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Ben Yakas was born and raised in New York, and has worked for Gothamist for over a decade, and WNYC for four years, covering literally everything. He has hung out with Dan Smith (who will teach you guitar), but still has yet to have a guitar lesson with him.

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From huge events by Roxy Music, Mary J. Blige, and Pavement to important showcases for rising stars like Rema, Kali Malone, Remi Wolf, and Seth Parker Woods, here are the fall music events you don't want to miss.


A pair of new Cormac McCarthy novels, a memoir about the racial inequities of Wall Street, some salivating new cookbooks and more: check out these recommendations for fall books.


The virus was detected in a child or teen living outside of New York City. No other information about the case has been released.


"If New York laughs, it cascades across the entire country, and the country laughs," Mayor Adams said. "And then we will turn around the devastating impact of the sadness that accompanied us during COVID."


The branch, which is located at 135 East 46th Street, will cease operations when its current lease is up on December 1st.


“This is saying, let's radically rethink how visitors enter Storm King, both from that logistical perspective and also thinking about what our visitors need.”


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