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More Episodes of High Maintenance Coming Out of the Pipe Line

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Man, the next couple of months are going to be a real treat for narcissistic New Yorkers who get off on seeing their every-day lives wrought large on the small screen: Girls is back January 11 (the Season 4 trailer is here), Season 2 of Broad City premieres January 14 (we got a look at the first episode the other day), and now this: Vimeo tells us the next three episodes of High Maintenance will drop February 5.
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‘We’re in the Eye of the Storm’: Brooklyn’s Undocumented Immigrants Get Ready For Reform

(Photos: Mary Reinholz)

(Photos: Mary Reinholz)

Fernando Canovas has lived in the shadow of the law for 23 years, working as a cook in Queens and never visiting a doctor’s office in part because of problems with his ID. “I don’t get sick,” said the 43-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico City on a recent late afternoon.
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Inside The Heyward, Now Serving Shrimp and Grits in the Former Home of Zebulon

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg has more than its share of down-and-dirty Southern grub (Brooklyn Star, Pies n Thighs, Sweet Chick, The Commodore, etc.) but the team that took over Zebulon’s former home and opened The Heyward there earlier this week is aiming for something a little less defined and a little more refined.
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St. Mark’s Poetry Project Announces Lineup For Its 41st New Year’s Marathon

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(Photo: Ted Roeder for St. Mark’s Poetry Project)

In case you couldn’t tell from all those “best of” lists, 2014 is just about dunzo, which means it’s time to clear New Year’s Day for the St. Mark’s Poetry Project’s annual marathon reading. Now entering its 41st year, the self-described “untamed gathering of the heart’s secret, wild nobility” has lured the likes of Eric Bogosian, William S. Burroughs, Spalding Gray, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Amiri Baraka, Jim Carroll, Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, and Suzanne Vega (who, by the way, did a song with Dev Hynes at Baby’s All Right earlier this week).
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Call It a Metal Bar: A Williamsburg Blacksmith Opens Billet & Bellows

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For years, Kristina Kozak‘s wispy metal security grills have graced the windows of Williamsburg nightspots like Bembe, Iona, and Trash Bar. Now she’s getting ready to forge a metal sign to put over her own bar, which quietly opened on Grand Street a few weeks ago.
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Don’t Worry, Deer Tick Won’t Botch Your Favorite Records When It Celebrates 10 Years

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Rhode Island’s favorite finger-pickin,’ acoustic-guitar-wielding, non-country act Deer Tick is ten years old — to celebrate, the band is setting up shop at the Brooklyn Bowl for five nights and playing a slew of cover sets drawn from classic albums like Lou Reed’s Transformer and Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True.
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Spitzer’s Williamsburg Plans; Year’s Best New Restaurants

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Seeking $300 million: the MTA, whose plans to improve the L train may include a subway entrance on Avenue A. [MTA]

Cherry Street’s former Pathmark Pharmacy is now the subject of a $50 million lawsuit. [NY Daily News]

Long-gestitating frozen vegan dessert shop DF Mavens might open this month on Second Avenue. [EV Grieve]

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Who’ll Be The First to Buy This J.Crew Williamsburg Tote?

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg’s new J.Crew store has taken gruff from everyone from TV on the Radio to Reggie Watts, but that isn’t stopping it from selling these new totes. Now you can carry a constant reminder of J.Crew’s presence in the hood, as if all the times it comes up in shellshocked conversation weren’t enough.
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