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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Greenpointers Are City’s Pickiest Daters; Poetry Reading in a $2.6M Penthouse

The victims of an alleged neo-Nazi beating on the LES are speaking out. [ABC 7]

A study released by a dating app finds that Greenpoint daters are among the pickiest in the city while East Village daters are among the best at breaking the ice. [AMNY]

The Green Angels is a lucrative weed delivery service that employs models as delivery-people and hosts planning meetings out of a Lower East Side apartment. [GQ]

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Neo-Nazi Attack in LES; 60-Year-Old Tased in Alphabet City

A 60-year-old man was tased and robbed in the East Village early Thursday morning. [NBC]

Alleged Neo-Nazis beat up a pair of brothers outside of Clockwork bar over the anti-fascist sticker on one of their phones. [NY Post]

Real estate developer Benjamin Shaoul feels Donald Trump will drive growth, which will “continue to eat up the supply of housing.” [Real Estate Weekly]

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You’ll Never Guess Who Just Came Out Against Valentine’s Day (Hint: Some Strip Clubs)

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful, beloved celebration of life-affirming romance and no one would dare say otherwise, right? Well, get this: A group of Manhattan strip clubs are going out on the edge and totally thumbing their noses at this time-honored tradition by throwing an “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party. Talk about tipping sacred cows!

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Williamsburg Attempts to School Betsy DeVos

The first few days of Betsy DeVos’s tenure as education secretary have been, well, rather grisly (get it?). Protesters briefly blocked her appearance at Washington, D.C. school this morning. Meanwhile, over in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, not Colonial), everyone’s favorite deer-in-headlights face has made its way onto a subway ad for the Bravo show, Imposter. Note the “Alt-Right Punks Fuck Off” sticker affixed to the poster. Scrawled next to it is what’s clearly a message for Gavin McInnes, the “Western nationalist”, anti-feminist, anti-masturbation advocate whose recent appearance at NYU touched off a storm that ended in 11 arrests and some beef with Thurston Moore. Who knows whether McInnes will actually see this, since he recently moved from Williamsburg to the burbs. Either way, add it to the growing palimpsest of anti-Trump graffiti.

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Rat-ical Terrorism in a Jared Kushner Building; Food Fest at Essex St. Market

A Jared Kushner-owned building in Williamsburg is having a bit of a vermin issue, judging by this video of a mouse in a baby’s crib. [Gothamist]

A six-story office building in Williamsburg just sold for $30 million. [Real Estate Weekly]

And some Israeli investors just bought a Williamsburg loft building for $56 million, with plans to make it more “high-end.” [The Real Deal]

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Gowanus-Based Threes Brewing Tries Greenpoint On For Size

(Photo courtesy of Threes Brewing)

(Photo courtesy of Threes Brewing)

Cassette closed (or got “mangled in the tape deck of Greenpoint,” as Eater put it in a headline) back in November, but we’re happy to report that Gowanus-based Threes Brewing is taking over the French-Catalonian spot’s handsome home for a pop-up that could just become permanent.

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Raymond Pettibon Breaks Out From Behind the Black Flag Bars, at New Museum Show

Lobby installation. (All art by Raymond Pettibon, all photos by Daniel Maurer)

Lobby installation. (All art by Raymond Pettibon, all photos by Daniel Maurer)

As he introduced the new Raymond Pettibon retrospective, New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni admitted that he first became aware of the artist via his album covers for the Minutemen, Black Flag, and Sonic Youth. While we’re in confession mode: I still think of Pettibon mainly as the brother of Black Flag frontman Greg Ginn and the creator of the punk band’s iconic logo. But “A Pen of All Work,” which opens today, is further proof that the artist is far more than just a nihilistic doodler whose work has been “displayed” by skaters and punks sporting Six Pack t-shirts.

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Champagne Jerry Soaked in a 7-Foot-Tall Champers-Glass Jacuzzi, and You Can Too

If you made it to the Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender at Split Rock Resort back in November, then you know the Poconos still have some kick in them. I mean, jazz giant Kamasi Washington tearing up a ballroom, followed by a dance party at an indoor water park? Too bad that probably won’t become a regular thing, given what ended up going down. But they can’t take this away from us: Elsewhere in the Poconos, there’s a magical place where at least one of the rooms is equipped with a heart-shaped swimming pool and a seven-foot-tall Whirlpool shaped like a champagne flute.

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Meet Tituss Burgess And Request ‘Peeno Noir’ at His Wine Launch

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OMG. When we dorked out about spotting that gentrification graffiti from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, we had no idea we’d actually get to meet Tituss Burgess, aka Titus Andromedon. But here is, coming to Bowery & Vine to sign bottles of his new wine, Pinot by Tituss Burgess. Wait a minute, they didn’t call it Peeno Noir?? What’s more, a description of the 2014 Santa Barbara County pinot doesn’t even say whether it goes with caviar, Myanmar, mid-sized car. Or whether it’s available at your local leather bar.

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