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Pat Kiernan Just Invited the Mayor to The Gutter

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We’re a little bowled over by this.

Everyone’s favorite adorkable news anchor, NY1′s Pat Kiernan, just invited the governor and mayor to his next bowling night at The Gutter, the bowling alley where Ebola victim Craig Spencer hung out before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease.
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Confirmed: Ebola Victim Took L Train, Bowled at The Gutter

2-thegutterNew York City’s first Ebola patient bowled at The Gutter the day before he came down with symptoms, city officials confirmed tonight.

Health commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said the 33-year-old doctor, who has been widely identified as Dr. Craig Spencer, rode the A train to the L train to arrive at the dive on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border and bowled there with friends. “He was feeling well at that time except for his feeling of fatigue,” Bassett said at a press conference, stressing that he didn’t yet have the symptoms — fever, diarrhea, etc. — that accompany contagiousness. Still, the bar has closed “out of an abundance of caution,” according to Bassett. She added that the health department would be on site tomorrow to “look at the bowling alley.”
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Climb Aboard a Nightmare Cruise Ship and Ride a Sea of Laughter

(Photo: Frigid New York @Horse Trade)

(Photo: Frigid New York @Horse Trade)

Stop worrying about ebola and just be glad you aren’t on a cruise ship teaming with food-poisoned zombies. That’s the setting of a quirky, uproarious tale now playing at Under St. Marks.
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Kennedy’s Will Reopen in Breezy Point On the Anniversary of Sandy

(Courtesy of Kennedy's)

(Courtesy of Kennedy’s)

Just a week before the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a beloved Breezy Point restaurant that was hit hard by the storm has announced its comeback. Kennedy’s sent out word to patrons today that it will relaunch dinner service next Wednesday, October 29 — exactly two years to the day the superstorm put the restaurant out of commission and ravaged the bungalow community around it.
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At These Two Parties, Buy an Artsy T-Shirt or Make Your Own

Art of the Tee 2014 8.5x11 FLATEveryone loves T-Shirts, so instead of lining up for the latest Supreme drop or overpaying for a musty smelling vintage concert tee, Bushwick Print Lab is giving you two chances to buy hand-screened works of wearable art. Founded in 2009, The BPL is throwing its fifth annual “Art of The T” party at The Cobra Club tonight, complete with art, music, and a full bar to inspire some boozy purchases. The DIY space decided to do it big, booking the back of their favorite local bar and taking the art out of the lab.
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A Chill LES Restaurant Is Popping Up in a Bushwick Bar

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.00.55 PMMuch in the same way we’re bringing our favorite North Brooklyn restaurants to the Lower East Side for our B+B Bazaar this Saturday, a Bushwick bar is importing a Lower East Side chef into its kitchen. Kings County Saloon (yes, they of the smallest penis contest and clown antics) just announced a series of pop-up dinners with Sandy Hall of Black Tree.
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Exploding in Sound: An Indie Label That’s Blowing Up, You Hear?

1658497_10152336345711746_687692639765391456_oEven with our handy-dandy guide to CMJ, it’s hard to know where to head this week — but one thing’s for sure: we’ll be at Silent Barn on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of Exploding in Sound.

Dan Goldin started the label in 2011 with money saved up from a desk job at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. “I didn’t, like, enjoy it,” the Greenpoint resident said of the gig he fell into after college. “But I didn’t hate going in either — it was one of those things where when my day ended, I didn’t have to think about it again.”
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Market Watch: Brooklyn Xchange Drops Promo Vid, Artists & Fleas Expands

Okay fine, the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar isn’t the only market in town. As we noted last week, a new one called the Brooklyn Xchange is aiming to bring Brooklyn vendors to Soho starting Black Friday. Today, the organizers dropped a promo video starring co-founder Leo Reis that’s pure old-school Brooklyn. No twee terrariums here — in fact, the background music sounds like something out of Escape From New York. You almost expect a column of zombies to start walking up the Brooklyn Bridge, where — naturally — the call for vendors was shot.
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The Downtown Den Where Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians Met

Walt Whitman at Pfaff's.

Walt Whitman at Pfaff’s.

156 years ago this week, Henry Clapp, Jr. founded the newspaper that brought the idea of bohemianism into American culture and popularized some of Walt Whitman’s most beloved poems. The New York Saturday Press has more or less faded from memory – but two new books tell how the paper and a legendary counterculture clique emerged from Pfaff’s, a subterranean saloon on Broadway and Bleecker.
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Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Compared Obama to Lincoln, and Not in a Good Way

During a talk with a group of journalism students last night, New York Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. revealed many an interesting thing about The Gray Lady — or the “Good Gray Lady,” as he said she was originally called (and he should know, since his grandmother coined the nickname). Sitting in Bedford + Bowery’s backyard at 20 Cooper Square, he told moderator Meryl Gordon that after just two days, C.J. Chivers’s piece about the coverup of harmful chemical weapons abandoned in Iraq was one of the paper’s top 20 most-read stories of the year.
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