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LES Rape and Robbery; B&H Dairy Now Delivers

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Police released a photo of a man they believe is responsible for a Lower East Side rape, attempted rape and robbery that occurred yesterday morning. [Bowery Boogie]

Wednesday’s victim of a shooting in the Taylor-Withe Houses in Williamsburg was identified as Shaun West, age 36. [Patch]

The Academy for Environmental Leadership in Bushwick will introduce a classroom hydroponic garden. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith Will Bop You and Floor You

W. Eugene Smith, (self-portrait at Loft window). (c) The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith.

W. Eugene Smith, (self-portrait at Loft window). (c) The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith.

“I caught the tail end of when New York was cool,” said a woman waiting in line to watch movies with Shia LaBeouf this morning.

Should she want to relive those days, she might want to forget about #AllMyMovies and catch The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith, showing Friday and Monday as part of the DOC NYC festival. The documentary by Sara Fishko is an offshoot of her “Jazz Loft Radio Series,” a 10-part WNYC production that unboxed the audio recordings that legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made while sharing his Chelsea loft with some of the jazz greats of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Her new documentary adds a visual element, sharing some of the thousands of photos that Smith took of the loft’s habitués, from Thelonius Monk to Salvador Dali to Warhol’s Ultra Violet, and the street life below.

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Slouching Towards Shia LaBeouf: 13-Hour Waits and They’re Still Lining Up For #AllMyMovies

(Photo: Josh Alvarez)

(Photo: Joshua Alvarez)

A lot has changed since we headed down to Angelika Film Center on Tuesday and were able to get right in to see Nymphomaniac with Shia LaBeouf. Around 11 a.m. this morning, a line wound back and forth across the Center’s lobby and spilled out the front door and down the block.

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Inside Lowlife, Wherein a Blanca Alum Serves $54 Chicken to the Lower East Side

(Photo: Evan Sung)

(Photo: Evan Sung)

Until now, we’ve known “Lowlife” as the title of Luc Sante’s history of Lower East Side vice and decrepitude, as well as the title of mad German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann’s moody free-jazz masterpiece. The name has never failed us. So we’re kind of curious about Lowlife, a new restaurant helmed by Alex Leonard, former chef de cuisine at Blanca, the Michelin-starred tasting-menu spot from Roberta’s.

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Fatal Shooting in Williamsburg; ‘Lowlife’ Restaurant Opens On LES

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last night a 36-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the head sustained at Williamsburg’s Taylor-Wythe Houses. [NY Daily News]

In Williamsburg, police are searching for two robbers who looted packages from multiple apartment lobbies last month. [Brooklyn Paper]

Greenpointers will have three final chances next week to weigh in on the best uses for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund [GCEF]. [Greenpoint Gazette]

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Agathe Snow Is Blowing Into The Journal Gallery

Agathe Snow, whose work often blends performance with immersive multimedia installations, is opening a new show, Continuum, tonight. This is the Corsican-born artist’s first solo exhibition at Journal Gallery in Williamsburg. Snow is the ex-wife of the late Dash Snow (they married when he was just 18 years old) whose pal Ryan McGinley has some new photos up, incidentally, in a show called Winter at Team Gallery.

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Film: Meta Plastic Punk Performances and Weirdo Couple Struggles to Make Normie Matrimony


It’s quite possible you’re #AllMyMovied-out this week already, what with Shia LeBeouf’s latest stunt and all, which we made our way over to yesterday. The ongoing event (three whole days, people) seems to be yet another attempt by the actor to translate his acting skills Transformers appearances into “performance art” (i.e. some totally derivative rendition of Marina Abramovic’s Adidas commercial). Well, here are a slew of movies (and related events) that will restore your faith in film (no guarantee you’ll actually grow fond of Transformers, though).

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SantaCon and Unsilent Night Are Set to Clash (or Happily Coexist?)

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

Once again, the East Village’s two Christmas traditions, SantaCon and Unsilent Night, are happening on the same day. UnsilentaCon will be upon us Dec. 12!

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Bushwick, You Can Now Order Deconstructed Salad From a Dancing Ginger

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 2.55.08 PMWhy get delivery from some faceless eatery when you can order from a vegan ginger with a Beatles tattoo? You can now do just that with Homemade, an app that launches tonight in Bushwick and will soon be expanding to Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, East Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

You might call this the AirBNB of food delivery, since it allows home cooks to prepare meals whenever they want and charge whatever for them. Do you like the look of those flaxseed cookies made by Monica, a Peruvian who uses her grandma’s recipes? Or that chicken curry made by Anisha, who first learned to cook at her aunt’s restaurant in India? Just hit “request a meal” and pick one of the available times. Some home cooks will deliver the meal to you personally, others use a courier, or you can just walk over to their place and pick it up.

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Performance Picks: Tween Twins, Social Media Scripting, And A Helping Of Violence

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As it turns out, most of this week’s performances to catch are in Williamsburg. Maybe there’s hope for culture there after all… Aside from The Bedford Stop, of course.
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Broad City Was Filming on the LES Yesterday

@kayabilly on Instagram.

At Cafe Petisco. (@kayabilly on Instagram).

Don’t worry, it won’t be long before Broad City returns and washes The Bedford Stop from our minds. According to a tipster who lives on Ludlow Street, the show was filming there yesterday at Good Luck Car Service, between Grand and Hester Streets.

You know you live in a cool New York neighborhood when Ilana and Abby and crew are chillin across the street at your local Chinese taxi service. It looked like the two were shooting a scene where they were waiting for something. They sat in the same seats the Chinese drivers sit in smoking cigarettes and hocking loogies. They were sprawled out and there was an ambulance gurney.

(Photo: @yamashira on Instagram.)

(Photo: @yamashira on Instagram.)

Nice. While they were on the Lower LES, Abbi and Ilana also stopped into Cafe Petisco for an Interview magazine shoot.

Not much is known about the upcoming season, which begins in February — except that Alan Alda will make an appearance, an Israel shoot was canceled, and all signs point to a cronut parody shot in Williamsburg.