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Whether you liked it or not, SantaCon revelers invaded large swaths of the city last Saturday. They ranged from disco Santas, reindeer and elfs to penguins and Hanukkah Harrys, and there was even at least one baby Jesus who was looking to pound brews all day long. The boozy kind-of-Christmas-themed bar crawl started out at […]

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BY NANCY ELSAMANOUDI | Paul Gagner’s paintings have the right mix of self- deprecating humor and swagger. He deftly conveys an anxious, tense state of awkwardness in his paintings through an uncanny arrangement of bodies, body parts and objects. He paints eyeballs, blobs of ketchup, severed feet, boulders, brains, darts, newspapers, hot dogs, French fries, […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Cabaret revues can be hit or miss, and a one-number-per-act format is sometimes a blessing. This was nowhere near the case, however, at Jackie Factory’s “Low Life 8: Fairytale of New York,” as every act was a crowd pleaser. Produced by Chi Chi Valenti and Johnny Dynell with Howl Arts, the […]

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COMMUNITY  Angel Alliance Cookie Bake-Off and Holiday Sweets Sale at the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community, 402 E. 8th St. near Ave. D, Sat., Dec. 15, noon to 3 p.m. Comedian and actress Amy Sedaris will join leader of the SheChef Movement Elle Simone, owner of Flour Shop Amirah Kassem, model and stylist […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Eduardo Kobra, the politically motivated Brazilian street artist, spent the past few months making his mark yet again in New York City. The artist, who has made walls his canvas in 16 countries, has been quite busy here recently. Already a world-record holder for two of the largest murals in existence, […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA |   PRECINCT COUNCIL 7th Precinct Community Council meeting at 19 ½ Pitt St., Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. 28th Precinct Community Council meeting on the second floor of Touro College, 230 W. 124th St., Wed., Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.   COMMUNITY BOARD Community Board 5 monthly full board meeting at Xavier […]

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BY JUDITH A. SOKOLOFF | Think you know all of the many dimensions of Andy Warhol after seeing the splendid Whitney Museum retrospective? You’re in for a surprise when you visit the Ukrainian Museum in the East Village. This gem of a museum, located on a quiet stretch of E. Sixth St. between Second and […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA |    PRECINCT COUNCIL Mon., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.: 19th Precinct Community Council meeting at 153 E. 67th St. Wed., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.: 7th Precinct Community Council meeting at 19 ½ Pitt St.   COMMUNITY BOARD Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Community Board 4 monthly full board meeting at Hartley House, […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | What drag show is not a circus? Bianca Del Rio ruled the ring on Halloween at Lincoln Center, where she served as both ringmaster and master of insults in a special one-time edition of the Big Apple Circus. Mixed in with some fabulous acrobatic performances were drag sets by Kameron Michaels […]

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Hanukkah starts Sun., Dec. 2, and ends on the evening of Mon., Dec. 10. The Jewish holiday, which lasts eight nights and is known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates how a supply of oil that was supposed to last only one night miraculously lasted more than a week. This menorah montage, above, spotted in […]

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