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And Now, Some Gut-Wrenching Photos From Ludlow Street

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Welcome to Mourn Porn, where we present bygone institutions in states of disheartening disarray, just to ruin your day. Above we bring you the former Motor City Bar, completely gutted. (Those poles are not there for Anna Copa Cabanna, who lately has been dancing in Williamsburg, at Passenger Bar’s Disco Night.) Workers were paving new, bizarrely unsticky floors today.
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Penn Badgley Will DJ at iO Tillett Wright’s Portrait Party

Funny we were just talking about iO Tillett Wright and the East Village memoir she just sold: Sunday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel, she’ll be at a party for “Self-Evident Truths,” her quest to photograph 10,000 LGBTQ people around the country so their portraits can be installed on the National Mall.
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Spend the Next Three Minutes Blissing Out With Roberta’s

To celebrate its sixth anniversary, the one and only Roberta’s just dropped a new promo video. Unlike the absurdist mindfucks the Bushwick pizzeria has unleashed in the past, this one is rather ethereal, with languorous slo-mo footage of pies being fired up for the Bushwick Block Party and the Frieze Art Fair. Never has funneling a beer looked so chill.
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Kids Do the Coolest Things: Indie Rock Shows and Hip-Hop Classes for Tots

(Photo: Maryanne Ventrice)

(Photo: Maryanne Ventrice)

One does not simply walk a stroller into Union Pool. So, aside from shopping at Wovenplay, what’s a parent to do if they want their kids to be little Lou Reeds? Here’s a couple of options.
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DayLife Returns June 1 With Mission Cantina, Bocce, Yoga and More

Last year's DayLife.

Last year’s DayLife.

The LES has been feeling festive lately. First Lower East Side History month brought 80 things to do (the latest: the Feed Me a Story project, which has been collecting memories and recipes of favorite dishes from Lower East Side seniors, will present its work at a potluck lunch Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. at the park at 33 East First Street. Then there’ll be a reception for Lexi Bella’s “Heroines of the LES” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Prima). And now DayLife has announced its lineup when it returns June 1.
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Angel’s Share Opens New Place; $3.6M Penthouse on Avenue C

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A seven-story building in Williamsburg developed by murdered landlord Menachem Stark and his partner (which faced foreclosure and landed them in bankruptcy court) will be purchased by a Midtown investment firm for $52 million. [The Real Deal]

Mayor de Blasio is soliciting proposals for how to upgrade the city’s pay phones to WiFi hotspots. [The Architect's Newspaper]

The property at 79-89 Avenue D in the East Village was purchased for $12.5 million. A 12-story mixed-use development will replace the current single-story storefronts. [The Real Deal]

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