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Last Thursday in a cavernous hangar near 63rd and Lexington, Anohni debuted material from Hopelessness, her first album since publicly transitioning from her former identity as Antony Hegarty. She performed as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, a venue that serves as a monument to wealth, violence and imperialism in one fell swoop. The lights went dim right on schedule in the cave-like hangar,...
The only time I've ever come close to a 3D-television, I couldn't enjoy the experience because I was too busy trying to scrape my jaw off the floor, where it had been since I first attempted to comprehend why anyone would ever spend that much money on what's effectively a stupid fat-making box. But even putting aside my anti-TV bias, trying to figure out how the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) could possibly justify...
Bill de Blasio isn't the only one who really, really wants Brooklyn to be the site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Apparently, these two hipsters, pictured above, are all for Barclays hosting the shebang, too. But why? Will Brooklyn, or anywhere in New York state, really, play a major role in determining who becomes the next president? Absolutely not—we'll likely vote blue no matter what. And second, NYC might be the last city...
Citi Bike may be broke, falling into disrepair, and confronting systemic issues which threaten its viability as a public good, but we still love it, as do many New Yorkers: ridership is on the rise, even as the system teeters on the brink of sustainability. Now comes news that Citi Bike, along with bike-share systems across the country, may get a lifeline from Congress. Crain's New York reports that last Thursday, New York's very own...