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The mood among comedy lovers everywhere was universally lifted this morning, when Comedy Central released a video of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer announcing that Broad City will be returning to televisions everywhere this August. The pair, who both star in and write the show, let the fans know that it's coming. "Coming in hard," as Abbi says, before Ilana echoes her sentiment, "Coming in hard and raw," as Jacobson cracks up alongside her. It's a little bit...
It’s been almost 80 years since Edith Wharton published her last book, but perhaps her most immortal character, Gilded-Age New York City, looks as new to us now as it must have to Wharton over 100 years ago. Wharton captured New York City just as it had begun to modernize. Horses were giving way to motorized cars, the elevated subway was connecting neighborhoods, and floods of immigrants were filling the city. Change is never...
Prepare for the recently dormant yet typically quite lively art gallery circuits in our fine town to get jolted back into activity this week with hundreds of openings scattered around the boroughs. There are about 20 shows opening in the Lower East Side alone this Wednesday, for instance, and another 50 in Chelsea on Thursday. Yes, 50. Just in Chelsea. Just this Thursday. And that's a low-balled estimate. So is the 20. Friday, then, will feature...
Last month, Tom Meyers and Greg Young, aka The Bowery Boys, published their first book, Adventures in Old New York: An Unconventional Exploration of Manhattan’s Historic Neighborhoods, Secret Spots, and Colorful Characters. Loosely based on their popular podcast—without the accompaniment of which it long ago became impossible in our household to wash the dishes or sweep the floors—the book offers a rich assortment of stories about the city’s always-disappearing past and the many visible...