The Story Behind NYC’s Clean Trains

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A nice listen from 99% Invisible

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Art This Week in New York

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From bicycles to Afrika Bambaataa, there’s a lot to see in NYC.

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Skating Through the NYC Subway System

This section from Colin Read’s skate film TENGU: God of Mischief is perfect.

Workin’ It on the Westside

Daytime hooking in Manhattan in the 1980s. Photos by Steven Siegel

The Most Radioactive Place in New York City

Openings & Parties: Larry Clark’s Retrospective at Luhring Augustine

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Art This Week in New York

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Eventually we’ll broaden this to LA, and then the world. But for now, standout shows in New York City.
 
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Artist Eats: Robert Otto Epstein

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For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Robert Otto Epstein to share his favorite place to eat. Robert is an artist based in New York City, who is currently showing work in a group exhibition at Mulherin + Pollard, and will have a solo exhibition at Matteawan Gallery in July. Continue reading for his answer.

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Neanderthal Jeans

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Eddie Martinez opens up a show of brilliant new paintings and sculptures tonight on the Upper East Side at Half Gallery.

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2 Coasts, 2 Weeks of Burger Madness

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Bicoastal gluttons rejoice, for eleven days straight you can feast on delicious burgers without having to explain yourself to anybody. Out in LA, The Oinkster’s much-loved Burger Week began yesterday with The Cheesesteak Burger of Philadelphia and continues through Sunday (6/8), culminating with a burger called the “Lucy Goosey.” The following day in New York, Shake Shack celebrates a “Decade of Shack” featuring 5 days of burger collaborations with Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Humm, and April Bloomfield. All the juicy bits to get your mouth watering, below.

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We Are FriendsWithYou

FriendsWithYou’s new extensive monograph from Rizzoli features contributions by Pharrell Williams, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Peter Doroshenko. It’s a delightful look into the group’s history and artwork from their formation in 2002 until the present. This Thursday is the New York book launch, which takes place at the PK Shop and accompanies the release of their latest artist edition, Little Cloud.

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WANE-spotting

Anyone who has been on the streets of NYC in the past year would be blind not to have noticed the bold work of WANE COD gracing the sides of box trucks and vans across the five boroughs. Here’s a sampling courtesy of the ISOking

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