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February 2024

[caption id="attachment_5919" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The Broken Box Mime Theater's 2022 performance of "Take Shape." (Credit: Bjorn Bolinder, courtesy of Find The Light Photography)[/caption]   On a Sunday afternoon in the Garment District, a theater company drew “oohs” and “aahs” from a roomful of children — without ever

Elon Altman saw more than he heard the fedoras and shtreimels shake with shy giggles. Orthodox Jewish crowds tend to be quiet laughers.    Altman, donning a kippah, was at a Hasidic show for a Sheva Brachot — the seven blessings recited during an Orthodox Jewish wedding

[caption id="attachment_5914" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Fr. Luigi Portarulo during the Sunday Mass's homily at Our Lady of Pompeii Church. (Credit Ella Napack)[/caption]   It was late on a Thursday evening three in December. The technicians had been working all day in the half-light of the empty church. "Father

On the north side of the West 100th Street entrance to Central Park, an Osage orange tree litters the ground with its namesake, softball-sized fruits. These lime-green, exotic-looking spheres immediately pique the interest of the dozen or so strangers who gather by the tree as