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Franklin St. subway station in NYC turned into Aretha tribute

With the Queen of Soul currently seriously ill and under hospice care, some fan (fans?) took it upon themselves to turn the Franklin St. subway station in Tribeca into an Aretha Franklin tribute, with pasted lyrics and song titles on stairsteps and signage...

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Bedford Ave & North 6th, Williamsburg
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“Hipsters” fleeing L-less Williamsburg, but at least Vice has free beer

The much-dreaded fifteen month L train shutdown is still eight months away, but the exodus has already begun.

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NYC becomes first US city to impose Uber/Lyft cap

The new regulations on Uber, Lyft, and other ride-sharing services restrict new licenses from being issued and stipulate a minimum wage for drivers.

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West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols releasing ‘High Magick’ memoir, teaching class on it in NYC

Damiel Echols of the West Memphis Three, used the spiritual practice of High Magick to help him survive the 18 years he spent on death row. He's now written a book about it and is teaching classes as well.

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Macys Fireworks
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where to watch the 2018 Fourth of July fireworks in NYC

This year there are 3000 total shells and effects being set off on the 4th, with 20 brand new ones, all launched from seven barges stationed along the East River between East 23rd and East 40th St.

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Pride Island 2018 w/ Kylie Minogue
Photo: Sachyn Mital
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Kylie Minogue played Pride Island 2018 (pics, setlist, video)

Right after Sunday's NYC Pride March, the party moved to Pride Island (aka Pier 97) where electro-pop icon Kylie Minogue headlined. Despite a downpour three songs in...

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Pride March 2017
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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NYC Pride Weekend is here; Cupcakke added to LadyLand + more to do

From the March, Rally, and PrideFest to concerts and dance parties and drag, there's lots to do this Pride Weekend in NYC.

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High Times Cannabis Cup Michigan
photo by James Richards IV
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Bill de Blasio announces new NYC marijuana enforcement policy

Most New Yorkers caught smoking weed in public would not be arrested under the new enforcement policy, which the NYPD is to begin following in September.

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Mermaid Parade 2018
Photo credit: Sachyn Mital
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Amanda Palmer on The Mermaid Parade: “best day ever” (more pics)

”Surrounded by so many of our friends and loved ones and so many artists and creative hearts. PEACE IN OUR KINGDOM - let it rain sunshine and rain on all people and fish forever and ever”

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MetroCards are on their way out, starting in May of 2019

The beginning of the end is near for MetroCards, as the MTA plans to launch its new fare payment system starting in May of 2019, and phase them out completely in 2023.

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