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Recap: Open House at the New York State Pavilion [PHOTOS]

Posted April 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the New York State Pavilion. The national treasure and its UFO-looking towers debuted as part of the 1964 World’s Fair. The premises has been off limits to the public for decades, but this morning offered a brief window for all to enjoy. Alas, the gates are […]

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Recap: ‘The $16 Burger Show’ with Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

As reported widely a few weeks ago, longtime Lower East Side archivist, artist, photographer (and Boogie contributer), Clayton Patterson has announced that he is leaving New York for a small village in the Austrian alps. But someone like Patterson obviously couldn’t leave town without throwing a party first. “The $16 Burger show,” a pop-up exhibit featuring […]

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Ben Harper Played Rockwood Music Hall Last Night with His Mom

Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Even a rockstar like Ben Harper gets nervous around mother. With good reason. The duo, accompanied by backing band, debuted their new collaborative effort last night at Rockwood Music Hall in front of an intimate audience of music industry folk (and some press). And it was allegedly the first ever gig together as “Ben & […]

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LinePosters Opens Pop-Up Shop at 52 Kenmare Street

Posted April 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The row of stores comprising 52 Kenmare Street welcomed LinePosters for a temporary tenancy, which started last Thursday. This solo pop-up in Little Italy is a first for the brand; its usual retail activity revolves around the local markets scene. LinePosters is dedicated to creating “modern, graphic interpretations of popular city transit systems.” Goods offered […]

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Black Seed Bagel Shop Opens Tomorrow Morning

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 8:17 am

For those craving bagels after a week of matzo, this news might be appealing. The Black Seed bagel shop is set to launch in Little Italy tomorrow morning, just in time for the expiration of Passover. A handwritten sign on the front door of 170 Elizabeth Street announces this to the community. Black Seed is […]

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DOB Approves Permits for 6-Story Residential Building on Children’s Magical Garden

Last modified April 22, 2014 at 8:18 am

It obviously didn’t matter that a lawsuit is currently underway against the Horizon Group. The deep-pocketed developer (also behind 100 Norfolk site) is moving forward with the plan to drop a six-story building beside the beleaguered Children’s Magical Garden. And the DOB is apparently on board. The city agency approved construction permits and zoning documents […]

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‘Girls’ is Filming Scenes in SoHo Today

Last modified April 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

Barely a month after the finale of Season 3, Lena Dunham’s HBO dramedy Girls is back on the city streets to film the follow-up. The renewal for a fourth series actually happened back in January. The annoying cast of girls from Brooklyn will make their way to SoHo later today for the requisite filming activities. No […]

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Producer J. Ralph Shows His Secret Studio Inside the Old Clinton Star Theatre [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

Inside that unassuming brick box on Attorney Street is an underground recording studio, rehearsal den, and event location called “The Space.” We toured the spot a couple years ago and noted its history as part of the Vaudeville-era Clinton Star Theatre (built in 1914). Periodically, it’s used as a location for private parties for the […]

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Rag & Bone Taps Joe Hill for 3D Mural on Elizabeth Street Wall

Posted April 21, 2014 at 6:05 am

After a brief wheat-paste flirtation with its own advertising, Rag & Bone has instead returned to murals at its East Houston store. It’s a canvas anew. This time around, the fancy-shmancy boutique tapped the talent of artist Joe Hill to create a 3D anamorphic street painting on the Elizabeth wall. The result is an eye-grabbing […]

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