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Play Cutting-Edge Video Games in Old-School Arcade Cabinets at This Rock Show Tomorrow

Forget the Playstation 4 and X-Box One, arcade cabinets are the hot place to drop your new game, because apparently it’s 1982 and kids these days got the Pac-Man Fever.

At least, that’s what the developers of two upcoming multiplayer indie games must be thinking. These days you don’t often see a new game get the full wooden arcade cabinet treatment, so consider “Deathmatch by Audio,” at Williamsburg’s Death By Audio tomorrow, a rare opportunity to combine feelings of nostalgia and the cutting edge.
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Mental Note: See This Exhibit at ABC No Rio Before Its Building Is a Distant Memory

tumblr_mw6ah9bxx81qd3ydao1_500There was something I was supposed to post this afternoon, but it seems to have slipped my mind.

Oh, right. “Collect, Store, Retrieve” — a new gallery exhibit at ABC No Rio on the Lower East Side — opens this evening featuring artistic takes on the science of memory.
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Regress to 1996 at These Retro Video Game Nights

1403111_10202285991691876_1949360368_oMom sold the Nintendo 64 for $25 back in 2005 and that was the end of that. If your classic video game console met a similar fate at a stoop sale or a Goodwill donation, here a couple of chances to re-up on nostalgia.

Entertainment group Sexy Nerds is having its latest Retro Video Game Night next Saturday at Nevada Smiths at 100 3rd Avenue. Fellow East Village nerds from Video Games New York on East 6th Street provide the discontinued video game consoles and games, and you provide the carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Help the Philippines: a Hackathon for Techies, a Drinkathon for Alkies

Outside of Jeepney. (Photo: Patrick Hogan)

Outside of Jeepney. (Photo: Patrick Hogan)

Post-typhoon reports from the Philippines look increasingly grim, and the country badly needs any help it can get. Does that include apps?

NextDayBetter, an organization that holds talks and events promoting Filipino entrepreneurship, is hosting a disaster-relief hackathon on the Lower East Side this weekend.
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Forget Thor and Pick Over Some Highbrow Comics This Weekend

While theater-goers watch a comic book-based movie about a Norse god who smashes things with a hammer this weekend, a different kind of comic book will be celebrated in Williamsburg. Comic Arts Brooklyn is having its first festival Saturday at Mt. Carmel Church and The Knitting Factory, replacing the now defunct Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival.
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Steven Soderbergh Just Set the Lower East Side Back 100 Years

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(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

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Either a group of very dedicated steampunk fans decided to carve out a piece of the Lower East Side as their own, or Cinemax was shooting a period drama this morning on the corner of Broome and Orchard Streets.
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Happy 50th Anniversary, Rosario’s

1963 was a big year for pizza on the Lower East Side. That’s when a 16-year-old Salvatore Bartolomeo first flipped a disc of dough at Rosario’s Pizza, which quietly celebrated its 50th anniversary yesterday.

The neighborhood has changed since then, as has the pizza joint’s Houston Street location (it’s now at 173 Orchard). So is Bartolomeo nervous about the recent and impending closures of Max Fish (being replaced by Sweet Chick),  El Sombrero (being replaced by Artichoke Pizza), Motor City, and all the rest? Or does he plan to go as long as Katz’s, which is celebrating its 125th?
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A Sandwich Shop Called The Sandwich Shop Is Coming to Williamsburg

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(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

The name may be simple, but the menu at The Sandwich Shop aims to be more creative than its moniker.

The new Williamsburg, um, sandwich shop at 658 Grand Street aims to offer fancy takes on the traditional formula of bread plus meat plus cheese. Co-owner Ricardo Picon used the word “artisanal” in describing the menu, but these days that’s practically required by law for a Williamsburg establishment.
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