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There's a house in Far Rockaway that’s business in the front, party in the back—an unassuming ranch with curb appeal that's worthy of an HGTV revamp. With a stone facade, it’s nestled on a half-acre parcel of fluffy green grass on a quiet bayside street. At night, street lamps spray the asphalt with a non-offensive buzz of incandescence. On a muggy, Saturday evening in July, no one uses the front door. Matting down a path...
Back in June 2013, Danny Miller and Max Harwood were a pair of friends selling grilled cheeses together as volunteers at Bonnaroo. News travels quickly in the sweltering heat of the Tennessee sun, and in this particular instance, it quickly made its way to the duo: Mumford & Sons, a headliner for Saturday night at The Farm, was forced to cancel their set due to a health issue that called for an emergency surgery....
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based art things. SIGNAL GALLERY: 'IRIS' — AIDAN KOCH & 'DRILL' — MADELINE HOLLANDER In Madeline Hollander's 'Drill', dancers move through evacuation procedures outlined by universities, airplanes, movie theaters, and other vulnerable public spaces: inflatable airplane evacuation slides hang from the ceiling and provide an ominous structure for dancers. Paintings by Aidan Koch echo the maze—her lady-Gorey drawings give painful spatial awareness to damaged, elusive psyches. Performances: every Saturday & Sunday 1:00PM — 6:00PM through...
In many ways,  Mayor de Blasio's first year in office has been a stark departure from the Bloomberg reign. It's not all that surprising then that de Blasio, who has seemingly tried to break with the previous administration in every possible way, went so far as to change the name of the annual State of the City address to the feel-good "State of Our City." But the Mayor's speech wasn't just replete with rhetoric, he...

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