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New York City Fri Mar 23 2018 19:36:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- After a week on the lamb to get caught up sleep and sanity, TOGTE is back and probably about as tolerable as ever. Extend that hibernation one more week and join us. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week are funeral doom pioneers all-around metal le
Employees say sales have dropped by as much as 40 percent in recent months.Donald Trump believes he’s making the economy great again, but his own Trump Organization properties somehow keep falling through the cracks. Chicago’s Tru
VANISHINGIn the East Village, Three of Cups is closing. Owner Anthony Barile writes on his Facebook page:"The day has come where I must share the sad news that Three of Cups will be closing. Ive thought often about what I might say when this day came
Personal History, Katharine Graham (M, 40s, glasses perched on head, dark scarf, R train)
The chess team of Brooklyns Edward R. Murrow High School is going to Columbus, Ohio in April to try and retake the title of National High School Chess Champions. The team earned its chance at the prestigious award by virtue of winning the 2018 New Yo
It’s the first week of spring and NYC looks like Siberia. For anyone viewing this post after the year 2018, yes this post is real. There used to be something called snow and these are pictures that were all taken during springtime. Here&amp
Early in the morning on June 5, 1995, Layton Gibson blew a red light on the Williamsburg Bridge and crashed his J train into a stopped M train. Gibson was going only about 20 miles per hour when his train collided with the one in front of him, and he
Last week William Powhida and I spent an enormous amount of time at the Spring Break Art Show. We had so much to say about the show we produced two podcasts and discussed many booths at length. In the first podcast, we give the lay of the land in art
Last week we learned that El Quijote, the 87-year-old restaurant in the Chelsea Hotel, is closing at the end of March, thanks to its new owners. Now Page Six reports that the employees are getting a raw deal.The staff is being disrespected, said a ti
Hey, Dumbo! Welcome to March. This month is women’s history month, and this Monday, Dumbo added a brand new women’s co-working and networking space known as The Wing at 1 Main Street. The space is decorated with work by female art
Lioness Arising, Lisa Bevere (F, 30s, Nike pants and sneakers, paused reading to check Apple watch, 1 train)
Where does one turn once they have fulfilled their business/corporate dreams? When the financial security has been achieved, which productive direction can they follow to channel their energy? There are many different answers to this question, but th
Separation of Power, Vince Flynn (M, 30s, collared shirt, bending back the cover and really breaking the spine, 1 train)
The upscale and well reviewed East Village vegan restaurant Avant Garden will be opening their new location in Williamsburg this summer. It will open at 188 Havemeyer St. (South 3rd) in the space formerly occupied by Post Office bar. From Eater NY: t
From her downtown office, Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, looks out over historic buildings that the Conservancy had a hand in preserving--Ellis Island, the 1886 fireboat station at Pier A, the U.S. Customs House/National
The line for last weeks keynote lecture at the Armory Show was as long as the speakers resume; slated to talk was Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Gallery and arguably the most famous curator in the world. But since Obrist is a
With any luck, this week will be the last we hear of the MTA’s ill-conceived “Genius Competition.” The brain-child of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Genius Competition arose in May of 2017 when the governor couldn’t ig
Where does one turn once they have fulfilled their business/corporate dreams? When the financial security has been achieved, which productive direction can they follow to channel their energy? There are many different answers to this question, but th
Hey art crawlers! The first of the month coincides with First Thursday this month, and DUMBO is awash in fantastic shows. Here’s the rundown of what you’ll see tomorrow as the ‘nabe’s galleries stay open til 8
No Exit and Three Other Plays, Jean-Paul Sartre (M, teens, ski jacket, wire-rimmed glasses, Sorel boots, R train)
Did you hit the grocery for essentials yet? Swing by your local liquor store, and start making your snow day playlist now (suggestions below, you’re welcome), because the incoming nor’easter looks like a doozy. I’m suppo
VANISHINGAfter nearly 90 years in the Chelsea Hotel, the great and wonderful and gorgeous El Quijote is closing on March 30.Eater reports: "Staffers at the historic restaurant, located at 226 West 23rd St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues, were giv
Exciting news: I've co-curated an exhibition of Carol Cole's work and collection at the Weatherspoon with Emily Stamey! This exhibition is long overdue, so I'm proud to have had a part in making it happen. Carol Cole: Cast a Clear Light opens March 3
In some alternate timeline — the one without cost overruns for transit projects and on-time delivery — New Jersey’s ARC tunnel would be opening this year. The plan to add Hudson River capacity for New Jersey Transit invo
Arena Investors, the New York-based money management company, has thrown a life-line to Mustang Resources for $19.95 million in funding. Arena is one of ruby miner Mustangs main institutional investors. The firm, which manages over $750 million in as
Tuesday 2/20 Brooklyn Book Launches @ Powerhouse (28 Adams Street), 7pm, FREE, more info Dumbo Innovators meet-up: Narratively @ Made in NY Media Center (30 John Street), 6:30pm, FREE, networking, Q+A, Free Beer and Tacos, more info. Wednesday 2/21 E
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson (F, 20s, black Hunter boots, high ponytail, handbag with large pompom, R train)
What was Monkeytown you ask? Monkeytown at its essense was space inside a cube (made of four large projection screens) that featured film, dining, music, and other art performances. Created by Montgomery Knott, it began in a loft space at 222 Leonard
Banksy is back in town. He unveiled a mural on the Houston Street wall today, urging the liberation of Turkish artist Zehra Dogan.A Banksy rat appeared on a clock at 14th and 6th Avenue, atop the old Greenwich Savings Bank that will soon be torn down
Back in January, William Powhida and I recorded an episode of Explain Me on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new admission policy. Earlier that month, the museum known for housing some of the world's greatest treasures announced its admission price w
It’s high times for close-ups on the MTA’s out-of-control capital spending, and hot on the heels of The Times’ deep dive into the MTA’s cost problems comes a long awaited Regional Plan Association report on the
The enigmatic pop-culture superstar, David Bowie, died two years ago at the age of 69, but he lives on in his art and music which is celebrated now and until July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled David Bowie Is, the open-ended moniker highlights t
Happy Valentines Day, Dumbo! Were you getting cozy in Romantic environs of Brooklyn Bridge this weekend? Well, we’re betting some people did since our very own River Cafe was named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by Open
Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf, R.A. Salvatore (M, 30s, goatee, very furry hat with ear flaps, construction jacket, graffitied backpack, R train)
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum has announced a spring series of non-ice skating related exhibits that start this week. This Friday an exhibit called The Moon is a Planet, Darling! debuts, and it’s dedicated to this fantast
VANISHINGThe Silver Spurs coffee shop has been around since 1979. After this month, it will be no more.The original on Broadway and 9th Street shuttered in 2013, thanks to an expired lease that was not renewed. The landlord hiked the rent, breaking h
Its 2018, and you are likely starting to think about your taxes. You may also be wondering whats in the newly passed tax legislation (officially the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA) and how its going to affect you. Here is some help, specifically targe
A few weeks ago, I previewed the MTA’s next-generation rolling stock. The R211s will feature wider doors and, at some point, open gangways, a design standard throughout the world. As I mentioned in December, though the MTA deserves praise f
Modeled on a program now implemented in San Francisco, California, a group called Turning Point Brooklyn is working hard to bring a mobile shower facility to the homeless people of Brooklyn. The bus will be fitted with two shower stalls, toilets sink
Hey Valentines, Galentines, and pals of all sorts, here’s your pre-Valentines week! Wednesday 2/7 Zadie Smith: Feel Free w/ Wesley Morri@ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church (157 Montague Street), 7pm, $35, more info Williamsburg Hist
Reset, Ellen Pao (F, 20s, black beanie, multiple bags in hand, pink and gray Nike sneakers, sticky notes in book, C train)
As we noted, they are closing the running track for repairs on March 19. Now we have some good news: the park is getting picnic tables and grills this spring. Given this terrible weather we’ve been having, we can’t wait! The city
UN-VANISHINGIt's rare when bookstores open. It's rare to get any good news in this town about local businesses. And yet. Yesterday we heard that Shakespeare & Co. is opening two new stores in the city.There will be one in Greenwich Village, i
On this episode of Explain Me we discuss a disastrous curator conference at SVA titled "Curatorial Activism and the Politics of Shock", the Miami art fairs, and three shows "Talon Rouge: Six Mexican Artists Revisit Jos Juan Tablada and His New York C
One of the strange twists and turns of the ongoing saga over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s responsibility for the current collapse of NYC’s subway system involved a breakfast and some finger pointing at Con Edison this past summer. Whil
New York is an old city which is constantly growing and renewing itself. Unfortunately, for growth to happen, sometimes beautiful and historic buildings need to be demolished. The following buildings are on the chopping block. Here is a little bit ab
Last Night, Dumbo turned out for the first after-hours art crawl of the new year. Participating galleries stayed open til 8pm offering a visual feast as well as a little light fare. Artists and makers were on hand to discuss their work, and welcome v
Dawn, Octavia Butler (F, 20s, brown hair, Brooklyn Brewery tote bag, blue patterned scarf, library copy, C train)
When we saw Curtis Harding at Glasslands way back in 2014, I wondered how long it would be before he was playing larger venues, such as Bowery Ballroom, and that the man should be a superstar. It’s taken longer than I thought, but Curtis fi
VANISHEDReader Ted Rao writes in:"The amazing Wong Kee, located on Mott Street between Canal and Grand, succumbed to a new landlord and rising rents. Its last day was 1/21/18."photo via YelpAccording to this video from SinoVision, Wong Kee was in Chi