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The Short, Sad, Corrupt Life Of New York’s Elevated West Side Highway

December 15, 1973, was a chilly and cloudy day in New York City. The city’s fortunes had already begun to take a downturn. A single dump truck, overloaded with more than nine tons of asphalt, rumbled down the old elevated West Side Highway, which promptly collapsed. And in a moment of almost hilarious corruption that…Read […]

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I Almost Feel Bad For The Guys Who Broke This Navy Helicopter

We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York City heliport.Read more… […]

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Here’s The Most Damning Report Yet On Why The New York City Subway Is Terrible

“I don’t think it’s corrupt.” MTA board member Charles G. Moerdler told the New York Times for its most recent subway exposé, “But I think people like doing business with people they know, and so a few companies get all the work, and they can charge whatever they want.” Oh yeah. That’s definitely not corruption.Read […]

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Behind closed decks: former Dubspot employees offer insight on the school’s shoddy business practices, eventual closure

Dubspot CEO Dan Giove resigned from his position with the company on May 19, 2017. A self-proclaimed “global leader in electronic music education,” Dubspot was founded in 2006 by Giove in an effort to market engaging production and DJing instruction from its flagship location in New York’s Meatpacking District.Giove’s vision for Dubspot would draw many patrons to […]

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The Creative Footprint establishes initiative to curb gentrification

The Creative Footprint wants to help curb the effects of gentrification in New York City. The group’s new initiative is called NightCamp NYC — a two-day intensive workshop series which brings together promoters, venue owners, stakeholders, government representatives and global nightlife experts. “Following the successful repeal of the city’s institutionally racist Cabaret Law and the […]

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The full list of nominees for the 2018 Grammys has arrived

14 years later, the Grammy Awards will return to New York City to commemorate the ceremony’s 60th edition. Hosted at Madison Square Garden on January 28, the veteran awards show will recognize the year’s top artists and their productions across a variety of categories.Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar arise as the most highly recognized nominees, with […]

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to sign bill repealing the Cabaret Law today

91 years later, New York City dance floors have been liberated.November 27, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign the bill that will repeal the city’s Cabaret Law, instituted in 1926.An archaic remnant of a previous, more restrictive era, the Cabaret Law made it illegal for New York City public spaces to host “musical […]

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The Bloody Beetroots throw down hard at final U.S. tour stop in NYC

Industrial electronic act The Bloody Beetroots recently completed the U.S. run of their tour in New York City, and Dancing Astronaut was on hand to witness the mayhem.From beginning to end, it was an energetic performance, with frontman Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo running, jumping, and dancing around the entire stage. It is perhaps this level of physicality […]

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91 years later, New York City looks to abolish its Cabaret Law

If all goes according to plan, New York City venues will no longer be subject to the Cabaret Law.A bill that seeks to repeal the Cabaret Law, established 91 years ago in 1926, will be presented to the City Council on Tuesday by Rafael Espinal, a councilman from Brooklyn. Made possible only through the passing […]

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