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Now at 7115 by Szeki: Browsing, Bubbly and Baked Goods

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Until 10 p.m. tonight at 7115 by Szeki in Williamsburg, owner Szeki Chan will be celebrating the opening of her second clothing store with champagne and cupcakes. But there’s nothing frilly about her design aesthetic.

“We are a lot less romantic than other clothing brands,” said Chan of both six-year-old Szeki on the Lower East Side and her latest venture.

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Quell Your ‘Liquified Pork Butter’ Craving at Benkei Ramen’s Relocated Pop-Up

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

At 12:30 a.m., chef Ito Shigeru’s Benkei Ramen had its first service as a pop-up restaurant at Hill & Dale’s Lower East Side digs, having relocated east from its previous spot inside the Soho sushi restaurant Ushiwaka Maru.
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Teen Climbs Freedom Tower; Free Macarons; How LaGuardia Might Look, Maybe

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Williamsburg Bridge (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

151 Bowery and its Noho neighbor, 331-333 Broome St., were reportedly purchased for $23.5 million [Curbed]

A 16-year-old evaded security and scaled Freedom Tower’s spire because he thought it’d make a cool picture [NY Post]

This slideshow reveals the disarray left behind in Bushwick by sibling slumlords Joel and Aaron Israel. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Erica Weiner to Mark Down a ‘F#$%-ton’ of Jewelry This Weekend

Ensphere Necklace, was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner Jewelry)

Necklace was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner jewelry)

Trying to overcome your nagging perfectionism? At an upcoming sample sale in Greenpoint, you can buy all sorts of jewelry that’s soon-to-be discontinued, or flaunting lovable mistakes.

“It’s kind of Frankenstein versions of a lot of the things we have in the collection—things that resemble collection items but didn’t make the cut because they weren’t quite right,” said Emily Ruane, publicist for Erica Weiner. “One-of-a-kind experiments, basically.”

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Artist Julia Rothman Informs Us That We Have a Local Troll Museum

Drawings by Julia Rothman/Courtesy of Chronicle Books

Drawings by Julia Rothman/Photos courtesy of Chronicle Books

Around the time of my second birthday, my mom and dad brought me to a kiddie shrink. My favorite activity was lining things up–Cheerios, Easter eggs, trolls dolls–so my parents assumed I had a harrowing case of Baby OCD. Obviously, they were first-time parents. The shrink said there was nothing wrong with me and I was sent home (for now).
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Dredging in Greenpoint; Arrest Made in Bodega Robbery; Free Ice Cream

KAWS and David Byrne

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott was found dead yesterday morning from apparent suicide in her Chelsea apartment. [NY Times]

There was a fire late last night at 279 E. Fourth St. in Alphabet City. [EV Grieve]

This apartment for rent in the East Village features a red bridge suspended over the kitchen. [Curbed]

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Katarina Hybenova and Gina Pollack on Girls: ‘That’s Not How You Take Off a Condom’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Gina Pollack takes a selfie.

Gina Pollack takes a selfie.

The text in green belongs to Gina Pollack, a photographer and writer who has lived in North Brooklyn since before the dawn of Hannah Horvath. She is the news editor for Greenpointers, which means she knows way too much about toxic sludge and Polish doughnuts.

Katarina Hybenova takes a selfie.

Katarina Hybenova takes a selfie.

The text in gray belongs to Katarina Hybenova, a media entrepreneur, award-winning photojournalist and founding editor of Bushwick Daily. Born and raised in Slovakia, she lived and studied in Prague and Leuven, Belgium only to find her home in the Bushwick-Ridgewood area, where she lives with her husband and three cats.
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You Have More Chances to Check Out These Giant Tighty Whities in Bushwick

Photo courtesy of ArtHelix

Photo courtesy of ArtHelix

Most people hate airing their dirty laundry. Not Michael McKeown. His massive handmade skivvies will be hanging on a clothesline in a Bushwick alley  through April.

The artist’s outdoor installation, “Winter Laundry,” was due to close this weekend but just got extended at 16 Harrison Place.

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Goodbye, Blue Monday to Say Goodnight; Neighbors Not-So-Sweet on Sweet Chick

Magic hour #sunrise #lowereastside #les #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #imagesforyoursenses #iheartny

(Photo: bahramforoughi Flickr)

Bushwick concert space Goodbye, Blue Monday is begging for a buyer, otherwise it will close this month. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Meanwhile, the property at 37 E. 12th St. was bought for $26.6 million…. cash. [Massey Knakel Reel] Keep Reading »