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Hell of a Deal! Dinner’s On Richard Hell If You Bid in This Anti-NYU Expansion Auction

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

That star-studded auction aimed at snuffing out NYU’s forthcoming Greenwich Village towers went online today, and there are some big ticket items in addition to the previously mentioned shopping trip with Padma Lakshmi, acting lessons from Philip Seymour Hoffman, and lunch with Lewis Lapham. Maybe the most exciting addition: dinner with Richard Hell at John’s of 12th Street, down the block from Hell’s apartment.
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Is This French Rapper With a Louis Vuitton Head Tattoo the World’s Most Ridiculous Man?

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

Can we talk about Swagg Man for a momo?

Don’t worry, we didn’t know who Swagg Man was either until we saw a blinged-out mofo with a Louis Vuitton head tattoo dining with an entourage at Han Joo on St. Marks Place. After sneaking the photo you see here, we googled “Louis Vuitton head tattoo” and found out he’s a Paris-based Brazilian-Tunisian rapper who claims to be a millionaire, rides a Lambo and a Bentley, wears Versace but spells it Versacey, and has “Every Day Is My Birthday” etched across his forehead.
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Dance For the D at This Motor City-Themed Throwdown Tonight

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The Carr Center (courtesy of Carr Center).

It’s no wonder Detroit came up time and time again as an alternative to rapidly gentrifying NYC during our conversations at the Newsroom. Those abandoned buildings are often the site of epic dance parties and roving clubs, hosted by the city’s best DJs – or so says Amy Braunschweiger, who grew up an hour outside of the Motor City.
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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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Guess Which Superbad Actor Tried to Fight Greenpoint’s New Towers Yesterday

A rendering of 77 Commercial. (Photo: Christopher DiScipio)

A rendering of 77 Commercial. (Photo: Christopher DiScipio)

Councilman Stephen Levin and around 20 others — including an actor you’ve seen in The Departed, Superbad, and Pineapple Express — showed up at City Hall yesterday to fight two massive towers bound for the Greenpoint waterfront.

Having reached the homestretch of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, developers of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial tried to sell the City Council’s Land Use committee on their respective proposals, which would add a combined 5,000 apartment units and more than 170,000 square feet of public open space to Greenpoint’s northern shores.
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Occultists and Curious Normies Alike Mingled At Moon Church’s Zine Launch

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church — the Brooklyn-based sisterhood of witchcraft, pagan, and occult devotees — bid farewell to Fall on Wednesday and celebrated the release of its first quarterly zine, Autumn Equinox, with a night of poetry, performance and ritual moon worship.

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Could SantaCon and Unsilent Night Collide to Become UnsilentaCon?

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

By now you know that SantaCon — the annual invasion of Fratty Old St. Nicks — is set to go down Dec. 14. What you likely don’t know is that on that same day, another holiday flash mob, the roving boom-box orchestra known as Unsilent Night, will be moving through the same hemisphere. Is it possible these two forces could converge into something more menacing than any sharknado?
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Blasted! Rough Trade Is Putting Live Shows On Hold

(Photo: Christopher DiScipio)

We’ve all dealt with a neighbor whose television is too loud, but their Television being too loud?

Just days after the band’s performance at Rough Trade NYC, the Williamsburg record store has announced that it’s putting its shows on hold “following consultation with local residents and local authorities.” While the crew works on “additional sound remediation,” shows are being cancelled or moved to other venues.
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Cooper Union’s Ping-Pong Protesters Might Be In For a Paddling

(Courtesy Free Cooper Union)

(Courtesy Free Cooper Union)

Cooper Union wants it to be known that you can’t just unleash 2,100 ping-pong balls on a four-story staircase and get away with it. In a campus-wide e-mail forwarded to B+B, Alan Wolf, the school’s safety coordinator, says he wants the ping-pong protesters to be held accountable. Here’s the full statement, in case you were about to bulk order some Slinkies.
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Watch Coked-Up Rats Reenact Russian History at This Freaky Film Festival

The cartoon above — just one installment in the “Rats on Cocaine” series — is so completely depraved it makes R. Crumb look like Mr. Rogers. And yet the folks at the New York No Limits Film Series saw fit to include it in this year’s NYNL summit, which hits The Wild Project this weekend.
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Are Jimmy McMillan’s New Jams Kind of Amazing, or Are We Too Damn High?

Sure, de Blasio filled three top slots yesterday, but that’s not half as exciting his runner-up’s three new jams.

Jimmy McMillan snagged less than 2,000 votes and came in fifth on election day, but hey, it’s still better than Bloomberg did as a write-in. And he isn’t letting it get him down. The East Villager behind the Rent Is Too Damn High party just unleashed a trio of songs that are really kind of astonishing.
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