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Comic Tries to Find Affordable Housing in Williamsburg LOOOOOLZ

Scott Rogowsky, the UCB fixture last seen attempting to feed the “homeless (hipsters)” of McCarren Park and the gym bunnies of the East Village, is back with a new hidden camera video. This time the setup is pretty simple: he goes into some of the newer luxury buildings off of Bedford Avenue and asks doormen and sales agents how the hell anyone can afford to live in them. Needless to say, they’re at a loss for an answer — and no, they don’t let him crash in the yoga room.

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Seth Rogen Bringing Christmas to Greenpoint Next

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Rehearsal on the Lower East Side. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

After brawling with Santas on the Lower East Side a couple weeks ago, Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are bringing their dick jokes and faux snow to Greenpoint. According to signage near the corner of Franklin Street and Greenpoint Avenue, their Untitled X-Mas Project will film in the area on Monday and Tuesday.

So will Rogen ride a Citi Bike to the set?

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Greenpoint Loses a Record Shop; Friends Cafe Pops Up Today

Jesus Chimp

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Greenpoint crime news: Police say a 29-year-old was assaulted and robbed by a group of assailants on September 8 at 2:30 a.m.; a robber who held up a Kingsland Avenue at gunpoint made off with $200 late Thursday afternoon. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Williamsburg crime news: A 16-year-old girl was punched in the eye by three brass knuckle-weilding peers Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; four 20-and-30-something men were stabbed Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. while exiting a bar at Keap Street and Broadway. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A reported deal could see the sales of 103-119 N.3rd Street and 188-190 Berry Street in Williamsburg for a combined $100 million. [The Real Deal]
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It’s Official: Flyering Is the New Swiping

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Months after we spoke to Dan “Looking For a Girlfriend” Perino about the flyers he threw up around the East Village, they’re still everywhere. We take it the lampost lothario still hasn’t found that girlfriend, but that hasn’t stopped the above Don Juan from putting up these hilarious “Also Looking for a Girlfriend” flyers in Williamsburg. Dude has copped Perino’s exact steez — except he specifies that, in addition to being an artist, he’s a game designer looking for a “gamer chick” who likes burgers (vegans need not apply).

Either that or he’s the same guy putting up the fake movie flyers.

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The Name Just Nails It

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget Primp & Polish and its hoity toity ampersand — this new nail salon on Metropolitan, near Lorimer, has to have the greatest name ever. We won’t speculate, but this bit of AOL humor (Tom Hanks humor?) might be why Cutie Calls — the mani-pedi spot that previously had the best name in all of Williamsburg (get it, cuticles?) — is closed for remodeling today. You’ve got NAIL, Cutie Calls: it’s time to step up your game.

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Molasses Goes From Book Hawker to Publisher

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Matt Winn, the owner of Molasses Books, describes his business as “just a small used book shop that happens to have a bar at the far wall,” which is maybe too modest a description for one of Brooklyn’s literary hubs. After two years of running the shop successfully, Winn says he’s finally in a position to do something he’s always wanted to do: start his own press.
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Welcome Boilermaker to the East Village: Punches, Boilermakers, Tap Cocktails

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just a couple of days after Sutra closed on the Seinfeldian corner of First and First last week, Boilermaker opened up across the street. Watch out for this one: true to its name, the new incarnation of Golden Cadillac features a menu of beer and shot combos, including a six-pack of Miller High Life ever-so-tastefully paired with six shots of bourbon.
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Norman Siegel Wants ‘Lots of Reform in the NYPD,’ But Is OK With Stop-and-Frisk

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Insisting he is not “anti-cop,” only “anti-bad cop,” civil liberties lawyer Norman Siegel last night called for the creation of a New York State prosecutor to investigate police misconduct in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner. At a community forum at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the West Village, he also recommended that training for cadets be extended from six months to a year.
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F**ing Crazy: Slash Dedicated ‘Paradise City’ to NYC Last Night

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Normally if we wanted to see a live rendish of “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” we’d have to settle for Guns N’ Hoses, but not last night: Slash, not Gash, was in full force at Santos Party House, at a private show for some lucky Sirius XM listeners.
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Gun Violence Persists in Bushwick; Meatball Shop Inspires Sit Com

Feast of San Gennaro 2014

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Although crime citywide is down almost 4 percent this year, the NYPD attributes the 10 percent increase in the number of shootings to gang violence in neighborhoods like Bushwick. [NY Post]

Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe debuted its third North Brooklyn location at 912 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

Nick Arrojo, the hairstylist featuring on the long-running TLC series What Not to Wear, will open a second location of his eponymous salon in Williamsburg at 11 Broadway. [The Real Deal]
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The Gentlemen’s Vintage Show May Salve Your Sartorial Woes

(Courtesy of Manhattan Vintage)

(Courtesy of Manhattan Vintage)

Gentlemen have it tough when it comes to vintage shopping — sure, Beacon’s Closet and all the L Train Vintage spots offer an abundance of western shirts and ironic D.A.R.E. tees, but what if you’re in the market for some dapper duds and can’t for the life of you fit into the Euro/Japanese sizes at places like Rue St. Denis and Tokyo Joe? Pretty much your only option (aside from losing a little weight, which is clearly not going to happen in a world of dannolis and mac-and-cheese pizza) is to buy an exorbitantly priced used button-down from Tokio7 or INA, and what fun is there in that?
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