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Read an Excerpt From Kim Gordon’s Memoir, Then See Her at Strand

UnknownIf you’re still kind of devastated that you weren’t there to see Broad City chat with Sleater Kinney, relax: the whole thing is online plus you’ve got another couple of chances to recoup your riot grrrl cred. First off, in an equally epic meeting of the minds, Lena Dunham is going to be chatting with Miranda July tomorrow, and somehow there are still tickets left (BAM just announced that July will be singing copies of her new novel after the event). And also: the Strand just announced that none other than Kim Gordon is coming to chat about her memoir, out in about a month.
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6 Snowmen That Will Melt Your Heart

We met this guy outside of Veselka last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We met this guy outside of Veselka last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

So it wasn’t the blizzard of the century – but it was enough to bring some new faces into our midst. There’s always an industrious few who try to make life from the scant snowfall we tend to get in this city, and this time around there was actually some material to work with. Behold, the best of this storm’s snowmen (and women, animals, etc.). They don’t have much longer, so join us in honoring our guests before they go grey and slushy.
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Post-Snowpocalyptic Bushwick: Who’s Open and Who’s Staying Home

(Photo: Hannah McCarthy)

(Photo: Hannah McCarthy)

The blizzard ended up being a “non-event,” according to Eric Grimm, the barista at Box Kite, which closed early last night but was back to business as usual today. But that doesn’t mean everyone’s running at full steam. A few doors down on St. Marks Place, Nino’s opened later than usual today, as some employees struggled to get in from Long Island. (The pizzeria’s owner, Nino Camaj, estimates he lost at least $2,000 in revenue after closing early last night.) Some Brooklyn businesses got a late start as well, and others are closed entirely. Before you go stomping through the slush, take a look at our rundown of Bushwick restaurants and stores to see whether they made it into the post-Juno world.
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Silver Helped Knickerbocker Village Weather the Storms, Tenants Say

Sheldon Silver in 2013, announcing Sandy relief funds for Knickerbocker Village.

Sheldon Silver in 2013, announcing Sandy relief funds for Knickerbocker Village.

It’s safe to say the political tide has turned against Sheldon Silver, as Democrats in the State Assembly press him to resign. But tenants of Knickerbocker Village continue to shower him with praise for having helped them rebound from Superstorm Sandy. (It’s the kind of praise Andrew Cuomo is hurting for this morning, in the wake of the blizzard that wasn’t.) When the longtime Assembly speaker was arrested on corruption charges Thursday, some of those who watched him in action during the crisis at the Lower East Side complex were nothing short of blown away.
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Man Shot in the Back on Rivington; Knife-Wielder Shot By Police On Madison

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back on Rivington Street on the LES. [Gothamist]

A man was shot in the chest by police officers who said he was holding a knife to a woman in a Lower East Side building. [NBC NY]

A man who was stabbed on the Lower East Side in the 1950s has finally died of his wounds. [NY Daily News]
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Ruff Weather? Parks Open, Trains Running, Travel Ban Lifted

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Good morning, folks, and welcome to the Blizzain’t of 2015. The ban on non-emergency vehicles has been lifted and “there are limited trains running,” according to the MTA, which says LIRR, Metro-North, and bus and subway service will be “gradually restored this morning.” That means this poor bastard, spotted in the East Village before the ban was lifted around 7:35 a.m., can get off his bike.
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Should You Ask Them to Deliver If It Means They’re Going to Shiver? And What to Tip?

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New Yorkers face the ultimate dilemma with the arrival of Winter Storm Juno. A buffalo chicken pizza delivered to your door sounds like the ideal start to the beginning of what may be this year’s snowmageddon. But how will your conscience fare after forcing some poor soul out into inches of snow that will soon turn into feet.

We spoke to a smattering of delivery spots to find out if they’re making runs tonight, and to ask if their customers are (or should be) tipping extra.
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Tonight’s Shows, Films, Events: Who’s Hanging In, Who’s Heading Home

(Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca)

(Photo: Carmen Cuesta Roca)

Thinking of catching a movie tonight? Be warned, the staff at your fave theater may be heading home to do the same. We called some of local venues to find out who’s toughing out Winter Storm Juno ce soir and who’s calling it a night. Plan accordingly.

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Pete’s Candy Store
“Heck yes, we’re open! Free beer for anyone who skis here! Brandon, the mister, is bar tending so you’re in for a treat!” Bands are Miles Calder, Brett Williams, Mary Westlake, Bliss Blood and Al Street.
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