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The move to cancel Gauguin could kill off Western culture

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[ad_1] At a current Paul Gauguin exhibition at London’s National Gallery, visitors are warned that the famous French painter had sexual relationships with young girls, including two with whom he fathered children. A wall text notes, “Gauguin undoubtedly exploited his position as a privileged Westerner [in French Polynesia] to make …

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New Yorkers are total hypocrites with gentrification

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[ad_1] New Yorkers who hated Duane Reade, the “drug store” chain that supposedly crushed friendly mom-and-pop merchants, are having second thoughts. Some Upper West Side residents are experiencing “feelings of inconvenience, concern and in some cases, nostalgia” over recent closures, according to Gothamist, which reported that Duane Reade locations in …

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Essex Crossing complex takes final leap

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[ad_1] The Essex Crossing complex just achieved a financial milestone and looks forward to a food frenzy in the next few weeks as well. Developer Delancey Street Associates has nailed down $215 million in permanent financing for The Essex, the 26-story mixed-use building at 125 Delancey St. The loan is …

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Behemoth department store Nordstrom to open in Midtown

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[ad_1] Who says retail is dead? On Thursday, the largest free-standing store to open in Manhattan since Dwight Eisenhower was president makes its debut. The new Nordstrom at 225 W. 57th St., between Seventh Avenue and Broadway, is a seven-level, 320,000-square-foot women’s-emporium behemoth. It’s a defiant symbol against Amazon and …

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TSA makes you suffer because it’s afraid to do security right

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[ad_1] Two airport experiences over 24 hours tell us all we need to know about America’s misplaced security priorities. On Sunday, a multiple-sclerosis-afflicted friend in her 60s who walks with a cane was subjected by a surly Transportation Security Administration officer in Kennebunkport, Maine, to a hostile carry-on bag search …

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The left’s ridiculous rage at Hudson Yards

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[ad_1] A pair of CNN “town halls” on climate change for Democratic presidential candidates went on as scheduled Wednesday night at the cable channel’s Hudson Yards studios — no thanks to deranged Yards-haters who won’t forgive developer Stephen Ross for hosting a recent Donald Trump fundraiser. Elected officials and save-the-earth …

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