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Keith Haring's 'Crack is Wack': NYC's Most Famous Mural?

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Haring painted Crack is Wack without asking for permission. One morning, during the summer of 1986, he drove a rented van -- loaded with some ladders from his studio and some new fluorescent orange paint he had bought -- up to Harlem to paint.

Aaron Sankin

Can Outside Lands Save San Francisco?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

According to a new study conducted by San Francisco State University, the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park brought in ju...

Brooklyn Group Vows Night Patrol To Stop Goose Gassing

Prospect Heights, NY Patch | Kristen v. Brown | Email the Author | 2:00pm | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York

A group of goose lovers is now planning to stand night watch over Prospect Park's geese -- even if it might mean breaking the law. A group of 40 or...

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

Hot Dog Vendor Evicted From Steps Of Metropolitan Museum of Art

AP | By Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Homeowners aren't the only ones in hot water over overpriced real estate. A New York City hot dog vendor has been evicted from his...