It’s that time of year again: the Hester Street Fair’s holiday market is back, as is the Williamsburg Winter Flea and the Union Square Holiday Market. But if you’d rather down egg nog than take time out to go shopping, you may want to know about the Bushwick Bar Bazaars.
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Sarah Silverman (Todd Barry’s onetime housemate in the East Village) was at the 92nd Street Y last night, so we sucked it up and headed uptown to see her chat with Andy Borowitz of the New Yorker. Twas an elucidating convo in which she revealed some of her embarrassing high school jokes (“I don’t know why my fish died, I put it in a tank… top”) and shouted out her favorite comedians, including Kyle Dunnigan, who she’s dating, and Claudia Lonow, who it turns out gave her one of her signature jokes: “I was licking jelly off of my boyfriend’s penis and I thought, oh my God, I’m turning into my mother.”
We’ve transcribed the highlights of the conversation below, and you can watch the whole thing above.
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Rick Swenson, the Bushwick-based NYU film student who punked Gothamist with a half-naked woman performing in a kiddie pool full of milk, just sent over his latest work. It’s a parody of a perfume commercial, also filmed in Bushwick, and it’s pretty great. In fact, we may just have to steal it for our garbage-juice scent.
As you know from reading Lil Nugs, the LES blogs have been all atwitter about Adam Sandler filming his new one, “The Cobbler,” in the neighborhood. Last week a storefront on Forsyth Street was transformed into Simkin Shoe Repair for the comedy about a cobbler who can metaphysically step into the lives of his clients. Today, the Lo-Down has some photos from yesterday’s shoot and news that the crew will be back in the hood, at 400 Grand Street, the week of Dec. 8.
But this photo, just posted by Katz’s, really takes the babka. Sandler popped into the deli yesterday and posed with a couple of fans, by the looks of another photo posted on Reddit. The comments, of course, immediately devolved into two eternal debates: is Sandler funny and are the sandwiches at Katz’s overpriced?
Police say the emotionally disturbed Bushwick resident who was shot and killed by a rookie cop yesterday threw a baseball bat at an ambulance in 2011 and threw a hammer inside a high school in 2006. [NYDN]
The internet blew up today with news that 5Pointz was whitewashed by the developer who plans to turn the graffiti mecca into apartments. Daily Intel spoke to developer Jerry Wolkoff, who said, “I had tears in my eyes while I was doing it. I know it seems like a bitter pill to take, but it’s medicine.” [DI]
Not all puppets sit around downing booze and pills; some aspire to art and activism! And this month, you’ll have a few opportunities to hang with those high-minded puppets.
First, tonight, Anthology Film Archives plays tribute to Bread & Puppet Theater on the occasion of the troupe’s 50th anniversary. Fittingly enough, the company was based out of Anthology’s building on Second Avenue back in the ’60s, when its 20-foot-tall papier-mâché puppets, masked actors, and brass band music were fixtures at anti-war protests. Tonight at 7:30, the troupe’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, along with past and present members, will present live performances as well as films and recently unearthed footage featuring the B&P.
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A police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old man in Bushwick this afternoon after the man lunged at them with a kitchen knife, police sources say. [NYP, WSJ] According to News 12, police were responding to a landlord-tenant dispute.
To make up for this weekend’s service outage, here’s some good news for L riders: the MTA is adding 8 round-trips ever weekday and 4 every Saturday and Sunday, which will bring shave 12 seconds off the time between trains from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 50 seconds off it from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. [Brooklyn Paper]
And in other transportation news, there’s now Select Bus service between Sheepshead Bay and Williamsburg. [News 12]
We didn’t think Bleecker Street could get any more authentically Spanish than that place that serves chips and salsa before your meal, but on Monday, it shall! Last night we got a sneak peak at the first NYC location of 100 Montaditos, a Spanish fast-casual chain that has 270 restaurants around Europe, Mexico and Colombia. (By sneak peak, we mean we were plied with free mugs of sangria and mini sandwiches.)
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