Tag Archives: New York City

The Met Announces Record-breaking 6.3 Million Annual Attendance

New York, N.Y.  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and C.E.O. of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a record 6.3 million people—from the five boroughs of New York City, the local tri-state area, across the United States, and around the world—visited the Museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30 (FY15). This […]

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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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NYC Public Advocate Calls for Divestment on Gun-Selling Walmart

New York, N.Y.  New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has called on the city to divest in Walmart. In a recent letter to supporters, she wrote: New York City invests hundreds of millions of dollars in Walmart, the largest gun and ammunition retailer in America. As the New York City Public Advocate – who […]

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Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

New York, N.Y.  Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great innovations, we sometimes tend to take for granted the more elementary aspects of life, such as the ability to communicate through speech.      Roberta Lowenstein, Rita Cosby, Joey Lowenstein, […]

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Russell Simmons Calls Out NYC Mayor de Blasio re: Police Problems

New York, N.Y.  Russell Simmons reportedly used some colorful language on a radio show June 18 to describe New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. According to Capital New York, the hip-hop mogul and activist called de Blasio a “bitch” for failing to stand up to the city’s police commissioner, William Bratton, and governor, Andrew […]

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Royal Imagery of Hunt in Indian Art to be Explored in Exhibition at Met

New York, N.Y.  The expression of imperial authority is a universal aspect of royal imagery of the hunt, with rulers pursuing prey serving as metaphors for power and martial prowess. This theme is celebrated throughout the history of Indian art and found its fullest expression in the later courtly arts of manuscript painting. Opening on […]

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Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

New York, N.Y.  Fountain House Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living with mental illness, recently held its End of Annual Meeting Season Celebration. I’ve come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery […]

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Festival of New Japanese Film Opens thru NYC’s Japan Society, July 9-19

New York, N.Y.  North America’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, JAPAN CUTS presents the A to Z of new film made in and around Japan for its exciting and expanded ninth edition. Premiering a thrilling slate of blockbusters and independent features never before seen in NYC, JAPAN CUTS redefines itself with fresh sections on documentary, […]

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U.N. Chief Welcomes Obama Climate Change Plan

Obama Unveils Plan to Cut Power Plant Carbon Emissions

Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction