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At Last, a Look Inside the New St. Mark’s Bookshop

The new St Mark's Bookshop location (Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

The new St Mark’s Bookshop location (Photos: Kirsten O’Regan)

After a spate of setbacks and slowdowns, St. Mark’s Bookshop has reopened in its new digs at 136 East Third Street. It’s the beloved book store’s fourth iteration since opening in the East Village in 1977. It had been at its previous spot off of Third Avenue since 1992.
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Caveman Is Playing a Surprise Show at Bowery Electric Tonight

Caveman playing at R Bar last night, courtesy of Bedford + Bowery’s Instagram

What’s with Caveman and surprise shows on the Bowery? Last time we caught them it was at a “super secret” gig at R Bar, and now Bowery Electric tweets us to say: “TONIGHT: @CavemanBand surprise performance @boweryelectric, Starts at 7:30, $10 tickets at the door only!”
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Will a New Pop-Up Gallery at Whole Foods Turn EV Bloggers Against Each Other?

The Houston Bowery wall, concealed. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The Houston Bowery wall, concealed. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Next time you spend your Whole Paycheck at Whole Foods, you’ll at least get to take in some art for free!

Whole Foods Market® Bowery, as it’s written in a press release, is opening a pop-up gallery featuring “LES-centric artwork” on its second-floor mezzanine, in partnership with the LES BID. Artists are invited to propose art “based on a combination of past and present themes that relate to the Lower East Side”; five winners will be selected to have their work displayed for a month, starting with a preview during the annual LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion on Sept. 7.
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Attack of the Goth Lolitas! Harajuku Girls Descend On the LES

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(Photo: Jason Wishnow)

That veggie burger wasn’t the only thing that brought bonkers crowds to the Lower East Side over the weekend. For one very kawaii afternoon, the neighborhood turned into Harajuku and Allen Street was Takeshita Dori as Tokyo Rebel, a beacon of Japanese punk, Goth and Lolita fashion, reopened to frilly fanfare.
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The Line For Brooks Headley’s Veggie Burger Was Ramen-Burger-Worthy

(Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

(Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

Sunday afternoon a thick line of New Yorkers twisted down half of Eldridge Street and onto Stanton—all of them waiting for veggie burgers. A man passing by on a bike asked Rick Froberg (frontman of Brooklyn’s Obits and formerly of Drive Like Jehu) “What the hell is everyone waiting for?”
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Dumpling Man Gets Sued; World’s Most Hipster Neighborhoods

Puddle as vase

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Lower East Side gallery 47 Canal will close on August 2 and relocate to 291 Grand Street, where it will reopen in September under its current name. [Gallerist NY]

A former employee is suing Dumpling Man on St. Marks Place, claiming wrongful termination and hazardous working conditions. [NY Post]

Check out 40-plus photos from this weekend’s ice cream festivals at the Brooklyn Flea and Hester Street Fair. [Gothamist]

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Crocodiles, Phoxes, and How Not To Get Beat Up by Brody Dalle

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.

Southern rockers signed to Sub Pop? OK, then. Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires have straight-forward southern appeal, with lots of Skynyrd-esque guitar work and a dash of swamp blues. Will the show be good? They once got kicked out of a club for being too rowdy. In Texas. Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side, Friday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m., tickets $10
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Rocker-Writer Elizabeth Cline of Mortals Shreds Axe and Pen Alike

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Brooklyn metal band, Mortals (Photo: Fred Pessaro)

The Brooklyn metal scene is thriving. “It’s really cool to see how many bands have done well coming out of Brooklyn in recent years,” metal guitarist Elizabeth Cline tells us. And her band, Mortals, is no exception.
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Now Showing: Kickstarter Film Fest, Complimentary Absinthe, and More

quickiecrestThat damn potato salad might be all you’re hearing about Kickstarter these days, but the Greenpoint-based crowfunding company is throwing a big party in Fort Greene Park tonight.
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‘I Said, I Need More; So I Got This Girl, This Female Gremlin’

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

If you’re hitting the Brooklyn Flea’s ice cream social or doing anything else in Williamsburg this weekend, you might just run into Juan Nisvis, Jr., a freelance photographer who, since the beginning of summer, has been selling bottled beverages out of his roving “Caribean [sic] Gremlins From Brooklyn” cart.
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