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Scene, Week of August 9, 2013

Pure park style Seen at Tuesday night’s concert in Washington Square Park, above, and sitting in the Hudson River Park, below, were a couple of people who know how to dress with pizazz and style.

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Scene, Week of July 11, 2013
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Anderson creates some buzz as she reimagines drones

  Things were all abuzz over Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City last Wednesday evening as Laurie Anderson performed her new “The Language of the Future” at the River to River Festival. The performance artist released a small fleet of remote-controlled, camera-equipped drones into the air, which hovered over the audience during her mostly politically read more here »

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Scene, Week of June 13, 2013

  At Sunday’s Solidarity Occupy Gezi protest at Zuccotti Park, a serial painting of “The Woman in Red” referred to the now-iconic news photo of a woman in a red dress being tear-gassed in the face at close range by Istanbul police. Opposition to building a mall on Taksim Gezi Park has spread into wider read more here »

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‘Keep on keepin’ on,’ writes Seeger

Pete Seeger sent a postcard, above, to say he enjoyed the recent article by Sarah Ferguson on the New York City Community Garden Coalition’s candidates forum at The Cooper Union. The folk icon, 94, stole the show with his appearance — and a classic photo of him plucking his long-neck banjo, by Tequila Minsky, ran read more here »

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Scene, Week of April 25, 2013

On Saturday, step dancers cut a…board in Washington Square Park.

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Scene, Week of April 11, 2013

  In a “radical move,” at the end of end of last year, Liz Mestres, left, stepped down as executive director of the Brecht Forum after 18 years. Mestres, along with the late Arthur Felberbaum, Mary Boger, right, Susan Boger, Carol Goldman, Bill Henning, Lisa Maya Knauer, Eli Messinger, Luis Prado and Juliet Ucelli, founded read more here »

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Scene, Week of April 4, 2013

Photo by Jefferson Siegel On Saturday, Time’s Up! held a “dance bike ride” to raise awareness of women’s, gay and transgender rights. In the season’s spirit, Easter eggs were passed out to participants before the ride. The eggs contained condoms and organizers called them “love bombs” after the seed bombs that garden activists throw into read more here »

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Tahmina Islam and her son, Dawood, 2, were among a group of three Bengali families from Jamaica Heights who rallied outside Judson Church in the Village last Friday afternoon, calling on the government to release the families’ fathers. All three men are being held awaiting deportation. The children were born in America and thus are read more here »

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Last week on Greenwich St. in Tribeca, a pigeon seemed to be contemplating the progress of One World Trade Center, a.k.a. The Freedom Tower.

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