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'Self-Portrait with Glasses,' painted by Haring's friend and fellow NYC street artist, Kenny Scharf, circa 1980. Photo courtesy of Keith Haring Foundation.
Michelle Michalos  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

Twenty-two years after Keith Haring’s untimely death, the Brooklyn Museum is mounting a large-scale exhibition of his work. Why the big show? And what was it about our city that so inspired him?

Bike polo, also known as cycle polo, has grown in popularity since 2007. Bike polo is very similar to traditional polo, but some rules have been adapted for the hardcourt sport. Photo courtesy of Flickr/John W. MacDonald.
Doris Martinez  |  March 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Looking to relive the glory days of elementary school kickball games or your summer camp's competitive archery classes? Peruse the city's plentiful options for New Yorkers looking to team up.
Solomon dives into the East River, shackled, in preparation for an escape. According to Solomon, figuring out how to connect with an audience is the key to staying relevant. Photo courtesy of Thomas Solomon.
Thomas Solomon  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On March 18, NYPD officers will handcuff me, then I will be thrown into the New York Aquarium’s colossal observation tank and attempt to remove the restraints.
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March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I've been known to see two Broadway or off-Broadway plays in one day. I just saw something great at the Public Theater.
This horse is one of many from the B&B Carousell that is being restored by the city's Economic Development Corporation. Photo courtesy of the NYC EDC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
New Yorkers yearning for a magical ride on a painted horse will soon have three times as many opportunities to fulfill their dreams. Some might say we're a city obsessed.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  March 7, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
For those who always wanted to know more about the design of the buildings in their own backyard, a new book, "How to Read New York," offers a crash course. Sketches and blueprints give you x-ray vision into the details of some of New York's most iconic -- and most overlooked -- buildings.VIDEO
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Richard Zacks  |  March 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 1895, Theodore Roosevelt was appointed NYC police commissioner, and set off to clean up the decidedly sin-loving town. But sin wasn't going down without a fight.
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Georgia Kral  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments

The film Titanic is being re-released in 3D, but 80 lucky people will soon experience a re-creation of the last meal served on board.

Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, captured on film by Andy Warhol. The Velvet's cult classic, "Waiting for the Man" illuminates a time in Spanish Harlem when rough trades were plied in broad daylight. Flickr/ -jeffrey-
James Helmsworth  |  March 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 27 Comments
Countless musicians have drawn inspiration from the streets of New York. If you pay close attention to their lyrics, you can hear the sound of a city that never stays the same.VIDEO
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Dennis Elsas  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Over his 40-plus year radio career, Dennis Elsas has interviewed legends of rock like John Lennon and Elton John -- experiences he now shares via a live presentation.VIDEO
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