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WATCH: Bronx Granny Sells Flavored Ice From Second Story Window

Posted 09.07.2011 | New York

For 25 years, 81-year-old Providence Lamultt, known around the neighborhood affectionately as "Gramma", has been selling flavored ices from her secon...

Weekend Agenda: Jaws, Bastille Day And The Cone Sisters

| Kevin St. John | Posted 09.08.2011 | New York

By now you've likely run out of your weekend invitations to fancy places with beaches, so it's time to take this muggy, sluggish jungle by the horns. ...

George Lucas Kills Brooklyn Bar's Movie Marathon | LucasFilm Ltd. | Posted 09.06.2011 | New York

Bay Ridge sci-fi lovers were ready to take up blasters and charge the Skywalker Ranch after Star Wars creator George Lucas took a light saber to a mod...

WATCH: Trailer For 'DAMN!' Jimmy McMillan Documentary

Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

We first heard about the Jimmy McMillan documentary, DAMN!, back in December when Fantastic Relationship Filmmaking got Kickstarter funding to finish ...

LOOK: A Guide To Being A Young Lady In 1939 Manhattan

Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

Reddit user 'unmoderated' recently found a copy of "New York: Behind the Scenes", a 1939 guide by Lee Mortimer, and scanned a section called "Young La...

WATCH: New Documentary Examines NYC Couples In Love

Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Inspiration for Jill Andresevic's new documentary, Love Etc., came from a trip to City Hall in New York City. "This was [executive producer] Jonat...

My NY: 20 Questions For Author Tao Lin

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Age: 27 Current Gig: I honestly don't know, maybe "author." [Follow Tao on twitter here, and buy his latest book RICHARD YATES here]. Neighborh...

BAM Will Put On Performances At New Brooklyn Nets Arena

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A little Shakespeare with your basketball? The developers of a new arena for the NBA's Nets that is under construction in Brooklyn sa...

WATCH: 'A Fare Price'; NYC Pizza Slice Always The Same As MTA Fare?

Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

Ever notice how the average price of a piece of New York pizza correlates to the city's subway fare? "The Pizza Principle" is all but economic la...

Splash! NYC Swimming Pools OPEN

Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

New York City public swimming pools opened yesterday and today's shaping up to be the perfect summer day for taking a dip. New Yorkers can cool of...

Baby It's You!: Oldies, But Not So Goodies

Danny Groner | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Baby It's You! isn't the show that critics wanted it to be. Reviewers compared it to the beloved Jersey Boys. It's a natural comparison to make, but Baby suffers as a result of these lofty expectations.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: An Interview with Andrea Holley

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The creators of the festival were seeking to raise awareness in a way that Human Rights Watch's research and reports could not -- in a way that spoke to people on an emotional and personal level.

WATCH: Meatopia's Savory New Trailer

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Meatopia, the self-proclaimed "Woodstock of Edible Animals" is coming to Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 23 at 5:30PM (you can buy tickets here...

'Summer Streets' Will Take Over 7 Miles Of Manhattan Roads

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

Once again, the New York City Department of Transportation will clear seven miles of Manhattan streets this August on three consecutive Saturdays for ...

A New Tradition... Queers for Economic Justice and Labor walk in Solidarity at NYC Pride March

Amber Hollibaugh | Posted 08.25.2011 | New York
Amber Hollibaugh

For the first time in many years, New York's Heritage of Pride Parade will have an economic justice contingent in the parade. The time is right for Queers for Economic Justice and our friends to stand strong with labor, and for labor to stand strong with us.

Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema Opens TONIGHT

Posted 08.24.2011 | New York

North Brooklyn is finally getting the movie theater it has so desperately needed. The much-anticipated Nitehawk Cinemas on Metropolitan Avenue in Will...

Tour The Now-Canceled Graffiti and Street Art Show (VIDEO)

Posted 08.23.2011 | New York

The Brooklyn Museum canceled the highly-anticipated, "Art In The Streets" exhibition earlier this week citing some severe reductions in funding. B...

On the Culture Front: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Gala and New Haven Weekend Getaway

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Celebrate Brooklyn kicked off their season of free outdoor shows last week with an opening gala featuring Andrew Bird. His set was dominated by the excellent songs of his last album, Armchair Apocrypha.

Weekend Agenda: BBQ, A Naked Bike Ride & The Highline II

| Kevin St. John | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York

It's hot and muggy. But instead of going gentle into that hot and humid night, we decided to fight fire with fire. So with the help of crazy dance p...

WATCH: Street Pianos Return To New York Next Week

Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

The "Play Me I'm Yours" interactive art installation, which put 60 pianos on the streets of New York last summer, is making its big return on June 18-...

An Evening With Kelli O'Hara -- A Little Bit Country, a Lot of Broadway, and a Dash of Everything Else

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Kelli O'Hara's voice is clean, light and delicate, or so I thought until she started digging deep -- catching on fire. O'Hara is a first rate Broadway "diva" doing exactly what she wants to do without much peer.

WATCH: Four Year-Old Opens Chelsea Art Show

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

A little girl made a big splash in the New York art world this week. Four year-old Aelita Andre, of Australia, opened her first solo exhibition at...

WATCH: Titus Andronicus Make Video Tribute To New Jersey

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

Titus Andronicus is tired of people trashing New Jersey. So the group put together a music video for "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future" pay...

St. Ann's Warehouse Faces Homelessness

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

St. Ann's Warehouse, the esteemed Brooklyn theater whose unique space has attracted acting troupes from across the world, may be homeless by next year...

'In 10 Years There Will Be No More Korean Mom And Pop Stores'

Posted 08.03.2011 | New York

Korean-owned grocery stores are starting to disappear from New York (much like East Village bodegas and these NY landmarks), according to the New York...