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04.29.15 Liam Mathews

Four years after the NYPD began patrolling the Lower East Side’s nightlife district on horseback, literal horse shit is still a problem in the neighborhood. Bowery Boogie reports that there are piles of shit all over Hell Square (their clever nickname for the bar-saturated zone from Houston to Delancey and Allen to Clinton) every Saturday […]

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05.12.14 Sophie Weiner

Yesterday, Venus X — the DJ and founder of the underground dance parties GHE20GOTHIK — announced via an angry Twitter screed that she would be quitting music and ending GHE20GOTHIK. Her reasons are all to do with her perception that the pop star Rihanna has been jacking her style intentionally and misrepresenting Venus’ subculture to the […]

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03.14.14 Andy Cush

Anyone who wants to can play a show at Goodbye Blue Monday. No matter your personal brand of musical or artistic weirdness, no matter how small your fanbase, how few shows you’ve played before, just email founder and booker Steve Trimboli with some dates you have in mind, and he’ll respond with a friendly if […]

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01.13.14 Andy Cush

A DNAinfo roundup of NYC businesses that accept bitcoin as a form of payment includes two bars: Old Man Hustle on Essex Street in the Lower East side, and EVR in Midtown near Bryant Park. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay and that’s that,” says Mike Jarmuz, owner of Old Man Hustle. “Bitcoins are fun. They are revolutionary.” The list […]

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08.12.13 Andy Cush

Late Saturday night, revelers gathered on the Manhattan Bridge pedestrian path for an impromptu party replete with DJs and a booming sound system. Unsurprisingly, the cops busted it up shortly thereafter. We did a little digging on YouTube to find some footage, and the bash looks fun, but exactly as awkward and cramped as you’d […]

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07.30.13 Bucky Turco

Max Fish, a venerable dive bar on the Lower East Side that has operated continuously for over two decades, poured its final round of drinks last night. And this time it was for real. ANIMAL was on hand, with correspondent Julia Dawidowicz, to document the ceremonial closing and witness firsthand, that the patient was indeed […]

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05.30.13 Andy Cush

Our friends at Complex put together this list of the “25 Douchiest Bars in NYC Right Now,” a pretty spot-on assessment of everything fratty, loud, and wrong with New York nightlife. Just when you think they’re doing a little too much grabbing at the low-hanging douche in Murray Hill and Midtown, some more contentious picks […]

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12.23.11 Ed Daly

If holiday movies have taught us anything, it’s that family is the magic elixir to all of life’s problems. In about 24 hours, many of us will also learn that family time is also about as stress-free as being asked to stop Hans Gruber from taking over Nakatomi Plaza. That is why many treat December […]

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06.18.09 Will Sherman

Zagat’s latest nightlife survey offers some unsurprising insight into how New Yorkers are coping with the recession: they’re not going out as much and likely drowning their sorrows at home. Most of the 6,000 New Yorkers surveyed claimed to cut their nightlife habits by going out and spending less at cheaper bars and clubs. The […]

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