New York choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is artist-in-residence at American Ballet Theater. Park Slope novelist and The Afterlife essayist Donald Antrim said he has trouble remembering the moments that immediately followed learning about his win. I did go into a kind of shock, said Antrim, 55, who teaches at Columbia and said he has spent a lot of years being broke. Jeremy Denk, a classical pianist and writer, is releasing his latest album ‘The Goldberg Variations’ on Sept. 30. In some ways its going to change things very dramatically. In other ways, maybe it will support whats already there, he said. It feels very dignifying. The youngest winner was popular author and Washington Heights resident Karen Russell, 32, whose first novel, Swamplandia!, made scores of critics’ best of 2011 lists. Vijay Iyer is a New York jazz pianist and composer. The foundation also awarded a grant to New York choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, the former creative director of Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet and current artist-in-residence at American Ballet Theater. The grant was well-timed for local classical pianist and writer Jeremy Denk, whose latest album, “The Goldberg Variations,” will be released Sept. 30. Cornell University neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg is a pioneer in robotic vision. New York jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer was also named a 2013 genius, as was Syracuse video artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems, who is known for exploring African-American identity in her work.
New York ‘geniuses’ scoop nine spots as MacArthur Fellows out of 24 nationwide
This will mark the fifth time that NBA All-Star will take place in New York, having been held previously at Madison Square Garden in 1954, 1955, 1968 and 1998. New York offers an extraordinary opportunity to host NBA All-Star events at two world-class venues, said Stern. We look forward to celebrating our game with basketball fans across the entire city, in all five boroughs. New York City is the basketball capital of the world and the sport’s biggest stage, said Mayor Bloomberg. We’re lucky enough to have two world-class arenas, and the only thing better than having All-Star weekend at Madison Square Garden or the Barclays Center is having it at both of them. The weekend’s activities mean tens of thousands of visitors to the City and lots of activity for local businesses, plus a week of community service events around the five boroughs led by the NBA, which has a terrific record of giving back. We’re thrilled and looking forward to cheering on the stars.” For the 13th consecutive year, the 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be televised in primetime on TNT. It will be the 31st year that Turner Sports provides NBA All-Star coverage. The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be broadcast to a worldwide audience in 215 countries and territories and in more than 40 languages. We are honored to host the greatest players in the NBA in the newly transformed World’s Most Famous Arena for the 2015 All-Star Game, said Dolan. Over its 134-year history, Madison Square Garden has been privileged to host some of sports most defining and enduring moments and we are thrilled to add this prestigious event to The Garden’s illustrious history. We look forward to working with the City of New York, the NBA and the Brooklyn Nets to make the event a celebration of basketball for all New Yorkers to enjoy. We are thrilled to welcome the 2015 NBA All-Star festivities on Friday and Saturday to Barclays Center, said Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.
Wall Street wistful about New York life without Mayor Bloomberg
LOOKING AHEAD While Wall Street executives and industry leaders lament the end of the Bloomberg era, voters in the city of eight million people appear eager for change. A Marist poll from July found that fewer than one in five New Yorkers see the city as affordable for the average family. The average price of a Manhattan apartment is $1.425 million, according to The New York Times, while the cost of renting a New York apartment – excluding Staten Island – is more than $3,017 a month, up from $2,088 per unit in 2002, according to REIS, a real estate research firm. The average rent nationwide is $1,062 per month. But the city has also made strides. In 1990, when the city had 1 million fewer residents, crime reached a high of 2,245 murders. The murder rate has fallen from 649 deaths in 2001, when Bloomberg was elected, to 414 in 2012. The city is also greener with new parks ringing Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. Less than two months before the election, some Wall Street executives are already looking back fondly on the years when one of their own was mayor of the city and relate more easily to Lhota than they do to de Blasio. “Joe understands that the job is more about management than politics,” said Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot Inc, who has helped organize a few fundraisers for Lhota. “But that doesn’t help him win an election.” (Editing by Martin Howell and Grant McCool) @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo!