Inside The Secret Door: A Tour of Downtown’s Top Speakeasies

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The Back Room 1 | By Leonora Desar During Prohibition, New Yorkers drank illegally behind the unmarked doors of underground speakeasies, which over time became more visible due to an easily bribed police force. Now, 79 years later, speakeasies have made a comeback in New York City. Beginning with Sasha Petraske’s Milk and Honey, these hotspots became the rage—especially [&hellip
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NYU Expansion Hearing Brings Public Concerns to Light

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The CPC's Public Hearing on the NYU Expansion (Sexton Plan) drew the full attention of the maximum capacity auditorium at the Museum of the American Indian. by Mike Vidafar Borough President’s Compromise Not Enough to Sway Public Opinion On Wed. afternoon (4/25), the City Planning Commission (CPC) held a public hearing at the Museum of the American Indian to hear both concerns and support over the NYU Sexton Plan – a project that would radically expand the NYU campus over a [&hellip
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Tribeca Film Festival Rings in 10th Year

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VANITY FAIR Opening Night Party For The TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Started in the wake of 9/11 in an attempt to revitalize Lower Manhattan, the Tribeca Film Festival returned for its 10th season this year. From April 18-29, the festival dominates the Downtown area with a range of events, from premieres and after-parties to panels and outdoor film screenings, like the classic Goonies. Photos courtesy of [&hellip
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The Man Repeller Opens Up

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Leandra Medine, the 23-year-old behind the fashion world’s most influential blog, gives the scoop on her engagement, wedding dress, upcoming book and all things fashion By Carson Griffith   For maybe the first time in her career, Leandra Medine is showing signs of opening up. The 23-year-old blogger, known to readers of her site as [&hellip
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DOWNTOWN SOCIAL

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Little Shop of Vintage Medicine Wednesday, Mar. 28, Michael Sappol, Zoe Beloff and Sport Murphy educated a keen audience at The Housing Works Bookstore Café on topics as obscure as dentists’ hand silhouettes, plastic surgery reconstruction circa the 1900s and malaria pinup calendars from the 1940s. Why, you ask? These subjects are only a few selections [&hellip
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Little Shop Of Vintage Medicine

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Wednesday, Mar. 28, Michael Sappol, Zoe Beloff and Sport Murphy educated a keen audience at The Housing Works Bookstore Café on topics as obscure as dentists’ hand silhouettes, plastic surgery reconstruction circa the 1900s and malaria pinup calendars from the 1940s. Why, you ask? These subjects are only a few selections from Blast Books’ latest publication, [&hellip
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop the Lawsuit

Written by Carib Guerra on . Posted in Arts & Film, Business, Downtown Social, Lifestyle, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Technology, TV

So, this website called Aereo just got sued by every major broadcast network. Why? Because Aereo lets you watch broadcast TV channels whenever you want. And unlike Hulu or Netflix, where it can be days/weeks/months before new episodes come out, Aereo is actually TV. Right there, whenever you like, on your browser, iPhone or iPad. Yes. Let’s be real: Nobody but Nielsen families watches TV [&hellip
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Subway Fares Likely to Rise in 2013

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Courtesy of Dan Levy When representatives for the MTA were summoned to a New York City Council Transportation Committee Hearing on Tuesday, Mar. 6, officials had hoped to learn how the transit authority plans to spend its money over the next two years. And while some may have held out hope for improvements to the City’s subways and buses, [&hellip
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Beer, Body Hair and Beauty

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Jan. 20 marks the 13th annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant. For those not in the know, it’s similar to the Mr. Universe competition, except with less muscles, less silicone and a lot more body hair and beer. The Mr. LES competition, hosted by Saint Reverend Jen, gets more and more raucous every year as [&hellip
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