The Festival is great, but the decision to hold some events in deepest Brooklyn and one on Staten Island is not. We've got some $200 in tickets we won't be be to use because of absurd travel times between events - something that could not be calculated in advance of the race to actually secure tickets. Next year, let's go back to one borough, probably Manhattan, where most out-of-state goers take occupancy.
The New Yorker Festival
Until Sun Oct 6 2013
Photograph: Courtesy The New Yorker
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
“It’s The New Yorker in 3-D, but without the funny glasses,” says David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, of its signature festival. Over the course of a weekend, staff writers and editors from the magazine interview dozens of movie stars, authors, musicians and more. Tickets usually disappear in a blink; if you didn't secure a pass, try your luck at the SVA Theatre (333 W 23rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves) on October 4, where last-minute passes for all events will be available from noon through 4pm (some talks will also have tickets at the door one hour before). Various locations, times and prices; visit newyorker.com/festival for details.