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Six Films Worth Ducking Inside For

Hate the sun? Are you… a vampire? Even if the answer to both those questions is no (whatever…) you should still check out these films playing this week.

The Dance of Reality
Legendary weirdo, avant-garde hero, and occultist extraordinaire Alejandro Jodorowsky returns after a 14-year filmmaking hiatus with an autobiographical film about his childhood growing up in a small Chilean town. Jodorowsky’s films are psychedelic experiences that are only fully realized on the big screen– so definitely don’t miss this one.
Now playing at Sunshine Cinema at 143 E Houston St., Lower East Side.
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Pop-Up Wedding Chapel in Williamsburg; Comic Book and Kite Festivals

(Tom Fruin’s MAXIKIOSCO pop-up wedding chapel, hosted by the Wythe Hotel)

(“Maxikiosco,” a stained-glass house by artist Tom Fruin, will serve as a pop-up wedding chapel at the Wythe Hotel during Pride Week)

When Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel exhibits “Maxikiosco” by local artist Tom Fruin during Pride Week, the stained-glass house will also serve as a pop-up wedding chapel. Wedding packages cost $1,500 and are available from June 27 to 29. [T Magazine]

Sweet Chick has once postponed opening in Max Fish‘s former spot on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street]

To promote his new book about hitchhiking, John Waters left his Greenwich Village apartment and hitchhiked in NYC for the first time. [Vulture] Keep Reading »

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Watch a Pathmark Come Down So a 68-Story Tower Can Go Up

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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Demolition was in full swing today on the waterfront lot between Rutgers and Pike Slips, and between Cherry Street and the FDR, where what used to be the Two Bridges Pathmark will be replaced by a 68-story apartment tower.
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These Brooklyn Literary Zine Publishers Take a Page From the Net

Gabby Bess at her workspace (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Gabby Bess at her workspace (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Two new issues of established zines from Brooklyn-based writers and curators of the printed word are out and available as of the past few weeks. These aren’t your traditional, black-and-white Xerox zines of yore: their creators, Kristen Felicetti and Gabby Bess, are steeped in net culture and cross pollinate with others in the very with-it Alt Lit scene.
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A Look Inside Paulaner, the New Beer Hall From Edi & the Wolf’s Wolfgang Ban

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

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There’s been quite a lot of retooling among the Bowery’s high-profile restaurants: Pulino’s closed to become Cherche Midi, Peels closed to make way for Bar Primi, Bowery Diner closed to become “a very different restaurant,” and, back in April, Paulaner Brauhaus suddenly shuttered. It reopened a few days ago as just plain Paulaner, pitching itself as less of a brauhaus and more of a “Modern Bavarian Restaurant and Brewery,” though master brewer Andreas Heidenreich is still crafting rotating brews in its copper and steel tanks.
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More Cheese Bread On the Way!

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Between the recently launched Langos Truck and this, lovers of cheese bread are living in a golden era. A greasy, bubbling golden era.

At 174 Bleecker Street, where the Mussel Pot and then Slide came and went, a sign in the window indicates that Old Tbilisi will soon be serving “authentic Georgian cuisine,” as befits its name (a historic part of Georgia’s capital).
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Union Square Night Market; Andrew Tarlow Snags Book Deal

Dream Downtown

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Plans have been submitted for a 35-story, 658-apartment, mixed-use building on the Domino Sugar Factory site. [YIMBY]

According to the city’s Department of Investigation, former Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes illegally paid a political consultant with $200,000 confiscated from criminal defendants, including drug dealers. [NY Times]

A former warehouse in Williamsburg will play a demon-ridden apartment building in the new film Ava’s Possessions, co-starring Jemima Kirke of Girls. [DNA Info]

Clinton Hill taqueria Cochinita opened a Lower East Side spinoff, Cochinita Dos. [Village Voice]
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3 Comic-Book-Inspired Dramatists Name Their Favorite Comics and Plays

Mining the Moon

Mining the Moon

Just in time for the opening night of the Comic Book Theater Festival tonight at The Brick in Williamsburg, we asked three writers to tell us about their three very different plays, and to name their favorite comic books and theatrical productions.

MATTHEW THURBER, “Mining the Moon”
June 8, 10, 21 and 26
The play: “It’s fantasy-based story about the president, who is a werewolf, and who has halted the spinning of the moon, so the moon’s always full and he can stay in power. He’s deposed, and with the help of his friend, who’s a talking horse, he tries to find his way back to the moon and to the source of his werewolf people. It’s very much a satire and a fantasy in a humorous way, about power and corruption and environmental themes. It’s a weird blend of puppet theater and kabuki theater.”
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$1 Million Grant Will Fight Poverty in One of North Brooklyn’s Neediest Areas

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Of the 20,000 residents who live within the 11206 zip code — which includes parts of East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy — over 30% live below the poverty line, and only 38% have earned a high school diploma, according to recent census data. That may be about to change: the New York Change Capital Fund has pledged to give up to $1 million over the next four years to five different areas of New York City, including the impoverished zip.
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