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Warhol at the Whitney: Andy, his art and all his contradictions

BY JUDITH A. SOKOLOFF | Can I see an Andy Warhol retrospective with fresh eyes? Can I separate myself from the bombardment of his images and words over his many decades of fame?  Can I forget Warhol’s often maligned “Business of Art” credo: “Making money is art and working is art and good business is […]

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Hudson River Park Trust is beginning to hash out another “puzzle piece” of the 4.5-mile West Side waterfront park this fall — this time in the park’s Hell’s Kitchen section. After Governor Andrew Cuomo shelled out $50 million in funding for the park earlier this year, the Trust is partnering […]

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‘Trolley Dodger’ Police said that on Thurs. Nov. 1, around 1:10 p.m., inside a residential building in the vicinity of St. Mark’s Place and Second Ave., a burglar gained entry into a 38-year-old man’s apartment through the unsecured front door. Once inside, he removed the victim’s camera equipment, jewelry and a trolley suitcase. The individual […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Along a stretch of 14th St. between Ninth and Tenth Aves., the Meatpacking Business Improvement District plans to add greenery planters and about a dozen trees to the wide, often empty streets on that portion of the border between the West Village and Chelsea. “We wanted to enliven the streetscape,” said […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Between 2010 and 2016, drug overdoses in New York City more than doubled. The culprit behind the surge was opioids — the drugs that have sparked an addiction crisis plaguing nearly every corner of the country, killing tens of thousands nationwide. But the city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Manhattan voters had an opportunity to modify the city’s democracy in small, but critical, ways on Tuesday — and the majority opted for “Yes” on all three proposals. Three ballot proposals issued by the mayor’s commission to consider revisions to the City Charter were on the back side of New Yorkers’ […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtowners didn’t have competitive races on the ballot in their districts this election cycle. So local politicos went to where the action was — whether elsewhere in the state or out of state. Starting on Sept. 15, members of an effort called Vote Blue 2018 chartered Greyhound buses on weekends and, leaving […]

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  Photos by Milo Hess The 45th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was ghoulishly good fun for the thousands of revelers who marched in it and watched it along Sixth Ave. last Wednesday night. The theme of this year’s parade was “I AM a Robot.” There were hundreds of puppets, 35 bands playing different types […]

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BY PUMA PERL | There aren’t many people around who saw the original Velvet Underground lineup. I did, once. I was 16, and had no idea where I was going or why. (Decades later, I figured out that it was the “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” show at the Balloon Farm, formerly the Dom.) Some older guys had […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Between 2010 and 2016, drug overdoses in New York City more than doubled. The culprit behind the surge was opioids — the drugs that have sparked an addiction crisis plaguing nearly every corner of the country, killing tens of thousands nationwide. But the city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at a […]

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