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Partake in Literature and Libations at Lit Crawl Manhattan and Brooklyn Book Fest

Crawlers read their maps between phases of a previous Lit Crawl (Photo courtesy of Ky Huynh and Lit Crawl)

Crawlers read their maps between phases of a previous Lit Crawl (Photo courtesy of Ky Huynh and Lit Crawl)

If your dream evening revolves around a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Pynchon novel—or your idea of getting ruckus involves regaling amigos with Ginsberg-ian incantations after a couple stiff drinks—these upcoming literary and libation-friendly events are sure to make your heart sing. Say hello to not one but two bookish extravaganzas: Lit Crawl Manhattan and the Brooklyn Book Festival.
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‘Domino Sugar’ Sign Coming Down; DOH Combats East Village Rats

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Yesterday around 5:30 a.m. a female Mini Thai Cafe employee was robbed at knifepoint near the corner of E.9th Street and Avenue A. No arrest has been made. According to police, the suspect is a six-foot-tall man in his 30s. [NY Post]

On the Lower East Side, Katz’s Deli will sell its air rights to an unnamed buyer for an (as of yet) undisclosed sum, said co-owner Jake Dell, adding that the 126-year-old eatery is here to stay. [The Lo-Down]

Apparently, Brooklynites don’t feel too wistful about the Domino Sugar refinery apartment conversion. [NY Times]

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The Kim’s Sign Has Come Down — But It May Come Back

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

That’s a wrap.

We noticed the Kim’s Video & Music sign lying on First Avenue just minutes ago, next to a moving van that was being loaded with what little of the store remained (even its sound system was sold off “for a song”). When we noticed Mr. Kim himself standing inside of the van, we asked him what would become of the sign and he told us he was saving it for when he opens a restaurant. Oh, really? So maybe his pizzeria plans weren’t half-baked?
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This New Bar Will Throw You a Party if You Take Its 50-Cocktail Road Trip

The bar at Kilo Bravo (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The bar at Kilo Bravo (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Kilo Bravo, North Williamsburg’s newest bar, is right off of Bedford Avenue, a couple of blocks from the new Diesel pop-up. So it wasn’t surprising that I had to fight through a throng of European tourists on the corner to get to the door. What was surprising was to find a place that neither screams gimmicky tourist trap nor cliche Williamsburg. Recycled barn wood, petite Parisian tables, and vintage taps were nowhere to be found at Kilo Bravo.
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Turn to the Left: Fashion Events!

(Courtesy of LES BID)

(Courtesy of LES BID)

While so many New Yorkers succumb to the insidious “normcore” and “athleisure” trends, others are determined to stay fresh — and not just the drag queens. With Fashion Week coming up, it’s once again time to focus on the fabulous. Luckily, you don’t have to trek up to midtown (or wherever the shows are this year) to do so, since there are plenty of fashionable festivities in our hoods.
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