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Gem Spa has become “Schitibank” ahead of cash mob Saturday

A satire of blatant marketing schemes like Target East Village's CBGB "recreation," the "Schitibank" design installation features Jean-Michel Basquiat, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, The New York Dolls, Robert Mapplethorpe, and more.

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“Can Instagram and Egg Creams Save” Gem Spa, “the Last Punk Rock Bodega,” NY Times asks

Iconic East Village bodega Gem Spa has served its famous egg creams to the likes of Jack Kerouac (who mentioned the place by name in a 1969 poem) and Patti Smith, who writes in ’Just Kids’ that Robert Mapplethorpe bought her one on the first day they met.

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David Johansen playing NY Dolls songs @ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap (which is now at Elsewhere)

Jonathan Toubin's long-running New York Night Train Soul Clap & Dance Off party officially has a new home, happening monthly at Elsewhere in Bushwick where it will take over the whole venue, with bands and DJs in both the main Hall, and the smaller Zone One room...

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an interview w/ David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter (on the Cafe Carlye residency, NY Dolls status, Mitch Ryder & more)

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David Johansen wears enough hats that discerning between the art and the artist can prove to be a difficult task. It's an aesthetic that speaks both to his influence as a founding member/vocalist of seminal protopunk innovators The New York Dolls and what's been an uninhibited pursuit of his own artistic vision in a number of ways from various musical side projects to film roles...

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Johnny Thunders documentary premiering at Coney Island Film Festival (which is this weekend)

The 14th Annual Coney Island Film Festival runs from September 19 - 21, 2014. Things kick off tonight with an opening night party and a single screening, and then you can spend all day Saturday and Sunday watching movies in Coney Island...

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NY Dolls – 2008 Tour Dates (Irving Plaza aka Fillmore East)

Dave Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain and the sleazy glam of proto-punk legends The New York Dolls will grace the stages of Irving Plaza once again, right after Christmas, on December 27th...

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