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"Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars," at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, ranges from rare demos to personal and professional ephemera.

Rapper and poet Omar Offendum tells the story of NYC's Little Syria neighborhood, which flourished between 1880 and 1940, in a three-performance run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

"New York has re-invented itself several times. So, I've no doubt that it will again."

"Any time I try to draw any sort of picture of the future, my pencil runs out of lead." Laurie Anderson on the future of NYC, for our New York City Tomorrow series.

"Close Seventh Avenue from 47th to 57th streets to vehicular traffic, creating a pedestrian mall for the arts, anchored by Carnegie Hall to the north and the TKTS Broadway ticket booth to the South."

"I've been in more segregated rooms in New York than I was in Kenner, Louisiana. Let me tell you, trust me. This city is more segregated, man, and it's gotten worse in my 40 years here."

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