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Pierogi Lovers of the World United For Veselka’s Throwback Prices

Y'all are cray, it's sweltering out here. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Y’all are cray, it’s sweltering out here. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Yesterday East Village OG diner Veselka set the clock back to 1954, when the restaurant was first opened by Wolodymyr and Olha Darmochawa, Ukrainian World War II refugees. To celebrate the restaurant’s 60th birthday, Veselka resurrected historical prices, including 10 cent coffee, $1.50 pierogi, egg creams for a quarter, and a bowl of borscht for just 50 cents.
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Cockroach Legs, Fantasy Pez, and Dick Pins: It’s Collector’s Night!

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Amber Maykut, an artist in residence at Morbid Anatomy, is both a taxidermist and collector of stuffed creatures. She first began collecting butterflies in high school. (Photo: Nicole Disser) (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Last night Williamsburg’s City Reliquary teamed up with the Brooklyn Historical Society for Collector’s Night 2014, held at the latter’s home base in Downtown Brooklyn.
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Judd Apatow and a Disconcertingly Clean-Shaven Louis CK Have Been Dropping into the Comedy Cellar

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Some weeks ago we heard that funnyman-turned-filmmaker Judd Apatow had been returning to his roots and doing surprise standup sets at the Comedy Cellar. And apparently he’s for real: we spotted him outside of the venue last night, having just dropped in for a set (seems Aziz Ansari also paid a surprise visit). And according to the Twittersphere, he’s appeared there at least nine times since May.
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Watch It: James Franco, Michael Stipe and Patti Smith Kick Off ‘Rockaway!’

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

Outrage over the weekend shutdown of Rockaway’s city beaches made the cover of the Daily News (excuse to put a bikinied hardbody on the front page, much?), but fans of Patti Smith and James Franco found more welcoming sands over at Fort Tilden during the kickoff of the “Rockaway!” art festival.
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There Were Rockers and Stilt Walkers at the Bushwick Collective Block Party

The crowd

The crowd

Blackout

Blackout

Jerkface with stilted fan

Jerkface with stilted fan

Stilts

Stilts

Lexi Bella

Lexi Bella

Go! Push Pops

Go! Push Pops

Fan selfie with Iron Force

Fan selfie with Iron Force

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Meres One

Meres One

Eric Lee Bowman, who makes his own film

Eric Lee Bowman, who makes his own film

See One

See One

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Case

Case

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Vers

Vers

Fumero

Fumero

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bcbp70

Blackout

Blackout

City Kitty

City Kitty

Optimo

Optimo

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Block partier

Block partier

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The third annual Bushwick Collective Block Party went down yesterday on Troutman Street and, like most everything else in the city these days, it was bigger than ever before. More artists live painting more murals. More food trucks and various vendors. More bands, more beer, and just more actual street, as the whole block between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas and was shut down for the day.
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Watch: Sasheer Zamata and Seth Herzog Improvised Some TED Talks

Saturday Night Live was on hiatus last weekend, but cast member Sasheer Zamata could still be found performing before an audience in the wee hours. Just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Zamata and others hit the stage at UCBeast and did their best to pull some TED Talks out of their asses.
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The Lost Lectures Found Their Way to NYC, With Dev Hynes, Amanda Lepore and More

Not only did New York get its first taste of the Hump! Film Festival, but on Friday it was introduced to The Lost Lectures. If you haven’t been to installments of the series in London and Berlin, it’s a show-and-tell conducted by a handful of irreverent types at an address that’s only announced to ticketholders a day or two in advance.
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Hear Steve Buscemi Do William S. Burroughs’s Talking Asshole Routine

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Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET

Turns out, Steve Buscemi does a mean William S. Burroughs. Or so we discovered at Project Issue Room last night when the actor reenacted some of the author’s readings, lectures and interviews alongside avant-garde guitarist Elliott Sharp.
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BangOn Threw an Epic Easter Island Warehouse Rave

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

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Last time we checked in with roving rave producers BangOn, they were blowing up a reproduction of the Titanic and using it as an inflatable slide. This time, they went with an Easter Island theme for a rager that started on Holy Saturday and went past sunrise on Easter Sunday (aka “4/20″).
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There Was Cosplay, Cat Comics, and a Gigantic Charlie Brown at MoCCA Fest

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This past weekend, MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) teamed up with the Society of Illustrators at the 69th Regiment Armory for the 12th annual MoCCA Fest — a convention with artist booths and panel discussions celebrating the work of both amateur and established comic artists alike.
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Watch Hannibal Buress (Attempt to) Do ‘Rapper’s Delight’ With Method Man

Not a day after dropping his new special on Comedy Central, Hannibal Buress celebrated his 31st birthday at the Knitting Factory last night. Sure, his actual birthday was last month — but whatever, it was an excuse to bring his weekly front-bar showcase into the Knit’s spacious back room for a proper rager promising a “VERY special” musical guest.
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