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ABC No Rio and Its Zine Library Hope to Turn a New Page

ABC No Rio Zine Library (Photo: Nicole Disser)

ABC No Rio Zine Library (Photo: Nicole Disser)

ABC No Rio is falling apart, as it has been for decades. But it sort of comes with the territory– as a (now former) squat house, punk venue, and art-making community space since the late 1970s, the building has leveled some expected wear. Minor repairs, such as patching up a massive hole in the wall that read “rat poison” back in 1989 and the roof encapsulation twenty years later in 2009, haven’t done much to seriously improve the conditions of what, deep down, is an ailing tenement house.
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Cleaner Streets, But Dirty Needles Are Still a Cause for Concern

(Photo: Amy Lombard)

(Photo: Amy Lombard)

It was dark by the time members of the East Village walkabout group entered Tompkins Square Park, carrying plastic bags containing clean syringes, sterilized cookers and tourniquets, condoms, lubricants and dental dams.
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Whitehouse Hostel Closes On Bowery; Miley Cyrus Hits Bushwick For Fashion Week

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Frederik Eklund of Million Dollar Listing reportedly sold the 40-unit development at 50 Clinton Street for $28 million. [The Real Deal]

Clad in black pants and pasties, Miley Cyrus stopped by Alexander Wang’s fashion week after party in Bushwick Saturday night. [NY Observer]

Community Board 3 approved this pedestrian-friendly redesign of Orchard Street. [DNA Info]
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Steve Buscemi Premiered His FDNY Doc, Offering an Eye Into His Firefighting Days

Steve Buschemi at the New York City Fire Museum. (Dave Allocca/Starpix)

Steve Buschemi at the New York City Fire Museum. (Dave Allocca/Starpix)

A day after Boardwalk Empire’s season premiere party at the Ziegfeld, Steve Buscemi returned to his old Lower East Side stomping grounds to unveil his new HBO documentary, A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY.
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Join These Ladies Who LUNCH For Some Colorful Punch

Detail from Beka Goedde's Lunch (still life), 2014 from "All Solid Things Hold Together" series (image courtesy of Angela Conant)

Detail from Beka Goedde’s Lunch (still life), 2014 from “All Solid Things Hold Together” series (image courtesy of Angela Conant)

It’s a meal that many New Yorkers eat out of plastic containers at a desk, hunched over an LED screen—and like other meals, it’s one we often eat alone. But a trio of artists are cooking up an exhibition in Bushwick that might make you think harder about lunch.
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A Big Egg, Big Bees, and Even Bigger Data

All subjects you can contemplate at this week’s thrilling selection of readings and talks. 

Friday, September 5

We, The Outsiders Opening Reception
We, The Outsiders is an art exhibition that explores several perplexing questions: “Can it be said that art has a consciousness of its own? And if such a consciousness were independent of us, where would it place us in relation to itself?” I have no idea what that means, but I do know that the exhibition revolves around a gigantic egg—which probes, like the classic chicken-and-the-egg conundrum (I prosaically assume), where consciousness begins and ends when it comes to art. Keep Reading »

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Emily Dickinson in Space; Thrift Disco in Bushwick

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Tommaso Mazzoni, owner of Milk and Roses Bistro in Greenpoint, was sliced on the chest with a sharp object Sunday night when he attempted to break up a customer dispute about a “stolen” cellphone. The alleged assailant, Alfred Davis, who was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, will be in court on November 7. [DNA Info]

Developers of the eight-story, 42-unit apartment building at 210 N.12th Street in Williamsburg received a $21 million loan to complete the project. []

Last night, a continuous three-day staging of Theater Plastique‘s musical “Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE”—featuring 88 performers—began at The Bushwick Starr. The show wraps tomorrow night at 10 p.m. [Bushwick Daily] Keep Reading »

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Okay, This Totally Trumps Seth Rogen

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We were pretty sure Seth Rogen would be the biggest star around Tompkins Square Park this afternoon, but yeah — this totally trumps it.

While Rogen’s “Untitled X-mas Movie” was plunked down on the east side of the park, these portraits of Jesus, Mother Theresa, Spike Lee, Nelson Mandela, the Obamas, and Malcolm X loomed large over the west side. And yes, that’s The Donald.

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The paintings are part of the “Idols” series by artist Jeffrey Reid, who sat behind a table showing off a binder full of women (and men that he had painted) to curious passersby.

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Meanwhile, over on Avenue B, Sunny & Annie’s was closed — as expected — so that Jonathan Levine could film his Christmas movie starring Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Yawn!

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