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Have you ever wanted to lounge on an ice cream cone, or get a massage with your face shoved into some avocado toast? Restaurateur and erstwhile fine-dining pastry pro Nick Morgenstern already runs three certified city hotspots, and now he's aiming to...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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When Bob Holman opened the Bowery Poetry Club in 2002, it was with visions of Ginsberg, Burroughs and the Beats floating around in his head. He was 54 and already a legend, pioneering spoken word poetry in various New York communities, like the St. Mark’s...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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You could say that Dolly Parton’s having a moment, thanks to flurry of buzz around her upcoming “family-oriented, faith-based” made-for-TV movie Coat of Many Colors, but honestly, when isn’t she having a moment? The Smoky Mountain Songbird’s...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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“Even though Wave[s] is something different, this is very much still me,” Mick Jenkins declares in his gravelly voice. “A lot of people gonna be mad at me for switching my sound… People don’t take the time to understand that it is also me....
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Step into the mammoth space that is Paulaner (265 Bowery; 212-780-0300), and you may forget you're in New York City. The ceilings are high and vast, the never ending communal tables could seat even the largest party of chanting German football fans,...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Deer Tick is a rowdy bar band with a reputation rooted in booze-drenched shows and raucous party anthems. Led by frontman and songwriter John McCauley, the Rhode Island rock outfit first saw acclaim with their 2007 debut, War Elephant, and seemed to...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Dear old Dad. He tinkers with the toolkit, wears sweaters, and grows a beard, right? He’s endearingly behind the times and is trying to figure out why the “pound sign” is now also called a “hashtag.” He can be slightly out of touch, cheesy,...
From: Village Voice | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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It began with Drizzy. Last spring, Alicia Kennedy, Mensah Demary, and Sareen Yogesh Patel started hosting LIT: A Music and Reading Series at Williamsburg’s Over the Eight. Aiming to both bridge the gap between pop culture and literature and create...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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So, you're a puddle? The heat and humidity have finally melted what's left of you, just in time for community pools to close for the season? Well, join the club, friend; all I have left now is one hand, and with that one remaining hand I'm gonna turn...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Hammering a roofing nail into your nose. Sliding a sharp blade down your gullet. Exhaling a ball of fire. These are the sorts of stunts you can see at the sideshow at Coney Island USA — and without proper training and a ton of practice, they’re just...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Maybe you can relate — pretty much any intention we make to go out and get some "cultah" requires an accompanying meal plan. How else to fortify the body while stimulating the mind? For your consideration, here's ten of our favorite museum + eating...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, the mostly-teenaged Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer took home the VMA for Song of the Summer with their My Chemical Romance-channeling single “She’s Kinda Hot.” The tune surfaced less than two months ago...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Obicà Mozzarella Bar (928 Broadway; 212-777-2754 and 590 Madison Avenue; 212-355-2217) has locations worldwide, with origins in Rome (which sparked the concept for Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton's Mozza, in Los Angeles). Obicà showcases handmade...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Kelvin Uffre has garnered a unique appreciation for the Ramos gin fizz over the years. From some time spent in New Orleans to tending bar at Maison Premiere, Ullfre, the head bartender at The Eddy (342 E 6th Street; 646-895-9884), doesn't mind the...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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As any New Yorker will tell you, living in the city can be both inspiring and challenging. For Widowspeak, who formed in Brooklyn five years ago, that was always a given truth; it was the place where founding members Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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[Editor's note: Every week, New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose, or — no surprise here — a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Hi, Andrew...
From: Village Voice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Dick pics will always be gross, but they could stand to be a little funnier. That's the goal of New York-based photographer Soraya Doolbaz who starting on September 17 will be showing her collection of penis art during a two-week residency at 317 Gallery....
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Starting with extended cocktail hours, and now tackling the wilds of weekend brunch, this summer's newcomer Alta Linea (180 10th Avenue; 212-929-3888) has style to spare – though would we expect anything less from the team behind dell’anima and L’Artusi?...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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It feels like New York has reached its peak in coffee. We have more cafes than ever before and Dunkin' Donuts, not Starbucks, has by far the most, with nearly 550 outlets. (That’s across all boroughs; in Manhattan, Starbucks is well ahead of any competitor...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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For an emerging band, the Brooklyn-based post-punk foursome Pill have an unconventional online presence. In fact, they have the bare-minimum of activity outside a scrappy, uninformative website and a Bandcamp page connected with their label Dull Tools. This...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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“Basically, what we write is pop music,” says Justin Young, the singer and guitarist for Brit rockers the Vaccines. “I think of it as pop, anyway — that’s the way the songs are written. Maybe not in the sense that we write a song with the idea...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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An electrician’s assistant arrested for possession of a "gravity knife" has reached a $57,000 settlement with the NYPD, after prosecutors admitted that the knife in question was not actually illegal. Bernard Perez, 48, was arrested in September of...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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At Okonomi (150 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn; no phone) chefs Yuji Haraguchi and Tara Norvell devote their mornings and afternoons to ichiju sansai, a multi-course breakfast of soup, fish, and accompaniments like subtly sweet pickles made with rice vinegar...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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For a season that ushers in change from the turning leaves to the creeping cold, autumn banks on the constants of nostalgia and tradition — at least as far as its musical offerings are concerned. The bulk of 2015 celebrated the Nineties, from a twentieth-anniversary...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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On September 5, D’banj, the Nigerian superstar best known for his irresistible dance hit “Oliver Twist,” will co-headline the inaugural Sound Culture Fest at Irving Plaza with GOAT-status Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano. D’banj’s energetic...
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Twenty-five years ago, a then-unknown cabaret performer Justin Vivian Bond took the stage at Athens by Night, a Greek restaurant in San Francisco. It was an unlikely performance space — long, narrow, and lined with fake stones and plastic geraniums....
From: Village Voice | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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