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The Pavilion Theater, the seven-screen art deco movie theater at Prospect Park West and 14th Street, will be converted into condos, the Real Deal reported today. According to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings, Hidrock Realty, the Midtown-based developer that purchased the theater for $16 million in 2006, is planning to construct a 24-unit, six-story building with ground-floor retail space at the site. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Pavilion...
High Maintenance, the best show on the Internet, won't hold that distinction much longer: HBO announced today that it has picked up the weed deliveryman web series for a six-episode run. Insert obligatory 4/20 joke here! This is terrific news for fans of empathic, high-quality television, and a well-deserved boon to High Maintenance's married co-creators, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair (whom we profiled in our sister publication last fall). The show follows a bearded pot dealer,...
If your commute felt more crowded last year, you weren't mistaken: subway ridership in 2014 grew 2.6%, to 1.75 billion riders, according to a report released today by the MTA. These numbers peaked, predictably, during the last four months of 2014 (or, when winter struck), when an average of more than 6 million people rode the subway every workday–500,000 more per day than five years ago. The annual ridership is higher now than it's...
On the website of Bad Theater Fest, a performance series of theater "so bad it's great," there's a list of hypotheticals that attempt to answer the question you're all asking yourself: * Need motivation to create something? Bad Theater Fest is for you. * Have writer’s block and need to step back from a current project? Bad Theater Fest is the cure. * Don’t live near NYC? Don’t have the resources to produce your own work? Bad Theater...

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