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Welcome to September! Here are our top picks for events in New York City this week, including the launch of the Floating Library, a walking tour of Fordham Road in the Bronx, and unique events at Bizarre in Bushwick and Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn.

Monday, September 1st:

Relive your childhood with the Williamsburg Spelling Bee for adults at the always lovely Pete’s Candy Store, which looks like a train car inside.

Start off your week at MoMA and explore the works of Modern women artists who nurtured, expanded, and challenged the male-dominated field. Who Were the Modern Women Artists starts at 1:30 p.m. in The Michael Ovitz Family Painting and Sculpture Gallery.

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From your user submitted images, we can tell you love the subway just as much as we do! Here are this week’s picks for the best of the subway pics in our #UntappedCities photo pool. Hashtag #UntappedCities on Instagram and Twitter if you would like to have one of your photos entered in the running for our weekly“Best Of” column. Also, you can keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.

Entrance to the Subway by mrsteveh

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The Art of Style by Kit Mills 056: Kind of Blue

08/29/2014 at 2:00 pm

Posted In Arts & Culture, New York

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Blue, blue, electric blue

My fashion world has been very exciting lately! Monday night, as you may know, was host to the Dîner en Blanc in Battery ParkThis was my second year attending and it did not disappoint, but I’m planning to cover that in a future Art of Style post. Today I’m going to talk about what I saw the day before the Dîner en Blanc at this year’s Afropunk Festival.

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Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the TV show Friends premiered? We still think that some people who visit New York City wander around looking for Central Perk, the iconic corner coffee shop hangout. They might even have dinner at Little Owl, at the corner of Bedford Street and Grove Street where the fictional cafe was located.

In honor of the 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. and  Eight O’Clock Coffee are installing a pop-up Central Perk in SoHo for two days. Gothamist has pointed out the noticeable lack of rugs in the recreation, while we think the rather dreary Second-Life looking renderings mostly indicate a cafe full of stuff to buy, which isn’t surprising given that Warner Bros. Consumer Products is a partner in the event.

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treasures in the trash-east harlem-art-museum-sanitation department -nelson molinaImage via Place Matters. Photo by Ariel Rosenblum

Hidden on the second floor of an East Harlem sanitation garage lies one of New York City’s most fascinating art galleries. This carefully curated assortment of oddities is not the work of any acclaimed art collector though. Instead, this breath-taking collection of odds and ends, named “The Treasures in the Trash Museum,” was compiled by a sanitation worker over the course of 33 years on the job. In other words, this is a museum full of trash.

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