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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Iggy Pop’s Avatar Is, Of Course, Shirtless in This Music Video By the Safdie Bros

Robert Pattinson channels vintage Pacino in the new Safdie brothers film, Good Time, but let’s face it, the breakout star of the heist-gone-wrong flick is Daniel Lopatin, aka Oneohtrix Point Never. The Brooklyn-based electronic musician’s score, which won Best Soundtrack at Cannes, is Tangerine Dream on steroids, and is a huge part of what propels the work of Queens noir. Now the composer and producer has released a video for “The Pure and Damned,” featuring words and vocals by Iggy Pop.

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14 Ways to Savor Your Labor Day Weekend

Tiki Disco at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. (Photo: Justin Jay)

Summer is just about over, which means we’re clocking out early today, pouring some Rum Chata into our newly arrived Aliens tiki mug, and spending the long weekend asking ourselves where the days went. Oh, god, where did they go? You, however, should get out there and enjoy one last blast of fun in the sun before its Oktoberfest time.

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The Holy Mountain Is All Over Brooklyn This Month

The Holy Mountain is the kind of film we highly recommend whenever it’s playing in theaters. After all, a “sanctuary of 1,000 testicles” looks so much better on the big screen. And so, I’m happy to tell you that Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist masterpiece is playing at East Williamsburg’s dine-in theater, Syndicated, at midnight this Friday and Saturday. But here’s something even more far out: The Knockdown Center, our favorite colossal arts venue in Ridgewood, just announced that it’ll be screening the film along with a new score by the venue’s music production manager, Adrianna Moschides.

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Claw Your Way Onto the New Astoria Ferry And Watch This Insane Falconry Movie Outdoors

NYC Ferry service to Astoria launched yesterday, leaving the city’s early adopters and ferry fanatics looking for an excuse to ride the waves to Queens. Sure, there’s the Beer Garden at Bohemia Hall, but its Oktoberfest pig roast isn’t until Sept. 23. Enter Socrates Sculpture Park, just a 10-minute walk from the new ferry landing, which is near the intersection of Vernon Blvd and 30th Road.

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Blue Bottle Opens 10th NYC Location Off of Union Square

(Photo: @bluebottle on Instagram)

East Villagers may have noticed that the controversial new Starbucks has put up its signage on St. Marks and Avenue A. While we brace for impactuccino, there is, of course, more coffee news nearby: Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland-based brand that opened a roastery and cafe in Bushwick earlier this year and then announced a major East Coast expansion, has opened a new Greenwich Village location at 101 University Place, near East 12th Street.

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Cobra Club Fires Its Bulleit After ‘First Lady of Bourbon’ Alleges Homophobia

Back in July, Hollis Bulleit, a brand ambassador for the bourbon business that her family started, announced on Facebook that her contract had not been renewed. Accusing her family of stiff-arming her and her partner Cher, the “First Lady of Bourbon” wrote, “After ten years of experience, one could conclude that no one knew what to do with a non-straight woman besides ignore me and reap the benefits of my relationships and sales.”

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A Massive Oktoberfest Is Coming to the Historic Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse

(Photos courtesy of Brauhaus Schmitz)

Much of the historic Greenpoint Terminal Market was decimated in 2006 when a fire ripped through it, but one of the remaining warehouses has since been fixed up into a gargantuan events space. You’ll recognize the 1890s brick-and-wood building as the place where Michael Che’s Netflix special was filmed, and now a massive Oktoberfest celebration is coming to it.

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We’re Not Kitten: Paws Everything, Get Some Scratch Together, and Hightail It to Acro-Cats

In the context of the Big Apple Circus, which returns in October, “circus cats” means tigers. But what about a circus of actual house cats? That’s right. The Chicago-based Acro-Cats are coming to Brooklyn, and you need to get tickets like. right. meow.

We last saw the Acro-Cats two years ago at The Muse. Our footage of their practice session should give you some idea of what’s in store at the Brooklyn Music School Theater, in Fort Greene, where they’ll be holding court Sept. 7 to 10.

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David Byrne Will Offer Some Free ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’ at New Museum’s Ideas City

(Photo: Iwan Baan)

Let’s face it, life is depressing these days and this guy’s Daily Affirmations just aren’t going to cut it. But don’t cryogenically freeze yourself with a request to be thawed out on Election Day, 2020 just yet. David Byrne, the legendary frontman of Talking Heads, is hopping off his bicycle long enough to share some “Reasons to Be Cheerful” at New Museum’s upcoming Ideas City festival.

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