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Keith Haring, Steven Sprouse and Leigh Bowery: Breaking Boundaries at Club 57

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 06.28.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

While the melding of so many different personalities and styles is what makes a place like Club 57 magic, the work of Keith Haring, Steven Sprouse and Leigh Bowery made a lasting impression on me, and their work seems more relevant than ever today.

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

Billy Joel Shoots a Video in the East Village, a Crew Member Says the Exact WRONG Thing

Binky Philips | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

"Billy Joel?! God, no!" Jeeez, I'd only been referring to several sophisticated chord changes in a song or two. But, wow, the vehement negativity was kinda remarkable. It made me think of something I witnessed out the windows of that record store on St. Mark's Place...

I Take "The Pollywog EP" On Consignment From Adam Yauch, I Play In A Band With Richie Teeter

Binky Philips | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

I won't take up too much of your time here. Just had a few thoughts on Adam "MCA" Yauch... and Richie Teeter. We lost Richie Teeter about 3 weeks before we lost Adam. F**king cancer!

East Village Coming And Goings: 7-Eleven And Lakeside Lounge

Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

7-Eleven's plans to expand and subsequently destroy the city with 14 stores in 2012 is in full gear and their latest storefront has officially landed ...

I Get Bounced From the Buzzcocks

Binky Philips | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

It was the Fall of 1978 and I was standing in the audience, waiting for the marvelous British Punk band, The Buzzcocks, to play their first ever New Y...

Tales From a New York Record Store

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Binky Philips

I spent the entire decade of the 1980s running St. Mark's Sounds, which was, at the time, pretty much the most happening record store in The Big Apple on the most happening block of St. Mark's Place.