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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.

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Kaiser Chiefs at Webster Hall

This Leeds-based indie rock outfit have hopped the pond to promote their new album, Education, Education, Education & War. The band is famous for rocking festivals with big stage sets and light shows, pulling every stunt short of a miniature Stonehenge. Their most recognizable single is probably “Ruby,” released back in ’07. Bottom line, you will not be bored at this show.

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Concertgoer Dies at Webster Hall; Bowery Flophouse Could Be Sold

Brooklyn is SO over

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

According to the band Miss May I, at their Saturday night show at the Studio at Webster Hall a fan stagedived to his death. A music blog called Sinestra Studios identified the deceased as 21-year-old Alberto Scotto. [Brookyn Vegan].

Cab driver Gurmeet Singh was convicted of raping a passenger — who fell asleep during the drive from Williamsburg to her East Village apartment — at knifepoint in 2011. He could be imprisoned for up to 25 years. [NY Post]

Renovation permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week at 234 Wythe Avenue, reportedly the intended home for J.Crew in Williamsburg. [Buzz Buzz Home]
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Trash! at Webster Hall

A “cast of wild characters from the NYC underground” frequent this weekly indie dance, electro house and new wave party in The Studio at Webster Hall.