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Arts and culture can be found everywhere in New York City, but are they accessible to everyone?

Inside of 5 Bleeker St., an abandoned building in Manhattan's Financial District. Nick Carr, founder of Scouting NY, explored the sprawling vacant property in 2010. Photo courtesy of Nick Carr - Scouting NY.
Nathan Kensinger  |  November 16, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
A new generation of New Yorkers has emerged to document wild explorations in -- and histories of -- the city's hidden corners. On Nov. 20, they'll share their stories.VIDEO
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Paula J. Massood  |  November 14, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever.” The film is often overlooked, but what it reveals about race relations in New York, most especially Harlem in the late 1980s and early 1990s, is worth revisiting.

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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  November 11, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 10:59 AM | Comments
One big fat wedding of art and politics arrived in New York this weekend with the premiere of "Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays."VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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November 8, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
It’s a place where regardless of the time of day, there is always a gathering of extremely interesting and friendly people.
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Jessica Cronstein for Urban Omnibus  |  November 3, 2011 3:06 PM | Comments
The films at DOC NYC cross disciplines and generations in order to introduce a new audience to documentary films. Here are a selection of films that feature the city in a starring role.VIDEO
“A photograph is as personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss. It concerns me intimately and passionately.” – Sid Grossman. "Coney Island," c. 1947, by Sid Grossman courtesy of The Jewish Museum.
Sam Lewis  |  November 3, 2011 1:35 PM | 4 Comments
A new exhibition examines the legacy of the New York Photo League. MetroFocus looked into their contentious past and influence on current art and politics. VIDEO
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November 3, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A film about coming to New York City that I must have watched about a hundred times. VIDEO
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Jem Cohen  |  November 3, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Filmmaker Jem Cohen explains how the purely lyrical film he intended to make became political after his footage was confiscated by the authorities.VIDEO
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