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‘Wild Style’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary with East River Fete

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 35 this year. Tomorrow night is another homecoming tribute. Much like five years ago – the event is part of Summerstage – the celebration includes a screening at the East River Bandshell. Plus, the opportunity to mingle with luminaries from the era. Director Charlie Ahearn is master of ceremonies […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of East River Park Rapist

Last modified November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Cops last night released surveillance footage of the man suspected of raping a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The account of the crime is as follows, per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned […]

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26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]

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Glimmering ‘LightHenge’ Art Exhibit Coming to East River Park Next Week

Posted October 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

This year was apparently designated the “International Year of Light” by the United Nations. It’s a commemoration that raises awareness of advances in “light science.” As such, an ambitious sculpture is headed to our neck of the woods to celebrate the honor. Enter LightHenge. LightHenge is essentially an illuminated sculpture that takes creative cues from […]

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A Favorite Pastime: Sledding and Sleighing in New York City [PHOTOS]

Posted December 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Meteorologists are predicting between two and four inches of the fluffy stuff before the storm subsides later today. Will you be sledding? Most of the choice spots are uptown; here on the Lower East Side, the best bet is probably the man-made incline of the East River Amphitheater. Meanwhile, we dug through the archives of […]

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‘Wild Style’ 30th Anniversary Screening and Concert at East River Bandshell Next Monday

Last modified August 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 30 this year, and a classic event is planned next week.

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