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 June 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 (c).
When Manhattan was Mannahatta: a stroll through the centuries./ NYT
From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of lower Manhattan.
Pondering the end of the world? An apocalyptic entertainment guide, if you can’t help it. / LAT
For those seeking content about the end of the world during the coronavirus crisis, we’ve curated a guide to apocalyptic entertainment for your viewing, reading or listening pleasure.
The Hidden Feats that Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers./ NYT
The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Take a virtual tour with the New York Times architecture critic.
New York Comedian Finds Humor in Andrew Cuomo’s Dad Riffs./ WSJ
Maria DeCotis has caught fire on Twitter with her short videos miming along with audiotape from the governor’s daily coronavirus briefings.
Here she is: Maria DeCotis on Twitter
Aerial View of New York City Amidst Coronavirus Quarantine. / Viewing NYC
Shot with a drone for a real birds-eye view
Queens Diner Serves Up Hamburgers, Fries and a Makeshift Drive-In Movie. / WSJ
Tickets for film nights at Bel Aire Diner in Astoria sell out quickly, prompt car rentals
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, now available for viewing at home.
And just in case you missed it.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here July 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.
WFUV Live Online (June 11-June 17)
6/11 – Wine & Vinyl Hour with Mayer Hawthorne live on YouTube Thursdays at 9pm
6/12 – The SummerStage Anywhere weekly series starts with a collaboration with VOICES (based on Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”) and several artists sharing timely pieces reflective of our current climate
6/14 – Brandi Carlile performs ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter‘ at 9pm
6/14 – Joan Osborne, City Winery CWTV at 7pm (all request and dedications, $)
6/15 – Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) full discography livestream series ($) supporting her band and crew, Mondays at 9pm – Full album: Ivy Tripp
6/16 – Bloomsday on Broadway starting at 8am – the 39th celebration of of James Joyce’s brilliant Ulysses, with Stephen Colbert, Brian Cox, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Kate Mulgrew, Cynthia Nixon, Fiona Shaw and more with music and readings via YouTube
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – STAY SAFE.