) the home of Charles Merrill (of Merrill Lynch), whose son, the poet James Merrill,
By Keith Michael My phone vibrates on my desk. I hit “Send” on a work email before checking the message: Text? Gmail? Facebook messenger? Instagram notification? Millie’s photograph, of course, is the wallpaper on my phone. Her doe-like corgi eyes look up out of the palm of my hand, virtually, ever-hopeful for a treat. Tapping
My 5 year old son Lucas is a huge Hugh Jackman fan, especially in his role in The Greatest Showman movie. We have watched the movie a large number of times and play the soundtrack and sing our hearts out every weekend in the car. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to attend “Hugh Jackman The
Hi, Mr. G. Capsis: This is Lily. I am in third grade at PS340. Today, I met a photographer from your newspaper who wanted a photo of me and my new puppy, George. She told us that her boss was also named George. We named him George because he first lived in the country, so
WestView on Display. Photographs from two of WestView’s regular contributors, Karen Rempel and Dusty Berke, have been selected for display at an exhibit starting October 7 at the prestigious Salmagundi Club. The exhibit of artwork celebrates the diverse, unique character of Greenwich Village, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Exhibition Dates:
Suzanne Poli’s timeless black-and-white “Snowscene” on Christopher Street looking towards McNulty‘s (Rare Teas and Coffees since 1895) in winter snow depicts a time almost gone…etched in memory…Greenwich Village is “Where America Begins” and is the great architect of the American mind and culture. Aren’t we fortunate to live here…
NOT ALL OF US LEAVE TOWN IN AUGUST. MANY OF US APPRECIATE THE CHANCE TO RELAX AND ENJOY PEACEFUL PLEASURES. VISITORS COME TO EXPLORE AND SOME PEOPLE FIND THERE’S STILL WORK TO BE DONE. All photos by Maggie Berkvist.
CHINESE INTERN AT WESTVIEW: As part of a collaboration with the Foundation for Global Education, Publisher George Capsis and Chinese intern Shen Xiaowen host 40 Chinese professors at St. John’s with Father Graeme to review Shen’s experience as an intern. “We learned more about controlled news in China than Chen learned about a free community
By Roberta Curley If I could see posterity, I’d relinquish my identity, cork cerebral cacophony, and roll via schooner on a glass river to eternity my Hudson escape dismisses reality, deﬂects clouds capping crew, dredges silty ripples and dissolves shore Photo credit: Roberta Curley.
By Keith Michael …tern, tern, tern. It’s hot out here. A moment ago, when I offered Millie a treat to join me for this walk to Hudson River Park, with classic corgi insolence she raised her head from her chill spot under the air conditioner, inches from her water bowl that might jingle with the
5G IS THE NAME GIVEN TO THE MORE POWERFUL RADIATION THAT WILL DRIVE CELLULAR DEVICES like cell phones and other such instruments in the next decade and some are concerned with the health effects and that it might cause cancer and premature aging. Concerned Villager, Dusty Berke, arranged for a film showing and lecture at
By Naomi Sternstein It’s summer in the city, in case you haven’t yet heard! The grasses beg for our picnic blankets, the flowers and expansive trees muffle the usual bustle and noise. We will do anything to be outside (recent heat advisories aside, when outdoor tables on the porch of San Ambroeus or in Hudson
By Karen Rempel Marchers and spectators from around the world brought a rainbow of color and sparkle to New York City on June 30 to celebrate and support each other at the 2019 LGBTQIA+ Pride March. NYC Pride was the official host of WorldPride NYC 2019 and Stonewall 50. These events meant unprecedented millions of people
By Karen Rempel Dozens of Pride Parade spectators stopped by for a photo op at the Research Foundation to Cure Aids (RFTCA) display on Seventh Avenue, near the 9/11 Memorial Tiles display. All genders and no-genders were welcomed to wear the crown and carry the torch for the cure to AIDS. RFTCA President and Founder
IT WAS A VERY PROUD DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD and everyone came out in their true colors, including the local pets – like Spencer, this jolly little pooch in the handsome cravat ….. … and these visiting youngsters in their rainbow shawls brightening up the usually low key scene in Abingdon Square. ….Not to mention
SPACE SHOT: One of The World Science Festival’s events at Skirball Center was The Right Stuff: What it Takes to Boldly Go, featuring appearances by Michael Collins (Apollo 11 Commander), Scott Kelly (who spent a year up in the International Space Station, and Leland Melvin, (former NFL Wide Receiver who served as an engineer on
By Karen Rempel | Fashion Editor Paris is a walking city, much like New York. With very few exceptions, people wear sneakers, flats, and low boots of every variety. The man center right was an exception of sorts in socks and sandals. I love his friend’s look with the patterned shirt tucked into beltless trousers.
By Keith Michael Disclaimer: No ducks have been harmed in the writing of this article. However, be forewarned that all my duck tales are not warm and fuzzy. I need to write this quickly while Millie is napping. Any mention of something potentially cuter than a corgi (such as a downy duckling) starts her off
IT WAS THEIR SILVER JUBILEE—so, on June 15th, Abingdon Square Greenmarket threw a party, and offered cake to the many regulars who came to celebrate, including Erik Bottcher from City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s office, top right. All our usual favorites were there, offering their fresh fruit and veggies, fish, cheeses and baked goodies—and even
Six patients who received life-saving care from the first responders of Northwell Health’s emergency medical services (EMS) came back during EMS Week to personally thank the medical professionals who helped save their lives. Sam Swartz (center), who was shocked back to life after his heart stopped while en route to Lenox Health Greenwich Village during a harrowing day in
By Karen Rempel Summer began with a splash on Saturday, June 22 with Coney Island’s 37th annual Mermaid Parade. Mermaids, Neptunes, merkids, and merdogs paraded in sea-deep splendor to a crowd of over 840,000 people. The parade ended with Coney Island-born King Neptune, Arlo Guthrie, and Queen Mermaid, Nora Guthrie, together with the self-designated mayor
By Karen Rempel | Fashion Editor This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and half a century of LGBTQIA+ liberation. The first NYC Pride March was held in 1970 and the march has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the
By Karen Rempel | Fashion Editor Moon Child is a magical wonderland of fantastical creations by owner Irina Jatskova Corso. The first thing that catches your eye and draws you into the store is Irina’s mystical handmade dreamcatchers. Then you enter an enchanted forest of unique handmade jewelry crafted from earth stones and crystals for
By Robert Heide and John Gilman Yes, we were there the night of June 28th, 1969, and all the rest of those famous nights whose impact has been felt around the world. This year’s annual Gay Pride Parade will celebrate the 50th anniversary of that date, and is expected to be attended by a record
Top row, L to R: The New Me, Outraged, Girl Power. Bottom Row, L to R: Follow My Lead, And Baby Makes Three, Ferguson is Everywhere. CONGRATULATIONS MAGGIE B! The Lucie Foundation is a nonprofit organization, based in Los Angeles, whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the