In the Neighborhood The old National Biscuit Company, home of the Oreo cookie, is now home to this cool market that combines great food with fun architecture, interesting art displays, and free wi-fi access.As you walk the path past all kinds of shops, stop by the funky NY1 and Major League Baseball elevator banks; pick up a two-dollar fritatta di pasta, a one-dollar panzeroni ripieni, and a tartufo dolce di alba at Buon Italia; take a seat on one of Mark Mennin's stone sculptures, especially by the fountain (where "Ausable" re-creates a man in stone, with feet sticking out at the bottom); try not to pet David Corcoran's "Vac Dog" climbing the wall; don't touch Michael Mc Connell's pressed aluminum figures; check out David Horowitz's sculptured plaster panels by the ATM; have a dark-chocolate brownie at Fat Witch; see a taping of EMERIL LIVE!
When a traveling medicine show comes to town, wimpy Harold falls for Mary (Jobyna Ralston), but his brothers think they have a better shot at her.
The scene in which Harold poses as Mary hiding behind a curtain as his brothers woo him/her is a riot.
$10, Sunday, April 17 Conversation: Ha Jin and Eliot Weinberger, DF, 12 noon Sunday, April 17 International Tour, with Jakob Arjouni, Natsuo Kirino, Carlo Lucarelli, Luc Sante, and Paco Ignacio Taibo, moderated by Robert Polito, NMAI, Sunday, April 17 Reading: Banned Voices, with Margaret Atwood, Antoine Audouard, Anouar Benmalek, Rick Moody, Wole Soyinka, Huang Xiang, and others, reading works by authors not able to attend, KGB, Monday, April 18 Conversation: Andrei Makine and Adam Gopnik, LMF, 12 noon Monday, April 18 The Power of the Pen: Does Writing Change Anything?
featuring readings by Margaret Atwood, Nuruddin Farah, Jonathan Franzen, Ha Jin, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Antonio Muoz Molina, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, and others, introduced by David Remnick, TH, $10, Tuesday, April 19 Conversation: Nancy Huston and Siri Hustvedt, LMF, Tuesday, April 19 Africa and the World: The Writer's Role, with Elizabeth Alexander, Breyten Breytenbach, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Achmat Dangor, Nuruddin Farah, Zakes Mda, Pedro Rosa Mendes, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Uwe Timm, VH, Tuesday, April 19 Late Night, Love and Hate: Writing in/from Hostile Surroundings, hosted by Words Without Borders, with Kader Abdolah, Hanan al-Shaykh, Anouar Benmalek, Khaled Mattawa, and Pedro Rosa Mendes, introduced by E. Doctorow, AL, Wednesday, April 20 Conversation: Hanan al-Shaykh and Salman Rushdie, W, 12 noon Wednesday, April 20 A "Believer" Nighttime Event in Celebration of the PEN World Voices Festival, with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Katja Lange-Muller, Minae Mizumura, Rick Moody, Patrick Roth, and others, hosted by Jonathan Ames, with screening by Shirin Neshat and conversation moderated by Tom Bissell, NS, Thursday, April 21 The Post-National Writer, with Lilian Faschinger, Francisco Goldman, Jose Manuel Prieto, Yuri Rytkheu, Salman Rushdie, Yoko Tawada, Eliot Weinberger, and Adam Zagajewski, NS, Thursday, April 21 The New Voices from Europe, with Rafael Chirbes, Victor Erofeyev, Cees Nooteboom, Patrik Ourednik, and Antonio Tabucchi, NS, Thursday, April 21 Strange Times, My Dear, with Ahmad Karimi Hakkak, Nahid Mozaffari, and Azar Nafisi, NS, Thursday, April 21 The Way We Love Now, with Antoine Audouard, Orly Castel-Bloom, Hanif Kureishi, Natsuo Kirino, and Peter Stamm, moderated by Wayne Koestenbaum, $10, NS, Thursday, April 21 Uni Verse: World Literary Voices, with Bei Dao, Breyten Breytenbach, Elena Poniatowska, Martin Espada, John Godfrey, Fadhil al-Azzawi, Dunya Mikhail, Joan Margarit Consarnau, and Elif Shafak, SMC, Friday, April 22 Conversation: Michael Ondaatje and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, introduced by Peter Carey, HC, Environmental Event of the Week Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24 Protect Our Home: Giant Earth Images, illuminating the Grand Central Terminal main concourse, with photographs, quotes, conservation messages, and endangered-species facts from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and others, am pm Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 Earth Fair 2005, featuring exhibits and earthly delights from the American Museum of Natural History, Annie's Homegrown, Bike New York, the Bronx River Art Center, the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Dahn Yoga/Brain Respiration, Earth Save, Dr. Kahn, Environmental Defense, the EPA, Farm Sanctuary, the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment, Fantastic Foods, the Green Guide Institute, the Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resource Defense Council, the National Outdoor Leadership School, the New York Society for Acoustic Ecology, NYC Vegetarians, the Rainforest Alliance, Sahaja Yoga, Save America's Forests, Segway, the Sierra Club, and many more, Vanderbilt Ave.
Literary Event of the Week The New School, Tishman Auditorium 66 West 12th St. (NS) Humanities and Social Sciences Library , South Court Auditorium (SC), Fifth Ave. (KGB) La Maison Francaise, 16 Washington Mews at University Pl. (TH) Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Sq. (SMC) April 16-22 Admission: free unless otherwise noted 212-334-1660 ext119 Some of the world's greatest writers will be giving special readings, lectures, and discussions at venues throughout Manhattan in this celebration of the written world.
South (VH) The Accompanied Library, 15 Gramercy Park South inside the National Arts Club (AL) W Hotels, 541 Lexington Ave. Most of the events are free, although some are a mere ten bucks.In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers winning the 1955 World Series, nearly two hundred Brooklyn restaurants will be serving special three-course meals for .55, with "no attitude on the side." Among the participants are Gargiulo's in Coney Island, the Liberty Heights Tap Room in Red Hook, Randazzo's Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay, Miss Williamsburg and Oznot's Dish in Williamsburg, Blue Ribbon Sushi and Y Canteen in Park Slope, Gen in Prospect Heights, the River Cafe in Fulton Landing.Mike's International in Flatbush, Rice in DUMBO, Waterfront Ale House in Brooklyn Heights, Tatiana in Brighton Beach, Quercy in Cobble Hill, Marco Polo in Carroll Gardens, the Soul Spot in Boerum Hill, and Goodfella's in Bay Ridge. (DF) National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green (NMAI) KGB Bar, 84 East Fourth St.It's always a treat to have some of the National Academy's best works from its permanent collection on display.The current batch includes landscapes by George Inness, Asher Brown Durand, and Thomas Doughty; Albert Pinkham Ryder's beautifully stormlike "Marine"; Red Grooms's groovy "Manhattan Lullaby"; and Robert De Niro Sr.'s abstract "Blue Barn, New Hampshire." Also along for the ride are John Quincy Adams Ward's bronze sculpture "The Freedman," John Singer Sargent's portrait of Edward Darley Boit, Eugene Higgins's "Driven Out," George Wesley Bellows's non-pugilistic "Three Rollers," Philip Pearlstein's bony "Nude Torso," Larry Rivers's "Headless Fashion" strutting off the canvas, William Merritt Chase's very red "At Her Ease," Reuben Tam's mellow "Monhegan Night," James Augustus Suydam's glowing "Twilight," and Charles Wilbert White's powerful "Mother Courage II." Saturday, April 16 Family Fun Days: Painting Your Dreams, , Thursday, April 21 Lunchtime Lectures: The Artist's Space, with Laurent Pariente, Huntington Room, free, 12 noon Wednesday, May 4 Lunchtime Lectures: An Artist's Progress, with Daniel Atyim, Huntington Room, free, 12 noon In the Neighborhood On our never-ending quest for the best burger in the city, we recently returned to this Upper East Side burgery despite our dissatisfaction with the mediocre Murray Hill outlet of this mini-chain. We ordered our bacon cheeseburger medium well, and when it arrived so quickly, we doubted that it had been correctly cooked.Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, 1923), screening with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 THE KID BROTHER (Ted Wilde, 1927), screening with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner We love this little gem of a film.