Monday, August 31, 2009

History in the Making: Au Revoir Cafe des Artistes


French sailors in Central Park, June 1943 (Pic courtesy Library of Congress)

Tres tragique! The Café des Artistes, a 92 year old staple of the Upper West Side, originally opened as a haven for literally starving artists, closed for good over the weekend. [Eater]

Meanwhile, in Central Park, Tavern On The Green isn't going away, but the name might be changing. [Newsday]

Grave anniversary: The Battle of Brooklyn is reenacted at Green-Wood Cemetery on its 233rd anniversary. [Ny1]

On the Waterfront: The Museum of City of New York opens The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs next Monday. Art Daily presents a preview. [Art Daily]

Forgotten New York complete their survey of Bedford Avenue, one of Brooklyn's most fascination and architecturally varied thoroughfares. Grant Gore, Studebakers, medieval castles and mythical dragons! [Forgotten NY]

The 42nd Annual West Indian Carnival Festival begins this Thursday. The parade is next Monday. Visit their official website for more info. (West Indian American Day Festival]

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