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Scene, Dec. 12, 2013

Scene, Dec. 12, 2013

On Thurs., Dec. 5., the day Nelson Mandela died at age 95, Carvel, 14, posed next to a drawing of the great South African freedom fighter and leader outside Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Carvel said, due to his age, he didn’t know much about Mandela, but that he was a great person. Photo by Q. Sakamaki

Scene, Week of Oct. 10, 2013

Scene, Week of Oct. 10, 2013

Photo by Adele Gotlib A sign on the door of the Key Food supermarket on Avenue A at E. Fourth St. made the photographer think it’s unfair that “tourists” should be allowed privileges denied to the locals. And what about sightseeing cats? she added.

Scene, Week of Oct. 3, 2013

Photo by Sharon Woolums Lower East Side musician David Peel, left, and activist John Penley enjoyed meeting up down at Zuccotti Park recently at the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Scene, Aug. 22, 2013

Scene, Aug. 22, 2013

Photo by Milo Hess Man ’n’ hands:  Life imitated art — or at least advertising — on Park Row in front of the old J&R electronics shop, above. Meanwhile, some gloves left perched atop an open sidewalk vault in Soho seemed strangely lifelike, below Photo by Tequila Minsky

Scene, Week of Aug. 15, 2013

Photo by Lincoln Anderson Aminifu Williams, 72, lately from New Jersey, was in Washington Square recently, enjoying the park scene. A jewelery artist, he sported elaborate, self-fashioned arm sleeves of shells, beads and shark teeth, which he called real. “Now that’s what I call style, ” one passerby remarked admiringly. “Peace, brother,” Williams responded, adding, […]

Scene, Week of June 13, 2013

Photo by Liza Bear At Sunday’s Solidarity Occupy Gezi protest at Zuccotti Park, a serial painting of “The Woman in Red” referred to the now-iconic news photo of a woman in a red dress being tear-gassed in the face at close range by Istanbul police. Opposition to building a mall on Taksim Gezi Park has […]

Scene, Week of April 11, 2013

  In a “radical move,” at the end of end of last year, Liz Mestres, left, stepped down as executive director of the Brecht Forum after 18 years. Mestres, along with the late Arthur Felberbaum, Mary Boger, right, Susan Boger, Carol Goldman, Bill Henning, Lisa Maya Knauer, Eli Messinger, Luis Prado and Juliet Ucelli, founded […]

Scene, Week of April 4, 2013

Scene, Week of April 4, 2013

Photo by Jefferson Siegel On Saturday, Time’s Up! held a “dance bike ride” to raise awareness of women’s, gay and transgender rights. In the season’s spirit, Easter eggs were passed out to participants before the ride. The eggs contained condoms and organizers called them “love bombs” after the seed bombs that garden activists throw into […]

Scene, Week of March 28, 2013

Tahmina Islam and her son, Dawood, 2, were among a group of three Bengali families from Jamaica Heights who rallied outside Judson Church in the Village last Friday afternoon, calling on the government to release the families’ fathers. All three men are being held awaiting deportation. The children were born in America and thus are […]

Theft and the City — bike bummer

Photo by Tequila Minsky Stefania Owen, who plays Dorrit, Carrie Bradshaw’s kid sister, in “The Carrie Diaries,” the “Sex and the City” prequel, had her bike stolen on Prince St. sometime around 1 p.m. on Wed., March 13. She and her dad, left, cable-locked their four-month-old six-speeds to a tree near MacDougal St., then went […]