A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates »

16 Apr, 2024
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The New York Time says major crimes have risen 22 percent in the Big Apple, deemed a "hell-hole" for residents who have been surveyed. Sitting President Joe Biden has yet to address the crime crisis whereas Republican presiential nominee Donald Trump is known for his law and order stance and his support of police efforts to fight crime. The public is looking forward to a debate between the candidates in which the crisis will be addressed.

ROCKLAND FESTIVAL: FREE OUTSTANDING ARTS EVENTS

ROCKLAND FESTIVAL: FREE OUTSTANDING ARTS EVENTS »

3 Jan, 2024
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Take a listen. Outstanding arts events waiting for you! FREE! 26 January - 9 February 2024. If you're in or anywhere near New York on the date, join!

WHAT’S UP WITH GUIDEPOST WRITER-PHOTOGRAPHER BONNIE ROSENSTOCK IN NEW YORK?

WHAT’S UP WITH GUIDEPOST WRITER-PHOTOGRAPHER BONNIE ROSENSTOCK IN NEW YORK? »

6 Nov, 2023
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Bonnie Rosenstock's chilling and awesome photographs of the Canada wildfire "crisis" that enveloped New York with dense fog, black skies and acrid smells are on the "Crisis" exhibition in the Theater for the New City, Manhattan. Come and feel the crisis in its arresting art form!

LEG OF LAMP?

LEG OF LAMP? »

20 Dec, 2022
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In the 1970s,  Alpedrete, Madrid, was famous for its Fiestas Navideñas. Village elders rode into the village on horseback dressed as The Three Kings in full regalia. Fast forward to 2022, the era of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and what do we have in Northport, Long Island? A leg lamp lighting ceremony! Northport village elders feel that anybody can light a tree, or ride into town on horseback, but you have to have a certain, uh , ‘special outlook’ on life to light a lamp shaped like a leg!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN–WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 19 May 1989

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN–WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 19 May 1989 »

1 Sep, 2022
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In this new and wonderful decade (of the 1980s) in which we are living, where is Spain going? My country has undertaken throughout the past ten years a great effort to adjust itself to modernity. In twelve years, since the first free elections in 1977, Spain has undergone two gigantic transitions: the political and the economic.. we have established a democratic and constitutional political regime and carried out an economic minirevolution.

FROM BASQUIAT TO BOQUERONES

FROM BASQUIAT TO BOQUERONES »

4 Jul, 2022
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There's an excellent exhibit of graffiti artist-turned-mainstream-painter, Jean Michel Basquiat, in downtown Manhattan. The artist died at 28 of an overdose; his works are sobering. It would have been a hard transition from this intense show to our ultimate destination, the Little Spain eatery, (thought-provoking art makes us hungry), but the High Line was nearby. Little Spain has a magnificent selection of Spanish food. The diner prides itself on being purely Spanish but the Latin-American waiter did not know what a "pincho" was and they played Mexican music. Small complaints.  We enjoyed every morsel,  raised our "thimbles" and toasted Basquiat!

We Are All Ukrainian—And Me Just a Little More

We Are All Ukrainian—And Me Just a Little More »

6 Mar, 2022
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See the amazing things going on in NYC's East Village in these times of global anguish and solidarity.

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD »

17 Nov, 2021
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All that is most typical of Madrid is fast disappearing and only a few powerless die-hard madrileños seem to care. Among the fatalities are the old-time cafés, those congenial meeting-places where you could go, meet friends, talk art and politics and pleasantly idle away the hours sipping black coffee and cognac.

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ »

20 Oct, 2021
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Miró: "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music"

 ISLAND HOPPING IN THE TIME OF COVID

 ISLAND HOPPING IN THE TIME OF COVID »

17 Sep, 2021
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The Guidepost Galloping Gourmets were getting restless. Summer was waning and the travel possibilities were ever slimmer as Covid variants reared their ugly heads. "Delta, Smelta," I said, " enough worrying about variants. Let's go Island hopping." Just as the crew scrambled to find passports, I told them all they needed was their metro pass.