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Rob Sacher  |  February 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace.VIDEO
Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
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Annie Rose Ramos  |  January 20, 2012 1:47 PM | Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 | Comments
Never underestimating the fun that can be had at museums. Yes, there are plenty of old fossils (that you can’t touch) and de Kooning exhibits (that you might not understand), but New York’s major and minor museums also boast some unexpected events for younger museum-goers and the young-at-heart.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 12, 2012 4:16 PM | Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 | 7 Comments
UPDATE: Patti Smith canceled her Thursday night concert at the Hotel Chelsea after one group of residents threatened a die-in and the Tenants Association said they planned to boycott the event entirely.
The Chelsea Hotel, home to artists and writers and the fodder for many gossip columns. Flickr/ WilliamNYC.
Zoe Pappas  |  January 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
As tenants and the landlord do battle over the Hotel Chelsea, one 17-year resident muses on its mythology.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 22, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
With nearly 3,500 projects originating in the New York City area, this region remains the epicenter of the Kickstarter trend. Jane Pauley talks to Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about why his innovative online funding platform is such a success in New York.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
For "Thru-Line," 44 musicians will perform the same snippet of Bach on every subway platform along the F train on Dec. 21. MetroFocus spoke with the composer and musicians making it happen.VIDEO
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Phil Kline  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The creator of the Village's annual boombox parade, "Unsilent Night," reflects on how the piece came to be as the project celebrates its 20th holiday season.VIDEO
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November 29, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A great way to learn about Italian opera from a real enthusiast and the performers themselves.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Filmmaker Robert Weide has made a career producing documentaries about his cultural heroes. For his latest film, he gained unprecedented access to Woody Allen.VIDEO
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