A spectacular fall weekend is coming up, so be sure to take advantage. Grab a banned book at the library, craft a customized bubble tea, then get outside at one of these events. Hope to see you there!
• From selling handmade soaps from a table on 125th Street to selling his company to Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever and pocketing $850 million, this is the story of Richelieu Dennis, the 49-year-old cofounder of Sundial Brands. [Forbes]
The Renzo Piano-designed Forum, the third building to rise on Columbia's growing Manhattanville campus, opened today and will now begin serving as a university meeting area, conference center, and site for a variety of academic and public programs.
• Arthur Mitchell, the groundbreaking ballet star who co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem and "showed the way for black dancers," died yesterday at the age of 84. As the news spread, the Apollo Theater paid tribute on its iconic marquee. Earlier this year the Wallac...
Did you catch last week's great piece on the late-summer fish fry in The New York Times? It explained the significance of these gatherings in the African-American community, for whom fried fish dinners have been a tradition since the era of slavery.
New York City beaches closed for the summer last weekend, but that doesn't mean you should stop going. In fact, some of the most popular shorefront destinations have a completely different set of attractions once the lifeguards have left for the season.