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J. Crew Coming to Williamsburg; Michael Alig Soon to Be Free

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A 32-year-old man who mistakenly turned into oncoming traffic flipped his car while attempting to correct the mistake yesterday morning. He is in “grave” condition at Woodhull Hospital. [NY Daily News]

Michael Alig — the club kid and convicted murderer played by Macaulay Culkin in the 2003 film Party Monster — might be getting out of jail next month. [Gothamist]

J. Crew is said to be closing a deal for a space on Wythe, and Apple is looking in Williamsburg, too. [Crain's NY] Keep Reading »

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Tonight: Drink Scotch While Admiring This Scottish Artist’s Work

968_1000Tonight Rebecca Hossack Gallery will be feting a Scottish artist with Scottish cocktails.

Glasgow-born Alasdair Wallace will be in attendance tonight, making his New York debut with “Rare Vagrant & Accidentals,” an assemblage of 21 paintings (mostly acrylic landscapes) and a small bronze sculpture that will be on display through May 7.
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In Five Star, Keith Miller’s Leading Man Is a General in the East New York Bloods

Left to right: Primo (James 'Primo' Grant) and John (John Diaz) talk business on the court. (Photo: Nathan Fitch)

Left to right: Primo (James ‘Primo’ Grant) and John (John Diaz) talk business on the court. (Photo: Nathan Fitch)

Keith Miller’s latest film grew out of his 2011 short, “Gang Bangin’ 101.” In that two-minute doc, James “Primo” Grant – a burly, bearded Brooklyn native who works as a bouncer at a Bed-Stuy nightclub – spoke frankly about joining the East New York Bloods when he was 12 and eventually becoming a five-star general in what he calls the “brotherhood.”
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Bowery Mission Residents Will See Their Art in New Museum, a Couple Doors Down

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“Draftsmen’s Congress,” a collective painting currently on display. (Photo courtesy New Museum, New York. Photo: Benoit Pailley)

Andres Serrano isn’t the only artist to have recently worked with homeless New Yorkers. Polish sculptor Pawel Althamer, whose running New Museum show “The Neighbors” includes three floors of his own work and one floor for visitors and community groups to paint, draw and tag themselves, now has some new collaborators: residents of the Bowery Mission, a homeless shelter a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Andres Serrano’s Portraits of Homeless New Yorkers Will Live On the Streets

unnamedAndres Serrano, the photographer and artist best known for his controversial 1987 photograph, “Piss Christ,” has turned his attention to the homeless of New York City in a new public art project on display around Washington Square Park next month.

Opening May 19, “Residents of New York” will include portraits of 35 homeless people, and will be on display at the West 4th Street subway station, the Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square, LaGuardia Place in Greenwich Village, and on public phone booths.
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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim Were Actually in Food Club Before Food Club

Yesterday when Grub Street turned us on to Food Club, the new JASH show from Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner, we figured it was something along the lines of Tim’s Kitchen Tips — the absurd mustard-sponsored cooking show Wareheim did with his Tim and Eric co-creator, Tim Heidecker. But while there is no such thing as Pissman’s Mustard, there actually is a Food Club, and there has been for some time.
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A Shooting and A Stabbing in Bushwick, Greenpoint Couple Found Dead in Hot Tub

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A Bushwick police officer told B+B that a man was stabbed on Broadway at 11:15 p.m. Monday. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. No arrest has been made.

That night there was also an apparent shooting at Knickerbocker Avenue and Putnam Street in Bushwick. This is the neighborhood’s second shooting in as many weeks. [Bushwick Daily]

Investigators are trying to determine what happened to the middle-aged Greenpoint couple who was found dead in their hot tub on Sunday. [NY Daily News]
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An East Village Woman Woke Up to Find a Rapist in Her Apartment, Police Say

unnamedThis one is truly nightmarish: police say that around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, an East Village woman woke up to someone resembling this man standing on her bed.

The man sexually assaulted her but fled after a struggle, according to a request for media attention. Police didn’t say how, exactly, he got into his victim’s apartment.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5’4″, 160 lbs. He’s wanted for attempted rape.