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THE MORNING LINE Ken Burns wins legal battle
against NYC over 'Central Park Five': Salon

For Grand Central's 100th, two fabric designs, due at City Quilter in late April.

Park Chan-wook's new film Stoker opens March 1; the Korea Society and MoMI present a retrospective of the writer/director's work, 2/28-3/3.

Superstorm Sandy Forum: A Serious Conversation about the Future of Staten Island, Friday March 8, at the College of Staten Island.

music Trippy 60s British psychedelic pop gets reanimated by Jacco Gardner, who was born in the wrong country (the Netherlands) and in the wrong era (he's 24). Everything else he's got right (including haircut) by singing, playing guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, flutes and, of course, harpsichord. The result is Cabinet of Curiosities and he does a fine job of conjuring the more baroque sounds of bygone pop. Gardner performs at Death by Audio on March 2 and Mercury Lounge on March 23. [Photo: Felipe Hernández Durán]

movies Ready or not it's Alex Karpovsky weekend. The actor/writer/director best known for playing Ray on HBO's Girls, has two movies opening tomorrow. Karpovsky light—the road movie Red Flag, written, directed, and starring Karpovsky playing Karpovsky. Karpovsky dark—the thriller Rubberneck, written, directed, and starring Karpovsky. The previous four sentences have sucked the lifeforce out of us and we will nap before continuing.

art If shackled white guys are your thing, you always have the statue of Nathan Hale (dedicated 1893) by Frederick MacMonnies in City Hall Park. The Brits executed Hale as a spy, without a trial, and MacMonnies depicts him with his feet and arms bound.

Next month, the Public Art Fund brings artist Thomas Schütte's large bronze sculpture United Enemies. Two pairs of male figures on tripods are wrapped together in what appears to be a deeply uncomfortable bonding experience. You'll find them in Central Park's Doris C. Freedman Plaza, 5th and 59th, starting March 5. Mr. Schütte will give a talk at the New School, March 4, 6:30pm, $10. [Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn]

cabaret The garden of earthy delights known as Julie Halston brings her considerable comic and singing chops to Birdland, Mondays in March.

shopping Through February 24th, STATE bags have a table at the Warby Parker Annex, 819 Wash [Little W. 12th/Gansevoort]. The story's this: after Brooklyn's Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman noticed kids carrying their possessions in garbage bags to their Country Roads Foundation events, they created STATE bags with a mission: you buy one, they give one to a child in an impoverished neighborhood. Priced from $55.

photography At ICP, Roman Vishniac Rediscovered. The photographer created an extraordinary record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. Unforgettable images.

Greenwich Village (from 2011)

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