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 (a).
These Stunning George Steinmetz Aerial Images Show Empty NYC Under Coronavirus Lockdown | Viewing NYC / shown on “CBS This Morning.”
a 6 minute video of a virtual ghost town.
‘Surreal’: What It’s Like to Ride a Motorcycle Through New York Right Now (NYT) The video of the scooter riding down an empty 7th Ave. is especially interesting.
Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Marvel: A Virtual Tour (NYT)
an informative discussion between NYT architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and historian Daniel Okrent. Don’t miss the great photos of Rocky Center.
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
Now Virtual and in Video, Museum Websites Shake Off the Dust. (NYT)
Critic’s guide to the best online presentations from the world’s leading art palaces and picture galleries.
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.
Brooklyn, Before It Was a Global Brand: Walk Its History (NYT)
A few hundred years in the borough, from the brownstones to the shipyards. The NYT critic chats with fourth generation Brooklynite and historian Thomas J. Campanella.
Wonderful photos all over the borough, especially Brooklyn Heights.
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 18-June 24)
6/18 – Levon Helm’s 80th birthday: Phil & Grahame Lesh, Mavis Staples, Buddy Miller, Margo Price, Dawes, Wood Brothers, The Lone Bellow, The War and Treaty, Son Little, the Midnight Ramble Band ($)
6/19 – Michael Franti Stay At Home Concert World Tour ($) Work Hard And Be Nice Release Party
6/19 – SummerStage Anywhere honors Juneteenth with a digital day of dance
6/20 – Small Business Live: Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, Nathaniel Rateliff, Brandi Carlile, Allen Stone, T-Pain and more
6/20 – Preservation Hall: “Round Midnight Preserves” with Dave Matthews, Dave Grohl, Beck, Elvis Costello, Nathaniel Rateliff, Irma Thomas, Jon Batiste, Jim James & more, New Orleans music
6/20 – Clearwater’s Great Hudson River “Virtual Revival” – Judy Collins, David Amram, Tom Chapin, John McCutcheon, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Emma’s Revolution, Guy Davis, The Chapin Sisters and more
6/21 – Dear Father: Colin Hay and City Winery – Billy Bragg, Bruce Cockburn, Dar Williams, Fantastic Negrito, Nikka Costa, Glen Phillips, Joan Osborne, Jorma Kaukonen and more, hosted by WFUV’s Rita Houston. ($)
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – STAY SAFE.