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Fall Preview Part 1
Every Person in New York

Springsteen will be on Broadway, performing five shows a week through February 3. Ringo Starr has a new album, Give More Love, available September 15, on which he collaborates with, among others, Paul McCartney. There are still a few tickets to Ringo's performance at the Beacon on November 15.

And we're very much looking forward to Glasshouse, the new album from Jessie Ware, her first since 2014's Tough Love. Ware, who gave birth to her first child last year, sings of relationships and family, and sounds better than ever. Listen to Midnight and decide for yourself.

Manhattan Beach, the new novel from Jennifer Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), takes place during World War II, with the sprawling Brooklyn Navy Yard as a key location. Her heroine, Anna Kerrigan, becomes the Navy Yard's first female diver, tasked with repairing ships. But this is as much a family story, as Anna begins to piece together the reasons for her father's disappearance years earlier.

On Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:30, there will be a book launch and signing at the Navy Yard's BLDG 92, RSVP. [Photo of Jennifer Egan at top by Pieter M. Van Hattem/Vistalux]

The one-name Chinese chef DaDong does things big. He's got 9 restaurants in Beijing, 2 in Shanghai, and soon, the 13,000-square-foot DaDong at 3 Bryant Park. His signature dish is Roast Peking Duck.

Last Flag Flying, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne, is the story of three Vietnam vets who reunite for a funeral and end up on a road trip of sorts. It opens the NY Film Festival on September 28 (tickets go on sale September 10) and there is a talk with Linklater on Saturday, September 30. The movie opens in theaters Novmber 3 and you can watch the trailer here.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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