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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Jacob Morris just wants to tell the truth and he wants the city to do the same. The Harlem-based historian is pushing for a redesign of the forthcoming Central Park monument honoring the women’s suffrage movement. As currently designed, the monument is racist, Morris charges. Morris has drafted a resolution for […]

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BY TINA BENITEZ-EVES | One of the last punk rock bars in the East Village has closed. Manitoba’s, first opened by The Dictators frontman Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba in 1999, shut its doors for good on Tues., June 25. For the past 20 years, visitors to 99 Avenue B, between E. Sixth and E. Sevenths […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   “SUMMER SENIOR SPACE”   “Exploring the Original West Village”: Join the W. 13th St. Alliance for a lecture by Alfred Pommer, West Village author and historian. A native New Yorker, Pommer has been a self-employed licensed New York City guide since 1990. He has created more than 20 Manhattan neighborhood […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated Tues., July 9, 11 p.m. | Poet Steve Cannon, the legendary founder of the East Village’s A Gathering of the Tribes, died at 2 a.m. on Sun., July 7. He was 84. Cannon was rehabbing from a broken hip at the VillageCare Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, at 214 W. Houston St., […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The New Museum will be adding a new building. The Lower East art museum — which focuses on contemporary art — announced details of its plan for a second building, which will rise next to its current location. The new addition will be at 231 Bowery, at Prince St. Sporting seven […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Last month, a retro jazz club called Special Club opened its doors at 43 MacDougal St.  The spot is modeled after old-school musical social clubs and features live jazz, blues and soul performances, with two seatings a night, one at 8 p.m. and the second at 10 p.m.  A $20 cover […]

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PERFORMANCE Shakespeare in the Park: Coriolanus: Shakespeare in the Park’s newest show, “Coriolanus,” begins Tues., July 16, at the Delacorte Theater. The play, one of The Bard’s last tragedies, tells the story of a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and is directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan. Free tickets will […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A is getting hit by reality — as in reality TV stars Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” stars have recently both paid visits to the hole-in-the-wall hot spot. Younger sister Kendall first dropped by one night in May, then returned for […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | After moving its home last year into a new building a few neighborhoods south, Murray Hill, the Turtle Bay Music School is preparing for another change as it sets to open a preschool this fall. The school was founded in 1925 on E. 49th St. It was then at 244 E. […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | Prolific novelist Joyce Carol Oates, responding last year to questions posed by The Guardian, cited Michael Wolff’s runaway bestseller “Fire and Fury, Inside the Trump White House” as a book that made her laugh out loud. She called it “scathing, hilarious, terrifying and (in an odd way) comforting.” This humble scribe can […]

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