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Brace for a Lengthy Webster Hall Closure; Beer Yoga Destinations

Although the driver who killed Neftaly Ramirez in a Greenpoint hit-and-run last month will not be charged, the case will remain open for the foreseeable future, per police. [Brooklyn Paper]

While undergoing it’s just-begun renovations and a change of management, Webster Hall will reportedly be closed for at least two years. [Billboard]

After three years on E. 11th Street, coffee and clothing shop Fair Folks & a Goat will shutter August 31. [EV Grieve] Keep Reading »

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Meadows Fest Releases Food Lineup, Webster Hall Finale Tix

We’re still recovering from Panorama— maybe we spent too much time in the VR dome, but things still haven’t stopped spinning. But duty calls: The Meadows, from the folks behind Governors Ball, is right around the corner– it’s bringing acts like Jay-Z, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run the Jewels, Gorillaz, and many more to CitiField from Sept. 15 to 17.

There’s some news coming out of camp Meadows today: first off, some more tickets have just been released for the Action Bronson show that the fest is presenting at Webster Hall tonight– the storied venue’s last blast before it gets a revamp from its new owners, AEG.

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Photos: Skrillex Kept Webster Hall’s Final Club Night Going Til 6am

Skrillex headlining Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2:30am. (Photos: Nick McManus)

Skrillex headlining Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2:30am. (Photos: Nick McManus)

Partygoers beneath Webster Hall's marquee, 8/6/17 at 4am.

Partygoers beneath Webster Hall's marquee, 8/6/17 at 4am.

The staff of Webster Hall before they opened for their final club night, 8/5/17 at 9:45pm.

The staff of Webster Hall before they opened for their final club night, 8/5/17 at 9:45pm.

Skrillex performing with Boys Noise as Dog Blood, 8/6/17 at 3am.

Skrillex performing with Boys Noise as Dog Blood, 8/6/17 at 3am.

Skrillex's audience during his performance, 8/6/17.

Skrillex's audience during his performance, 8/6/17.

Ekali performing on stage at Webster Hall, 8/6/17 at 12:30am.

Ekali performing on stage at Webster Hall, 8/6/17 at 12:30am.

DJ Prince Terrance (center) on stage with friends, 8/6/17 at 3:30am.

DJ Prince Terrance (center) on stage with friends, 8/6/17 at 3:30am.

Webster Hall's men's room attendant, Johnny, 8/6/17 at 4am.

Webster Hall's men's room attendant, Johnny, 8/6/17 at 4am.

T-shirt buyers at the reception table, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

T-shirt buyers at the reception table, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

DJs Dischetto, Tjani DALI (from left to right) of Girl & Boys opening up Webster Hall's final club night, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

DJs Dischetto, Tjani DALI (from left to right) of Girl & Boys opening up Webster Hall's final club night, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

Photographer Nicky Digital (at right) with DJ Hiawatha (at left) and his parents, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

Photographer Nicky Digital (at right) with DJ Hiawatha (at left) and his parents, 8/5/17 at 10pm.

Skrillex's audience during his performance, 8/6/17 at 3am.

Skrillex's audience during his performance, 8/6/17 at 3am.

Skrillex taking the stage Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2am.

Skrillex taking the stage Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2am.

Skrillex headlining Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2:30am.

Skrillex headlining Webster Hall's final club night, 8/6/17 at 2:30am.

History was in the air Saturday night as Skrillex shook Webster Hall on its final club night. Two and half decades after the Toronto-based Bollinger brothers bought the East Village venue, they’re selling it AEG Presents, who will renovate the Hall over the next two years. The torch passing has meant some incredible shows, like Nine Inch Nails on July 31 and the just-announced surprise finale, Action Bronson on Thursday.

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Webster Hall Doc Seeks Kickstarter Funds; Brooklyn Mirage Descends onto W-Burg

Webster Hall stage hands launched a $15K Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the 131-year-old East Village venue, which will temporarily close next month for updates by new management. [EV Grieve]

Check out a rendering of the 12-story residence that will occupy Moscot’s former corner on Delancey Street. [NY YIMBY]

On N. 11th Street, 10 subsidized apartments will rent to lucky lottery winners for between $722 and $900/month. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Neck-Slashing on Bowery; Webster Hall Nabs $35 Million Buyer

Around 10 p.m. last night, police say a 20-something man was slashed in the neck during a fight on Bowery near Stanton Street. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital, and no arrests have been made. [DNA Info]


Late Saturday afternoon inside Ludlow Street brunch spot Libation, police say a man sustained a gash below his ear (that required six stitches) soon after reportedly spitting at a woman. [Bowery Boogie]

A partnership that includes Barclays Center-owning Brooklyn Sports Entertainment purchased Webster Hall for a reported $35 million. [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Hotel Proposed for Webster Hall Block; Cafe Moto Shutters

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The developer Lighthouse Group submitted paperwork to demolish five E. 11th Street buildings and build a 300-room hotel in their place. [EV Grieve]

Join the affordable housing lottery to vie for a pair of units at 303 Stanhope Street in Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

On Broadway in Williamsburg, Cafe Moto closed in late July after 14 years in business. [Free Williamsburg]

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Two Injured By Punches and Bottles During a Gang Assault Near Webster Hall

via NYPD

via NYPD

Two men in their twenties were assaulted near Webster Hall on East 11th Street at 2:20 a.m. last Friday. The New York Police Department is looking for four men in connection with the event, who allegedly attacked the two victims with bottles and punched them, but didn’t steal any property.

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Jennifer Herrema Talks Royal Trux Reunion Part Deux, Happening Next Week at Webster Hall

(Photo by Nine Gouveia, courtesy of Drag City)

(Photo by Nine Gouveia, courtesy of Drag City)

Legendary skuzz rock duo Royal Trux are getting back together, if only for a moment. The former bandmates are set to play at Webster Hall on December 19 for the second time since their one-show reunion back in August. Until then, Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema, once a power couple in romance and rock n’ roll, hadn’t seen each other in 13 years. “But when he walked in the door it was like everything was the same,” Herrema told us. “It all just went back to the same thing — the chemistry, everything. It was as if no time had passed.”

We caught up with the perpetually-imitated, never-repeated Jennifer Herrema– who’s been based in LA for a while now– about what precipitated the reunion part deux, and how Royal Trux may be broken up, but a new fan seems to be born every day.

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FKA Twigs at Webster Hall

FKA Twigs is a badass British chick with sex and sass to spare. To borrow a phrase from a fellow badass, Twigs is on the edge of glory; her last album, EP2, earned rave reviews, and she has an album called LP1 coming out mid-August. Her voice is twinkling, sparse and precise. This is going to be a weird show. Webster Hall, East Village, Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m.

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tUnE-yArDs at Webster Hall

Merrill Garbus heads up tUnE-yArDs, a four-piece project that defies genre: it’s pop, it’s rock, it’s funk, it’s jazz. Garbus, a former puppeteer, uses foot pedals to loop her voice and percussion during shows. The group’s latest album, “Nikki Nack,” made a big splash when it landed this spring, though the band’s been making records since ’09. They perform Sunday and Monday nights at Webster Hall.