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Meet the Man Who’s Using Tinder to Take a Swipe at Donald Trump

Untitled3Has Trump’s regime induced suspicion of everyone you date? You’re not alone. The new presidency makes us want to do a lot of things, but dropping trou definitely isn’t one of them. I mean, dating in New York City was hard enough without having to worry about whether that coffee shop meet-cute might land you in a first date with a Trump supporter, to say nothing of online dating, where well-chronicled fatigue seems to preclude even the possibility of a politically sound romance.

But a lack of libido didn’t stop Andrew Nosrati, an Iranian-American tech distributor in East Williamsburg, from attempting to use the Brooklyn dating scene as a recruitment pool for #TheResistance. For the past few weeks, Nosrati has been using his Tinder profile to gather anti-Trump forces.

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Video: Rally Against Deportations Spills Onto Streets of the West Village

In response to recent ICE raids throughout the United States, a coalition of immigration and criminal justice reform organizations rallied New Yorkers to protest on Saturday, drawing hundreds of people to Washington Square Park. At least 40 undocumented people, including a Bushwick man, were detained in New York City during the week prior to the event, among 600 other similar cases across the country.

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Greenpointers Are City’s Pickiest Daters; Poetry Reading in a $2.6M Penthouse

The victims of an alleged neo-Nazi beating on the LES are speaking out. [ABC 7]

A study released by a dating app finds that Greenpoint daters are among the pickiest in the city while East Village daters are among the best at breaking the ice. [AMNY]

The Green Angels is a lucrative weed delivery service that employs models as delivery-people and hosts planning meetings out of a Lower East Side apartment. [GQ]

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Inside LUST, a Sensual Party With Human Candelabras… and ‘Consent Guardians’

"Interactive human candelabra” hot wax sculpture. (Photo: Mindy Affriol)

“Interactive human candelabra” hot wax sculpture. (Photo: Mindy Affriol)

A woman whispers, “Can I lick the kiwi off your breast?”

Sarah-Elizabeth, a young model, nods enthusiastically and sighs in pleasure as her dinner guest mouths the green fruit and coats the side of her nipple with mint sauce.

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Thousands Rally For Planned Parenthood in the Face of Anti-Abortion Demonstration

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Back-to-back demonstrations in support of Planned Parenthood brought thousands to the Village on Saturday, with some 200 Pro-Choice advocates squaring off against a scattering of abortion foes outside the Margaret Sanger Center on Bleecker Street, followed by a much larger rally in Washington Square Park.

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You’ll Never Guess Who Just Came Out Against Valentine’s Day (Hint: Some Strip Clubs)

Valentine’s Day is a beautiful, beloved celebration of life-affirming romance and no one would dare say otherwise, right? Well, get this: A group of Manhattan strip clubs are going out on the edge and totally thumbing their noses at this time-honored tradition by throwing an “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party. Talk about tipping sacred cows!

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Williamsburg Attempts to School Betsy DeVos

The first few days of Betsy DeVos’s tenure as education secretary have been, well, rather grisly (get it?). Protesters briefly blocked her appearance at Washington, D.C. school this morning. Meanwhile, over in Williamsburg (Brooklyn, not Colonial), everyone’s favorite deer-in-headlights face has made its way onto a subway ad for the Bravo show, Imposter. Note the “Alt-Right Punks Fuck Off” sticker affixed to the poster. Scrawled next to it is what’s clearly a message for Gavin McInnes, the “Western nationalist”, anti-feminist, anti-masturbation advocate whose recent appearance at NYU touched off a storm that ended in 11 arrests and some beef with Thurston Moore. Who knows whether McInnes will actually see this, since he recently moved from Williamsburg to the burbs. Either way, add it to the growing palimpsest of anti-Trump graffiti.

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Rat-ical Terrorism in a Jared Kushner Building; Food Fest at Essex St. Market

A Jared Kushner-owned building in Williamsburg is having a bit of a vermin issue, judging by this video of a mouse in a baby’s crib. [Gothamist]

A six-story office building in Williamsburg just sold for $30 million. [Real Estate Weekly]

And some Israeli investors just bought a Williamsburg loft building for $56 million, with plans to make it more “high-end.” [The Real Deal]

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Gowanus-Based Threes Brewing Tries Greenpoint On For Size

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Cassette closed (or got “mangled in the tape deck of Greenpoint,” as Eater put it in a headline) back in November, but we’re happy to report that Gowanus-based Threes Brewing is taking over the French-Catalonian spot’s handsome home for a pop-up that could just become permanent.

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Raymond Pettibon Breaks Out From Behind the Black Flag Bars, at New Museum Show

Lobby installation. (All art by Raymond Pettibon, all photos by Daniel Maurer)

Lobby installation. (All art by Raymond Pettibon, all photos by Daniel Maurer)

As he introduced the new Raymond Pettibon retrospective, New Museum artistic director Massimiliano Gioni admitted that he first became aware of the artist via his album covers for the Minutemen, Black Flag, and Sonic Youth. While we’re in confession mode: I still think of Pettibon mainly as the brother of Black Flag frontman Greg Ginn and the creator of the punk band’s iconic logo. But “A Pen of All Work,” which opens today, is further proof that the artist is far more than just a nihilistic doodler whose work has been “displayed” by skaters and punks sporting Six Pack t-shirts.

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