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The Daily Shortlist December 27

Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Film: Jem Cohen: NYC Weights and Measures
Show time: See website for schedule; Through March 25, 2012
Venue: The Jewish Museum
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Drink: Cavatappo Wine Bar
Miscellaneous: Ship of Fools

In the film Jem Cohen: NYC Weights and Measures, the artist chronicles a city that exudes noise and bustle, balanced with beauty and tranquility. A compendium of street footage, the video shows a ticker-tape parade, street musicians, the subways…life above and under ground. Cohen writes, “Sometimes I just wander around with my camera — I like to see what comes around the corner, and sometimes I just like the corner itself.”For some great BBQ in the area, Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack is known for their BBQ’d meats, smoked in house. The menu is all Southern favorites like po boys, catfish, fried chicken, along with burgers. Though it’s small, Cavatappo Wine Bar packs a mighty punch, offering an amazing selection of wines from all over the world for under $10 a glass. With more than 40 TVs featuring sports, Ship of Fools also has darts, pool tables, and video games.

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