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“Flaming Cactus” Street Art Leaves Astor Place

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Photo by James Kelleher With another summer season on the horizon, Animus Art Collective’s neon plastic-tie art piece “Flaming Cactus,” was installed in Astor Place as part of the Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets program, was taken down Tuesday, June 19. The collective will reportedly bring the piece to 23 poles along Spring Street soon
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Olek’s Crochet Bombs: A Brief History of the Street Artist’s Work

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Olek strikes again! Polish-born crochet artist Agata Oleksiak added some color to Lower East Siders’ commute this morning by hanging two pairs of pink camouflage yarn-covered sneakers alongside the many old shoes dangling from wires above the intersection of Broome and Eldridge Streets. Olek’s knitted street art is a downtown staple by now. In the [&hellip
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Strand Book Store Remains Strong

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By Georgia Suter Competition from tablets and ebooks have shaken the stability of many bookstores in New York and across the United States in the past few years. While a shift in the bookstore landscape started years earlier, with large chain booksellers forcing lesser-known independent stores out of business, the new digital shift is pushing [&hellip
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Faced with Racism Charges, East Village Bar Keeps the Cheap Shots Comin’

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By Chris Opfer For many clubgoers, the allure of Meatpacking District clubs, Tribeca lounges and various “underground” speakeasies is not so much the $18 cocktails as the effort that must be undertaken to even get there. On the other end of the spectrum are the hundreds of dingy dive bars where New York City’s drinking [&hellip
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