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out of town… On the outside, a nicely maintained New England facade. Inside, shagadelic, baby. If you're looking for Catskills lodging, may we point you to a motel? Specifically, The Roxbury Motel in Roxbury, NY. We probably wouldn't have dragged out the 'shagadelic' thing again but one of the rooms here actually is called The Shagadelic, and the rest have fun themes of one sort or another. Nearby is Public, one of the coolest cocktail spots in the Catskills.

indie rock… Thursday: Chicago's laid-back veterans, The Sea and Cake, bring their indie lounge-pop to Webster Hall. Sunday: Japan's Melt Banana bring their slippery math-metal to Knitting Factory. Just announced…8/8: Modest Mouse. Plus, the free summer shows list!

movies…At the IFC Center through June 12th, Gus Van Sant's first feature film Mala Noche — it's been digitally restored and the soundtrack is remastered — a film that fully deserves such treatment.

restaurants… Sotohiro Kosugi made his name for sushi in Atlanta and he's recently opened Soto, 357 6th [4th/Wash Pl.] 212.414.3088, marking the arrival of something the city can never have too much of: another sushi master.

shopping… This Sunday at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby [Houston/Prince] 212.334.3324, the 8th Annual Lit Mag Fair. Stock up on any of hundreds of lit mags (they're priced at $2) and chat up the editors of same who turn up for the event. Proceeds go to Housing Works and to The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

art… Sponsored by the new museum, "Get Lost" — Artists Map Downtown New York, is a city portrait, of sorts, by 21 international artists. You can get a free copy of this "exercise in emotional geography" by visiting one of the places listed here.
Fading Into History
From readers:"Morris Brothers, a clothier on the Upper West Side, Broadway and 84th street, just closed its doors. It catered to kids but also had adult informal clothes and was the source for most camp clothing for the last 20-30? years. It was a fixture."

"Let's not forget to pay our respects to Chelsea landmarks The Bright Food Shop and (the adjoining) Kitchen, which opened in 1985 and closed their doors for good this past weekend."

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