Remembering The Man Who Saved the Beacon Theatre
Arts & Culture / Local News

Remembering The Man Who Saved the Beacon Theatre

Daniel Barry Meltzer, a journalist, playwright, activist and longtime New Yorker, was best known for leading the successful battle to save the Upper West Side’s historic Beacon Theatre. Meltzer died on Nov. 6 at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer, according to his partner, Nina Felshin. See full obituary at: The West Side Spirit. … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Politics & Economics

Guns to Gardening: Ending Illegal Arms Trade

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The U.S.’s lax gun laws and holes in gun trafficking enforcement are fueling a massive business of illegal arms trade through its southern border into Mexico. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), two out of every three illegal firearms found in Mexico originate in … Continue reading

Arts & Culture / Local News

Westchester Opens Its Libraries for Holiday Fun

By MARGUERITE WARD, The Rye City Review, 12/6/2013  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, ‘tis officially the season for family holiday fun. Nearby skating rinks, Christmas tree shops and local cafes are bound to be hot spots this winter, but there’s one more, often overlooked, place for some great holiday fun—the library. Besides holiday-themed book and movie collections, … Continue reading