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  • New York's No Pants Subway Ride Shakes Off the Cold
    For the 14th year, New York-based social pranksters Improv Everywhere dispensed with the pants while keeping a straight face on the city's subway lines. The high on Sunday, January 11 was 32 degrees and organizers say about 4,000 people met up at various points throughout the city. There was...
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  • Remy Banks and Rustie at Music Hall of Williamsburg
    With the release of Green Language, the follow-up to dazzling debut Glass Swords, Scottish producer Rustie contributed to a particularly good 2014 for the seminal electronic label Warp Records. Green Language led with one of the year's banging-est tracks, a collaboration with Danny Brown called...
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  • Images from Dinner With Igor
    Nate "Igor" Smith is what you might call an alternative photographer: The veteran Voice shooter has documented icons of alternative culture -- porn stars, stand-up comics, hipsters, musicians, bartenders, chefs, and tattoo artists -- for much of the past decade in New York. The following...
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  • The Funeral for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu
    On Sunday, January 4, 2014, the funeral for NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu -- who with NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was fatally shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley on December 20 in Brooklyn -- was held at the Aievoli Funeral Home in southern Brooklyn. A number of police officers turned their backs to a video...
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  • The Polar Bear Club Sloshes Into 2015
    It was about 40 degrees at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day in Coney Island, as a couple hundred people charged into the cold waves with a new year's worth of enthusiasm. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club -- the oldest winter bathing society in America -- and Camp Sunshine asked for a $20 donation....
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  • Glitter Bang Rings in 2015 in Bushwick
    "NYC's biggest LGBTQ Dance Party" rang in 2015 at Lot 45 (411 Troutman Street) in Bushwick Glitter Bang! was this year's party theme, featuring Go Go's and B-Girls performing, and "dazzling, sharp, flawless, ritzy, glitzy, glamorous, and fancy-pants attire" was encouraged. DJ's Amber Valentine,...
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  • TR/ST at Glasslands
    In one of the final shows before it closes for good, Glasslands Gallery hosted TR/ST on Monday, December 29, 2014 with Beacon, Klaus, SoftSpot, Big Al (DJ set) opening the show. The Williamsburg space closes after its New Year's Eve Party. Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice.
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  • The Final Kunst of 2014 with Mykki Blanco
    Susanne Bartsch & Dreamhouse put on the final KUNST! party of 2014 on Saturday, December 27 at Verboten (54 N 11th St. in Brooklyn), with former Voice cover subject Mykki Blanco as the special guest host. Music was provided by Lauren Flax, Amber Valentine, Juliana Huxtable, and Objects...
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  • The Interview Opens at a Single Theater in Manhattan
    Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street was the only theater in Manhattan to show The Interview on Christmas Day -- it opened at theaters in Brooklyn and Queens, and online, too -- and showings quickly sold out as the FBI and NYPD monitored the scene and CNN cameras showed up. The film reportedly...
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  • Strut! The Christ-Ma-Kwanzah Edition
    The regular Strut! party ("Upbeat Music For Downtown Kids") took on a festive spirit on Tuesday, December 23 at Acme (9 Great Jones) with hosts Sophia Lamar, Leo Gugu, Sam Jones, Ezra Xavier, Chase Compton, DAvid Drumgold.Photos by Maro Hagopian for Village Voice.
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  • Meet Your New York Christmas Tree Vendors
    Photographer Natalie Fertig wraps up the Christmas tree-selling season by talking to New York's sidewalk vendors, many of whom hail from north of the border, work shifts that last much of the day, and sometimes sleep in a van. There are benefits too: the travel, after-hours camaraderie, drinks,...
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  • Scenes From the #ThankYouNYPD Rally
    Promoted as a "pro-cop rally" where "pro-cop banners are welcome," the "Thank You NYPD" rally went down at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 19 in front of City Hall as a reaction from people who were frustrated with the anger directed at the NYPD in the wake of massive city-wide protests following a...
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