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Think the world can live happily without DJ Danger Mouse, Shepard Fairey’s graffiti, or those perky Manolo Blahnik pumps? Well, think again. Can it be that art and culture are “the real social and economic mechanisms that are responsible for thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in revenue, and the very identity of New York City-and the world, for that matter.” Assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning and Development ELIZABETH CURRID certainly believes art and fashion are absolutely essential to the financial well being of the Big Apple. But why is NYC such a great place for artists? Can other cities copy New York’s success? Tune in tonight when we talked with Ms Currid about her book THE WARHOL ECONOMY: HOW FASHION, ART & MUSIC DRIVE NEW YORK CITY.