Caveat

NYC Tattoo Ban the Subject of ‘Illegal Ink’ on Clinton Street

Last modified September 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

From 1961 up until 1997, there were no “legal” tattoo shops in New York City. The City Health Department banned tattooing due to an alleged series of blood-borne Hepatitis-B cases linked to Coney Island tattoo parlors in the late 1950s. That tattooing was once banned here seems so archaic now. Especially with the proliferation of the art […]

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‘Caveat’ Brings Spoken Word Programming to Clinton Street

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a new celebration of whimsy at 21 Clinton Street, and it’s called Caveat. The basement venue opened yesterday after more than a year in the works. Caveat, an offshoot of The Idea Distillery arts organization, is the brainchild of physicist and TED Talks alumnus Ben Lillie. In its own words, the establishment “redefines […]

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