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'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist

The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.


You Need to See This Wild Documentary About 90s Misfit Skaters and Artists

'Beautiful Losers' turns ten this month, but it still feels radical.


New York City’s Best New Hotel is Studio 54-Meets-the Genius Bar

Ian Schrager's Public Hotel opened this summer on the Lower East Side. The innovative hotelier sits down for an interview with GARAGE.


Fashion Freaks Are Losing Their Place in NYC

Astronomical rent and shifting trends are threatening the life of the legendary Allan and Suzi boutique.


'Twenty Years Ahead of the World': Talking to Legendary Performance Artist Penny Arcade

We talked to the one-woman show about five decades of performing, her oral history project Lower East Side Biographies and the need to offer young people a queer, punk-rock, alternative to the mainstream.


VICE Meets Crystal Moselle, Director of 'The Wolfpack'

We talked to Crystal Moselle about her new documentary The Wolfpack, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2015.


Brotherhood and Sisterhood: Looking Back with New York Hardcore's Warzone Women

Freddy Alva tracks down the women who were a vital component of the diverse urban tribe that congregated around Warzone in NYC's Lower East Side in the 1980s.


"This is Hardcore Not ABC No Rio!": Looking Back on 25 Years of DIY Punk in New York City

The legendary DIY punk/hardcore venue is having a photo exhibition to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


New York’s Satanic Vector Gallery Is Closing

Satanic artist JJ Brine has decided to shut down his art gallery, one of the last few interesting spaces in the Lower East Side's sea of Chipotles and ATM machines.


Your Misplaced New York Nostalgia Will Get You Nowhere

Things change around you. The new wave replaces the older wave, and it turns out the older wave is you. But if you've been around, surely you know there are more things to be sad about.


Crazy Dave Ortiz Ain’t So Crazy Anymore

Dave Ortiz, owner of Dave’s Wear House bike and skate shop in Little Italy, is a bonafide legend in the NYC skate scene and has been a staple of the Lower East Side for decades. In recent years he’s sobered up and mellowed out, but the stories remain...