One of the most progressive items at a New York Public Library exhibit, perhaps overlooked by visitors heading for pop culture gems such as the hand-painted ballet slipper designed by Coco Chanel and an Andy Warhol oil painting of a Studio 54 ticket inscribed to Truman Capote, belongs to a nun.
Results of New York City’s municipal elections on Nov. 2 may have yielded a few surprises in boroughs and neighborhoods, but at least two citywide outcomes were in line with expectations—the Democratic Party’s candidate for mayor won handily, and voter turnout proved scanty.
The Diocese of Brooklyn created and sent a questionnaire to New York City mayoral candidates who appeared in the televised debates to be printed in The Tablet. Their responses are presented here. Democratic candidates Shaun Donovan, Dianne Morales, and Scott Stringer and Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, did not respond to the questionnaire.
Down the block from Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago, is St. Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel. Built in 1902, since 1920 the Actors’ Chapel has been a second home to Broadway performers and other entertainment industry artists.
“Try to follow suit.” It’s a piece of advice that can serve you well not just in a game of dominoes but also in life.
The problem has always been there, and now a global health crisis has made homelessness on the subway more visible than ever before.
Catholic schools around the United States are retooling for an uncertain future after the coronavirus pandemic. Many schools have earned praise for their rapid transitions to online learning and creative outreach to families, but others have suffered financial death blows and announced that they will not reopen in the fall.
Mount Sinai Hospital and its Icahn School of Medicine are on the frontlines in a race to defeat the coronavirus outbreak.
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels, a volunteer organization known for patrolling New York City’s subways in the 1980s, never left the streets, but he and his group are back in a more prominent role, because of the spree of anti-Semitic crimes that have hit the area during the last month.
Ever since the saint was snubbed by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s She Built NYC’s panel to build public statues of historic women, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini — an Italian-American nun known for serving immigrants in the United States — has drawn so much public support that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will fund a statue of her.