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BY SHAYE WEAVER | In New York City, everything happens in the street — and one festival aims to celebrate that. HONK NYC is a weeklong music festival that kicks off on Tuesday with nightly performances across the boroughs with groups like Brass Queens, BB and the Polkahaus, Black Fire Percussion, The L Train Brass […]

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By Shaye Weaver | Twelve Democrats vying for the presidency return to the debate stage on Tuesday night, and as they do, hundreds of New Yorkers will take to bars to watch them flourish or flub. One watch party at RPM Underground is making a game of it — caucus style. For each of the candidates, there […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A play to be performed on the Lower East Side will explore the life of artist Harry Smith, who also famously compiled the American Anthology of Folk Music. “Harry Smith at the Chelsea Hotel,” written and directed by Terese Coe, will be performed on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Dixon […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is in the midst of a month-long residency in the city, giving students and community groups throughout the boroughs a chance to record in the nonprofit’s studio and promote activist causes. The nonprofit, in its 22nd year, offers a state-of-the-art mobile facility and free workshops […]

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BY SHAYE WEAVER | The burnt reds, yellows and oranges of fall foliage haven’t quite hit the city, but in upstate New York, it’s leaf-peeping season. That doesn’t mean much to city folk without a car, but several towns are actually reachable by public transit, like Cold Spring, Saratoga Springs, Lake George and Glens Falls, which […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Greenwich Village activists gathered outside the former West 9th Street home of muralist and decorative artist James Wall Finn on Oct. 7 to dedicate in his honor an historic plaque that Village Preservation furnished. “Finn, though not a household name, had a remarkable career,” said Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The William Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House, at 219 East 2nd Street— is a Lower East Side treasure — but even as its fans and followers mourn the June 4 passing of its co-founder/codirector painter Joe Overstreet, the shows go on. Corinne Jennings, Joe’s wife and Gallery cofounder makes sure they […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | John Holmstrom’s been there, done that and he’s still here — specifically, in the East Village, where he has resided in the same apartment for over 40 years. The artist — notable for his role as a founding editor of Punk magazine and as the artist whose work graces the covers […]

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BY JIMIN KIM | Nearly 200 people gathered at Washington Square Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, in solidarity with the pro-Hong Kong independence protests overseas. Activists folded origami paper cranes and posted signed sticky notes on Lennon Walls, which are synonymous with the pro-Hong Kong movement. Protests in Hong Kong are escalating following the Hong […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Under a sunny sky, with autumn-perfect weather, local neighborhood community gardens, playgrounds and block associations in Greenwich Village and Soho celebrated the season this past weekend. In the Swedish clothing store Gudrun Sjödén on Greene Street, visitors added their own toppings —peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut and more to fresh warm caramel topped […]

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