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29 amazing things to do in NYC this (long) weekend

<b>September 4</b><p><b>Electric Zoo Festival Randalls Island Park; Sept 4–6 at 11am; $109-$799</b><br>Rock down to electric avenue at this ginormous EDM festival, which …

Staten Island

47 totally excellent things to do in NYC this September

<b>Stupendous Things To Do</b><p><b>Aug 29–Sept 13</b> <b><br>US Open various locations, Queens</b> <br>All eyes are on Queens as tennis addicts from around the world fill the stands …

Radio City Music Hall

Upstate NY Wants to Secede Due to 'Vast Differences' With NYC

A <b>"Secession Movement Rally"</b> is being held this weekend in upstate New York by a coalition of groups including the Tri-County Tea Party, Oath Keepers, and Americans for Restoring the Constitution, who want to separate the Empire State into two states: New York, and New Amsterdam (the latter would …

This Gorgeous Map of 1950s NYC is Full of Detail, Whimsy

Wonders of NY<p>It's no secret that we love weird and fun maps over here, and this gem that's been making the rounds via 6sqft is no exception. The map—titled <b>"Wonders of New York"</b> and created by graphic designer <b>Nils Hansell</b> sometime in the 1950s—is essentially a colorful guide for tourists, but it's …

25 glorious things to do in NYC this week

<b>August 24</b><p><b>Lincoln Center Local: Silent Disco Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn; 1:30pm; free</b><br>Boardwalk bystanders will be none the wiser when they see you …

Chris Brown

Best of 2013: Best films of 2013

Month after month, 2013 proved so stunning, you almost had to hold your breath. The early-to-mid-year festivals produced an ample batch of keepers, …

Top 10

100 Best Albums of the '90s

From Moby to Nirvana, the records that defined a decade<p>The basic tracks were recorded in two weeks; nearly all of Kurt Cobain's vocals were whipped …

Kurt Cobain

Bob Dylan: facing the music

Bob Dylan once dismissed his 1970 album Self Portrait as a joke. But newly released recordings from that era suggest that something serious was going on in the singer's mind<p>"I don't know if I should keep playing this. Nobody's calling in and saying they want to hear it or anything … usually when …

View from the High Line

Myers and Kreuger shall soon be displaced as the kings of the Freddy/Michael game. Mercury and Jackson are comin' like a freight train. Plus: Llamas! http://bit.ly/12zePxQ