Hip Hop Hall of Fame coming to Harlem

New York City is credited with being the birthplace of Hip Hop music. Therefore, it’s only fitting that the Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum will be located right here in the Big Apple. The nonprofit group behind the project announced this week that it will build the museum on 125th Street in Harlem. The goal is to open phase one of the future museum by February 2018. The goal of the museum is to preserve, archive and showcase hip-hop music and culture over the 40 years since the art form began. It will include a gallery, ground floor cafe… Read More

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Second Avenue Subway is a Winner for UES residents

After decades of false hopes and waiting phase one of the Second Avenue subway on the Upper East Side opened in January 2017. The journey to launch the line goes back to the 1920s, when the route was first proposed by a state agency. Construction was derailed by the Great Depression, World War II, the city’s financial woes in the 1970s as well as the challenges of building in one of the densest neighborhoods in the country. The Second Avenue subway will make life much easier for residents and commuters east of Lexington Avenue. Prior to the new subway line… Read More

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Pete Townshend bringing The Who’s Quadrophenia to the Metropolitan Opera House

The Who’s Quadrophenia coming to New York Pete Townshend is bringing the Who’s Classic Quadrophenia to New York this September. Joining the legendary musician on stage will be Billy Idol and tenor Alfie Boe. Townshend came up with the concept of blending the Who’s iconic album Quadrophenia with orchestral accompaniment. He premiered the show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2015. Four performances have been scheduled in the United States this summer including September 9-10 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Additional stops include Lenox, Massachusetts on September 2nd and The Greek Theater in Los Angeles on September 16th. The… Read More

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New addition to the New York Historical Society

New York City’s oldest museum has a new wing. On April 29th, the New York Historical Society introduced its newly renovated 4th floor known as the Henry Luce III Center. One of the highlights of the new floor is the Center for Women’s History. Surprisingly, the NYHS is the first museum in the country to have a space solely dedicated to women’s roles in history. The exhibits will focus on contributions that women have made both in New York and nationally. In a press release the museum explained the new wing as an area where visitors can discover the “often-overlooked… Read More

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The Grammy Awards are coming back to NYC

Music’s biggest award show will be returning to NYC for the first time since 2003 It was recently announced that the Grammy Awards will be returning to New York City next January. It will be the first time that the ceremony will take place in New York since 2003. The event is scheduled for January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden. Over the years the Grammys generally rotated back and forth between New York and Los Angeles. That was until 2004 when the award show began a 14 year run at the Staples Center in L.A. Neil Portnow, president of… Read More

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