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Director Andrew Bujalski celebrates 10 years of ‘Funny Ha Ha’ with a big fan, Lena Dunham

Andrew Bujalski's film Funny Ha Ha celebrated its 10th anniversary last night at Anthology Film Archives, with the director and one of his biggest fans, Lena Dunham, in attendance.

Dec. 7, 2012

 
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A festival built on the hope that film can bridge the deep political divide over Israel

The Other Israel Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is attempting to go beyond the usual catagories of "pro-Israel" and "pro-Palestinian" to find a deeper humanity at play.

Nov. 9, 2012

 
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Artist Tatzu Nishi on Christopher Columbus' new apartment, and flipping public and private space

“Obviously, until now, he was up there by himself, alone,” said Tatzu Nishi, the conceptual artist who designed the structure. “So we want to change it into something really homey, warm, [and] domestic feeling.”

 

Sep. 20, 2012

 
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‘Any hipster that believes in justice’: A call to Williamsburg’s newcomers, and their landlords

For moment, the only thing standing between older and newer residents of Williamsburg was a dumpster.

Jul. 26, 2012

 
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Fluxblog celebrates ten years writing about music

Music blog Fluxblog celebrated its tenth anniversary at Housing Works bookstore, where writers played and talked about some of their favorite songs.

Jul. 24, 2012

 
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‘The South Bronx is everywhere’: Lessons from an urban apocalypse

“What that meant was that the buildings were going to be torched at 3 p.m. and everybody had to get their stuff and get out.”

Jul. 20, 2012

 
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Plotting Vito Lopez’s downfall at a Velazquez event in Satmar Williamsburg

After winning a relatively hard-fought primary against an opponent who was backed by the Brooklyn Democratic organization, Rep. Nydia Velázquez went to Williamsburg to thank a critical part of her base.

Jul. 17, 2012

 
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Lawmaker says fracking could ruin Cuomo 2016: ‘All it’ll take is one incident’

At a rally at City Hall this afternoon, State Senator Tony Avella said that hydrofracking could ruin Governor Andrew Cuomo's presidential prospects.

Jul. 10, 2012

 
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What’s the Board of Elections going to do about that elephant?

Almost 40 minutes after the start of last Tuesday's meeting of the New York City Board of Elections, Juan Carlos Polanco, one of the board's ten commissioners, decided to address what he called the “elephant in the room.”

Jul. 10, 2012

 
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Adventures in the rag trade: A photographic tour of the holdout fabric stores of the Garment District

A tour of one of Manhattan's last remaining industrial districts.

Jul. 9, 2012