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On Tuesday, Brooklyn said goodbye to OG DIY art space and music venue Secret Project Robot—for now. The final show of the weeklong “Doomsday Celebration: One Long Goodbye Until We Meet Again” featured Blob Dylan, King Pussy Face, and Call of the Wild, plus about 100 longtime friends and supporters there to see the space one last time before its doors closed forever. “But I don’t want this to be the same story all the...
The Bachelor sits calmly, waiting to meet Bachelorette #1. Once she enters, Athena strides right over. She’s bold, self-confident, unafraid to come on strong—rather like her war-goddess namesake. Unfortunately, her brashness makes Tuck nervous. He holds himself stock-still, with only a faint twitch now and again until, suddenly, he lunges aggressively, and Athena dashes away out of reach. She regroups, then comes back, a bit more coy, drawing near but not too near, rubbing...
Long a staple on every “quirky NYC museums” roundup (we certainly mentioned it in ours!), the Lower East Side Troll Museum lived at 124 Orchard Street since 2000. Its 400+ troll dolls were displayed throughout the apartment of Reverend Jen Miller, a Downtown NYC “art star,” performance artist, author, filmmaker, and founder and emcee of the long-running alternative open mic The Anti-Slam and the annual NSFW extravaganza Mister Lower East Side Pageant. Tragically, after 21...
The first thing to know about PLATFORM, the New York Transit Museum’s “show-and-tell for creative musings on mass transit,” is that everything happens at once. Well—not everything, but many things. It feels like a microcosm of Brooklyn nightlife in the twenty-teens: with so many different performances at the same time, how do you decide what to see? Do you wait to find out whether the opera-goers in the play “Caution, This Bus Kneels” make...

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