Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Klaus Biesenbach Opens VW Dome 2 in the Rockaways

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Entering the dome

“At last!” exclaimed Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1, as the bus bounced onto Crossbay Boulevard, a skinny ribbon of road surrounded by choppy water. The storm had started hours before the private bus left MoMA last Friday around noon, and the snow kept falling as the vehicle barreled past cemeteries, hair salons and kids off Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Nonprofits Will Stage Sandy Benefit to Aid Peers on Sunday at Santos

Sweeney. (Courtesy PMC)

So, it’s Sunday night, Dec 16. You want to do a little dancing. You also want to support some essential nonprofit arts organizations hit by Sandy. You can do both at once. That evening, beginning at 9 p.m., a large gang of organizations is hosting a benefit at the Tribeca club Santos Party House to raise money for the Kitchen, which sustained some $500,000 in damage; Printed Matter, which was flooded; and Primary Information, which had its inventory soaked. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

A Guide to When Chelsea Galleries Are Reopening After Sandy [Updated]

Workers repairing the Sonnabend Gallery in Chelsea on Nov. 12. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

After being hit by flooding from Sandy, galleries are getting back on their feet. Below, a list of when affected galleries are planning to reopen, and the shows they will be presenting. We’ll continually update the list until everyone has reopened. If you have news to share of galleries reopening, please e-mail us or drop a note in the little “tip box” at right; we will continually update this post. (Please note: we’re trying to focus on galleries that were closed as a result of the storm and have not yet reopened.) Read More

Hurricane Sandy

Keep on Truckin': Flood–Damaged Gasser Grunnert Takes to the Streets

The building of Gasser Grunnert^3.

All across West Chelsea, galleries that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy have been working the past two weeks to reopen after extensive repairs and reconstruction work. On Tuesday, ZieherSmith and Jack Shainman swung open their doors on flood-battered West 20th Street, and, a few blocks north of them, on 10th Avenue, Churner and Churner and Printed Matter were back in business after dealing with water damage. Read More

Hurricane Sandy

The Kitchen, Shainman, ZieherSmith, Printed Matter Reopen

West 20th Street earlier today. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Today started out with some bad news about Chelsea: AXA Insurance reported that its gallery customers in the neighborhood lost at least $40 million worth of art as a result of Hurricane Sandy. But now there is decidedly more positive news: more galleries are reopening. ZieherSmith and Jack Shainman, which are both on hard-hit 20th Street, said today that they’ll reopen for business tomorrow. Read More