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A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick in Photos

MetroFocus reporter Jenna Flanagan retraces teacher and photographer Meryl Meisler's walk from the subway to work in a formerly decimated part of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The "My NYC Story" series curated by the Fringe Festival organizers is certain to include themes familiar to urban-dwellers. "Sammy Gets Mugged" portrays a robbery from both the perspective . Photo courtesy of NYC ARTS.
Anya Gibian for NYC ARTS  |  August 10, 2011 3:17 PM | 3 Comments
With 194 shows in 18 theaters and an expected audience of 75,000, the New York International Fringe Festival can be tough to navigate. Our guide makes it easy.
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August 9, 2011 2:24 PM | Comments
The Astor Place Cube ranks right up there with the Statue of Liberty when it comes to public art.
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Heather Quinlan  |  August 9, 2011 7:09 AM | 5 Comments
Heather Quinlan spent three years producing a documentary about how New Yorkers "tawk." She shares what she's learned.VIDEO
The exhibit focuses on art in and about the Soviet Union just before the stagnant nation opened up to the rest of the world. There are over 50 works by 18 artists featured. Photo courtesy of SundayArts.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 8, 2011 4:44 PM | Comments
A showcase of Soviet life in the '80s; a never before feature of a couple of surrealist artists; a crowd of opera performances and an Off-Broadway hit!VIDEO
The line to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Sunday Aug. 7, 2011. Once inside, there was a three-hour wait for the "Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty" exhibit. AP/Tina Fineberg
Bridget Leahy  |  August 8, 2011 1:39 PM | 1 Comment
In the final hours of the Met's Alexander McQueen's exhibit, thousands of people from around the world braved 90-plus temperatures, pelting rain and four-hour lines to get a glimpse of the late-designers whimsical work. Couldn't hack the wait to see the exhibit? Watch the video.VIDEO
Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 37 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:41 PM | Comments
In celebration of Romare Bearden's 100th birthday, ArtCrawl Harlem and the Romare Bearden Foundation are hosting a multi-stop trolley tour showcasing Bearden's collages.
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:13 PM | Comments
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will offer a free performance at Prospect Park to honor the anniversary of the founder's signature work.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 4, 2011 12:37 PM | 2 Comments
In an effort to make New York's cultural treasures more accessible to all, The Alliance for the Arts has created cultural guides for seniors in all five boroughs.
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proomz  |  August 3, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Chelsea's hidden gem for improv comedy.
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