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Some Protesters Tried to Fuggin’ Levitate Vice’s Offices into the East River

(Photos: Jaime Cone)

(Photos: Jaime Cone)

What happens when protesters gather around a wrecked guitar, a can of Guinness, and a pile of old issues of Vice chanting incantations in an effort to levitate the magazine’s offices into the East River? Nothing supernatural, but it does make for a spectacle. It happened yesterday on North 11th Street in Williamsburg, where a group of about 30 people organized by local band Talibam! showed up despite the snow to express their displeasure at Vice Media’s plans to move into 289 Kent Avenue.
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Sheldon Silver Gets an Award; Napoleon Dynamite Restaurant

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Before dawn on Saturday in Williamsburg, a 19-year-old woman was arrested for assault after allegedly permanently disfiguring a man by biting his lip so hard. [Brooklyn Paper]

While a male driver waited out a red light on Leonard Street his weekend, two armed robbers took control of the vehicle, drove two blocks, tied up the driver and took $2K. [Brooklyn Paper]

Yesterday, former Assembly Speaker and current LES Assembly member Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, was awarded the Coalition for Community Service’s Champion Award for his contributions to drug treatment programs. [NY Daily News]

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Meet the Man Who Risks Life and Limb to Deliver Your Weed

(Photo: Hannah McCarthy)

(Photo: Hannah McCarthy)

You know The Guy in High Maintenance? Mark is that guy. He knows where you live, and sometimes he hangs out in your living room. He probably sees you more than he does his best friends. You like him — you just don’t really know him. Or his real name. That’s to be expected, though. Because he’s selling you weed.
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About the Mysterious ‘Detroit’ Banner That Unfurled in Bushwick

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

So a screen-printed canvas banner isn’t exactly in the tradition of Diego Rivera’s proletarian frescos, but the message this building-sized advert is sending to Bushwick residents is loud and clear. Detroit: the land of opportunity, Bushwick: nearing saturation.
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‘Hasidic Melody Is Like Wine’: A Pre-Purim Chat With ‘Hasidic Hipster’ Band Zusha

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From Left: Zachariah “Juke” Goldshmiedt, Shlomo Ari Gaisin, and Elisha Mendl Mlotek (Photo: Marko Dashev)

They’ve been called a “Hasidic hipster” band, but Zusha is all about dispelling labels and bridging the dichotomy between the spiritual and secular.  “Independent on all levels,” their wordless melodies are a self-described blend of “jazz, reggae, folk, ska, gypsy swing, and traditional Jewish soul.”
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Video: Boutique Bandits Strike Again, This Time at Biodynamic Wine Store

Here’s a video of the boutique bandit in action.

We previously reported that police believe a man — sometimes with an accomplice — has robbed six stylish stores in Nolita, Soho, and the East Village, lifting a total of nearly $1,000 in just a month.

He’s still at it. Authorities say that last Friday, around 9:43pm, the suspects walked into Wine Therapy, a cute little organic and biodynamic wine shop on Elizabeth Street, and flashed a knife. Watch the video, which shows the cashier forking over $1,000 from the register and his own wallet.

 

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Starbucks Seeks Sidewalk Cafe; ‘Men and Cats’ Photo Show

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Police seek help finding the two armed teens seen in this video stealing $400 from a Halsey Street convenience store in Bushwick last month. [WABC-7]

At this Monday’s Community Board 2 meeting, Starbucks will lobby to open a 25-table sidewalk cafe at their Astor Place location. [Noho News]

Lots of real estate news on Second Avenue. First up: Petco has been confirmed as Ben Shaoul’s latest retail tenant. [EV Grieve]
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This Week’s Readings: Gary Indiana, Women’s Day, and The Unspeakable

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At the freshly renovated LGBT Community Center, Kevin Sessums will dish about his life in the trenches of NYC glamor, working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair. His new book I Left it on the Mountain (a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Mississippi Sissy) chronicles his professional life, including interviews with Madonna, Courtney Love and Daniel Radcliffe, along with his simultaneously crumbling personal life. No topic is deemed too dark for discussion, including the author’s nights of anonymous sex, his HIV positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction.
Monday, March 2. 6:30 p.m. LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street (West Village).
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Oiji Has Quietly Opened in Dok Suni’s Former Digs

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Oiji, a chic Korean restaurant, has opened in the space that housed beloved Dok Suni for over two decades. As noted when we spoke to Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku back in October, the chefs and co-owners have experience in the kitchens of Michelin starred restaurants (Kim at Bouley, Ku at Gramercy Tavern) and it shows in the refined technique they apply to the Korean dishes here. 
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