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Movie theaters through an owner’s eyes

BY GABE HERMAN | The documentary “The Projectionist,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 28, profiles Nicolas “Nick” Nicolaou, who has owned movie theaters in the city for decades. Through Nicolaou’s story, New York director Abel Ferrara, highlights how the city’s cinemas have changed, and by extension how the city landscape itself has […]

BY GABE HERMAN | The documentary “Other Music,” about the Village music store of the same name, premiered April 26 at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and tells the story of the legendary shop for alternative music. Other Music was at 15 E. Fourth St, between Broadway and Lafayette St., for 21 years until closing in […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   TALKS “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?”: New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and cartoonist Roz Chast speak about their new book “Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?” a collection of Marx’s mother’s one-liners illustrated by […]

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BY CARY ABRAMS | As the red state, blue state gulf widens, certain factors only serve to highlight this phenomenon. Jonas Mekas’s death on Wed., Jan. 23, might be one such event. The New York Times printed a lengthy obituary in the paper the following day, which was expected, as Jonas was certainly deserving. At 96, […]

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BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | My part of the Lower East Side has changed so much I almost get disoriented wandering around in my own ’hood. And I had lost much interest in the new because our politicians sold us out to the concept of an “entertainment zone,” which basically translates into bars, bars and more bars, which did […]

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By Khiara Ortiz For Gayle Kirschenbaum, what would lead to years of conflict, then friendship, with her mother was always right in front of her face. As a young girl, Gayle had to confront her mother’s crusade for her to get a nose job, since it was a commonplace thing for girls to do in […]

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By Lincoln Anderson The origins of rap and hip hop are firmly situated in the 1970s Bronx. But there’s another neighborhood that also lays claim to having written an important chapter in the story of what is today perhaps the planet’s dominant musical and cultural force: the Lower East Side. Unfortunately, the L.E.S. has never […]

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BY LILY BOUVIER Dissident Arts Festival celebrates the radical Left “The arts are a weapon for social change!” — urges Lower Manhattan’s “Dissident Arts Festival.” In the name of social justice, dissidents and cultural workers will gather for this evening of progressive poetry, music and film — in celebration of radical Left culture (and in […]

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“When The Drum is Beating” screened at Tribeca Film Fest’s Drive-In with a performance by Haiti’s most celebrated big band, Septentrional. The weather wasn’t quite hospitable to bring out the crowd this group deserves – a tribute to one of the hemisphere’s oldest on-going big bands whose name means “to the north”. The 20-piece band, […]

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Volume 20, Number 50 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 27 – May 3, 2011 Raffle & Lecture: Win a night in a haunted house Home to a prosperous merchant clan for almost 100 years, seven Tredwell family members died in what is now the Merchant’s House Museum. Shadowy silhouettes, music from an […]

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