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A painting on the Coney Island boardwalk

Harry Siegel

A story about the time that Philip Banks said stop and frisk really wasn’t a thing and a round-up of all the latest news from another jam-packed week in New York City.

Plus, a special post-credits performance from Jon Langford of the legendary punk and country group the Mekons, recorded with his permission from his performance last week in Alphabet City at a gathering convened by veteran New York journalist Mark Jacobson.

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