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“Walter Becker Way” street sign in Queens being unveiled this month

The street where the late Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker grew up will officially become Walter Becker Way on October 28.

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photo via MTA
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Yoko Ono created ‘Sky’ mural for refurbished 72nd St subway stop

The 72nd St station is Yoko's stop, right by the Dakota where she lives and the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park.

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Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles exterior rendering (opening 2019)
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Alamo Drafthouse opening first Manhattan & Los Angeles locations in 2019

The LA location projected to open in the second quarter of 2019, while Manhattan is projected to open third quarter of 2019.

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Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
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Aretha Franklin memorialized with official NYC subway tributes

"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."

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Steve Bannon calls ‘New Yorker’ editor “gutless” for dropping him from fest

”The reason for my acceptance was simple: I would be facing one of the most fearless journalists of his generation,” Mr. Bannon said in a statement to ’The New York Times.’ ”In what I would call a defining moment, David Remnick showed he was gutless when confronted by the howling online mob.”

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Kenny in his natural habitat (photo via @Shopsins)
Kenny in his natural habitat (photo via @Shopsins)
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RIP Kenny Shopsin

Owner of Shopsin's General Store, there was nobody else like Kenny.

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Steve Bannon New Yorker Festival interview pulled following backlash & cancellations

New Yorker publisher David Remnick announced he'd "changed his mind" about the headlining interview in a memo to staff, following backlash and Judd Apatow, John Mulaney, Jack Antonoff, Patton Oswalt, and Jim Carey dropping off the lineup.

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Village Voice, RIP (no more online articles either)

NYC independent weekly ’The Village Voice’ ceased publication of its print edition in 2017 after 62 years of the paper but continued publish online. The digital edition is now dead too...

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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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“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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