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‘Desert X’ Plants Richard Prince and Other Artists in the Middle of Nowhere

Phillip K Smith III

If you’ve ever been out to the California desert for a sound bath at the Integratron, you know it’s filled with wacky art: at the Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum you can see a tower of toilet bowls and other wacky installations that Noah Purifoy– an “outsider” artist in the literal sense of the word– installed in the middle of nowhere over the course of 15 years. The 10 acres that were his canvas resemble a demented, decaying miniature golf course, or a Burning Man camp from years ago that never got burned.

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Teriyaki On a Treadmill! Conveyor-Belt Sushi Rolls Into the Flatiron

The Boston location of YO!. (Photos courtesy of YO! Sushi.)

Between London’s Wagamama, which opened on 26th Street in November, and L.A.’s Sugarfish, which opened on 20th Street around the same time, the Flatiron has seen an influx of cult sushi imports. You can add another one to the list: Another UK brand, YO!, is set to bring its conveyor-belt sushi to the suddenly happening hood next month.

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A Poke Bowl Spot on Canal Street Is Doling Out A Cult Soft-Serve Flavor

A Dole Whip at Lappert’s Ice Cream.

There are certain types of soft-serve ice cream that rarely exist outside of their natural habitats: Just try finding gold-leaf soft-serve outside of Kanazawa, Japan, for instance. One of those soft-serve rarities is Dole Whip, a mid-’80s invention of the Dole Food Company that first appeared at Disneyland, where devotees continue to queue up for it at Adventureland’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Seriously, here’s a typical line there.

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There’s Already an Anti-Supreme-Metrocard T-Shirt

A couple of days ago we issued an all-points SMH over the fact that hypebeasts were lining up to cop a Supreme-branded Metrocard. Turns out we weren’t the only ones shaking our damn heads at people selling them for $100 on eBay. Malkam Saunds, a Lower East Side denizen who also spotted people lined up at MTA vending machines like they were methadone clinics, decided to create a t-shirt making his feelings known.

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Sanctuary Restaurant Movement Takes Root on Lower East Side

(Photos: COLORS on Facebook)

News of President Trump’s tightened deportation plan together with the forty ICE arrests made in NYC last week and the earlier executive order restricting the entry of immigrants into the country has created an atmosphere of fear across the service industry. According to a national study by the Pew Research Center in 2009, 12% of the restaurant industry’s workforce are undocumented. The industry is notorious for paying near-poverty wages. And the increasingly hateful rhetoric surrounding immigrants, legal or not, is likely to restrict restaurant workers from fighting for better conditions.

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Cameroonian Crooner Vagabon Tackles the ‘Beast’ With a Proper Studio Album

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Laetitia Tamko, the “one-woman empire” that is musical act Vagabon, prefers being on tour to practicing in her Bushwick studio. For her, the road feels more like home. The 24-year-old fresh face began recording and producing music as Vagabon in 2014 while studying engineering at CUNY, spending most weekend nights working late at the library. At least that’s what she told her parents, while sneaking off to play gigs throughout the city. Tamko didn’t want a “real job,” despite her parents’ failed attempts to push her into a career in engineering. Brooklyn’s underground music scene had pulled her in. “It can be hard, but it’s also all I see myself doing,” she says.

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East Village Precinct Honors Fallen Officer With Blood Drive

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Inside the 9th precinct’s stationhouse, there’s a shrine on the first floor for fallen police officer Bianca Bennett, a 27-year-old rookie cop who was killed in a fiery car crash in the Bronx on Feb. 1. She was a passenger in a 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Sgt. Randolph Price, who suffered serious burns. Both cops were off-duty at the time of the horrific accident.

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Don’t Pay $100 For a Supreme MetroCard, You Can Get Them in the Subway Again

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

There’s currently a news van parked outside of the Supreme store, where 80 people are lined up literally around the block. While the usual hypebeasts wait in the cold to score the new Obama hoodie, Supreme aficionados have also been pouring into the Broadway-Lafayette subway station, a couple blocks away, in order to snatch up the Supreme-branded Metrocard, which dropped Monday.

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