Posts Tagged ‘russia’

Uncle Vanya: From Russia With Love

Uncle Vanya: From Russia With Love

Since its opening in 1992, Uncle Vanya has been a place for the Russian arts community to meet, mingle and network. While the restaurant used to host frequent events and readings, it slowed down in the last nine years. Uncle Vanya’s owner, however, is committed to re-establishing its identity as a supporter, promoter, and haven for Russian artists.


Little Tragedies Looking for Big Successes

Little Tragedies Looking for Big Successes

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
Pushkin Square in Moscow is one of the busiest intersections in Russia. It is watched over by a statue to its namesake, Alexander Pushkin, the 19th century writer called “The Shakespeare of Russia.”
In New York, he is basically unknown.
This was one of several obstacles for Julian Lowenfeld, the director, composer, and translator of [...]


A Night of Fashion, Russian Style

A Night of Fashion, Russian Style

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
“A Night of Fashion – Russian Style” featured models, vodka and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery. However, the surgery this fashion-week charity event supported wasn’t for the models; it was for children in Russia.


Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

Russian Bathhouse Drips with Old World Charm, Authentic Grit

BY ZACHARY SNIDERMAN
It costs $30 to spend the day at the Russian and Turkish Baths on East 10th Street…. Of course, it’s another $35 to be hit with sticks and twigs. Opened in 1892, the bathhouse was taken over in 1985 by the Shapiro family, a collection of immigrants from then-Soviet Uzbekistan, Siberia and Ukraine. The business was passed down from papa David to his son Dmitry, who now co-manages the baths with his brother Jack.