In the Shadow of the Blueberry Titans, Smaller Growers Thrive

In the Shadow of the Blueberry Titans, Smaller Growers Thrive

HAMMONTON, N.J. — Jeanne Lindsay typically apologizes for the semi-wild state of her pick-your-own blueberry patch, which she runs on the farm her in-laws began in 1941. It’s no surprise: Since her husband died 4 years in the past, Mrs. Lindsay, 75, has to handle the 16-acre homestead principally by herself. It doesn’t assist that […]

Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

Belgium Honors Congolese Leader It Helped Overthrow

BRUSSELS — The Belgian authorities imprisoned Patrice Lumumba as a rabble-rouser. When, shortly afterward, he grew to become the primary prime minister of an impartial Congo, as soon as their largest and most worthwhile colony, they supported a navy coup that culminated in his killing. On Saturday, they named a sq. in Brussels after him. […]

The Philadelphia History Museum Is Closing Its Doors (Maybe for Good)

The Philadelphia History Museum Is Closing Its Doors (Maybe for Good)

A museum devoted to the historical past of Philadelphia is closing its doorways to the general public, and it’s unclear when — or whether or not — it can open them once more. The Philadelphia History Museum, whose assortment is owned by town, has been struggling to extend income for years. City officers had been […]

Frick’s Expansion Is Approved by Landmarks Preservation Board

Frick’s Expansion Is Approved by Landmarks Preservation Board

In a serious victory for the Frick Collection, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday authorized the museum’s latest plan to increase and renovate its 1914 Gilded Age mansion — the establishment’s fourth such try to realize extra space for its exhibitions and public packages. “They recognized the strength of the plan to […]

Preservationists Protest New Frick Collection Expansion Plan

Preservationists Protest New Frick Collection Expansion Plan

One may need anticipated preservationists to be happy with the Frick Collection’s latest iteration of its growth venture, introduced in April, provided that the design — by the architect Annabelle Selldorf — requires preserving the gated backyard that upended the museum’s previous attempt to renovate its 1914 Gilded Age mansion. But on Monday, preservationists stepped […]

You Could Be in a Gay Bar Right Now and Not Even Know It

You Could Be in a Gay Bar Right Now and Not Even Know It

A lesbian bar from the 1920s. A “fairy den” from the 1890s. An Ecstasy-fueled disco from the 1990s. Celebrating the hidden locations in Manhattan the place homosexual evening life as soon as flourished. ImageThe Gay Bars That Are Gone tour paid homage to the Palladium close to Union Square, a former membership that’s now a […]

Once Home to Soldiers, Former Presidio Fort Will House New Residents

Once Home to Soldiers, Former Presidio Fort Will House New Residents

In 2013, the belief renovated two of the mothballed barracks into multitenant workplaces as “proof of concept,” stated Josh Bagley, director of actual property growth for the belief. The World Economic Forum, the nonprofit enterprise management basis, occupies certainly one of these buildings, its former mess corridor now a spick-and-span assembly area. The price for […]

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Gets ‘National Treasure’ Designation

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Gets ‘National Treasure’ Designation

The home the place the singer Nina Simone was born is in unhealthy form. The ceiling is crumbling, the partitions chipping, the floorboards sagging; stray wood planks are strewn towards the partitions. Last yr, it appeared inevitable that the home would succumb to time. But, because of the teamwork of 4 artists and a nonprofit, […]

Untrodden Broadway: The Hidden Gems of a World-Famous Street

Untrodden Broadway: The Hidden Gems of a World-Famous Street

I’m three blocks from the Broadway native subway cease, simply previous West 204th Street. Right earlier than me is a time machine, able to transporting me again to when most of Manhattan north of Canal Street consisted of hilly meadows, orchards and plowed fields. The Dyckman Farmhouse and Museum is the oldest remaining farmhouse within […]

In Portland, Ore., One Project With 2 Styles Reflects Its Neighborhood

In Portland, Ore., One Project With 2 Styles Reflects Its Neighborhood

“I think that creates a nice mix,” stated Stanley Penkin, president of the affiliation. “You put more eyes on the street, which I think is important. It creates more liveliness. It’s an opportunity for people to live and work in the same neighborhood.” The mission, which was accomplished this spring, has signed Vacasa, a trip […]