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Radio Free Brooklyn Launches Next Week in a Bushwick Basement

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When I arrived at Velo, the bike shop on Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick, I was directed down a dimly lit staircase to the basement. In a small room, the only one not stocked to the gills with bicycle guts, I found Rob Prichard and Tom Tenney, creator/producers of Radio Free Brooklyn. They’ve outfitted the room, which they rent from Velo, with turntables, microphones, mixing boards and computers in the name of launching Brooklyn’s own 24/7 online radio station.

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The 15 Most Instagrammed Things from the New Whitney Museum

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Friday ushered in the long-awaited rebirth of the Whitney Museum of American Art with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by FLOTUS herself. Right on the High Line at Gansevoort Street, the new building, designed by architect Renzo Piano, has already been widely celebrated. Its 50,000 square feet of gallery space has been called “amazingly comfortable,” an art paradise where exhibitions look better than they would elsewhere.

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Pearl & Ash Adds a Paris-Inspired Spot, Rebelle, to the Bowery

(Photo: Evan Sung)

(Photo: Evan Sung)

The guys behind Pearl & Ash are bringing another eatery to the Bowery – right next door at 218 Bowery where R Bar once stood. Though the sign out front hasn’t changed much (it’s still an elegant neon “R,” just a different typeface) Rebelle, which opens tonight for dinner at 5:30, brings some proper swank to the spot where stripper poles once glowed in soft red light. Another testament to the ever upscaling Lower East Side, Rebelle’s 90-seat floor comes complete with an ivory marble bar and chef’s table set against exposed brick and beam. It’s a collaboration with executive chef Daniel Eddy, formerly of Spring in Paris.

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Lower LES Gets Sri Lankan, Salvadoran, and Double the Dimes, But May Lose 169 Bar and Skal

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The streets around Seward Park are changing faster than you can say “LoLoEaSi.” Hot on the heels of the opening of Kiki’s and Pies ‘n’ Thighs, here are still more developments on the Lower Lower East Side.
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Council Members Propose Small Business Advocate, But Would It #SaveNYC?

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A pair of City Council members proposed a bill today that would establish a city advocate for small businesses, but others fighting to keep mom-and-pop shops open question whether such a watchdog would do enough.

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A New Pop-Up Restaurant Brings NOLA to the North

Muffuletta (Photos courtesy of Karl Wilder)

Muffuletta (Photos courtesy of Karl Wilder)

Chef Karl Wilder, the man whose biscuit fillings you’ve eaten at all hours, has just set up at Durden on Second Avenue with his latest venture: Nawlins. Noticing a distinct lack of authentic New Orleans eats in our fair city, Wilder decided to cure that ill. “The opportunity was there. They [Duran] needed food sales, I needed a place to make authentic food.”

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Irish or Irish-ish? What Our Local Pubs Are (or Aren’t) Doing For St. Paddy’s Day

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(Photos: Hannah McCarthy)

A great green reckoning descends upon the city today. The bars will flood with stumbling, shouting multitudes. Faces will flush red behind oversized shamrock glasses. People will fake accents. As an Irish kid from Boston, I know better than to venture into the city on St. Patrick’s Day. You stay at home, your mom makes corned beef and you drink your dad’s beer. Maybe your nine uncles come over and tell really long jokes. In the event, however, that you are determined to hit the streets, we’ve decided to make it a little easier on you. We’ve compiled a list of Irish pubs in the East Village and Lower East Side and judged them based on everything from the likelihood of getting corned beef to the likelihood of having a co-ed spill a neon-green cocktail on you.

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Meet the Man Who Risks Life and Limb to Deliver Your Weed

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(Photo: Hannah McCarthy)

You know The Guy in High Maintenance? Mark is that guy. He knows where you live, and sometimes he hangs out in your living room. He probably sees you more than he does his best friends. You like him — you just don’t really know him. Or his real name. That’s to be expected, though. Because he’s selling you weed.
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