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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Catch a Free Screening of This New Doc About NYC Street Photographers

If you missed Cheryl Dunn’s new documentary about New York City street photography when it played at Nitehawk last month, don’t worry: you can catch Everybody Street at the Apple Store in Soho for free. After the screening, Sunday at 7 p.m., there’ll be a q&a with Dunn and two of the 13 fellow photographers who are featured in the film: Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson and Jill Freedman, best known for her black-and-white photos of gritty ’70s and ’80s NYC.

Reserve a spot here. Or if you can’t make it, rent or buy the film on Vimeo.

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Brooklyn Flea Leaves Williamsburg Waterfront; Chloe Sevigny Peaces to Park Slope

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After complaints from neighbors, Brooklyn Flea is leaving the Williamsburg waterfront and seeking a new home, though Smorgasburg will stay behind on Saturdays. [DNA Info]

The amenities at the Karl Fischer-desgined 101 Bedford include “a huge gym, pool, hot tub, men’s and women’s sauna, golf simulator (PGA-certified), wine vault, ‘party room,’ canine cleaning station,” and — get this — heated sidewalks around the building.” [Curbed]
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Todd P Just Dropped a Slew of Deets About His New Venue, Trans-Pecos

The backyard at Trans-Pecos. (Photo: Todd P's Instagram)

The backyard at Trans-Pecos. (Photo: Todd P’s Instagram)

Todd Patrick writes in to share some more details about Trans-Pecos, the venue now hosting a series of “preview events” at 915 Wycoff in Bushwick. He notes that the Silent Barn’s old home still has “quite a ways to go,” and the to-do list ranges from adding a state-of-the-art sound system to “painting over the bad murals / preserving the good murals.” See his message below for a list of some of the folks who will curate the space collaboratively, details on the espresso cafe run by the folks behind Fort Greene’s Red Lantern cafe and Fresh Till Death, and a little bit about the conversion of the Silent Barn’s old bedrooms into skylit studio spaces.
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There Are 10 Ways to Feel About SantaCon

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

As SantaCon gets ready to pop off in the East Village this weekend and its organizers helpfully remind their ruddy-cheeked followers not to pee on things or, uh, rape people, the LES Dwellers have posted the above signs around the Lower East Side. We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed them. Redditors are opining about the humbuggy postings, and — as you can guess — there’s a whole toy bag of opinions about SantaCon. Where do you fall on this spectrum of lovers and haters?
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Il Buco’s New Shop Wants to Turn Your Apartment into a Lovely Little Villa

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

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If you think NoHo restaurants Il Buco and its offshoot Alimentari e Vineria are exquisitely appointed (and who wouldn’t?), take note: owner Donna Lennard wants to decorate your apartment.

Lennard, who opened Il Buco as an antique store two decades ago, is returning to her roots with Il Buco Vita, a new showroom on the second floor of 51 Bond Street.
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Union Square Won’t Get an H&M; Kim Gordon Will Play PS1

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A deal that would’ve put an H&M in Union Square has fallen through, sources tell The Real Deal. [TRD]

Six new buildings are coming to Van Buren Street in Bushwick. [BuzzBuzz Home]

A new apartment building at 150 Broadway in Williamsburg is now offering units ranging from $2,800 studios to $5,950 three bedrooms. [Curbed] Keep Reading »

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Hell of a Deal! Dinner’s On Richard Hell If You Bid in This Anti-NYU Expansion Auction

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

That star-studded auction aimed at snuffing out NYU’s forthcoming Greenwich Village towers went online today, and there are some big ticket items in addition to the previously mentioned shopping trip with Padma Lakshmi, acting lessons from Philip Seymour Hoffman, and lunch with Lewis Lapham. Maybe the most exciting addition: dinner with Richard Hell at John’s of 12th Street, down the block from Hell’s apartment.
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Is This French Rapper With a Louis Vuitton Head Tattoo the World’s Most Ridiculous Man?

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

Can we talk about Swagg Man for a momo?

Don’t worry, we didn’t know who Swagg Man was either until we saw a blinged-out mofo with a Louis Vuitton head tattoo dining with an entourage at Han Joo on St. Marks Place. After sneaking the photo you see here, we googled “Louis Vuitton head tattoo” and found out he’s a Paris-based Brazilian-Tunisian rapper who claims to be a millionaire, rides a Lambo and a Bentley, wears Versace but spells it Versacey, and has “Every Day Is My Birthday” etched across his forehead.
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Morrisseygate at B&N Union Square; City Releases Crime Map

Mornin’, folks. Here’s what happened Over the Weekend.

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As you may know from following B+B on Twitter, Barnes & Noble dropped news over the weekend that Morrissey would sign his new book at their Union Square location, only to say it was a big misunderstanding. Big mouth strikes again.

A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in front of Zocalo Mexican Restaurant in South Williamsburg. [NYP]

The city is now releasing weekly crime maps that let you view incidents by precinct and location. But will it make up for ? [WSJ, ]
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Could Williamsburg Get a Starbucks, Apple Store, Umami Burger, and Concert Hall?

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A job listing would seem to indicate that Williamsburg’s first Starbucks is plunking down at 405-409 Union Ave. [Eater]

Sources tell The Real Deal that Apple is “looking closely” at the building on the corner of Bedford Avenue and N 4th Street (across the street from the future Whole Foods) as the location of Brooklyn’s first Apple store. The building is already getting a Parm and an Umami Burger. [TRD]

The owner of a pet-bowl company wants to transform a steel factory at 319 Frost Street, in Williamsburg, into a 2,000-seat concert venue. [DNA Info]
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