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Franz Ferdinand Kicked their Way through a Sold Out Brooklyn Steel [REVIEW]

Posted April 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

When Franz Ferdinand graced Brooklyn Steel for the second of a sold out two-night run – supporting its latest long player Always Ascending – it was an all out four-on-the-floor dance party. Literally kicking its way through a powerful set of new cuts and old favorites. The year-old rock venue met its capacity Monday night, front […]

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Community Advocates Meet with Slate Property Group to Discuss Rivington House

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Neighbors to Save Rivington House, a grassroots community organization formed in response to the facility’s sale (and resultant scandal) two years ago, recently met with the Slate Property Group to discuss its future in the neighborhood. Kathleen Webster, the group’s leader who also heads up the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, recapped the meeting with […]

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Forsyth Street Plaza Wins American Council of Engineering Award Despite Persistent Project Delays

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Forsyth Street Plaza, still sealed and at least four years behind schedule, was recognized last week by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York with an award for engineering excellence. The organization presented the city with a “Platinum Award” in the Transportation category. Despite the engineering achievement and press, though, the pocket park […]

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Bare Walls? Don’t Worry, an Inclusive Art Oasis Awaits Just Across Town [Sponsor]

Posted April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

Ever felt like the odd one out at a gallery or art fair? Superfine! NYC is the fair that’s designed for you. A sleeker, chic-er, more fun way to collect art, Superfine! touches down for the second year in a row in the Meatpacking District from May 2-6. Expect more than 2,000 original pieces priced […]

Years Overdue, NYC’s First Public Squash Court Debuts at Hamilton Fish Park

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you’ve forgetten, that highly-publicized outdoor squash court planned for Pitt Pool on the Lower East Side is still happening. In fact, it just debuted yesterday after nearly two years of delays. The temporary squash amenity is the first of its kind in New York City – a public court open to all. The […]

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Eleven Madison Park Teams up with International Center of Photography for LES Events Space

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

Essex Crossing developers Delancey Street Associates yesterday announced a formalized partnership between hospitality group Make it Nice and the International Center of Photography. The Eleven Madison Park co-owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm have paired with the ICP to host private events on the top two floors of the museum’s new home. It’s being touted […]

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Good Lucking Nabbing those Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of the sprawling David Bowie mini-exhibit inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, straphangers (and collectors) can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon. The new cards apparently run $6.50, as there is a two-ride minimum (includes $1 new card fee), and are available from the dispensers and station agents. While supplies last, of […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Token Surfboards’ Readies Canal Street Shop

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:11 am

For about five years, a Chinese sewing supply company operated from the storefront of 52B Canal Street. It went out of business not too long ago, and will soon welcome something more extreme. A surf shop … two doors down from a skate shop … on the Lower East Side. We hear word that Token […]

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‘The Marilyn’ on Monroe Nets Instant Opposition; ‘Brigitte’ Approved for Canal Club

Posted April 17, 2018 at 5:06 am

Last night, Community Board 3 heard two applications for basement clubs, both with opposite results. The Marilyn on Monroe faced stiff backlash from area residents worried about the intrusion of nightlife into this pocket of Chinatown. As previously reported, Luis Gil, Umi Muktar-Barnes, Kai Mucktar-Barnes, and Thomas Bonsignore (former partner of the late Sasha Petraske) […]