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03.13.15 Bucky Turco

“Keanu Reeves just held the door for me,” said ANIMAL’s intern as he arrived today. I darted down the stairs of our Soho building and sure enough, there was Neo, just chilling on his cell phone, smoking a cigarette out on Broadway. He’s rumored to be a courteous subway rider and all-around nice guy, so […]

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08.08.14 Sophie Weiner

The cast of the long-running Broadway musical The Lion King broke into a performance of the show’s opening number, “The Circle Of Life,” on an A train earlier this week. Subway commuters expressed their usual levels of apathy, but the internet ate the video up — it has already surpassed 1.5 million views. Other subway performers haven’t […]

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01.09.14 Andy Cush

Following in the footsteps of ABBA, Fela Kuti, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tupac will get a Broadway musical inspired by his music this May. The production, called Holler if Ya Hear Me, will use Pac’s songs to tell a story of “friendship, family, revenge, change, and hope” that doesn’t necessarily follow the rapper’s biography. […]

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10.19.12 Andy Cush

Every year since 2002, hundreds of longboarders have taken over Broadway for one day, racing from 116th Street all the way down to Bowling Green. The 2012 race, which was scheduled for this Saturday and was expected to draw some 2,000 boarders, has just been officially cancelled, after the city successfully filed a temporary restraining […]

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12.09.10 Marina Galperina

Time Warner stenciled their branding up the Ave from the New Museum on Bowery (and elsewhere) to promote some invite-only party they’re throwing tonight for a launch of their fancy, pricey “signature” package of cable services. Appropriately, the stencils are outside of Whole Foods, marketing directly to the sort of people who pay too much […]

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