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Watch These Acclaimed Cat Videos, Then See a Bunch More Live

You mean you weren’t in Los Angeles on Wednesday for The Friskies, the self-described “Oscars of cat video awards”? (Yes, this actually exists.) Don’t worry, we’ve embedded the winning videos right here. And rest assured, next month you’ll have a chance to watch yet more adorbs cat vids along with fellow felinophiles at the Internet Cat Video Film Festival (yes, this exists, too.)
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LIVE: Editors From Vice News, Buzzfeed and Mashable Talk Global Journalism

As promised, we’re coming to you live from 20 Cooper Square with a panel discussion that asks: “What in the world are Buzzfeed, Mashable, and VICE News up to as they expand their international coverage?” Tune in at 6:30 p.m. as Amy O’Leary of the New York Times innovation team speaks to Jason Mojica (Editor in Chief of VICE News, center), Louise Roug (Global News Editor at Mashable, left) and Miriam Elder (Foreign Editor at Buzzfeed, right).

If you’re unable to join us live, the talk will be archived here later.

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Villagers Ask Cops to Do Something About Cyclists and Squatters

Lt. Patrick Ferguson (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Lt. Patrick Ferguson (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

After a summer recess, the Ninth Precinct’s community council resumed its monthly meetings last night, drawing a large turnout of locals to the East Fifth Street station house. Deputy Inspector Peter J. Venice announced that crime in his precinct was down overall by 4 percent with declines in all categories except felony assault during the last 28 days. But residents still griped about everything from loud music at rooftop ragers to rats scurrying out of “filthy” apartment buildings.
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A Subterranean Steampunk Party, Plus Brouhahas in a Bathhouse and Boathouse

Tired of getting your wrist stamped at the same ol’ boring clubs? Check out these parties in some very far-out locales.

poster-2Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert
Sept. 20th from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Broadway Stages Boatyard, 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn; entry $5
The Brooklyn Blowhards, Semi Femme, and Twin Wave are among the bands that will be jamming atop shipping containers alongside Newtown Creek — which, in this instance, Justin La Mort of the North Brooklyn Boat Club describes as a “superfun(d) site.” He promises the fun(d)raiser for the boat club will involve “grilled delights, cold beer, and joyous dancing.”
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Comic Tries to Find Affordable Housing in Williamsburg LOOOOOLZ

Scott Rogowsky, the UCB fixture last seen attempting to feed the “homeless (hipsters)” of McCarren Park and the gym bunnies of the East Village, is back with a new hidden camera video. This time the setup is pretty simple: he goes into some of the newer luxury buildings off of Bedford Avenue and asks doormen and sales agents how the hell anyone can afford to live in them. Needless to say, they’re at a loss for an answer — and no, they don’t let him crash in the yoga room.

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It’s Official: Flyering Is the New Swiping

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Months after we spoke to Dan “Looking For a Girlfriend” Perino about the flyers he threw up around the East Village, they’re still everywhere. We take it the lampost lothario still hasn’t found that girlfriend, but that hasn’t stopped the above Don Juan from putting up these hilarious “Also Looking for a Girlfriend” flyers in Williamsburg. Dude has copped Perino’s exact steez — except he specifies that, in addition to being an artist, he’s a game designer looking for a “gamer chick” who likes burgers (vegans need not apply).

Either that or he’s the same guy putting up the fake movie flyers.

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Norman Siegel Wants ‘Lots of Reform in the NYPD,’ But Is OK With Stop-and-Frisk

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Insisting he is not “anti-cop,” only “anti-bad cop,” civil liberties lawyer Norman Siegel last night called for the creation of a New York State prosecutor to investigate police misconduct in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner. At a community forum at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the West Village, he also recommended that training for cadets be extended from six months to a year.
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F**ing Crazy: Slash Dedicated ‘Paradise City’ to NYC Last Night

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Normally if we wanted to see a live rendish of “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” we’d have to settle for Guns N’ Hoses, but not last night: Slash, not Gash, was in full force at Santos Party House, at a private show for some lucky Sirius XM listeners.
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