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BY GABE HERMAN | The city recently announced a record 65 million visitors last year, the ninth straight year of increased visits. This was hardly surprising for locals, who see the streets and city’s great institutions get more clogged by the day. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one such crowded gem of the city. Its […]

BY BOB KRASNER | The band Puss n Boots packed the house with a surprise show last week at Coney Island Baby, a new East Village bar that already feels like it’s always been there. The “alt country” trio includes Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper and Norah Jones. All three traded lead vocals, inside jokes and musical styles, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Highline Ballroom has announced that it will be closing soon. The Chelsea music venue has been at its current location beneath the High Line, at 431 W. 16th St., between Ninth and Tenth Aves., since 2007. “Unfortunately, after 12 years our landlord has decided not to renew Highline Ballroom’s lease,” wrote […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new art installation in the Garment District called “Iceberg” brings some playful character to the middle of Broadway, while also provoking thought for those interested in the piece’s message about climate change. The installation, which runs from Jan. 9 to Feb. 24 is located between W. 37 and W. 38 Sts. […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Most New Yorkers are familiar with the never-ending battle against clutter that is a feature of life in a small apartment. If it were easy to organize, the “de-cluttering” industry wouldn’t exist and be as big as it is. One such industry titan is “tidying expert” Marie Kondo, a Japanese woman with […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA |   COMMUNITY   City Council Oversight Hearing on Status of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project held on Wed., Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., in the committee room at City Hall, with the Committees on Parks and Recreation and Environmental Protection to hear from the Mayor’s Office about the plan, which […]

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BY BILL WEINBERG | It gives a sense of passing time to see much of your life reflected in a work of recent history. This I experienced while reading “Counter Institution: Activist Estates of the Lower East Side,” by Nandini Bagchee, new from Empire State Editions. In her review of  oppositional spaces in the neighborhood over […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Upright Citizens Brigade announced last week that it is set to close its East Village location next month. The venue for improv, stand-up and sketch theater, at E. Third St. on Avenue A, opened in 2011. In an e-mail to the U.C.B. team, Michael Hartney, the group’s artistic director, wrote the […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA |   ARTS “Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor”: Hip-hop dancers will meet knights in armor in a dance performance commissioned by MetLiveArts with the Met’s Arms and Armor Department and dance organization Dancing in the Streets of the South Bronx on Sat., Jan. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Met […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | On Sun., Jan. 13, “Village Nights” returns to the Washington Square Hotel. Season two of the monthly musical salon series continues the vision of its founder, Richard Barone, to keep alive the musical spirit of 1960s Greenwich Village. The guest on the first Sunday night will be singer-songwriter Terre Roche. She […]

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