Ben Yakas

Articles by Ben Yakas

Ben Yakas is a former Gothamist reporter.

A virtual tour highlights a selection of subway art by women, from Yoko Ono’s sky paintings at 72nd Street to Faith Ringgold’s ode to Harlem at 125th Street.

The Affordable Art Fair, which is on display all weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, is an alternative to the high-priced, blue chip art events that tend to dominate the scene.

CityPickle will take over Wollman Rink from April 7 to Oct. 9, and they're billing it as the largest pickleball installation in the Northeast.

This weekend, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents "Philip Roth Unbound," a sprawling celebration of Roth's life and legacy to coincide with what would have been his 90th birthday.

The inaugural exhibition of a planned triennial at the Museum of the City of New York features photography by little-known artists and living legends that captures what it means to call the city home.

A wide range of New Yorkers are creating social media projects to preserve and celebrate an ever-changing city as it emerges from pandemic trauma.

This is the first new music and camping festival to take place at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts since the original 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Spread out within the sprawling space of the Metropolitan Pavilion, the fair is a dizzying assemblage of some of the finest amateur artwork you’ll ever encounter, featuring over 300 artists from eight countries.

Highlights of the upcoming season include legendary composer John Williams joined by Yo-Yo Ma, a 50th anniversary celebration for Kronos Quartet, and Patti LuPone performing her musical memoir.

For over a decade, New Yorkers have used questionable methods and paid hundreds of dollars to acquire their own 212 numbers. Now, a few have come back into circulation.

On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive street artist known as Banksy put up one of his signature stencil pieces on a random wall on the Lower East Side, setting off a monthlong public art treasure hunt.

Illustrator Adrian Tomine spoke to Gothamist about how he first got a job with The New Yorker and how he resists the draw of nostalgia.

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