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BY GABE HERMAN | Manhattan has for years been getting harder for many artists to live in because of rising prices, as this paper has often covered. But a new report says that the overall arts and cultural sector — both in the city and in Manhattan — is doing well, with good employment numbers and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new outdoor exhibition at City Hall Park features sculptures by a 104-year-old local artist who has only recently started to get recognition in the art world. Carmen Herrera was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1915, and has lived in New York since the 1950s. She has created abstract paintings for […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   POETRY Poets House Showcase: The 27th Annual Poets House Showcase runs until Sat., Aug 17, at Poets House’s Battery Park City home. The Showcase is a free exhibit featuring more than 3,300 books of poetry published by more than 800 presses over the previous 18 months. At Poets House, Elizabeth […]

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BY HARRY PINCUS | The passage of years is relentless in the human scheme, and it’s hard to believe that 50 have passed since that frozen tip of a January morning, when I walked away from Wingate High School, Brooklyn, New York, with my diploma in hand. The Beatles had taken to the roof of […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Two years ago, on a trip to his native Turkey, East Villager Uluç Ülgen did something he had done thousands of times before. He had coffee with his father. But this cup of coffee would prove to be special.  After finishing the the almost syrup-like drink, his father took his small […]

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THEATER “Hannah Senesh”: This one-woman show, with music and song, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, a heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to British Mandate Palestine. There she joined Haganah and then bravely volunteered for a daring special-operations mission to parachute […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | City Winery, the Hudson Square music hot spot, will be closing on Varick St. on Aug. 1. But it won’t be “the day the music died”: The tunes-and-vino venue will be reopening in January in a stunning new setting at Pier 57, at W. 15th St., in Hudson River Park. Owner Michael […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Jefferson Market Library will reopen on Sun., July 28, after being closed for renovation work since April 1, though with limited access while work continues in certain areas. The branch, at 425 Sixth Ave., between W. Ninth and 10th Sts., was closed in the spring to begin a $10 million […]

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BY MARY REINHOLZ | Iconoclastic author and humorist Paul Krassner, who coined the name “Yippie” for the Youth International Party and catapulted to 1960s counterculture fame, died Sunday at his Desert Hot Springs home in Southern California. He was 87. Krassner was also the founder/editor of The Realist, a now-defunct satirical publication he produced in the East Village […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Dance beats, punk rock and noise mingled in the heat in Tompkins Square Park on Friday in the interests of justice. Specifically, Avenues For Justice, a nonprofit that was founded 41 years ago on Avenue B. The organization’s main focus is to keep kids between the ages of 14 and 24 out […]

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