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  • To coincide with Sunday’s fare hike, the MTA has released an online MetroCard calculator. How nice of them! [NYDN]
  • Brooklyn’s debt is double the national average. [amNY]
  • The inevitable has finally happened — 190 Bowery, the former Germania Bank Building famous for its graffiti, now has retail leasing banners. [Bowery Boogie]
  • A new city program aims to help independent restaurants thrive. [BK Mag]
  • Five teens got busted after climbing Philip Johnson‘s New York State Pavilion with spray paint–not the first vandalism on the iconic World’s Fair structure. [NYDN]
  • It costs an average of $82 for a night out in NYC, less than in Chicago, Atlanta, and LA. [BI]
  • Futuristic starchitect Zaha Hadid collaborates on a pair of sculptural wooden vases. [Designboom]

Images: MetroCard (L); 190 Bowery (R)

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tinariwen, sahara desert, rock band, nomadic band, nomads, messnessychic
    • A Nomadic Rock Band From The Sahara Desert: MessyNessyChic reminds us that the awesome bohemian band Tinariwen, formed back in the late 70s, is still rocking out with their unique sounds. Be sure to watch the video; you’ll want to have it on replay for the rest of the day.
    • The Mets Want To Save the Vandalized Tent Of Tomorrow: Last week Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion was broken into and vandalized, but NYDN reports that the Mets want to pitch in to help restore it by donating a portion of ticket sales.
    • Are You Drunk or Did You Not Get Enough Sleep?: You’ve probably heard it many times over that you need to get more sleep—and we all could use more time to catch some Zs. IFLScience featured a video from AsapScience showing what your brain looks like when you’re working on only six hours of shut-eye.
    • Panda Bears En Route to Central Park: Gothamist has gotten word that Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is hoping to bring two giant pandas to New York City.

Images: Tinariwen band member (left), Tent of Tomrorow © Matthew Silva (right)

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