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.
For the month of July 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,” updated 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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here August 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.
Lower Manhattan – Did you know?
There are some fine spots to grab a meal in Lower Manhattan.
You could try Hudson Eats
Brookfield Place, 200–250 Vesey St., 2nd level, 212-417-7000, Battery Park City,
“A vista of the Statue of Liberty, shimmering Hudson River and yachts moored at the North Cove Marina make the food taste even better at Hudson Eats, a food hall extraordinaire that opened last year. To find it, follow signs in the massive office complex or take an escalator up from the Winter Garden, a glass atrium with a grove of palm trees and park benches. The 30,000-square-foot space holds 14 fast-casual concepts and can accommodate 600 people. At lunchtime it completely fills up, so try to go in off-peak hours. Choices range from Blue Ribbon Sushi and Black Seed Bagels to Chopt Creative Salad Company and Umami Burger. In short, there is something here for everyone in your party. High marble counters are provided for a stand-and-eat experience, but for something more relaxing try for a window table where you can sit and enjoy the view.”
Dine Out Downtown (nycgo.com)
Now how about some other useful information during these trying times.
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Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze
Wed, Jul 08, 2020 – Sun, Oct 31, 2021
The Public Theater
Wed, Jul 08, 2020, 7:30 pm – Tue, Aug 04, 2020, 11:59 pm
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 – Thu, Aug 27, 2020
The Lotus Effect
Rubin Museum of Art
Thu, Jun 18, 2020 – Mon, Jan 04, 2021
Black Dance Stories
Thu, Jul 02, 2020 – Thu, Jul 30, 2020
WFUV Live Online (July 02 -July 08)
7/4 – Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic with Kurt Vile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Devon Gilfillian and more ($)
7/5 – Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” Marathon rebroadcast from July 2015, the final time that Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann shared the stage together
7/6 – Waxahatchee performs the entirety of her latest album, Saint Cloud ($)
7/7 – Ringo Starr celebrates his 80th birthday with a concert: Paul McCartney, Ben Harper, Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E. and more
7/7 – SummerStage Anywhere: Femi Kuti and DJ Rich Medina
7/8 – Dalai Lama Global Meditation: Mantras & teachings set to music; each meditation is hosted by guests from around the globe
7/8 – SummerStage Anywhere: Live session with British singer/songwriter Shura
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.