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Toby Milstein  |  August 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
"On My Block" invites New Yorkers to form teams with their neighbors to create one- to five-minute films using their block as a setting.
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
The original off-Broadway cast of "Altar Boyz" which premiered at New World Stages in 2005 after a 2004 debut at NYMF. Pictured (l-r): Scott Porter, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl, Tyler Maynard and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Carol Rosegg
Michelle Michalos  |  August 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York Musical Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and others provide a launching pad for producers to move new plays and musicals to Broadway and beyond. VIDEO
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
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Menglin Huang  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A gift from the people of France, the Statue of Liberty was not immediately embraced by Americans for either its aesthetics or ideals.
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Michelle Michalos  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Open your eyes and ears to the inspiring art found on New Yorkers' daily subway commutes.VIDEO
Tourists in Times Square. Flickr/Courtney Collison.
Lindsay Armstrong, Menglin Huang, Christina Mullgan, Esha Ray  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus asked some of the foot soldiers of tourism what they wish tourists, and New Yorkers, understood about the city.
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips  |  June 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Native New Yorker Rowan Ricardo Phillips still struggles to get a handle on New York City. But he's discovered one way to draw inspiration for his work: walking everywhere.
A student create a cut-out during the Studio in the Schools workshop with Jeff Koons. Photo by Christina Mulligan.
Christina Mulligan  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Studio in a School and artist Jeff Koons launched Visual Arts Appreciation Week at East Harlem's P.S. 112.VIDEO
SummerStage concert at Central Park. Courtesy of SummerStage.
NYC-ARTS  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out even well before the summer equinox.
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