The Lower East Side’s Newest Gallery Is Named After John Singer Sargent

(Photo courtesy Sargent's Daughters)

(Photo courtesy Sargent’s Daughters)

The Area exhibit isn’t the only exciting thing happening in the downtown art world: last night Sargent’s Daughters, a gallery named after painter John Singer Sargent, opened at 179 East Broadway.

The gallery’s first show, “Painting 101,” features (you guessed it) paintings by Francesca DiMattio, Dennis Hollingsworth, Jonathan Lasker, Sandi Slone and Daniel Rios Rodríguez.
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Nublu Moving, Shnitz Going Brick-and-Mortar and 10 More New Spots

Nublu

Nublu’s current location. (Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

With a State Liquor Authority committee meeting slated for Nov. 18, Community Board 3 has now posted the latest batch of liquor license questionnaires to its site. Always an exciting time! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up in the East Village and Lower East Side restaurant world, shall we? (And don’t forget: in addition to all this, John McDonald is turning the former Veselka Bowery space into a steakhouse and oyster bar).
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Members of TV on the Radio, etc. Will Cover Lou Reed at This Tribute Show

(Photo: Bonnie Datt)

(Photo: Bonnie Datt)

Halloween has passed, taking its tribute bands with it, but on Nov. 24 at Bowery Electric, a slew of artists will try to do justice to the late, great Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground at a tribute show that’s being dubbed “Last Great American Whale.” The lineup is still in flux but the list of early confirmations, below, is impressive — and includes everyone from a couple of members of TV on the Radio to some musicians who actually played with Reed. Proceeds from the $20 tickets go toward the Ali Forney Center for at-risk LGBT youth.
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The Area Exhibit Opened and We Partied Like It Was 1983

The dancefloor (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

The dancefloor (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Genevieve Bahrenburg, Chuck Close, Adriana Santiago

Genevieve Bahrenburg, Chuck Close, Adriana Santiago

Andre Balazs (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Andre Balazs (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Benjamins rug (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Benjamins rug (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

The money booth. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

The money booth. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

The faux supermarket (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

The faux supermarket (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Faux supermarket. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Faux supermarket. (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Portraits of Warhol, Haring, etc. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Portraits of Warhol, Haring, etc. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Serge Becker, Lisa Cooper, John McDonald (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Serge Becker, Lisa Cooper, John McDonald (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area artifacts (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Area artifacts (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

John Link, May Andersen, Julian Schnabel, Jorge Ulrich

John Link, May Andersen, Julian Schnabel, Jorge Ulrich

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Rick Genest doing human taxidermy (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Rick Genest doing human taxidermy (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Dominatrix in the floor (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Dominatrix in the floor (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Speakers (Photo: Owen Hoffmann/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Speakers (Photo: Owen Hoffmann/PatrickMcMullan.com)

By Survival Research Labs (Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

By Survival Research Labs (Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

The recreated restrooms (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

The recreated restrooms (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Glenn O'Brien (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Glenn O'Brien (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Area at the Hole (Photo: Paul Bruinooge/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Gratuitous nudity (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Gratuitous nudity (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Serge Becker, Darius Azari, Eric Goode (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

Serge Becker, Darius Azari, Eric Goode (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

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If you felt the earth shaking yesterday around 6 p.m., that was The Hole opening its exhibit inspired by Eric Goode’s new book, Area: 1983–1987. Last night, the legendary nightclub’s other creators — Darius Azari, Shawn Hausman, Serge Becker (now of La Esquina, etc.) — mingled with a slew of guests that included Mike D of the Beastie Boys, hoteliers Andres Balazs and Vikram Chatwal, Calvin Klein, and so on. One of the exhibit’s curators, Glenn O’Brien — who penned a great Times piece about the “nightclub that was like art” — floated around. And, of course, our own Cat Marnell showed up on the late side.
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The Forcella Folks Are Now Doling Out Neapolitan Slices On Bowery

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The last time someone tried to sling Neapolitan slices in the East Village, it was 2 Bros.’s short-lived Totale Pizzeria. But Forcella is hoping to succeed where los dos hermanos failed and has converted part of its dining room into Slice of Naples, a takeout spot serving (you guessed it) Neapolitan slices. It’ll be open from noon to 4 a.m., so, yeah, between this and Cafe Standard, the Bowery just got some pretty solid late-night/early-morning dining options.
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Steven Soderbergh Just Set the Lower East Side Back 100 Years

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

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Either a group of very dedicated steampunk fans decided to carve out a piece of the Lower East Side as their own, or Cinemax was shooting a period drama this morning on the corner of Broome and Orchard Streets.
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Here’s a Look at the Standard East Village’s New Cafe

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Courtesy Cafe Standard)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

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As we tweeted over the weekend, The Standard East Village’s cafe — called Café Standard, natch — has opened for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night bites till 2 a.m.
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The Katz’s Pop-Up Got Its First Celebrity Patron

After just a couple of weeks on Houston Street, the Katz’s Deli pop-up has its first celebrity buyer. According to its Facebook page, longtime Katz’s cat Jerry Stiller bought the Young and Sick piece that was going for $5,000.

We recently popped into the pop-up to speak to fifth-generation owner Jake Dell about this wild experiment in deli-inspired artwork. Watch the video above to see what he had to say.

Area Returns Tonight While The Dom Becomes an e-Cig Store

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Two of Andy Warhol’s old hangs are suddenly back on everyone’s minds: The Dom was mentioned in some of those tributes to Lou Reed, since the Velvet Underground was part of Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable show there. What those tributes failed to note is that 19 St. Marks (which later became the Electric Circus) will soon be home to Beyond Vape, a West Coast chain that sells e-cigs and — holy shit — a Nintendo controller mod (talk about “cloud level”). Definitely seems like a more appropriate use of the space than the Supercuts that preceded it.
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You Know These New Yorkers, But Can You Guess Who They’re Voting For?

After finding out who 300 of your neighbors are voting for, we once again teamed up with NYU’s Studio 20 to find out who and what some not-so-random New Yorkers are getting behind. Click the sliders to find out what a reality show star, a filmmaker, a few small (and not-so-small) business owners, and a pastor/politician would do if they were mayor.

Reporting by Lilah Raptopoulos, Catherine Kustanczy, Kristin Oakley, and the rest of the students of Studio 20.

Win a Prize at the Vine Film Festival or Watch the Stone Roses on the Big Screen


A six-second “film” isn’t going to stand up against classics like Goodfellas or Vertigo, but with the ADD generation upon us, maybe this is the future of film? The Vine Film Festival is awarding prizes for the best Vine movies this Saturday at Bushwick’s Bat Haus coworking space. To enter your film use the hashtag #tinylittlevideos on Vine and look for your work at the festival. Booze and prizes — awarded in all genres, so be creative — will be provided by the event’s sponsors: The Bronx Brewery, Kave Café, Northeast Kingdom and Mile’s Wine Bar. And there’s an after-party at The Rookery.

Catch these six-second masterpieces and other films about drugs, music and adoption we’re Reel Psyched about.
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