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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Clayton Patterson Leaves the LES; Gagosian Crosses Delancey

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After 35 years, iconic LES documentarian Clayton Patterson is leaving the Lower East Side for Austria. He echos what he told us at the B+B Newsroom: “I didn’t really leave the Lower East Side. It left me.” [NY Times]

But hey, at least East Village DJ Mia Moretti is keeping the “it girl” dream alive. [Syndey Morning Herald]

A Williamsburg woman who was arguing with her boyfriend fell to her death as she tried to climb into his window. [NYDN]
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Dumont’s Landlord Has Given It 5 Days to Leave Its Home of 12 Years

unnamedWhen Dumont closed in January following the suicide of owner Colin Devlin, his widow Kristina Greene said she was merely completing some upgrades and would reopen the Williamsburg fixture before the spring. But this doesn’t give us hope: a “notice of termination” spotted outside of the restaurant gives it five days to vacate the premises. The document, dated March 21 and signed by the building’s landlord, claims Dumont hasn’t paid rent all year.
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Handsome Dan’s Has Quietly, Colorfully Opened an East Village Candy Shop

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Imagine our surprise today when we saw a gleaming new outpost of Williamsburg candy shop Handsome Dan’s occupying the storefront that 30-year-old A-1 Music vacated in January.
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Jim Jarmusch Isn’t Nostalgic; Ridgewood Is the ‘Next Big Thing’

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Sitting at B Bar, Jim Jarmusch tells The Times, “I’m not nostalgic, because New York’s only about change and conning everybody out of whatever they have. That’s just what New York is.” [NY Times]

Ridgewood, Queens is the “next big thing” for creative types priced out of BK. [NY Daily News]

Some say the Domino deal isn’t as big a win for De Blasio as it would appear. [Real Deal]
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Is This Wes Anderson Tribute the Best Sandwich Board of All-Time?

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Spotted at Luke’s Lobster today: “The Grand Budapescatarian Hotel,” featuring Stingray Fiennes and a veritable plateau de fruits de mer of co-stars. Sure, Marc Spitz — who, in his great downtown memoir, describes scoring heroin around these parts — thinks Wes Anderson is twee, but has he met Wes Anchorson?

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Boardwalk Empire’s Buggies Are Back On East 12th Street

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Funny we were just talking about Steve Buscemi. The former Lower East Sider’s show, Boardwalk Empire, has returned to John’s of 12th Street and the whole block is buggin’ out. Click through the slideshow to see that rarest of sites: suits in the East Village on a Thursday afternoon who aren’t real estate brokers.

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East Village Loses a Sichuan Spot, Gains a Ramen Restaurant

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While downtown denizens continue to await the opening of Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street (“Oh so soon,” Ivan Orkin tweeted on Friday, “Waiting for mr co[n] ed and then it’s a go!”) a Chinese-Japanese noodle joint has opened to fill the void. Not that there ever was a ramen void in the East Village.
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Watch Jim Jarmusch Play Music From His New Vampire Flick

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When we spotted Jim Jarmusch on Delancey Street the other day with a guitar strapped to his back and a gig bag in tow (a Lower East Side tableau if ever there was one), we knew something must be up. Sure enough, yesterday an advance screening of the director’s new vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive, brought a crowd (Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Glenn O’Brien, etc.) out to Sunshine Cinema and then over to Santos Party House where musicians who scored the film — including Jarmusch himself — took the stage.
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It’s Settled: ‘Marge vs. the Monorail’ Is the Best Simpsons Episode of All-Time

Last month, while Simpsons Club counted down the show’s top 17 episodes at Nitehawk, we asked a Simpsons superfan to pick his own favorites, so we could compare the two lists and name the best episode of all-time. Chris O. Cook gave us his list a couple of weeks ago and now Kris King of Simpsons Club has posted his list minus the #1 episode, which he reveals to us right here, right now.
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Begin Again Is the Gazillionth Movie to Slum It at 7B

Here’s the newly released trailer for Begin Again, about an ex-record exec (Mark Ruffalo) who takes up with a singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley) who’s just been dumped by her rocker boyfriend (Adam Levine). After he gets canned, Ruffalo’s character (who lives above Congee Village) does what any fictional schmuck would do: he ties one on at 7B, aka Vazac’s. Which makes this rom-com (premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this month and going wide in July) the latest in a long line of movies and tv shows to have filmed at the East Village corner spot.
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New Footage of Missing Bushwick Designer; Lindsay Lohan Visits BK Bazaar

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New footage shows missing Bushwick designer Jay Ott walking over the Williamsburg Bridge around 5 a.m. Sunday. [Brooklyn Eagle]

And now another Bushwicker, 15-year old male Casey Chance, is missing. [Free Williamsburg]

Sources tell the Post that an arrest is imminent in the slaying of developer Menachem Stark. [NY Post]
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