Content June-Aug 2019

Lower East Side Summer

Summer is here, the community's transformation of underway and as we come out of our winter hibernation, those changes will become more apparent and visible.

Flood protection is a major issue for the community as since Superstorm Sandy, no visible measures have been taken over the last 6-7 years.  The City has finally arrived at a plan it wants to undertake that will involve destroying the East River Park to raise the entire park eight feet.  The Park is scheduled to be completely closed in the spring of 2020.  It is a rapidly evolving situation and we have created a new ongoing feature "Coastline LES" that will feature interviews and updates with community leaders, city agencies and political figures.

As the neighborhood changes, we have also created a new live program, Histories in Black and White in collaboration with the New York Public Library, Seward Park Branch. Histories in Black and White will feature conversations with authors, poets, playwrights about their printed works covering a wide range of topics and concerns with the goal of furthering conversation and deepening our understanding of each other.

We also acknowledge Google's efforts to upgrade digital literacy through its free public program, say goodbye and hello to the Essex Market and the Two Guys share their critiques of theatre. They also had a chance to interview writer and actor Bill Posley, of the performance piece, The Day I Became Black.

Our feature on The Rubin Museum of Art's exhibit, The Power of Intention reminds us that every action begins with intention. Nothing happens without intention, and that to build on intention, commitment is also necessary.

Last, we have a new Twitter account and will post and tweet updates and reviews as they occur -- follow us on Twitter @EastBroadwayMag for the latest.

Enjoy the Summer!

Coastline LES - Ayo Harrington

Flood protection is a looming issue for the Lower East Side which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012.

Histories in Black & White - Ama Birch

Poet Ama Birch speaks about her work and reads from her collection of sonnets, "Sonnet Boom" available at 

In the Community - Google

Google has a special initiative providing free in person learning and training for the public.

Two Guys Review - Perp

Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, the Two Guys, review the play "Perp" written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Lee Brock presented b

Two Guys Review - Six Corners

"Six Corners" by Keith Huff, presented by The Chain Theatre is reviewed by The Two Guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher.

Feature Story: The Rubin Museum

Curator Elena Pakhoutova, provides insight into The Rubin Museum's exhibit, "The Power of Intention: Reinventing the Prayer Wheel" on exh

Two Guys Interview - Bill Posley

Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher interview writer, comedian and actor Bill Posley at the Soho Playhouse, the site of his one man sho

Two Guys Review - Ain't Too Proud

The Two Guys, Thomas Christopher and Willinzy Jonri, review the Tony-nominated play "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptati

2 Guys Review - The Day I Became Black

The two guys, Willinzy Jonri and Thomas Christopher, review the one man performance piece, "The Day I Became Black" written and performed

Ciao - Essex Market

We bid farewell to the historic Essex Market and welcome the new Essex Market on Delancey Street.