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How ‘What’s Poppin?’ and ‘Subway Oracle’ Turn NYC Into TikTok’s Tinseltown

Fallen Media is changing the way the world sees New York, one viral clip at a time.

Williamsburg Changes, But Toñita Still Reigns

For 50 years, Maria Antonia "Toñita" Cay has overseen the Caribbean Social Club in Williamsburg. It's now the last Puerto Rican social club in Brooklyn.

Go Bills: Jazz Guitarist Bill Frisell and Filmmaker Bill Morrison Talk About Their ‘Risky’ Live Collaboration

With their "Double Bill" performance, the artists celebrate three decades of collaboration and the foundational jazz club Roulette.

June 14, 2024

‘Emergent City’ Shows Us the Power of Saying ‘No’

A new documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, takes us into the tumultuous years of the "Industry City" rezoning in Sunset Park.

We’re Not Alone in UFO Encounters Doc ‘They’re Here’

The film about UFO enthusiasts upstate premiered at Tribeca Festival and is light on aliens, heavy on community.

June 11, 2024

This Weekend, the Heart of South Asia Is Beating on Long Island

Radical historian Vijay Prashad tells you what you need to know ahead of Sunday's sold-out Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan.

June 7, 2024

Hanging Out With Martin Scorsese’s Bodyguard at the n+1 Gala

He tells me that people at galas are usually a bit more social than at the stalwart literary magazine's 20th anniversary fundraiser. We do things a little differently in Brooklyn.

June 6, 2024

Funk Flex is Funk Flex, Even at a Vegan Wine Bar

"I'm the last of the Mohicans," the legendary Hot 97 DJ said on stage at Public Records.

May 28, 2024

Politicians’ Hot Air Won’t Save NYC Public Libraries

The City Council greeted the prospect of $58 million in library cuts with a highly choreographed dog and pony show.

The Coolest Movie in Theaters This Weekend is a Three-Hour Filipino Historical Epic

Peque Gallaga's war drama is vivid, violent, and anticapitalist.

April 26, 2024