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Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo, Album Review

Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo
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Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo, Album Review Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile takes us down memory lane on his aptly titled 4th LP [amazonify]B004I3U7SK::text::::Smoke Ring for My Halo.[/amazonify] The record is folk-rock in most places but in others reminiscent of muscular seventies-era Clapton or Creedence Clearwater Revival, with the offhand vocal swagger (others call it [...]

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The Prospect Park Food Truck Rally–Sunday, May 22, 2011 (NYC Blog)

Prospect Park Food Truck Rally
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Prospect Park Food Truck Rally, Brooklyn Okay, we get it. Food truck cuisine in the city is a definite ‘do’. The idea of food truck cuisine has been re-imagined from last minute or late night questionable food options, to brand affirming, money making, gourmet foodie haunts. You’re favorite restaurant or cafe may now be mobile [...]

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The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, May 11-17 2011 (NYC Blog)

Manhattan Cocktail Classic
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Manhattan Cocktail Classic Cocktails have been having a moment for the last decade. From middle-aged women in designer shoes to well-suited and booted yuppies with stock portfolios, everybody has grown obsessed with perfect standards and otherworldly concoctions. Now, for the next five days the annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic will expose you to the very intense [...]

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‘Liquidated Version’ Street Art by Zevs at the DeBuck Gallery in NYC

Zevs: Liquidated Version. Courtesy of the DeBuck Gallery
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During the late 1980s and 1990s street art was embraced by the French youth, making it one of the largest graffiti and hip hop cultures outside of the United States. The anonymous French artist Zevs is a pioneer. He is razor-sharp, provocative and attention grabbing. The 33-year-old is embraced by art lovers and social activists [...]

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The Iranian Theater Festival at The Brook in Brooklyn

2 Stories That End in Suicide by Piehole, Iranian Theatre Festival
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With all that we see in the news about Iran, we seem to forget that it is home to one of the oldest civilizations. Persian culture is beautiful, unique and seeps throughout the Middle East blending with Arab lifestyle. This intermingling of ancient civilization with traditions has, in itself, produced a thriving nation of very [...]

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Things to Do in NYC Blog: L’Orange Bleue, Restaurant Review

Salade Marocaine
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Cuisine: Moroccan, French, Mediterranean Cost: Moderate What I ate: Salade Marocaine ($10), Tajine Citrine Olive ($18), Manager’s selected special ($18) The painted orange walls of the restaurant are glowing from the gentle lighting and candles dotted around. There are wonderful paintings, all lively portraits, lining the walls. However, the rest of the dark wood furnishings [...]

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Pop-Up New York: The Retail Trend That’s Defying the Recession

An Indoor Pop-Up Park, Openhouse Gallery
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As a teenager in Europe, I would often frequent the outdoors markets on the weekends. Usually, I accompanied my mother or aunt and I always looked forward to it. I would save as much as my pocket money as possible just for this weekend ritual; that strangely ended in someone in our group buying meat [...]

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Coming Up: Restaurant Week in New York City

Russian Food: NYC Restaurant Week
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One of the reasons many of us come to New York City is to try food that we would ordinarily have to by a plane ticket to try. But what if you had the chance to choose from hundreds of upscale restaurants offering the best dishes in the world? This is exactly the intention of [...]

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Rev it Up! The International Motorcycle Show in New York City

International Motorcycle Show, 2011
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Coming to New York City next week is the International Motorcycle Show 2011, where hundreds of thousands of motorcycle aficionados are expected to attend the three day trade-fair event, where the public come and geek-out over motorcycles, gear and the lifestyle of a rider. The show runs from January 21st through the 23rd. Last year [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: See More Art! (NYC)

Norman Rockwell, Dug Out with frame, Brooklyn Museum
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Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera From camera to canvas, the process of Norman Rockwell’s depictions of quintessential Americana is taken apart for viewers to see how masterful direction was the basis Rockwell’s iconic works. Step by step, delicately staged photographs are transformed into captivating stills painted in oil. The subjects are delightfully interesting and we [...]

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