09/10/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

With the New Year come and gone, however early it feels, we must also say goodbye to summer and its pleasures. This past season, one of them was Orly Genger’s massive Madison Square Park rope sculptures: Red, Yellow and Blue, which dominated the Flatiron District’s green space from May 2 through Sept. 8.

09/03/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Why did some young volunteers in a trendy new Jewish organization dress up as bees and pass out free jars of honey here in the last few weeks?

08/27/2013 | | Book Critic | Lens

It’s always about more than food.

08/20/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A drawing of some celebrity by Al Hirschfeld, the noted caricaturist of Broadway stars and other public figures, caught the attention of Sam Goldstein, a retired printer, about 20 years ago.

08/13/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

With one religion’s holiday season about to start in Israel in a few weeks, another’s ended last week.

08/06/2013 | | Associate Editor | Lens

He died serving in a conflict few Americans now remember. And for years, his damaged tombstone was hidden under a thick forest of weeds in a long-neglected Jewish cemetery in Queens, his bronze Marine plaque stolen by vandals.