You might be surprised to hear that, for a hefty sum by the standards of most mortals, you can actually pay someone (a Registered Nurse someone, not just anyone, mind you) to cure your hangover by stopping by your home, sticking a needle in your arm and dripping liquids into your veins until they’re positively brimming with vitamin and anti-oxidant goodness. Or maybe you’re already onto this game, maybe you’re a rich bank boy who can’t possibly take a day off from destroying the world for something as frivolous as a hangover. In that case, my sincerest apologies.
It doesn’t get more New York than this: Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Debbie Harry and Miley Cyrus (?!) singing “People Have the Power” at Carnegie Hall along with Philip Glass, Ira Glass, Dev Hynes and the Flaming Lips, among others. It happened last night to close out the 25th annual Tibet House benefit.
No one was injured when 13 manhole covers burst open around 2:40 a.m. yesterday morning on Greenpoint’s Norman Avenue. [Gothamist]
Sushi Wa will replace Whynot Coffee on Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie] Meanwhile, Whynot Coffee
Southern E. 4th Street restaurant The Cardinal appears to have closed to make way for a Spanish eatery. [EV Grieve]
Armory Arts Week continues tonight with a VIP preview party for “Art On Paper” at Pier 36. The fair opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, on the Lower East Side waterfront, and many of its 55 exhibitors are either from downtown or North Brooklyn. They’re showing works by artists who, per the website “look to paper as a major influence in their sculpture, drawing, painting and photography.”
After closing their East Village spot Arrow Bar in January, Zachary Mexico and Billy Jones, who also own Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, have quietly relaunched the basement boite as Elvis Guesthouse.
The bar’s website explains the name by claiming that Elvis, after faking his death, headed to the Far East and inconspicuously bunked in guesthouses before opening one of his own. The location at 85 Avenue A, designed by Isaac Nichols (yes, he of the boob pot), is supposedly a reproduction of the original, which, judging by some early Instagram photos, had a sauna-like seating area, a wall of roses, a disco-balled DJ booth, and Kama Sutra bathroom wallpaper.
Welcome back to another fantastic edition of our weekly cliff-hanger drama known as Reel Psyched. Check out the films we’re super pumped to waste a couple of hours ogling this week. We’ve got a noirish screwball comedy made in Brooklyn, which is always fun to watch because you can be like– oh! I live there! or oh! I peed there! or oh! that used to be a cool neighborhood before it was occupied by tippling finance bros and their tarts! We’ve also got cops on the brains, always (and a film for that, too), a soft spot for ADD storytelling, a hankering for some Italian B films, and a forever and ever obsession with the nations of the Warsaw Pact.
The future of Bushwick Inlet Park looks bright — or at least, it will be on Friday night. North Brooklyn residents will push for the conversion of the CitiStorage site into a park by projecting “light graffiti” on the building’s charred remains.
It’s sad to lose longstanding French favorite Casimir, on Avenue B, but local Francophiles needn’t fret because over the past two months Casimir’s owner, Mario Carta, has spent the last two months transforming the space into his new French tapas joint Pardon My French; he says Casimir had a good run of 16 years, and with his business partner Antonin Brune and a new chef he’s ready to introduce the East Village to what he says is a more fresh, modern concept. It opens Monday.
NYC faces a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. this evening. [McBrooklyn]
Developers released a rendering of the modern new five-story apartment building set to rise at 245 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg. [NY YIMBY]
Before “Spring/Break” opened today, some of the James A. Farley Post Office’s rooms hadn’t been used in 20 years. Sofia Majstorovic, who was working an information booth at the fourth edition of the Armory Arts Week satellite fair, told us that getting the “disaster area” ready for the public was “quite an undertaking”: “When we opened it up there were dead pigeons that we had to sweep out.” Well, it cleaned up nice. We cruised the show, consisting of two floors of mostly Brooklyn and Lower East Side artists, and snapped photos of the highlights.
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The day is finally upon us. Citi Bike is planning a 53-station expansion into northern Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and the fringes of Bushwick. As it stands, getting around these neighborhoods often means braving bus transfers or the G + L combo, neither of which are particularly appetizing options. Theoretically, this expansion will make life easier for North Brooklynites, but we wanted to see just how easy.
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