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Here’s a Look Inside the New Max Fish, Opening Saturday

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Legendary LES art bar Max Fish is poised for a revival, one year after the closure of its iconic Ludlow Street location. This Saturday afternoon, the Fish will swim again at new digs on Orchard Street—no. 120 to be exact, right across from that other dynastic offshoot, the Russ and Daughters Café.
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This Is Bananas: Nico West Has Written 32 Songs About Fruit

artworks-000085154000-mvqti8-t500x500When Nico West emailed to tell us about his “all-fruit rock show,” we were like it’s a date! On Aug. 3 at Goodbye Blue Monday and on Aug. 9 at Sidewalk Cafe, the Columbia student will play songs off of The Fruit EP, in which he sings about cantaloupe (“the favorite fruit of the Pope”), avocado (“I don’t care if you’re a fruit or a veg, you’re the only fruit that can talk me off the ledge”), bananas (“there’s so many dick jokes to make”) and also that non-fruit, the tomato (“stay the fuck away from my fruit salads”).
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Spymaster Secrets, Library Porn, and Broad City-Style Comedy

This week’s talks and readings: some heavy stuff, ending in laughs.

Wednesday, July 30

The Gatekeepers Screening
When The Gatekeepers was first released in 2012, NY Times film critic A.O. Scott recognized the Israeli documentary’s import. “It is hard,” he wrote, “to imagine a movie about the Middle East that could be more timely, more painfully urgent, more challenging to conventional wisdom on all sides of the conflict.” Several years later, as the war in Gaza stretches into its third week with no signs of abating, that urgency has if anything only become more pronounced. Keep Reading »

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Whee! Free Sandwiches! Free Cupcakes!

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Earlier today Schnitz, the aptly-named schnitzel shop in the East Village, told us they’d be giving away Bamberg (chicken shnitzel) and Sweet Onion sandwiches to their first 80 customers this afternoon. As of right now, they have 10 Sweet Onion and two Bambergs left. If you’re not reading this on the Bedford + Bowery app, within a couple of blocks from Shnitz, don’t worry— tomorrow Prohibition Bakery is giving away free pina colada cupcakes, while supplies last.
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Montana’s Trail House Is Either ‘A Very Bad Place’ or ‘Something Pretty Special’

(Photo courtesy of Montana's Trail House)

(Photo courtesy of Montana’s Trail House)

It’s rare that a restaurant gets a rave and gets called depraved within 24 hours, but Montana’s Trail House has managed to do just that. Which goes to show just how divisive North Brooklyn’s going trends can be.
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Clayton Patterson Will Be at the Pyramid, Not in the Alps

Back when The Times triggered laments of “RIP LES” by reporting that Clayton Patterson was leaving the neighborhood for the Austrian Alps, we knew we wouldn’t be seeing the last of the legendary documentarian — and he told us as much. So it’s no surprise to hear that Patterson is teaming up with DAMEHT — the band that put on his farewell exhibit, “The $16 Dollar Burger Show” — for a show at Pyramid Club this Friday.
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Brando Skyhorse, Who Was Not an Armed Robber at Age 3, Reads Tonight

Brando_Skyhorse_thumbnailSince we spoke to him last month, our buddy Brando Skyhorse hit the LA Times bestseller list and picked up a nice plug in the New York Times Book Review. But it’s the Washington Post review you should go read — because it originally described him as a three-year-old bandit.
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Machete Mugging in Williamsburg; Momofuku Celebrates 10 Years

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Three East River Housing co-op tenants facing eviction filed federal complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stating that their building’s no pets policy is discriminatory, as their dogs improve their mental health. [NY Times]

In Williamsburg crime news: a man with a machete robbed an 18-year-old Sunday afternoon; a man was stabbed by a group of assailants Saturday around 3 a.m.; and a 15-year-old allegedly tied up his 13-year-old brother and drugged him with ammonia in their S. 3rd Street home Thursday morning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

And on Saturday afternoon, police say a man hit a child on the L train at the Lorimer Street station, then shoved a woman teeth-first into a subway pole before throwing her against the floor. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

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