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This Comedy Night Is Named After the Coz, And It’s For a Good Cause

(Courtesy Cause B Show.)

(Courtesy Cause B Show.)

If there’s dialogue at a comedy show, it’s usually between comic and heckler, and it usually ain’t pretty. Think Michael Richards meltdown or Dave Chappelle standoff. But The Cause B Show (get it? Cosby show?) aims to spark a more productive variety of conversation –  about issues that are important to North Brooklyn. And that doesn’t mean the stache style du jour.
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NY1’s Roger Clark Is In a Band, and Pat Kiernan Is One of His Groupies

Courtesy of the band

Courtesy of Perp Walk

While reporting from remote locations for NY1, Roger Clark has sung Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and shredded on the air guitar for a solid minute of live television. For the past decade, viewers of his feature stories have come to know Clark as a loveable dork with rock star reveries. But he really does have a bit of musical street cred. Clark and co-worker Bunny Hirsch play monthly gigs as Perp Walk, a drum/bass duo with songs like “Tranny Man” and “Stench In My Kitchen.” They’re jamming tonight at Hank’s Saloon and then again in March at The Way Station, as part of a Lou Reed tribute.
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What Happens When Brooklyn Artists Hit Bergdorf’s? A Taxidermy Chandelier

Andrea Mary Marshall's in-store installation. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency

Andrea Mary Marshall’s in-store installation. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency

Several Brooklyn-based artists transported their signature aesthetics uptown this week, creating window displays and in-store installations for Bergdorf Goodman. Intuitively titled Ten Artists for Ten Spaces, it features the works of artists curated by Kyle DeWoody, founder of Grey Area – a company that continuously puts art in places one would least expect to find it (you’ll remember the Bic lighter ring).
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Can Bushwick Bridge Unite the Old-Timers and Newbs?

(Art by Sarah Quinter)

(Art by Sarah Quinter)

When multimedia artist Sarah Quinter moved to Bushwick five years ago, the neighborhood known as Little Puerto Rico was already becoming richer, whiter and more commercial. But when U-Hauls started rolling down her block on the first of every month, Quinter thought the neighborhood desperately needed something to get old and newcomers talking.
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Between the Falling Ice and Collapsing Roofs, This Weather Is Truly Frightful

Bummer. (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Bummer. (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

That awning collapse in Union Square isn’t the only bit of mayhem the winter storm hath wrought. In Bushwick today, the metal roof of a vacant factory at 45 Morgan Avenue partially collapsed early this morning, due to the weight of snow. The fire department responded at 9:45 a.m., according to a spokesperson, and were still there into the late morning. There were no injuries.
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Clean-Up On Aisle…?

(Photo: @bohan)

(Photo: @bohan)

If you’re debating whether to head to the office or work from home today, this might make up your mind: the awning of the Duane Reade at 24 East 14th Street, off of Union Square, collapsed this morning in what a store manager said was a “snow-related” incident. The wreckage is currently being cleared. Nobody was injured, the manager said.

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Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue: ‘Right Now It’s Just on the Edge’

(Photo: Liz Flock)

(Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

It’s lunchtime at Polski Meat Market on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, and business is dead. Again. An older woman makes pierogis in the back, while her son Adam Parys mans the meat case, which contains nine kinds of kielbasa, and another employee straightens the shelves. In half an hour, only one customer steps inside.
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In The Bowels of Union Square, There's a Place Where Models Go…

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Models listening to casting director John Pfeiffer. Photo: Courtesy modelloungexmicrosoft.

Do the mere mortals dining on club sandwiches at The Coffee Shop in Union Square have any idea that below their feet, dozens of models – the real kind, who will walk the runways of top designers for New York Fashion Week later this week – are sipping on coconut water, having Xbox dance-offs and getting professional massages? It doesn’t matter, really, because even if they did they wouldn’t be allowed to partake in the fun. The is a subterranean private space for models to relax, gossip in their native tongues and enjoy speakers and events aimed at helping to boost their careers.
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