2nd Avenue

Help Restore the ‘Yiddish Walk of Fame’ on 2nd Avenue

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Local preservationists have their work cut out for them. Or walk. The Yiddish Walk of Fame, a notable piece of of Lower Manhattan’s cultural history, has fallen into a significant state of disrepair. The walkway, located on Second Avenue near East 10th, lays claim to the famed thespians within the Jewish community from the 1890s through […]

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LPC to Hear Anthology Film Archives’ Completion Project and Rooftop Addition

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Anthology Film Archives is making moves to finally “complete” the restoration and renovation endeavor on which it embarked decades ago. The so-called “Completion Project” is moving its way through the city bureaucracy. (There had been rumors of a five-story addition that never materialized.) Back in January, the Anthology, which owns the landmarked building at […]

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Go ‘Nightclubbing’ with Punk Screenings at the Anthology Film Archives this Weekend

Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:11 am

Clear your calendar for the next few days. This weekend, the Anthology Film Archives is digging deep to host series showcasing time capsule footage from the exceptional Go Nightclubbing library of Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong. There will be four separate screenings comprising seven different compilation programs of the downtown Punk/New Wave scene in the […]

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It’s a Punk Rock Spectacular with ‘ReAgitator,’ Screening Saturday at Anthology Film Archives

Last modified June 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

A mad scientist resurrects a beautiful aristocrat who rebels, joins a cult of the undead, and resurrects a giant monster to destroy the world. You know, just your typical rom-com zombie adventure horror parody. That’s barely scratching the surface when describing ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody, the latest film by 20-year-old indie filmmaker Dylan Mars Greenberg. Making […]

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Nearly a Decade Later, Faded Ad for ‘The Ludlow’ is Eclipsed by Development

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

It was 2009 when The Ludlow first opened its doors, ushering in an era of luxury living in Hell Square. The upscale rental development – arguably the first of its kind in this three-by-three block area – entered the scene just as area hyper-gentrification began to spiral out of control. Around that time, too, this ad […]

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Gregg Allman: Please Call Home (a Tribute)

Posted June 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

Won’t you fly high, free bird. On Sunday, May 27, 2017, the music died. At least for a little while. Southern rock, jam band, blues titan, Gregg LeNoir Allman passed away from liver cancer at the age of 69. He was a newlywed (7 times a lady, ah, musicians) and father of 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd […]

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5-Story Os Gemeos Mural Disappears Behind Rising Residential Construction

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

After a two-year reign, the Os Gemeos B-Boy mural on 2nd Avenue is disappearing into history. Covered up by the rising residential development on its backside. It’s the second mural by the Brazilian twin artists to be hidden by speculation. The other, of course, being their 2009 painting on the original graffiti wall slab at East Houston […]

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This Subway Sticker Campaign Wants You to Recognize Rikers Island

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s one of the few geographic elements on the subway map without designation. But a trio of design students wants to make sure you know where Rikers Island is. Despite the recent movement (and momentum) – backed by Governor Cuomo – to have the prison closed due to its purported horrible conditions. With the red […]

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‘STOMP’ is Staying Put at the Orpheum, but Must Cough up $2.2M Fine

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

STOMP is staying put, after all. An arbitrator’s ruling in December prohibits termination of its lease. A year ago, the long-running production informed the landlord of the Orpheum that the production would leave the building for an unnamed theater in Times Square. Off Broadway going Broadway. The disheartening news came at a bad time – […]

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Reliving ‘The Last Days at Mars Bar’ with Hank Penza [VIDEO]

Last modified April 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

It’s been six months since former Mars Bar patriarch, Hank Penza, passed away. He was 82. And almost five years since his establishment shuttered. One of his closest confidantes, Jenny Woodward, had access to Penza (one of the few, actually) during the final weeks before Mars Bar closed in 2011. She filmed loads of conversations […]

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