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The Kim’s Sign Has Come Down — But It May Come Back

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

That’s a wrap.

We noticed the Kim’s Video & Music sign lying on First Avenue just minutes ago, next to a moving van that was being loaded with what little of the store remained (even its sound system was sold off “for a song”). When we noticed Mr. Kim himself standing inside of the van, we asked him what would become of the sign and he told us he was saving it for when he opens a restaurant. Oh, really? So maybe his pizzeria plans weren’t half-baked?
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Mein Gott! Zum Schneider Is Pitching a Proper Tent For Oktoberfest

static.squarespace.comNo need to cram into Zum Schneider’s tight quarters this Oktoberfest: the hard-partying East Village biergarten is finally doing justice to the “garden” part of “beer garden” by pitching a 700-person tent.

After hosting World Cup games at the East River and East 23rd Street, Zum will now do a traditional Oktoberfest there, complete with German servers in Dirndl and Lederhosen, kiddie carousels, strongman competitions, and stands selling roasted almonds, gingerbread hearts, cotton candy and, of course, big ol’ pretzels (should you want something less meaty than the customary roast chicken and pork shank).

The celebration, which will also include live music, runs Oct. 3-5 and then Oct. 10-12; Zum Schneider mailing list subscribers can get $15 tickets here before they go up to $25 in a few days.

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Get Familiar With Robert Crumb’s Wife and Kid at This Upcoming Exhibit

Left: Teeth by Sophie Crumb, 2014, watercolor & ink on paper. Right: Temporarily Blonde by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 2012, colored pencil, pen, glitter glue on paper.

Left: Teeth by Sophie Crumb, 2014, watercolor & ink on paper. Right: Temporarily Blonde by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 2012, colored pencil, pen, glitter glue on paper.

Ed Sanders isn’t the only septuagenarian firebrand celebrating a birthday. August 30 will mark 71 years of Robert Crumb, the comic (sorry, comix) artist who contributed ribald, far-out cartoons to the East Village Other, among others. While the reclusive Crumb, who lives in France these days, probably won’t be feted locally, you can at least admire the work of his daughter Sophie Crumb and wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb at an upcoming exhibit at the DCKT Contemporary.
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Which of These New Delis Is Williamsburg’s Kale-Chip Champ?

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Organic delis sprout up in Williamsburg faster than you can say “natural-organic-vegan-gluten-free” but which of them offers the sweetest variety of kale chips? That’s really the mark of a great post-yoga/pre-Pilates deli, isn’t it? We slipped into our vegan Toms and stepped inside two of Williamsburg’s newest to see which one had the killer kale section.
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Can Catey Shaw’s New Video Make You Forget ‘Brooklyn Girls’?

So you’re probably thinking, wait, Catey Shaw just released another video? It’s only been a month since her first one changed life as we know it, and The Brooklyn EP isn’t even out till September. But hey, if your first single got the kind of attention “Brooklyn Girls” did, you’d probably want to clear the air pronto, too. And not just with some remixes. So here’s the video for “Human Contract,” which dropped today.
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Diesel Has Opened a Store On Bedford Ave — But Don’t Worry, It’s Going Away Soon

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On the heels of the Urban Outffiters concept store, Diesel has opened a similarly stealth operation on the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, in the same luxury building that birthed The Bean’s Williamsburg location. According to a store clerk, 101 (as it’s cleverly called, because it’s at 101 Bedford) is a pop-up that will be open through December and will be replicated around the world if successful.
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Marc Maron Is Coming to Skirball, Which Just Announced Its New Season

Attention, WTFers, WTFuxtibles, WTFineers, WTFuckleberry Finns! Marc Maron is taking his grumbling and grousing out of the cluttered garage from which his weekly podcast emanates and into some far tonier digs.
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