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New exhibit celebrates long-overlooked Native American paintings

BY GABE HERMAN | A new exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan looks at Native American paintings and how their contributions to American art have been largely overlooked. “Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting,” opens Nov. 16 at the museum, which is at 1 Bowling Green near […]

BY BOB KRASNER | When Larry Krone first spotted his future husband Jim Andralis in 2004, the man was playing an accordion in the now-defunct Starlight bar on Avenue A. Fortunately, Krone needed an accordion player for his upcoming debut at the same venue and, as luck would have it, he had a Friendster account (go […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A new type of bookstore, where readers can drink as they read, has opened in the East Village. Patrons of Book Club, which had a soft opening on Saturday, can sift through the store’s collection of East Village history books with an espresso or glass of wine — the independent Third Street […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new book by the Bowery Mission’s chapel director explores the homeless service through his personal experiences there and also looks back at its 140 years of history on the Lower East Side. In “Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan’s Oldest Street,” which came out on Tuesday, author Jason Storbakken […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new sculpture unveiled on Monday in Tribeca Park is dedicated to the transgender GNC (gender non-conforming) community. The ten-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture is in the shape of a butterfly. It’s by visual artist Rubem Robierb as part of his “Dream Machine” series. Each work in the series is named for a […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Books of Wonder, a Chelsea children’s bookshop which has been a Downtown fixture for decades, faces an expiring lease and has started an online campaign to raise funds for a move to a nearby location. The store first opened on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village in 1980. It has moved several […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The West Village’s Grove Street Court, a grouping of six brick-faced townhouses, has become a pumpkin patch. Easily spotted through the wrought iron fence are seven — with one letter carved on each to spell a word with a clear message: “I-M-P-E-A-C-H.”

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BY SHARON WOOLUMS | “Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel,” a black comedy with a feminist underbelly, was read at Dixon Place on Oct. 23 to a packed audience. Set in 1970, it follows the mysteriously fraught love story of Bix and Gwinn, and moves on to scenes in the salon-like atmosphere of their friend Harry Smith. […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Visual artists and members of Center on the Square, the Greenwich House Senior Center, are showcasing their photos, collages, drawings and paintings in a three-week exhibition that opens November 7. It’s the third art exhibition this year with 35 works of art from 18 people. For curator Desiree Rodriguez, “inclusion” is […]

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