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The Hottest Valentine’s Dates in New York Are… Red Lobster and Applebee’s?

Valentine’s Day is, of course, when the city’s master toques spin sensuous tasting menus by pulling oysters, cocoa nibs, and other aphrodisiacs from their quiver. But are New Yorkers taking their lovers to Applebee’s and Outback Steakhouse instead?

The folks over at Lyft have sent over a list of “the most popular Valentine’s spots in New York City,” according to their ride-share data from last year. And we’re not talking Le Bernardin. More like Benihana.

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For Your V-Day Pleasure, Piquant Poems About a Doomed Relationship

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If Thursday goes well, you can keep the Valentine’s Day love flowing at the Bowery Poetry Club. On Sunday, the venue will host a release party for Brooklynite Drew Pisarra’s collection of love sonnets, Infinity Standing Up. Just be aware that Pisarra, known for bringing haikus to the marquee of Nitehawk Prospect Park, may be suspicious of your newfound love.

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A Max Fish and Pianos Alum Aims For World Fame With Bushwick Bar

Jaleel Bunton, of TV on the Radio and PaloPalo fame, helps his brother Kareem out behind the bar. (Photos: Stephen Kosloff)

After decades of pouring drinks and managing bars in the city, Kareem Bunton, a gentle giant of New York nightlife, has opened his own place, nestled in the crotch of the J and M lines just east of Myrtle Avenue station. It’s called Bunton’s World Famous.

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Dan Smith Will Teach You How to Be Chill About Being in Broad City

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We’ve long had an obsession with flyer folk, and last night on Broad City, Abbi became one of them when her laundromat lost a treasured clothing item and she decided to post flyers for her “MISSING SWEATSHIRT” (or was that “MISSING: SWEATSHIRT”?). At one point, she ducks into a deli and posts her flyer right next to a parody of the mother of them all: “Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar.”

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Photos: Lunar New Year Starts With a Bang in Chinatown

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Chinatown kicked off the Lunar New Year today with the 20th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival, hosted at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side.

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Hank’s Saloon Is Back and Rocking Out Again

Attendees outside Hank’s Saloon’s entrance at 345 Adams Street.

Over the weekend, Hank’s Saloon welcomed live music to its new location upstairs from Hill Country BBQ’s Food Park in Downtown Brooklyn. The spacious new venue at 345 Adams St., which soft-opened last Monday, brought out a full house of regulars on Saturday for performances from Hank’s mainstays The Cameramen and The New York Fowl Harmonic. Keep Reading »

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The Wildest Looks From Bubble_T’s Fabulous Lunar New Year Party

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The Year of the Pig hasn’t even officially started yet—that’d be tomorrow—but, sorry everyone who wasn’t there, we may have already seen its best party. On Friday night the gorgeous, wildly creative “Slaysians” of Bubble_T threw another jam-packed Lunar New Year celebration at MoMA PS1, taking over most of the entire museum and, especially, filling the Bobadome (as it was called for the night) with dancing and drag shows.

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Hate Trump? There’s a Button For That

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Even Super Bowl Sunday could not keep Donald Trump from dominating the discussion at the Political Memorabilia Show at Seward Park High School. The school’s alumni association partnered with the Big Apple Chapter of the American Political Items Collectors to feature buttons and posters that championed political heroes and hacks, pop culture icons and social causes of the past.

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