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Arrest Made in Bushwick Child Rape Case; Punk Mag Turns 40

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Edwin Caizaguano, 24, was arrested in in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in Bushwick this past October. [NY Daily News]

Richard Oates, the man who died Tuesday following a skateboarding mishap on the Lower East Side, was a father, former chef, and owner of Greenpoint’s East River Skate Shop. [NY Times]

At 315 Grand Street, the Landmarks Preservation Commission green-lighted a restoration of the 130-year-old former Ridley & Son’s department store. [Bowery Boogie]

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Performance Picks: Another Festival, Literally Dark Comedy, Duane Reade Love

(Flyer via the Exponential Festival)

(Flyer via the Exponential Festival)

While you still have a staggering amount of Manhattan performance festival shows going on this week, don’t be afraid to take a break from sifting through show schedules in order to check out some of these other options.

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‘I Started to Fall Backwards’: My Faint Recollection of Opening For David Bowie

The author Phoebe Legere (Photo by Valentine Judge)

The author Phoebe Legere (Photo by Valentine Judge)

Singer, composer, performance artist and multi-instrumentalist Phoebe Legere has continually broken new musical ground since her New Wave band Monad formed in 1980. In 2006 Legere founded the New York Underground Museum, an interactive website that presents the work of both renowned and emerging artists. It was Legere’s eclectic talents that earned her an incredible opportunity.

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Bowie in the East Village, Then and Now

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

This morning we noticed graffiti artist Hektad had made some modifications to his 2nd Avenue F stop mural of a giant splattering heart, in honor of the man who fell to earth. A Bowie lightning bolt now pierces the heart, and messages of “Let’s Dance” and “David Bowie Rest Well” are scribbled on the edges. Appropriate, given the subway stop’s proximity to the setting of Lazarus.

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The Bedford Stop Goes on Sprang Brayke Early, Because Florida

New Year, new you– is exactly what’s on Alex and Olena’s mind right now. What’s the best cure for the holiday blues? Well, the girls of our favorite reality web series, The Bedford Stopknow full-well it’s another holiday, that’s what. And where else to go act like a total nit and blend in seamlessly? Florida, duh! In this new episode premiering exclusively on B+B, they aim to hit the beaches, lap up frozies at any number of Margaritavilles, and twerk at whatever’s left of the Club Paris [Hilton] empire. Yes, it’s actually the year 2007 in Florida from here until eternity. But hold up– it may be hard to imagine, but Alex hints that an attempt to “detox” might be in her future. Olena’s reaction? In short: “Ew.” We couldn’t agree more.

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Honey, Let’s Go to Lucky Bee, the New Farm-to-Table Thai

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

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Back in July we predicted that Lucky Bee was going to generate some serious “buzz” (heh). Six months later, we can confirm that the interior decor alone will definitely get people talking when it opens next Thursday (and, I’d wager, Dev and crew visiting in the next installation of Master of None).

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Market Hotel is Back, For Realz This Time

Sleater-Kinney's sound check before their December 16 show, and the pole heard round the world (Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev for New York magazine)

Sleater-Kinney’s sound check before their December 16 show, and the pole heard round the world (Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev for New York magazine)

Market Hotel did a remarkable job of capturing our attention with that Sleater-Kinney show. It’s almost as if the place is run by someone who knows a thing or two about putting on a great show. Huh. But since the Liquor Man and his cohort of party poopers (er, the State Liquor Authority) had only granted a temporary license for the soft opening, we were starting to get a real bad case of nervous dry mouth at the thought that perhaps we’d be waiting a long time for the Bushwick DIY venue to officially throw open its doors at Broadway-Myrtle. After all, we’d waited about half a decade already…

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Skateboarder Dies on LES; Woman Attacked in W-Burg Subway Station

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Tuesday on Delancey Street, police say a skateboarder, 32, died after he held onto the sides of a truck and slipped beneath its tires. [DNA Info] The man has since been identified as Richard Oates of Brooklyn. [amNY]

Last week a woman suffered multiple injuries when an assailant hit her in the back of the head atop a Morgan Avenue subway station stairway, causing her to blackout and fall. [Brooklyn Paper]

In Greenpoint, a car was stolen from Monitor Street on January 5, but it was recovered the next day (with damages) on Eliot Avenue. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Festival Frenzy: News From Northside, SXSW, Sasquatch!, and Panorama

Northside 2013, babay. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Northside 2013, babay. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Sure, we were expecting snow earlier, but in a valiant effort to keep our minds on the sunny days ahead, a slew of festival organizers have chosen today to drop new details about their summer blowouts. Hot on the heels of the recently announced Governors Ball lineup, we now have this to share.

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The Sock Man Is Closing, and Patricia Field Is Having a Liquidation Sale

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

The story of Mamoun’s had a happy ending, but not so for another St. Marks Place institution. Marty “The Sock Man” Rosen is shuttering his doors this Friday, January 15.  Today, we caught up with the beloved grump, who confirmed rumors of the closing and told us he’d been socked with a rent hike.

“This is the East Village,” he said, in the midst of rearranging the funky socks and tights he has long sold to everyone from neighborhood punks to Chloe Sevigny. “I don’t want to leave this block. As bad as it is, I don’t want to leave. I don’t know what to do.” He’ll be looking for a new space, but in the meantime you can still order online.

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The Big Guns Finally Acknowledge MTA, L Train Poised For Upgrades

LOL remember when? (Photo by Daniel Maurer)

LOL remember when? (Photo by Daniel Maurer)

The MTA became the popular girl at school almost overnight as first Governor Andrew Cuomo and now the federal government is paying mind to New York City’s neglected and notoriously underfunded transportation system. Today, Senator Chuck Schumer announced that he’ll call for sorely needed funding from the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) to improve the “packed to capacity” L train.

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Pay Your Respects(?) to That Other Fallen Rock Star, Scott Weiland

(Flyer via Misha McGlown / Facebook)

(Flyer via Misha McGlown / Facebook)

Tonight in Harlem, artist Misha McGlown (aka Omo Misha) will host a tribute event for yet another rock icon who passed away recently (and unexpectedly), though one who wasn’t quite as universally beloved as David Bowie.

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