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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Police Shot and Killed a Knife-Wielding Man in Bushwick

The crime scene in Bushwick. (Photo: Brando Skyhorse)

The crime scene in Bushwick. (Photo: Brando Skyhorse)

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.

Further to our shot of Pat Kiernan on the ice, The Cut has a fashion-focused slideshow of some of the first skaters at McCarren Rink. [The Cut]

And we’ll join The Cut in wishing a happy birthday to Chloe Sevigny. [The Cut]
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Williamsburg Gets More L Trains, Select Bus Service; Yellow Dogs Benefit Tonight

Christopher Walken-Rex, by Rainbow Hoodie Gang

Christopher Walken T-Rex (Photo: Scott Lynch)

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]

Luke Temple, Nada Surf and others will pay tribute to the Yellow Dogs at a benefit show at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. [Brooklyn Vegan]
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This Spanish Spot Is Serving 100 Types of Mini Sandos (And Orange Cola Sangria!)

The open kitchen. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The open kitchen. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The front bar. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The front bar. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Photos of Spain. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Photos of Spain. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Back room. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Back room. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The enclosed backyard. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The enclosed backyard. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

100 Montaditos. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

100 Montaditos. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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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Downtown Kid Leo Fitzpatrick May Just Move Upstate After Starring in Doomsdays

Leo Fitzpatrick as Bruho in Doomsdays.

Leo Fitzpatrick as Bruho in Doomsdays.

If you know Leo Fitzpatrick mostly as the 16-year-old who played Telly the Virgin Surgeon in Kids, then you should probably get out more. The longtime East Villager (now 35) has earned his place in the downtown pantheon by DJing at Lit for over a decade, skating to parties at Max Fish and Motor City, showing art in exhibitions like the recent “Cut Teeth,” and opening a gallery of his own. All that and he’s still acting — most recently in Doomsdays, which makes its New York City premiere Saturday and Monday as part of MoMA’s annual “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” series.
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L-pocalypse: There Will Be No L Trains This Weekend

1455054_10100405541558425_333144430_nSorry, good people of the L train, starting at 11:30 p.m. Friday there will be no service between the Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave station in Brooklyn and 8th Ave in Manhattan. Trains won’t be rolling again till early Monday morning, so get ready to rent a Citi Bike or hop aboard the M14 in Manhattan or a shuttle bus in Brooklyn. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, you’ll have to use the A, J, or M trains.

The MTA tells us it’s replacing track ties along 14th Street and at the Bedford, Lorimer, Grand and Graham stops. You can admire those gleaming new planks starting 5 a.m. Monday. In the meantime, get to bitchin’.

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The Meat Hook Is Opening a Sandwich Shop That Will Dabble in ‘Bad Ideas’

The Meat Hook (Photo: M.P. Foss for NY Mag)

The Meat Hook (Photo: M.P. Foss for NY Mag)

This really is going to be the biggest thing since sliced bread: the Meat Hook is opening a sandwich shop.

Tom Mylan just dropped the news, via email, that his Williamsburg butcher shop is opening a spot on Lorimer Street, near Powers Street, right next to Gimme! Coffee. Watch out, Campbell Cheese & Grocery!
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Rudy Giuliani’s Least Favorite Artist Is Getting a Show at the New Museum

(Photo: Courtesy of Chris Ofili/Afroco and David Zwirner, New York)

Way before there was Banksy and Bloomberg, there was Ofili and Giuliani.

Remember the artist who whipped Rudy into a lather with his painting, in the Brooklyn Museum’s infamous “Sensation” exhibit, of a black Virgin Mary surrounded by many a vagina, with a breast made from elephant dung? Well, New Museum does! At a presser this morning, the museum’s director of exhibitions, Massimiliano Gioni, announced that next October, they’ll stage English-Trinidadian provocateur Chris Ofili‘s first major solo museum exhibition in the U.S.
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[UPDATED] Man Fatally Shot Three People and Killed Himself in East Williamsburg

Shant W Alexander/@ShantAlexander

Shant W Alexander/@ShantAlexander

A man shot and killed three people — possibly bandmates — early this morning in East Williamsburg before turning the gun on himself.

Police responding to reports of gunfire at 318 Maujer Street, between Waterbury St. and Morgan Ave., found three people shot to death and a shooter dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A fifth person was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, with a gunshot wound to the arm.
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There’s a Debbie Harry Bobblehead (and No, It Doesn’t Have a Heart of Glass)

(Courtesy Aggronautix)

(Courtesy Aggronautix)

Nothing is real but the girl, but what about this?

That’s right: there’s now a Debbie Harry bobblehead. Till now, we’ve had to settle for the Debbie Harry Barbie, which, as you can imagine, looks pretty much like any other Barbie (which has confused a lot of folks who’ve seen it displayed in our office alongside our Ramones collection).

This new doll — limited to 1,000 2,000 units — is made by Drastic Plastic, creators of the Iggy Pop bobblehead, and it’s being shipped Monday by Aggronautix, makers of “throbbleheads” in the likeness of East Village punk legends GG Allin and Handsome Dick Manitoba. The Debbie doll will set you back $24.95 and can be ordered here.

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Brilliant! This New Store Is Basically Edison Bulbs-R-Us

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

College kids! If you want to outfit your dorm with those cool filament bulbs you’ve seen at super chic restaurants around town (and at, like, Dallas BBQ) this is your new go-to. Bulb Concepts just opened at 13 East 7th Street, near Cooper Square, and is selling an assortment of Edison bulbs from $10 to $24. The perfect solution for the person who’s looking for old-timey lighting and doesn’t want to give their money to Urban Outfitters.
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Nublu Moving, Shnitz Going Brick-and-Mortar and 10 More New Spots

Nublu

Nublu’s current location. (Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

With a State Liquor Authority committee meeting slated for Nov. 18, Community Board 3 has now posted the latest batch of liquor license questionnaires to its site. Always an exciting time! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up in the East Village and Lower East Side restaurant world, shall we? (And don’t forget: in addition to all this, John McDonald is turning the former Veselka Bowery space into a steakhouse and oyster bar).
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