Alan Krawitz

Alan Krawitz

Independent Journalist

NY/LI-based journalist and communications guy. My work has appeared in Newsday, Daily News, NY Press, Queens Chronicle and more.

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Dancers take a leap

The Leap Dance Project, created two years ago by the Queens Council on the Arts in partnership with the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, was founded to foster a better sense of community among dancer...

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Telling the tale of Rockaway Beach

Vivian Rattay Carter has lived all around New York City from Astoria and Tribeca to Park Slope and Riverdale. But once she moved to Rockaway Beach in 1994, she realized she couldn’t live anywhere else...

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World’s best jazz musicians have graced Flushing stage

The Queens Jazz Orchestra peforms at Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. in Flusing. Photo courtesy Flushing Town Hall
Tango dancers performing during the Flushing Town Hall's free concert serie...

A Life Unassisted • TimesLedger

Longtime Bayside resident Dr. Jeffrey Rosenfeld teams with NYC architect to show seniors how to leave the nursing home behind.

A symphonic boro comes alive • TimesLedger

In an effort to expand its audience and bring music and art to Queens’ residents, the 59-year-old Queens Symphony Orchestra, the borough’s only professional orchestra and the oldest and...

Being His Own Icon • TimesLedger

Even a fuzzy cell phone connection couldn’t temper the unbridled enthusiasm for creating art that Bayside artist Nicholai Khan has in abundance.

Douglaston musician Neil Davis muses on getting a start in music in ...

At age 25, Douglaston native Neil Davis is already an accomplished musician, having recently released his debut, self-produced album, “In My Mind,” a compilation of 10 piano-driven pop/rock songs.

Israel-Palestine transit project promises hope • TimesLedger

Can Israeli and Palestinian states truly exist side-by-side in relative peace and prosperity?

Kew Gardens' artist Sandy Ryan finds inspiration from her marathon ...

Longtime Kew Gardens’ resident Sandy Ryan can sum up most of her days with three simple, if not exhausting, verbs: Run, paint, teach.

'Oliver!' by the Bay • TimesLedger

In celebration of the 200th birthday of English author Charles Dickens, the Bayside-based community theater group Theatre by the Bay will be performing its own rendition of Dickens’s classic...

Queens art festival to shape our world • TimesLedger

What if artists were asked to solve some of society’s most vexing problems from housing and health care to fixing the economy?

Queens' Celebrity Builder • TimesLedger

Queens native Stephen Fanuka has built a reputation as the “contractor-to-the-stars,” crafting tony digs for a celebrity clientele that boast names like Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan and Astoria’s...

Satchmo, Latimer left large legacy in Queens • TimesLedger

Central to the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s mission is preservation, revitalization and reuse of the city’s numerous architecturally significant buildings. In recognition of Black History...