May Events + Corona Culture (b) (05/26)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.”
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.

Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being. Stay Safe.


For the month of May we are going to try a different format – on some days we will go visual and offer a selection of the very best NYCity Instagram photos or YouTube videos. Some days you will find “the Nifty Nine”, all the NYC news you need to start your day, or the Top Online Travel Forums with NYC info. On other days we will offer “Corona Culture” – info and video especially suited to these difficult times.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here. Today it’s Corona Culture (b).


See an Empty NYC from a Bird’s-Eye View in This Aerial Capture During Lockdown./ Viewing NYC  Shot with a drone for a real birds-eye view.

Why Driving in New York City Now Feels “Post Apocalyptic.” / NYT
For now it’s open road, miles and miles of it.

New York Philharmonic Takes Show to Rooftops, Stairwells./ WSJ
After the orchestra canceled performances, many musicians found new ways—and reasons—to play.

Classic skyscrapers define New York. Take a virtual tour./ NYT
The Times architecture critic strolls Park Avenue with the architect Annabelle Selldorf.

‘X-Files’ Gillian Anderson in ‘Streetcar’ (LAT)
In 2014 “The X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson tackled the role of Blanche DuBois, that most psychologically fragile of faded Southern belles, in Tennessee Williams’ drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Young Vic in London. Britain’s National Theatre streams an NT Live film of that production.

Brooklyn Bridge, Star of the City: Here’s a Tour. / NYT
The Times architecture critic explores the bridge and the neighborhoods on either side with the architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.

Cannes 2020 is canceled: here are 28 of the festival’s best films you can stream right now./LAT
Films that have played the festival since 2006, and which are now available for viewing at home.

And just in case you missed it.

Cherry Trees Blossom on Schedule in Closed Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (WSJ)






We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here June 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.


WFUV Live Online (May 21-27)

Live Online
The Tweedy Show, nightly at 10:30pm
The Mavericks’ Raul Malo, regularly
Rufus Wainwright, daily
David Wax Museum, weekdays at 1p with guests
Norah Jones, Thursdays at 4pm
Ben Gibbard (Deathcab), Thursdays at 7pm
Colin Meloy (Decemberists), Fridays at 3pm
Todd Snider, Sundays at noon
The Kennedys, Sundays at 2pm
Shawn Colvin, Mondays at 12 noon
Grace Potter, Mondays at 9pm
Josh Ritter, Tuesdays at 7pm
Neil Finn, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6pm
Citizen Cope, Tuesdays
This Week:
5/20 – Bob Weir with The National
5/20 – Joseph Arthur Guitar Mash
5/23 – Andrew Combs via Outpost in the Burbs
5/23 – Bill Frisell Guitar Mash
5/24 – A Musical Memorial and Tribute with Yo-Yo Ma

Get a running list of Live and Archived online concerts at


Billboard also has some good info:

All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus 

Looking for a Refund? How to Get Your Money Back for Concert & Festival Tickets




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