About Daniel Maurer

Daniel Maurer is the editor of Bedford + Bowery and a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. You can reach him at editor(at)bedfordandbowery.com.

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La Contenta Brings Pulque Cocktails and Fancy Tostadas to LES

(Photos courtesy La Contenta)

(Photos courtesy La Contenta)

The East Village and Lower East Side have an abundance of nouveau Mexican restaurants. Some of them, like Empellón Cocina, are hits that spawn knockoffs like Empellon Al Pastor, and others not so much. Still, people keep opening these places.
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New Photos of Suspect in Monday’s Lower East Side Shooting

210-15 7pct Assault 1-27-15 New Photos-2The police have released new photos of a man suspected of shooting another man in the back earlier this week, leaving him in critical condition.

It happened Monday, around 7 p.m.: a 22-year-old was walking in front of 203 Rivington Street when he was shot four times by a man wearing white sneakers and a black jacket, the police said.

The new surveillance photos show the suspect, wearing a hooded shirt and black mask, walking into the Gompers Houses at 90 Pitt Street, around the corner from where the assault took place.

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Silly on the Street: Billy Eichner, Louis CK Shooting in the East Village

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“Difficult People” waz here. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Looks like Louis CK might be coming back to the East Village — a sign near the corner of East 12th Street and Third Avenue indicates that his production company, Pig Newton, will be filming here next Wednesday. The new season of Louie starts April 5.

Earlier this week, the comic sent fans a self-described “very long email from Louis CK,” about his new stand-up special and his love for comedy clubs like (in the Village) the Comedy Cellar, Boston Comedy Club and the Village Gate. It’s worth a read if you’re a comedy nerd, so we’ve pasted it below. 
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Here Are Some of the Unreal Aerials That’ll Be Shown at the NYC Drone Film Festival

Drones aren’t just for drunk-flying onto the White House lawn. They’re also for getting killer shots of NYC during the snow (Gothamist unearthed the one above) and as the organizer of the first annual New York City Drone Film Festival told us recently, they make for some seriously jaw-dropping cinema. The film fest has now unleashed the list of shorts that will be in competition March 7 at the Directors Guild of America Theater. The fest is sold out, but don’t worry — we’ve found some of the contenders online and have embedded them for your viewing pleasure below. 
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This Is How Sledding and Shredding Is Done

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and your boss is still at Sundance, so get thee to one of New York City’s sledding spots (yes, they exist — and the Parks Department has a handy list of them) before it’s too late. Don’t have a sled? Grab one of these from the window of Paula Rubenstein, Ltd., at 21 Bond Street. (By “grab” we mean pay $235 to $385 for them — which is not that crazy if your entire office goes in on it.) Or, you could follow in the RV-steps of these guys who shredded the streets of Williamsburg on the night of the travel ban…
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Like a Kid in a Candy Store…

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Last night Ray’s Candy Store went full “candy shop,” as burlesque dancers once again hopped up on the lunch counter to celebrate Ray Alvarez’s 82nd birthday and his malt shop’s 40 years on Avenue A. According to a Facebook post, Ray not only got some lipstick kisses but also a scrapbook containing almost 200 photos of him and his shake shack over the years, which you can check out next time you drop in for some late-night cheese fries. He was quoted as saying, “When I die, I want to be buried with this book, some peanut butter, and my iPhone so I’ll have something to do.” See all the ray-cy photos over here.

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Read an Excerpt From Kim Gordon’s Memoir, Then See Her at Strand

UnknownIf you’re still kind of devastated that you weren’t there to see Broad City chat with Sleater Kinney, relax: the whole thing is online plus you’ve got another couple of chances to recoup your riot grrrl cred. First off, in an equally epic meeting of the minds, Lena Dunham is going to be chatting with Miranda July tomorrow, and somehow there are still tickets left (BAM just announced that July will be singing copies of her new novel after the event). And also: the Strand just announced that none other than Kim Gordon is coming to chat about her memoir, out in about a month.
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Man Shot in the Back on Rivington; Knife-Wielder Shot By Police On Madison

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back on Rivington Street on the LES. [Gothamist]

A man was shot in the chest by police officers who said he was holding a knife to a woman in a Lower East Side building. [NBC NY]

A man who was stabbed on the Lower East Side in the 1950s has finally died of his wounds. [NY Daily News]
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Ruff Weather? Parks Open, Trains Running, Travel Ban Lifted

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Good morning, folks, and welcome to the Blizzain’t of 2015. The ban on non-emergency vehicles has been lifted and “there are limited trains running,” according to the MTA, which says LIRR, Metro-North, and bus and subway service will be “gradually restored this morning.” That means this poor bastard, spotted in the East Village before the ban was lifted around 7:35 a.m., can get off his bike.
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Eat Shark Sandwiches and Chicken Feet at Williamsburg’s New Global Street-Food Spot

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(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

While New Yorkers await Anthony Bourdain’s forthcoming food hall, another global-cuisine concept has sneaked onto the scene in Williamsburg. The owners of Greenwich Village Caribbean spot Negril Village quietly opened Streets last week.
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