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Williamsburg has been over since around the time when James Murphy was playing Daft Punk to the rock kids, but every now and then (meaning every week or so) something comes along that’s like, “Wow, this is the wackest thing that has ever existed in this condo-riddled tourist trap.” This week, it’s yoga set to […]

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Steven “Yams” Rodriguez, the founder of hip hop collective A$AP Mob, has died at the age of 26. His death was confirmed on social media by Ferg, Rocky, and other members of the A$AP crew. “R.I.P YAMS, I LOVE YOU BROTHER,” wrote A$AP Rocky on Instagram. Yams — who once interned as a teenager at […]

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Mario Cuomo, the Cuomo with conviction, has died. He was 82. His son Andrew, the governor, is still alive. Like other old school democrats, Cuomo is referred to as a “liberal lion” in obituaries, a term referring to a political age that once existed amongst elected officials who weren’t afraid to highlight their left-leaning values. […]

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For more than 25 years, Kim’s was a legend, an oddity, a staple, a community. Today, the last of its locations at 124 First Avenue closes its doors at the end of the day. There’s a lot to be said, and it’s all better said in Bedford and Bowery’s “The Story of Kim’s Video & Music, Told […]

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Robin Williams, the comedian who helped sell a generation’s worth of Mork & Mindy suspenders and starred in many movies, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 63-years-old. Shazbot! #93682257 / gettyimages.com #93898348 / gettyimages.com #93682694 / gettyimages.com #93765890 / gettyimages.com #93682707 / gettyimages.com #93682538 / gettyimages.com #93898298 / gettyimages.com (Illustration: Michael Weinfeld) […]

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London graffiti legend ROBBO has passed away. In 2011, the 40-something artist suffered a traumatic brain injury and was put into a medically induced coma by doctors. We’re told he was taken off life support earlier today. His supporters, dubbed Team ROBBO, posted a brief statement on their website: It’s with very great sadness that […]

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This weekend, Tommy Ramone died from bile duct cancer at his apartment in New York. The seminal punk band’s first drummer and producer appeared on the first three albums — Ramones (1976), Leave Home (1977) and Rocket To Russia (1977). He also managed the band for awhile and was known as “the sensible one.” By […]

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Japan-born conceptual artist On Kawara has died at the age of 81, David Zwirner gallery confirms. The New Yorker whose art dealt with time and mortality is celebrated for his “Date paintings” — simple renderings of the date in white liquitex on a solid color canvas, which he planned to create daily until he died, but actually made between 63 […]

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As soon as word got out that Jason Wulf aka renowned graffiti practitioner DG had died, supporters began tagging the Brooklyn subway station where he was reportedly electrocuted by the third rail. One local tabloid claimed that the NYPD had to dispatch officers to discourage the writers. Soon after, Instagram feeds flooded with blackbook homages […]

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Jason Wulf, a Queens resident who’s better known to the world as graffiti legend DG, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 42. Hailing from Ridgewood, DG was a prolific writer, artist, and founder of NWC (New Wave Crew). His tags, his throw ups, his fill-ins, his pieces, his canvasses — were all dope. […]

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