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Alan Cumming’s Club Is Coming; Here’s What’s Coming Up at Club Cumming

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Back in April, Page Six brought word that actor and man-about-town Alan Cumming was teaming up with the owners of East Village gay bar Eastern Bloc (including Anderson Cooper’s boif, Ben Maisani) to relaunch the beloved bar as Club Cumming. The mini cabaret, which had promised a “very quiet” opening, is soft-launching Wednesday, and the folks behind Club Cumming have revealed the initial lineup, which includes a smattering of appearances by some local nightlife legends.

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Alan Cumming to Open EV Nightclub; Houston Street Library Remodel

Brazilian chef Guilherme Barreto, who built his career in East Village and Lower East Side kitchens, died in a Florida motorcycle accident on Friday. He was 37, and a $10K Go Fund Me page has been established to benefit his two daughters. [EV Grieve]

Hours after a transit officer visited The Whiskey Brooklyn in July, then struck four people with his car (killing one), the State Liquor Authority investigated the Williamsburg bar, and found $15K worth of violations. [DNA Info]

Early in the next decade, Houston Street’s now-57-year-old Hamilton Fish Park branch of the NY Public Library will unveil a major renovation. [Bowery Boogie] Keep Reading »

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Alan Cumming Came to Astor Alive With Blue Man Group, Mosaic Man and More

@Astorplacenyc on Instagram.

@Astorplacenyc on Instagram.

While Poseidon’s Parade was going down in Rockaway, Astor Alive! took over the renovated Astor Place and Cooper Square in Manhattan. As noted last week, the Astor cube was nowhere to be found, but the Village Alliance saw to it that it was represented via spinning cardboard cubes that were hoisted in the air during the two-day festival’s closeout procession. And one thing made a glorious return, at least: Jim “Mosaic Man” Power unveiled one of his mosaic-dotted light poles at the new Alamo Plaza.

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New Doc Goes Gaga For ‘Queen of Nightlife’ Susanne Bartsch’s Wild Style

(Photo: Jeff Mermelstein for New York magazine)

As the den mother of the club kids and the Queen of Nightlife, Susanne Bartsch has been profiled countless times, most memorably in 2006 by New York magazine. Back then, none other than Ian Schrager described Bartsch as “a true icon of the night, someone who goes down in the nightlife hall of fame.” Of course, there is no nightlife hall of fame (yet), but Bartsch has now been immortalized in the form of a documentary, Susanne Bartsch: On Top, that will open Newfest, the city’s long-running LGBT film festival.

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Would-Be W-Burg Rapist Sentenced; Bushwick City Farm Evicted

Todd Deas, 31, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment yesterday for attempting to rape a 27-year-old woman on the streets of Williamsburg last month. [DNA Info]

To make way for incoming development, Bushwick City Farm has been instructed to vacate their Stockton Street lot before August ends. [Bushwick Daily]

Following a rent increase, non-profit studio Hosh Yoga launched an $8500 GoFundMe campaign to remain in Greenpoint, it’s neighborhood of eight years. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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Schiller’s Liquor Bar to Close; Village Voice Pride Awards

Restauranteur Keith McNally will shutter 14-year-old Lower East Side spot Schiller’s Liquor Bar at the end of the summer. [Eater NY]

The city filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against a Rivington Street landlord for illegally renting out her units on Airbnb. [NY Post]

Next month during the city’ Pride Week, Alan Cumming will host the first annual Village Voice Pride Awards, featuring a performance from Tegan & Sara. [Brooklyn Vegan] Keep Reading »

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Design on a Dime Is the Fair For Furniture Fetishists on a Budget

The annual Design on a Dime fair kicked off last night with a party hosted by actor turned East Village bar owner Alan Cumming. If you missed it, you can still cumm on over to Metropolitan Pavilion to peep an array of vignettes created by local designers. Unlike BKLYN Designs, which returns to Greenpoint next month, admission to this one is free, and proceeds from whatever you buy go to Housing Works and the non-profit’s efforts to house formerly homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS.

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The Final Debate: Where to Drink While You Watch

(flier via Village Pourhouse/Facebook)

(flier via Village Pourhouse/Facebook)

Tonight marks the third and (mercifully) final presidential debate in Las Vegas, meaning that the more socially minded among us will be looking to share in the democratic process with their fellow citizens and copious amounts of alcohol. 

Maybe you’re a diehard Donald Trump supporter drinking to distract yourself from what looks like an imminent landslide defeat, or a Hillary Clinton backer drowning away your sorrows at the indignities your candidate has endured. Perhaps you’re resigned to watching the world burn, but you’ve got some potentially lucrative prop bets riding on whether the candidates shake hands or how many times Trump says “tremendous.”

Whatever your motivation, if you’re looking to knock back a few while you take in the action, we’ve got you covered.  Keep Reading »

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Cake Shop Tries to Hold On to Show Space; Schumer Fights K2 in East Village

A Hudson Yards developer scooped up a Williamsburg trio (two buildings on Havemeyer Street, one on Lorimer Street) for $60 million. [The Real Deal]

Cake Shop, the financially-strapped Lower East Side performance venue, hopes to sell its street level cafe/bar but maintain possession of its subterranean digs. [Bowery Boogie]

During a press conference Sunday on Second Avenue, Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his proposed new drug legislation, inspired by nearly three dozen people overdosing on K2 last week. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Now You Can See Everywhere Girls, Broad City and All Your Other NYC Shows Have Shot

Shoot for Girls at Cafe Grumpy (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Shoot for Girls at Cafe Grumpy (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Who needs a Girls tour bus? Finally, the diehard couch potatoes among us will be able to check out every haunt Ilana, Aziz or Lena have graced on their shows. And New Yorkers fed up with getting the hand from power-tripping PAs have some data-driven ammo when they complain there are too many film shoots in their neighborhood.

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10 Things We’ve Learned About David Bowie’s New Musical, Lazarus

lazarus_nytw_v2_1000sqLazarus, the new musical co-written by David Bowie, doesn’t open till Dec. 7, but – Bowie groupies that we are – we managed to snag last-minute tickets to one of the sold-out previews at New York Theatre Workshop. While it’s too early to review the play, co-written by Enda Walsh (Once) and directed by Ivo van Hove, we can’t resist sharing some of what we’ve learned about this trippy production starring Michael C. Hall as the Bowie character from The Man Who Fell to Earth. Read ahead if you don’t mind a few spoilers.

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