The Regulars

Blonde Redhead Defends Their Decadence at St. Mazie

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(Photos: Phil Provencio)

Since 19-freakin’-93, Blonde Redhead has been conjuring killer music in New York freakin’ City. The trio – Italian twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace and Japanese chanteuse Kazu Makino – are absolute legends of noise-rock and sonic dreamscapes. First taken under the wing of Sonic Youth and later guided by Fugazi, the band constantly strives to create, as Simone says mystically, “something that feels right everywhere, that doesn’t feel it derives from anywhere but just comes because of something magical between us.” Their entire career has been defined by always feeling like outsiders in the city they call home.
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Soaking Up Rays (and Frozen Margs) With Bridey Elliott of Fort Tilden

Fort Tildenscreening tomorrow at Northside Festival, depicts a pair of naive, privileged, and self-obsessed friends journeying to the Rockaways. It’s a sunny, snarky quest to some very funny places.
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Jessica Pimentel of Orange Is the New Black Gets Stuck to the Seats at This ‘Dirty Dive’

Jessica Pimentel has played pregnant Hispanic women before, but — as with all of Orange Is the New Black‘s amazing female characters — her role as Maria Ruiz (not the one who got knocked up by the prison guard; the other one) defies the stereotype.
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The Lucas Bros. Are Regulars at Tutu’s, Even If Weed Is Clearly Better Than Booze

The Lucas Brothers are comics and identical twins. And Keith and Kenny don’t just look alike — they also dress alike. One Lucas Bro says their twin dynamic is “deeper than brother-brother,” as the other Bro finishes the thought with, “we’re the same person.”
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Where to Find Kevin Corrigan Before He Chats Up the Broad City Girls Tonight

Maybe you don’t recognize Kevin Corrigan’s name, but when you see his face and hear that Bronx accent, you realize, “Oh, yeah. That guy. I LOVE that guy.” He’s been in countless movies you like: GoodfellasPineapple ExpressSuperbadThe Departed. On TV, he’s known for FringeDamages, and The Mentalist.
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Jad Abumrad of Radiolab Gets His Black Sabbath Fix at Splitty

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

Jad Abumrad is a genius. Really. In 2011, he received the ridiculously prestigious MacArthur Genius Award for creating “engaging audio explorations of scientific and philosophical questions” on his nationally syndicated WNYC show Radiolab, which he co-hosts with veteran broadcaster Robert Krulwich. When you listen to Jad talk on Radiolab or face-to-face at his favorite Brooklyn bar Splitty, it truly feels like you’re in the presence of a genius. He uses the word “quantum” way too casually and convincingly. And he drinks bourbon neat, which is definitely a genius-style drink.
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As Williamsburg Gets Touristy, Pat Kiernan Finds ‘Real People’ at The Meatball Shop

(Photos: Nina Westervelt)

(Photos: Nina Westervelt)

You’ve probably seen Pat Kiernan on NY1 delivering the early-morning news in his sincere yet slightly dry style. If you haven’t, then it’s very possible you’ve seen him in 4:44 Last Day on EarthIron Man 3, The Avengers, or Broad City. In each, he plays himself informing terrified TV viewers that the world is ending by way of a super-villain or super-storm. To the world, the sharp news junkie has become the face of New York, even if that face (and that haircut) is so sweetly Canadian.
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Watch Andrew W.K. Bring His Own Jäger to Amarin Cafe

Before he ascended to the divine status of Real-Life Party God, legendary party-rocker Andrew W.K. was just an anonymous regular eating Thai food alone at Amarin Café. From 1998 to 2001, he lived first in Williamsburg and then in Greenpoint, where Amarin opened in 1997 in a space that was formerly a Chinese restaurant.
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When He Isn’t Brewing Coffee at Strangeways, Eddie Cedeño Is Drinking Coors at Pearl’s

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

(Photos: Nina Westervelt)

Though he fears that Bushwick really is on its way to becoming the “Next Williamsburg,” Eddie Cedeño loves this Brooklyn neighborhood, and he really loves being a regular at Pearl’s Social and Billy Club. It’s part of what Eddie calls The Triangle, which consists of this bar, the coffee shop he owns called Strangeways Coffee, and his apartment, which are all within three square blocks of each other. Eddie used to live on famed and now overrun Bedford Avenue, but he says he was priced out of Williamsburg. (“Who can afford $1,000 for one room?”) And yet, Eddie is part of what changed his old ‘hood and what’s making his ‘hood of six years so popular.
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This Theater Kid Has a Thing For Skulls, and So Does Hair Metal

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

In the two and a half years that Ariel Pellman has gone to Hair Metal in Greenpoint, she’s also gone through six hairstyles. See if you can follow along with just a few: When she first visited the six-seater salon, Ariel had some purple in her hair, “but it was mostly black,” she says. “We shaved the side and made that hot pink, so I had purple and pink. Then, we did the same and bleached the tips and did teal on the bottom. And then we shaved it again and did teal with a black skull on the side.” Keep Reading »

Anna Bloda Gets ‘Casual Freaky’ at Beacon’s Closet As It Leaves Williamsburg

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

Anna Bloda first ventured into Beacon’s Closet around 12 years ago, when she was living in her native Krakow, Poland and visiting the States. With its giant Polish population, naturally Anna stayed in Greenpoint and soon found herself exploring Williamsburg. That’s where she came upon the essential go-to for hipster and vintage wear.
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