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More On The Cock’s Move, Alphabet City Wine Co.’s Expansion and More

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Though the owners of The Cock aren’t saying anything about their possible move to 25 Avenue B, we’ve learned a little bit more about the dive’s new location via a liquor license questionnaire posted to Community Board 3′s website.
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‘I Am Coffee’ Will Only Be Coffee On the Weekends

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

I Am Coffee, the quirky, tiny coffee bar tucked into the second floor of a building on St. Marks Place, is scaling back to two days a week, according to a sign on the door. Which makes it even quirkier!

As New York pointed out a few months ago, the coffee bar, which barely fits a couple of people, is run by a congenial Italian couple who bring the cutting-edge of their home country’s brewing methods to the table, and experiment with their own cocktail-like coffee concoctions.
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3 Art Fests: Spy into Studios Or Openly Admire an Edward Snowden Statue

Jim Dessicino's Edward Snowden statute. (Courtesy of AIOP)

Jim Dessicino’s Edward Snowden statute. (Courtesy of AIOP)

Greenpoint Open Studios
Oct. 3-5, various locations in Greenpoint
Greenpoint’s yearly studio crawl hasn’t quite reached the frenzy of its Bushwick counterpart, but it’s growing. This year, after the Oct. 3 opening party at Dirck the Norseman, 265 artists will open their studio doors to show off their painting, jewelry, ceramics, video art, photography, sculpture, and more. Keep Reading »

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Attempted Rape in Greenpoint; Anti-Dorm Rally in the East Village

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Three individuals sustained minor cuts after a FDNY truck’s tire blew out on the corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets. The burst also shattered the store windows of Snea Jean Inc. a Lower East Side clothing shop. [DNA Info]

The man on the run in this six-second surveillance video allegedly attempted to rape a 25-year-old woman near the Greenpoint intersection of Morgan Avenue and Driggs Street around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. [DNA Info]

Police also say this man followed a delivery worker into Kickstarter’s Greenpoint HQ Wednesday night and made off with three laptops and an iPhone 5s. [Gothamist]

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Dear Bushwick, Jared Leto Will Grace You With His Presence Tomorrow

(Photo: JaredLeto.com)

(Photo: JaredLeto.com)

On Tuesday Jared Leto will host an intimate one-man show for an audience in Bushwick. With Franco-like bravado, Renaissance Man Leto will impress upon guests his many talents as not only an actor and orator, but also a photographer, and award winning musician. Yes, 30 Seconds To Mars has won distinguished awards.
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Castle Of Spices: Music, Photography, and Brooklyn’s Most Terrifying Wolf Person

Famous Swords, a Brooklyn-based art collective founded by Alyse Lamb (of EULA) and Chris Mulligan, is gathering a regular army of mostly Brooklyn-based musicians, performance artists, and visual artists that will descend upon Glasslands tomorrow. Castle of Spices features a varied lineup including Short Nerve (a weird jammy outfit featuring Greg Saunier of Deerfhoof on drums), Adam Schatz (also of NYC indie poppers Landlady), Andra (singer-songwriter), and EULA.
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Oh, Hi: Tommy Wiseau of The Room Debuted His New Sitcom, Sold Underwear

Tommy Wiseau shows us his undies. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Tommy Wiseau shows us his undies. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Sunshine Cinema’s midnight screenings of The Room (“the Citizen Kane of bad movies”) are always a blast: b-movie lovers line up to revel in the melodrama’s stilted acting, tin-eared dialogue, and the kind of wtf props that spur everyone to throw plastic spoons at the screen. But Saturday night’s engagement was extra special – not only was there the usual frenzied Q&A with writer, director, actor Tommy Wiseau, but there were several sold-out screenings of the international man of mystery’s new sitcom, The Neighbors. And it was extra extra special for us, as we got to chat with the director after the premiere of the pilot. (And went home with a pair of Tommy Wiseau boxer briefs, to boot.)
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