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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Missing This Would Be a Grave Mistake: Off-Limits Cemeteries Open to Visitors

(Jesse O'Neill for The Local East Village)

(Jesse O’Neill for The Local East Village)

The Brooklyn band of the same name is off on tour right now, but you can still see A Place to Bury Strangers (two of them, actually!) when these landmark East Village cemeteries, usually off limits, open to the public.

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Mad Tiger Scratches The Surface, and Then Some, of NYC’s Wildest Art Band

Peelander-Yellow in Denver. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Peelander-Yellow in Denver. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

If one of Peelander-Z’s superfans is insisting you go to their Brooklyn Bowl show next Sunday and you’re wondering what to expect, start by imagining a cross between GWAR and Shonen Knife. Like GWAR, the self-described “Japanese action comic punk band” claims to be from another realm (the Z area of Planet Peelander, to be exact) and each of its costumed, color-coordinated members has a distinct identity: Peelander-Purple, for instance, hails from the planet’s “dark side.” And like Shonen Knife, they sing Ramones-esque pop-punk ditties about silly things like tacos and star bowling.

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Tasty Waves: Riis Park Beach Bazaar Returns Memorial Day With New Eats

(Photo: Dylan Johnson)

(Photo: Dylan Johnson)

As if the Ramones exhibit wasn’t enough, here’s another reason to have “Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach” stuck in your head: the folks at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar have announced their lineup of food vendors, and it’s got us slathering sunblock on our wind-chapped faces.

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‘Let’s Go Crazy’ at Prince Celebration in Ft. Greene Park, Brooklyn BP Says

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Will it be as uplifting as the impromptu tributes across New York City or the Purple Rain Day second line in New Orleans? It remains to be seen, but Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has announced that he’ll host a celebration of Prince this Friday at Fort Greene Park. A press release promises three hours of his music, followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Purple Rain.

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Woman Attacked in Her LES Apartment Building

Have you seen the man in the above video?

Police believe he accosted a woman in her apartment building near Stanton and Pitt Street. The attempted rape happened Saturday around 3:20 p.m., when a man, thought to be in his late teens, rode the elevator with the 24-year-old victim, stepped off on her floor, and then groped her, pushed her against a wall, and fondled her. The man followed her to her apartment but took off when he discovered someone inside was answering the door, the police say.

The suspect is thought to be 5’2” to 5’4” and about 130 pounds.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Marky Ramone and Others Covered Prince, Bowie, Lou, and Iggy

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Nick Zinner on guitar, Brian Chase on drums, Karen O on vocals, and Money Mark on keys. (Photo: Angelo Fabara)

If you’re kicking yourself for having missed Bruce doing “Purple Rain” at Barclays Center, let this further fuel your regret for having stayed in this weekend: Friday’s afterparty for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Shot!, a new Vice documentary about legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, was one for the record books.

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Iron Chef Jose Garces Opens First NYC Tapas Bar Downtown

(Photo: Paul Wagtouicz)

(Photo: Paul Wagtouicz)

It comes a little too late for the Tribeca Film Festival, but if you’re planning to head down to Battery Park City to peep those giant bunny rabbits, you might want to know that, today, celeb chef Jose Garces opens an outpost of his popular Philadelphia tapas bar, Amada, at Brookfield Place.

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How Was Prince’s Times Obituary Written? A New Documentary Sheds Light

Archivist Jeff Roth in the New York Times morgue, which at one point contained some 10,000 drawers of clippings. (Photo: Ben Wolf)

Archivist Jeff Roth in the New York Times morgue, which at one point contained some 10,000 drawers of clippings. (Photo: Ben Wolf)

Sometime before 1:45 p.m. yesterday, the New York Times reported that Prince had died, via a bare-bones, two-paragraph squib citing the Associated Press. By 4:30 p.m., music writer Jon Pareles had written the beginnings of an obituary confirming the death with Prince’s publicist and a Minnesota sheriff, and expanding on the legacy of the musician who was “admired well-night universally.”

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Tina Fey Will ‘Share a Grave’ With Her Kimmy Schmidt Co-Creator But Is Too ‘Alpha’ To Do a Show With Amy Poehler

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just how much does Tina Fey prefer filming Unbreakeable Kimmy Schmidt in Greenpoint to shooting 30 Rock in Long Island City? A lot, she told Damian Holbrook, of TV Guide, during a one-on-one Tuesday at the Tribeca Film Festival. “In seven years, I never took a walk,” she said of working out of Silver Cup Studios, in the Queensboro Bridge area. “We just kept waiting for it to gentrify and it never did.”

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Selfie Hunters, These Giant Wabbits Are Your New Best Fwend

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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Jeff Koons’s towering Balloon Rabbit just got some competition. Seven inflatable rabbits have been slowly taking form today at 230 Vesey Street, aka Brookfield Place. They’re part of an installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer, “Intrude,” that will be up through the end of the month before it moves on to Houston, Los Angeles and Denver.

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Spend Some QT With Jazz Iconoclast Cecil Taylor at The Whitney

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Let’s face it, Cecil Taylor’s music isn’t what you put on the hifi to unwind after a long day at work— google the pianist and composer and you’ll find words like frenzied, cacophonous, and “acquired taste” used to describe his particular brand of free jazz, a genre he pioneered – along with Ornette Coleman—during late-’50s performances at the legendary Five Spot Café on the Bowery.

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