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John Holmstrom talks about founding and editing 'Punk,' the chronicle of late-'70s New York:

John Holmstrom, founding editor of 'Punk' magazine, which is the subject of a brand new book, discusses being "in the right place at the right time" to document the late-'70s punk explosion in New York.

Bio: Jed Lipinski is a writer living in New York City. He is a regular contributor to the New York Times and Fast Company.

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John Holmstrom talks about founding and editing ‘Punk,’ the chronicle of late-'70s New York

John Holmstrom, founding editor of 'Punk' magazine, which is the subject of a brand new book, discusses being "in the right place at the right time" to document the late-'70s punk explosion in New York.

Dec. 19, 2012

 
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Ups and downs of the Great New York City Chicken Frenzy

Chicken owners in Red Hook whose backyard flooded during the storm were obliged to relocate their feathered pets indoors, with quirky if malodorous results. The chickens—one of whom is named Chicki Minaj—were eventually returned to their outdoor lot, where they encountered another chicken whose owner was unable to care for it. But according to yet another chicken-centric piece in the Times, that chicken, Cindy, has since disappeared, and may be wandering the flood-damaged streets of Red Hook as we speak.

Nov. 30, 2012

 
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Brooklyn restaurateurs swap epic food-failure tales for Red Hook small-business relief

In addition to stories by Brooklyn chefs and restaurant owners, there were food vendors (among them Frites 'N' Meats, Dreamscoops, and Anarchy in a Jar); a raffle (prizes included a box of kombucha from Mombucha and a gift card for BrisketTown); and “speed networking” for food professionals, sponsored by Work It Brooklyn. The website Brooklyn Based co-sponsored the event. If it were possible to OD on the Brooklyn brand, this was the place to do it.

Nov. 28, 2012

 
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Memo from the Baikonur Cosmodrome: Artist Trevor Paglen writes in about launching 100 photos into outer space

The launch, which was broadcast live on EchoStar's website, had been delayed after a rocket failure in August. As he watched the rocket ascend, Paglen expressed some amazement that the project had finally come to fruition. "Technically, it really is rocket-science," he said.

Nov. 27, 2012

 
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Bob Dylan gets another art show, this time minus the controversy

Gagosian said in its release that Dylan has “transformed popular design elements—from Bondage Magazine to Babytalk—by reconsidering the purposes of each: the graphics, syntax and chromatic content.” Further, Dylan “combines a wide range of popular styles, the sources of which he has reshaped to produce new conflations of image and meaning.”

Nov. 26, 2012

 
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A triage unit for storm-damaged artwork in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

In a Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse, Art Crisis Solutions is assessing and conserving storm-damaged artworks from across the region.

Nov. 20, 2012

 
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At the National Book Awards, good feelings for an embattled industry

At last night's National Book Awards, authors, publishers, and well-heeled benefactors gathered to celebrate an industry that remains strong and doggedly upbeat.

Nov. 15, 2012

 
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After Sandy, a Red Hook farm awaits a soil test that will reveal its fate, as a local restaurant lends a hand

The Red Hook farm Added Value held a benefit on Sunday to help recover from the effect of Hurricane Sandy, which comptetly wiped out its gardens, a neighborhood lifeline for fresh produce.

Nov. 12, 2012

 
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Traumatized art owners gather at MoMA for advice on how to save their flood-damaged works

The Museum of Modern Art held an impromptu event where art conservation experts offered practical advise to art owners, gallerists, and others whose work suffered from Sandy.

Nov. 5, 2012

 
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At Red Hook Houses, an enclave of fast-moving, efficient altruism

The condition in the Red Hook Houses, as with project developments in flooded areas across the system managed by the New York City Housing Authority, has been an intense focus of the local media. It's used sometimes as a parable of the disparate effects of the storm on rich and poor. And the whole system has been roped together in several articles describing fear and crime in the projects in the wake of the storm.

Nov. 5, 2012