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Is the ‘Empire Records’ Broadway Musical a Bad Idea?

Posted April 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

In the immortal words of The Doors, “The time to hesitate is through.” And keeping in that vein of logic, get ready for your favorite group of misfits to transform into a Broadway musical. That’s right, the crew from Empire Records (open til midnight!) is potentially turning into a theatrical production. Producer Bill Weiner recently acquired the […]

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Meenakshi Srinivasan Resigns as LPC Chair Following Controversial Proposal

Last modified April 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

Meenakshi Srinivasan, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, officially resigned yesterday after four years on the job. The Times-Ledger out of Queens broke the news, and the LPC has already confirmed her resignation. This sudden departure of the top landmarks official follows weeks of opposition to a proposal that would effectively remove public input from […]

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Diplo is Performing the Finish Line After Nike’s 5K through the LES on Sunday

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:07 am

When thousands of marathon runners stream over the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 36 on Sunday evening, they will be treated to a live show by EDM fixture Diplo. As previously reported, Nike is hosting an Earth Day race – dubbed Nike GO NYC 5K – that runs through the Lower East Side. It’s the second […]

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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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Splitsville Splits with Essex Crossing, Brooklyn’s ‘Gutter’ is the New Bowling Alley

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years after Splitsville Lanes was selected for a basement bowling alley at Essex Crossing, the luxury bowling concept hit the proverbial gutter and nixed those plans. In its place, the Brooklyn-based alley dubbed The Gutter. The Gutter, with locations in Williamsburg and Long Island City, was approached by Essex Crossing developers for Site 1 […]

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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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