Benefiting The ACLU, The Standard’s “Chefs Stand Up” Dinner Series

A look at the three-city venture that supports immigrant communities

The Standard is hosting a three-city, nearly three-month long dinner series benefitting the ACLU, called “Chefs Stand Up.” With chefs from various cities, ethnic backgrounds and experience levels, the series will feature dishes inspired by the various immigrant communities that support, improve and evolve the industry. Proceeds from each dinner will go to the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project—a part of the Union that combats discrimination …

Ai Weiwei’s New NYC Project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”

Ai Weiwei’s latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere in Queens, a cage in Washington Square Park, and more “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” encourages New Yorkers to take a moment and think about the problematic nature of borders—metaphorical and physical. He …

NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA

As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC’s design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires recently. Mosqueda, a legal resident of the US for the last decade, who lives on the Lower East Side, was returning to oversee the opening of the gallery’s latest exhibition. …