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This Weekend, Sip Tea With This Japanese Robocop Made From Toys

Shu Ohno with his self portrait. (Photo: Jaime Cone)

Shu Ohno with his self portrait. (Photo: Jaime Cone)

Enter P339 Gallery’s nondescript storefront on Bedford Avenue and you’ll come face-to-face with what artist Shu Ohno says is a “futuristic Japanese soldier,” slinging a guitar. Step up to the self-portrait (the axe is a nod to Ohno’s days fronting a rock band in his hometown of Fukuoka, Japan) and you’ll see it’s entirely covered in tiny objects that were either found or purchased in his neighborhood of Park Slope. Some were found on the ground, left in a box of junk in front of someone’s house; others, like the toy soldiers and horses, were purchased for 99 cents per package.
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Van Leeuwen Gets Frozen Out, Scoops Itself Up and Reopens in Greenpoint

(Photo courtesy of Van Leeuwen)

(Photo courtesy of Van Leeuwen)

If you’ve been panicking ever since Van Leeuwen closed its Greenpoint store over New Year’s, a) you might have an ice cream problem, because it is freaking winter. And b) take a deep breath and update your address books: the store just reopened store six doors over. The new location, at 620 Manhattan Avenue, opened just minutes ago.
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That Time We Chilled With Sheldon Silver, Before the Federal Investigation Heated Up

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Sheldon Silver must be sweating bullets after being arrested this morning for allegedly securing millions in bribes and kickbacks — but we’ve seen the State Assembly Speaker survive the hot seat before. Namely, that time we bumped into him while he was shopping for an air conditioner.
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‘Screw Off, New York’: Kroll Show’s ‘Too Much Tuna’ Guys Have Had Enough

We’re still kicking ourselves for missing Nick Kroll and John Mulaney at the 92nd Street Y last night (we will not be missing Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the Better Call Saul gang next month), but at least we got to see their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in full NYC curmudgeon mode during last night’s episode of Kroll Show.
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