This is a powerful event folks. Women from all walks of life and professions will gather to inspire, empower and enlighten. Our wellness contributor and breast cancer surivivor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, is one of the guest speakers. Along side Beck Hickey, Dominican Pie, Qiana and Steph La Callejera. Did we mention that powerhouse Tess will also be performing and that Frankie Reese of MTV’s Washington Heights fame will be co-hosting along with Sasha Inoa. Doors open at 3 pm and the event begins at 5 pm.
Steven Holl-Chris McVoy-designed building looks like a spacecraft — and people like it.
By Stephanie Lacy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
TO SOME, it looks like it landed in upper Manhattan like an alien craft. To others, it’s a praying mantis devouring its young. To others, it is the proverbial sore thumb that sticks out.
But whatever they think it looks like, Inwood residents have finally begun embracing Columbia University’s quirky year-old Campbell Sports Building.
Of course, almost anything is better than the boring cinderblock building it replaced.
“It’s an improvement,” said David Aguilar, who lives nearby. “It’s taken me some time to get used to the design, but it’s fine. It’s a little blinding at the right time of day.”
The $30 million building, at Broadway and 215th on the Baker field complex, is an angular aluminium structure that reflects back on its community.Designers Steven Holl and Chris McVoy said they took inspiration from football diagrams — the X’s and O’s of a coach’s playbook are vaguely visible.
I run three slightly uphill blocks to the middle of the hill at 181st and Fort Washington, on the way observing the buildings with Art Deco doors, front courtyards, and engraved names. The building on the southeast corner even has a wide variety of gargoyles that aren’t voiced by Jason Alexander but will probably be sold at an absurd markup at Olde Good Things in the event that the building is ever scrapped, salvaged by shabby chic enthusiasts, and then replaced with overpriced condos too expensive for the rest of the neighborhood, whose trendy inhabitants will seek to decorate their apartments with these quaint artifacts from the building that previously occupied where they now live. I look at the content reading gargoyles when I stretch my legs and wonder how long it will be before their books will be updated to iPhones so the gargoyles can text even though they can’t be more than twenty feet away from each other.
When my legs can’t take me any further on my daily run, I sit down, soak up the sun, and watch high schoolers play ball. When the sun goes over the hill, I go home. I catch the sun again when I reach the top of the hill in Fort Tryon and bid it adieu as it leaves me at the entrance to the George Washington Bridge on its way to visit family in New Jersey, but the traffic is such a hassle (“I was in waiting half hour at the toll booth last time,” complains the sun).
I think my butt has gotten bigger since I’ve been running around the neighborhood. I guess it would be impossible for it to get smaller as I already practically wear children’s pants, but now I have a muscle butt from running up and down the various trails in Inwood and Fort Tryon.
UP Theater Company announces details of its fourth major production. “4” a quartet of new plays, each dealing with a different topical conundrum, will mark the second time that UP will focus on the one-act format. Unlike their 2011 foray into the form -The Chalkboard Trilogy, by Nancy Nevarez – this program features four distinct plays by four different playwrights.
“We didn’t expect to do one-acts at all,” explains James Bosley, the Artistic Director of the professional, three-year-old company which produces original plays by living authors. “But among our submissions we found four that cried out to be seen, and which assembled together fulfills our mission to entertain with serious and relevant dramas and comedies. And, they were all written by playwrights with whom we have long wanted to work.”
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