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Police, Pols Call For More Safety at ‘Most Dangerous Intersections’ and Beyond

The most dangerous intersections in the East Village and LES, according to information submitted by CBs 2 and 3 to the Manhattan Borough President's office.

The most dangerous intersections in the East Village and LES, according to information submitted by CBs 2 and 3 to the Manhattan Borough President’s office.

It happened again this morning: around 7 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Bowery and Hester. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital with minor cuts to the hand and face, according to a fire department spokesperson.
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Screech! Dustin Diamond Is Doing the Saved By the Bell Musical

ScreechAs Mr. Belding might’ve said, what is going on here?

First Bayside! The Musical! — the raunchy Saved by the Bell parody playing at Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place — got a cameo from the actor who played Belding, and now they’ve one-upped themselves by roping in Dustin Diamond, who, of course, played Screech. Yes, the Screech who finished fifth in an ALF lookalike contest.
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Stop And Frisk Complaints Are Declining — But They Haven’t Disappeared Yet

As New York City looks set to settle with civil liberties groups over the Police Department’s long-standing and contentious policy of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street, new data shows that complaints of stop and frisk have declined in recent months — but they haven’t gone away just yet.
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For Karneval, Zum Schneider's Owner Has Turned His Head Into a Soccer Ball

(Photo courtesy Zum Schneider)

(Photo courtesy Zum Schneider)

You’ll get a kick out of this.

The proprietor of Zum Schneider will be sporting a new look when Karneval festivities kick off tonight. As you can see from the photo at left, Sylvester Schneider has dyed his hair to resemble a soccer ball.

This year the Avenue C beer hall is merging Karneval, known as Fasching in Germany, with the upcoming World Cup. Partygoers are encouraged to dress up in outfits representing their country of choice, team up, and join restaurant staffers outfitted by Angela Wendt (award-winning costume designer for Rent) as they sing and dance to the music of Benjamin Ickies, Ambitious Orchestra, Oh! You Pretty Things, and DJ Volka Racho.
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A Tree Falls In Brooklyn

The apocalypse may just be upon us: first a cab bursts into flames on its way to Brooklyn and today a tree went and fell over on Havemeyer, near Metropolitan. Keenan O’Meara, who works the front desk at Persons of Interest said the tree almost took out the barber shop/cafe’s awning (which would’ve been a little bit ironic, since the place sells delightful tree-scented incense).
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TONSTARTSSBANDHT + Sean Nicholas Savage + Epic Sound Installation = lkasjdhgikpasjhdfoskjf

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MIRRORS, Tim Bruniges. Installation view. At Signal in Bushwick. (Photo: Courtesy of Signal)

We can say without hyperbole that this is by far the coolest thing that will ever happen in the history of mankind.

This Sunday, experimental/weirdo/brilliant musician Sean Nicholas Savage is bringing his signature awesome weirdness to Signal gallery in Bushwick. Savage is a performance character of sorts (like Boy George, but hipper) who first rose to infamy in the illegal after hours scene in Montreal (the same scene that gave birth to Grimes).
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Tonight: What to Do About This Landlord Harassment You’ve Heard So Much About

(Courtesy of Cooper Square Committee)

(Courtesy of Cooper Square Committee)

If construction noise, dust, and the occasional backhoe accident are getting out of control in your apartment building, you might want to head to a forum tonight to bone up on who to call and kvetch to.

The Cooper Square Committee, an East Village tenant rights and advocacy organization, was spurred to host the workshop because of increasing complaints from tenants regarding the impact of construction in their apartment buildings.
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Controversial Stonewall Plaque Moves Forward, Sans Mention of Obama

(Photo: Amanda Waldroupe)

The plaque that’s currently on the building. (Photo: Amanda Waldroupe)

A long and emotionally charged saga concerning what a plaque will say about the 1969 Stonewall riots outside of Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn may be nearing a close.

Last night a subcommittee of Community Board 2 approved revised language for the plaque, but not before further objections.
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A Steven Spielberg-Ed Burns Project, Public Morals, Is Shooting in the East Village

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Public Morals — a TV pilot about police in the ’60s from executive producer Steven Spielberg — is filming today in the East Village. Star Ed Burns wrote the script and is directing the episode.

According to Deadline, Burns plays Terry Muldoon, a cop and father of four who is in a moral bind: he wants to raise law-abiding sons, but much of his daily grind involves ne’er-do-wells. Parenthood actress Lyndon Smith has been cast as Mrs. Muldoon. Additional cast members include Wass Stevens (The Wrestler, House of Cards) and Elizabeth Masucci (Shame).
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