The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its lineup a few weeks ago, and now comes the second big reveal: the lineup of Tribeca Talks, which last year featured J.J. Abrams and Francis Ford Coppola, among others. If you couldn’t bring yourself to shell out $1,000 to see Bruce Springsteen on his book tour, well, good news: You’ll have a chance to see him for a smidge less ($40) when tickets for his talk with America’s other sweetheart, Tom Hanks, go on sale tomorrow, March 21, at Tribeca’s site. The convo will happen April 28 at the Beacon Theatre.
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Last time absurdist duo Tim and Eric came to town, they were trying to indoctrinate New Yorkers into a self-help cult inspired by a turkey man. If you were hesitant to drink the Kool-Aid– or in their case, the Tabitha Lane-brand Lemon Urine Drink– then worry not: They’ve shed the white suits and are hitting the road to celebrate 10 years of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
A man was fatally shot in the face at Bushwick nightclub Brooklyn Asylum. [NY Daily News]
A woman is accused of trying to extort a man for $10,000 after meeting him at a Bushwick bar and accusing him of rape. [DNAinfo]
Due to the looming L shutdown, Williamsburg is now more affordable for home buyers. [DNAinfo]
Two people from Woodside, Queens were arrested for allegedly beating a man during a fight that spilled out of Pianos. [DNAinfo]
A 24-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison for a 2013 incident in which members of Williamsburg’s Shomrim Safety Patrol beat a man until he lost sight in one eye. [DNAinfo]
Developers have scaled back a 12-story building that was going to replace the old Stuyvesant post office in the East Village. [DNAinfo]
If you’ve been to Artichoke’s relatively new location in the old Northeast Kingdom space, chances are you were too blotto to notice the steps leading to the basement. Turns out, the calorie-slinging pizzeria just opened a classy, banquette-lined venue in the cellar. Tonight at 10pm, a new comedy night debuts there.
Auggie Lutz, who hosts two monthly shows at nearby Pine Box Rock Shop, is MCing this one with Bob Palos, his co-host at Lantern Hall. Lutz says he’s hoping to get something “cool, fun, intimate” going—similar to the free shows he used to catch in the back room of bygone Kabin bar in the East Village. “That was around for years where comedians would hang out, people would go every week and it was a reliably good show,” he said, recalling that Louis CK once dropped in.
Police raided Lower East Side hookah bar Mazaar Lounge after officers were allegedly assaulted by patrons. [DNAinfo]
A man in a Thrasher hoodie is accused of attacking and robbing women in the Lower East Side and Chinatown. [DNAinfo]
A woman celebrating her 21st birthday died when her drunken driver crashed on the Williamsburg Bridge, police say. [DNAinfo]
Stella may have been a disappointment to those who were hoping for an out-and-out blizzard, but plenty of folks made the best of it– East Village mainstay Zum Schneider even built a snow bar, as you can see here. That’s the spirit. Here now are the best of the rest, starting with a “Bushwick hipster snowman.”
There’s been a $10,000 settlement in the case of a woman who alleged that she was groped by a cop who was investigating her East Village rape case. [NY Daily News]
Another one bites the dust: East Williamsburg venue Don Pedro will close in May. [DNAinfo]
The city is moving to improve Williamsburg bike lanes as the L shutdown looms. [DNAinfo]
Local shopkeepers are fighting to stay put as Greenpoint becomes the “land of the $14 hamburger.” [DNAinfo]
Prosecutors will push for additional charges against the ex-cop accused of shooting a Greenpoint neighbor in the head. [DNAinfo]
Mixing alcohol with your feelings about Trump may not be ate best idea (remember what happened to this guy?), but this week some local watering holes are inviting you to do just that, by handing out stamped postcards addressed to the country’s most dependable smdh trigger. It’s all in conjunction with The Ides of Trump, a letter-writing campaign based on the assumption that our president reads. “Just as the Romans did for Julius Caesar, you and I will now do for Donald J. Trump — only with postcards,” says the Facebook invite. Okay, it’s doubtful this day will end with Trump saying, “Et tu, Bannon?”, but whatever. Here’s where to post up.