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The Taylor Swift ‘Welcome to New York’ Clip that Should’ve Been Released [VIDEO]

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love or loathe, Taylor Swift is here as our “Global Welcome Ambassador,” to help attract hordes of tourists to town. Her “Welcome to New York” clarion call is bullshit bubblegum, and is raising choruses on both sides. Indeed, nothing riles New Yorkers like a phony. Longtime Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson just released his […]

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Trippin’ Balls in Chinatown on a Monday Morning [VIDEO]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

Boogie tipster DoubleShift sends along this hilarious video shot yesterday morning. It’s a total WTF moment in which we watch a group of restless folks in Straus Square completely bombed out of their gourd. Best guess is that they’re all tripping on something pretty groovy. One dude is humping a trash can while another woman […]

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Watch Joan Rivers Introduce the Beastie Boys in 1987 [VIDEO]

Posted September 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

Comedienne Joan Rivers passed away yesterday afternoon after complications from an elective medical procedure last week, during which she suffered cardiac arrest. She was 81. Rivers had been on life support at Mount Sinai the last week. Let’s celebrate that time she was on late night television. Like this gem from 1987, when the Beastie […]

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Ryan Adams’ ‘Gimme Something Good’ Features A Bewitching Guest Star [VIDEO]

Posted August 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

It’s been three years since Ryan Adams bestowed us the solid Ashes & Fire, but coming September 9, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter will issue his 14th studio album, a self-produced self-titled effort via Pax-Am/Blue Note. The first single “Gimme Something Good” is a moody electric number that’ll be a Ryan Adams classic no doubt. And […]

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1960s Filmmaker Asked Vagrants How They Liked the Bowery, and This is What They Said [VIDEO]

Posted August 25, 2014 at 9:20 am

  Discovering archival footage of the Bowery is pretty much a rarity, so it’s easy to foam at the mouth when a new clip surfaces in cyberspace. Shot in the 1960s, “How Do you Like the Bowery” offers a microscopic look at the boulevard of broken dreams in its prime via man-on-street interviews. Simply put, […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: 40 Years of Eileen’s Special Cheesecake [VIDEO]

Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake came from “very humble beginnings.”  Eileen’s mother passed away from breast cancer at age 49 and left her the recipe for this special dessert.  She then started making the dessert alone to help her through the mourning process. The very first customer was a deli in Queens.  17 Cleveland Place was no-man’s land […]

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Watch Beastie Boy Mike D’s Surf Safari in Baja with Rob Machado [VIDEO]

Posted June 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

Online lifestyle publication, Nowness, just posted a cool clip called “Mike D’s Surf Safari.” Directed by Alex Kopps, the two-minute short carries all the hallmarks of your typical surf video. Throwback cameras and footage, random establishing shots, and reverb-heavy guitar licks. Mike D of the Beastie Boys has been surfing for nearly ten years, thanks […]

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‘Tengu: God of Mischief’ Shows the Proper Way to Skateboard in the Subway [VIDEO]

Last modified June 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Director Colin Read (aka Mandible Claw) just uploaded the epic subway skate segment from his 2013 film, Tengu: God of Mischief. So, if you haven’t had a chance to peep the whole movie, this three-minute clip below will satisfy. For now. Read told Gothamist back in January that the skaters and crew were turned on […]

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This Amazing Footage of the Bowery in 1934 Will Give You Perspective [VIDEO]

Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Still combing through the recent trove of British Pathe newsreels uploaded to YouTube… Our latest adventure down the rabbit hole yielded vintage footage of the Bowery dating back to 1934. For perspective, that’s two decades before Lionel Rogisin’s On the Bowery. The clip is part of the overall “Pathe Review (American Travelogue)” package for tourists. […]

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Would You Recognize a Family Member if They Were Homeless on the Street? [VIDEO]

Posted May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to see a family member or a dear friend homeless on the streets of New York City? What would you do? Would you keep on walking? Or would you stop and lend a hand? The New York City Rescue Mission (90 Lafayette Street) recently conducted […]

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