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This Week in NYC Living

AUGUST 6, 2012

In NYC real estate news, New York City looks even more like the top choice for wealthy foreign buyers as taxes rise and loopholes rein in London’s high-end real estate market (via CurbedNY).

This week, enjoy live theater for the whole family, car-free streets and intimate, under-the-radar dining and chamber music.

City-Wide

NYC Fringe Festival
The New York International Fringe Festival is the largest multi-arts festival in North America with more than 200 companies performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. Don’t forget Fringe Jr., productions specifically recommended for families and kids from age five to twelve.
August 10-26, check site for shows, times and venues.

Summer Streets Festival
For the fifth annual Summer Streets event, nearly seven miles of NYC streets will be open for you to play, run, walk and bike. You can rock climb at Spring Street, get a free bike helmet at 51st Street, soar through the air on a zip line at Foley Square or just go for a stroll. Also this year: urban art and a city picnic courtesy of Whole Foods market.
August 11 & 18, 7AM to 1PM, see site for locations and events

Greenwich Village

16th Annual DocuWeeks™ Documentary Film Screening
DocuWeeks presents short and feature length documentaries in theatrical runs in NYC and Los Angeles designed to qualify the films for consideration for the Academy Awards®.
August 3 - 23; see site for film descriptions screening times and to purchase tickets
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street

Lower East Side

Persian Dinner with Zokos
This intimate dinner party hosted by dining collective Zokos and food blogger Louisa Shafia (Lucid Food) will feature a menu of summery Persian items like tomato and cucumber salad with lime and mint, plus wine from Terra Fossil and an equally summery romantic Persian film, "The Fish Fall in Love."
Sunday, August 12 (RSVP by 8/10), 6 PM
72 Allen Street, 3rd Floor
$25

Lincoln Center

International Contemporary Ensemble: A Little Night Music
Enjoy the summer’s finest recitals and chamber music in a series of intimate hour-long performances against a backdrop of starry NYC skyline views with a complimentary glass of wine.
This week: Schubert, Berio, Patricia Alessandri
Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 PM
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, the Rose Building, 10th Floor, at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Tickets: $45