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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.