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Say what you want about the city’s three-year-old LinkNYC Wi-Fi program, but one thing is for sure: Those kiosks have gotten a lot better looking lately. That’s largely because of the #ArtOnLink program. While the 1,770 hotspot monoliths are all about closing the digital divide in New York (and, let’s face it, also about displaying […]

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BY RICO BURNEY AND ROSE ADAMS |   ARTS “Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side”: This photography exhibit by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative features contemporary photos of Chinatown’s residents, visitors and historic buildings. All photos come from LESPI’s recent book, “Chinatown: Lends on the Lower East Side.” Mon., March 4, through Tues., […]

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BY JANE HEIL USYK | Does your pharmacy offer a medicine show? Mine does. It’s an amazing ongoing event: concerts two or three Tuesdays a month inside the pharmacy. We are talking here about Thompson Alchemists, at 132 Thompson St. between Houston and Prince Sts., not some wayward CVS or Duane Reade. (“Alchemists” makes reference to the old and honored practice […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Jonathan Richman may be the most stubborn man in the entertainment biz today. He does not own a cell phone, answers fan mail by hand and doesn’t wear a guitar strap. Accompanied only by Tommy Larkins on congas, Richman recently kept the Bowery Ballroom crowd — at the second of two sold-out shows […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS | The Rooftop at Pier 17, in partnership with Live Nation, has announced the big names playing at its second annual Summer Concert Series — and the lineup includes something for everyone. Passion Pit will open the series at the 65,000-square-foot Seaport District venue, with two concerts, on May 19 and 21. Other […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Mary Goggin’s one-woman show “Runaway Princess” is a darkly comedic play about Irish Catholic parenting, first periods, beehive hairdos and how that all inevitably leads to becoming a Village prostitute who loves heroin. But in between irreverent jabs at Irish history and sarcastically lighthearted recountings of “hooking” mishaps, Goggin tells a story […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Fans of the legendary — and provocative — artist Robert Crumb lined up outside the David Zwirner Gallery, at 519 W. 19th St., on Saturday to make contact with the elusive underground cartoonist. In town from the South of France, where he moved in 1991, Crumb marked the occasion of his excellent […]

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BY RICO BURNEY AND ROSE ADAMS |   COMMUNITY L-Project Open House: The M.T.A. and Department of Transportation are holding two open houses in Manhattan, at which residents can meet one on one with agency representatives to ask questions about the L-train “slowdown” alternative-service plans and other upcoming changes to L-train stations and 14th St. […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Imagine that the Velvet Underground and Iggy and the Stooges had a kid who had a habit of eating lead paint when no one was looking and you might begin to understand the musical experience that is Endless Boogie. There’s really no point in analyzing or intellectualizing the band. Attempts by fans to describe their […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After more than 30 years on Avenue A, SideWalk cafe closed after this past weekend. Famed for its open mic, the place went out with a final installment of the Antifolk Festival. Local blog EV Grieve reported in December that the bar and restaurant at E. Sixth St. had new owners, Laura […]

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