The HoHos: Taking a Twirl with Two of Downtown’s Gold-Dust Divas

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IMG_2996 The singing duo takes on the classics of Stevie Nicks By Kiara Downey It’s eight o’clock on a Friday night and the HoHos are packing their tambourines.  Surrounded by Stevie Nicks posters and countless racks of bedazzled costumes, Jill Pangallo and Cathy Cervenka (“Jill Ho” and “Cathy Ho” when in character) are primping for their [&hellip
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Preview: Internet Week NYC

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Gary He/Insider Images for Internet Week New York Even if you’re not a techie, there are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s Internet Week NYC By Helaina Hovitz The weeklong event, headquartered at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street), kicks off on May 20th. Panels, events, meetups, classes, exhibits, screenings and parties will also take place citywide, focusing on topics like beauty and [&hellip
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The Man With All the Answers

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Mark (5 of 10) A downtown philosophy guru helps people tackle the big questions in life in a practical way By Helaina Hovitz Three weekends ago, as spring finally began to blossom, I saw oodles of couples strolling through Washington Square Park, gearing up for summer love that they undoubtedly hoped would stick around through the fall. “Hey guys!” [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Local Poet Alexander Norelli Says Be a Shameless Entrepreneur

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Self-publishing is not a “low-brow thing,” but a “way to get your ideas into the world” In my last column, I featured a group of poets trying to kickstart their way to literary benevolence by way of crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. No sooner had I published my column than I heard of a local poet and [&hellip
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Q&A with Pulitzer Winner Tom Reiss

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By Emillio Mesa Editor’s Note: Yesterday, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, and Tom Reiss was awarded the prize for Biography for his book The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, “a compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by [&hellip
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Point Foundation Gala Commences, Despite News in Boston

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Neil Patrick Harris attended with finance David Burtka. Photo by A.Sussman/Invision Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at event for prestigious national scholarship  By Helaina Hovitz  The annual Point Foundation Honors Gala went on as planned at Chelsea Piers last night, with over 450 guests in attendance despite the disturbing news that broke just hours earlier. According to event staff, an NYPD patrol boat carefully cruised alongside the edges [&hellip
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DVF Awards Honor Courageous Women

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BFA_5837_666360 The fourth annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards celebrated outstanding women for their leadership, strength and courage in their fields By Helaina Hovitz Despite an injured host’s broken arm—a casualty of skiing in Aspen—the fourth annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards went ahead last Friday, honoring women who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields, [&hellip
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