East Village and Williamsburg taqueria Dos Toros is opening a new location in Chelsea, just a couple doors down from where one of its competitors recently shuttered. Can Dos Toros succeed where Tres Carnes failed? One thing’s for sure: They’re pulling out all the stops to make it happen, by giving away $1 burritos during their opening day. You can snag one of them (guac and all) at the new store (668 6th Avenue, near 21st Street) on Tuesday, March 7, from 11:30am to 2:30pm and then again from 5pm to 8pm. If you’re more the taco type, a dollah bill will also get you two of those. Between this and the 32-cent hot dogs on March 2 and 3, you might just save enough lunch money to buy an $18 cup of coffee.
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No offense, G.I. Joe hoverfoil, but the best Christmas gift I ever got was the Gremlins tiki mug that Mondo made last year for screenings of the Xmas classic at Alamo Drafthouse. Until now, I didn’t think anything could replace this Gizmo-gone-wild in my heart or on my tiki shelf, but Christmas is coming early this year. Today at noon CST, Mondo’s website will sell the first of its new batch of mugs, inspired by the Xenomorph in James Cameron’s classic, Aliens. (Of course, the facehugging beast was first designed by the late, great creature creator HR Giger for Ridley Scott’s original.)
Greenpoint’s newest waterfront rental building opens next month, with units priced at $2,350 and up. [BuzzBuzz Home]
Howl! Happening is hosting a retrospective of Arturo Vega, the “fifth Ramone.” [Bowery Boogie]
Some 200-year-old federal-stye houses on Grand Street in Manhattan are due to be demolished. [Bowery Boogie]
If you’ve ever been out to the California desert for a sound bath at the Integratron, you know it’s filled with wacky art: at the Joshua Tree Outdoor Museum you can see a tower of toilet bowls and other wacky installations that Noah Purifoy– an “outsider” artist in the literal sense of the word– installed in the middle of nowhere over the course of 15 years. The 10 acres that were his canvas resemble a demented, decaying miniature golf course, or a Burning Man camp from years ago that never got burned.
A site on the Williamsburg waterfront that was due to get a Trader Joe’s is now being quietly shopped around. [The Real Deal]
A man was found dead of a suspected overdose in a bathroom at Ludlow House. [NY Post]
Maybe not the best time to observe, “A bathroom is just a place to pee and occasionally do drugs in.” [Brokelyn]
Between London’s Wagamama, which opened on 26th Street in November, and L.A.’s Sugarfish, which opened on 20th Street around the same time, the Flatiron has seen an influx of cult sushi imports. You can add another one to the list: Another UK brand, YO!, is set to bring its conveyor-belt sushi to the suddenly happening hood next month.
There are certain types of soft-serve ice cream that rarely exist outside of their natural habitats: Just try finding gold-leaf soft-serve outside of Kanazawa, Japan, for instance. One of those soft-serve rarities is Dole Whip, a mid-’80s invention of the Dole Food Company that first appeared at Disneyland, where devotees continue to queue up for it at Adventureland’s Enchanted Tiki Room. Seriously, here’s a typical line there.
Until fairly recently, being socially active involved spartan behavior like camping out in Zuccotti Park (RIP hipster cop). But on Friday, you’ll be able to join the #resistance while sipping hooch and looking for that Eero Saarinen chair that’ll really make the room. That’s because RePOP, one of North Brooklyn’s finest purveyors of midcentury modern furniture, is feting the opening of its Greenpoint store with a party where 20 percent of proceeds will go to the ACLU.
After a price hike, dinner for two at acclaimed Williamsburg spot Semilla is about $100 more expensive than it was two years ago. [Eater]
John Zorn is lending his curatorial talents to Russ & Daughters Cafe. [Bowery Boogie]
A “Muslims Are People Too” mural has appeared on Canal Street. [Bowery Boogie]
A couple of days ago we issued an all-points SMH over the fact that hypebeasts were lining up to cop a Supreme-branded Metrocard. Turns out we weren’t the only ones shaking our damn heads at people selling them for $100 on eBay. Malkam Saunds, a Lower East Side denizen who also spotted people lined up at MTA vending machines like they were methadone clinics, decided to create a t-shirt making his feelings known.
New York plans to blow up parts of Greenpoint’s Kosciuszko Bridge this summer, to make way for a new one. [Brooklyn Paper]
The Levee’s new mural features Putin taking off his Trump mask. [Brokelyn]
A Bushwick man pled his innocence in court after being linked to two killings that are over a decade old. [DNAinfo]