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basquiat’s art studio

from jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27 here at his art studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan on August 12, 1988.

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trump tower

from the dark knight rises (2012) posted in movies by pete_nice

Trump Tower served as the shooting location of Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Historically, Trump promised to preserve the Art Deco exterior sculptures of the building he tore down to construct Trump Tower and donate them to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (he didn't).

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luke cage’s bar

from jessica jones posted in television by nevereatshreddedwheat

Alphabet City's 7B Horseshoe Bar is the stand in for the bar Luke Cage owns in the first season of Netflix's Jessica Jones.

Many movies have also taken advantage of this East Village dive bar's ambiance over the years including Crocodile Dundee, The Verdict and The Godfather II.

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shun lee palace east

from the search for general tso (2014) posted in movies by prof_improbable

Also opened by Michael Tong in 1972, the Shun Lee Palace claims to have the first version of General Tso's Chicken in the United States, prepared by their cook, Chef T.T. Wang.

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shun lee dynasty

from the search for general tso (2014) posted in movies by prof_improbable

The first time Hunan- and Szechuan-style Chinese food was available to the U.S. customers was through the Shun Lee Dynasty restaurant, opened in Manhattan by restaurateur Michael Tong in 1972.

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