Here’s Who Got Kim Jong-Un Haircuts at Bushwick Open Studios

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L to R: Katie Grace McGowan and her subject. (Photo: Goran Butorac)

If you saw the poster advertising “free Kim Jong-Un haircuts” at Bushwick Open Studios this past weekend, you probably thought: is this for real? and would anyone actually get their hair trimmed “in accordance with the socialist lifestyle”? The answer is yes and yes.
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Hey, Kids! Larry Clark and Harmony Korine Are Showing Their Work

Larry Clark (Photo: Tim Pioppo)

Larry Clark (Photo: Tim Pioppo)

Kids grows up so fast! Next month will be the 19th anniversary of the movie that scared the shit out of baby-boomer parents and made every teenager this side of Tulsa want to pick up a skateboard, move to NYC, and break into the nearest public swimming pool. Chloe, Rosario, and Leo Fitzpatrick went on to achieve their fair share of fame, and the rest of the kids will be featured in a forthcoming documentary titled — you guessed it — The Kids. But this month it’s the film’s creators who are in the spotlight, thanks to these exhibitions.
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At Bushwick’s Newest Outdoor Drinking Destination, Your Phone Will Never Die

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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Finally, Bushwick has a watering hole with personal USB ports and outlets built right into the bar, so your iPhone won’t die while you’re ‘gramming the awesome back patio.
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There Were Rockers and Stilt Walkers at the Bushwick Collective Block Party

The crowd

The crowd

Blackout

Blackout

Jerkface with stilted fan

Jerkface with stilted fan

Stilts

Stilts

Lexi Bella

Lexi Bella

Go! Push Pops

Go! Push Pops

Fan selfie with Iron Force

Fan selfie with Iron Force

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Meres One

Meres One

Eric Lee Bowman, who makes his own film

Eric Lee Bowman, who makes his own film

See One

See One

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Case

Case

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Vers

Vers

Fumero

Fumero

bcbp70

bcbp70

Blackout

Blackout

City Kitty

City Kitty

Optimo

Optimo

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

Block partier

Block partier

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The third annual Bushwick Collective Block Party went down yesterday on Troutman Street and, like most everything else in the city these days, it was bigger than ever before. More artists live painting more murals. More food trucks and various vendors. More bands, more beer, and just more actual street, as the whole block between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas and was shut down for the day.
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Northside Tech Expo; Greenpoint’s Bird Pit-Stop

Planking

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On a first date, a Bushwick financial analyst allegedly hit, bit, and tried to strangle his suitor while defending the 9/11 attackers. [Gothamist]

Celebrity kid and Instagram rebel Scout Willis gave her first interview after walking around sans shirt on the Lower East Side. [Village Voice]

A 10,000-square-foot single-family home is being built on top of three formerly separate Kent Avenue lots in Williamsburg. [YIMBY]

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Gentrification: The Zine!

(Excerpts from <em>Human Geographies of Bushwick</em>)

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When Chiara Valli first ventured to Bushwick, one hot sticky night in the summer of 2013, she fell in love with the place. “Everyone was out on the street, playing with fire hydrants,” recalls the young Italian. “I felt a very good vibe.” And the more time she spent in the neighborhood, the more she realized that there was more to Bushwick than colorful murals and great stoop chat.
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Writer Kim Addonizio Thinks Living on the Bowery is Like Having Her Brain Tattooed

(Photo: Elizabeth Sanderson)

(Photo: Elizabeth Sanderson)

Book Expo America, the annual trade show for the analog information-delivery devices known as “books,” is in town through tomorrow, though it’s easy to miss if you don’t take a cab anywhere near the Javits Center. Via Twitter, we learned that poet Kim Addonizio was personally handing out free blue cotton candy along with galleys of her new book of stories, Palace of Illusions.
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This LES-Bushwick Designer Channels Anna Karina and Lolita

Giordano at the studio with an item from her Fall 2014 collection. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Giordano at the studio with an item from her Fall 2014 collection. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Earlier this week, we sat down with bi-borough based fashion designer Samantha Giordano to talk about her line, Dolores Haze (℅ Lolita). Giordano lives in the Lower East Side but for the past year she’s worked out of the Bushwick studio space that she’ll open to visitors for Bushwick Open Studios this weekend. From Friday to Sunday between noon and 9 p.m. you can check out her designs in the flesh and purchase t-shirts and sweatshirts she made for the occasion. But before that, preview them while reading the B+B Q+A.
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Tonight at Bushwick’s Newest Gallery, High-Tech Art and Bottom-Shelf Beer

Get ready for Michael Potvin’s next Bushwick project. The light installation and video artist behind the recently shuttered Steel Drums warehouse is opening Stream Gallery tonight. The premiere exhibition is a pop-up project called PowrPlnt that will occupy the space for the next two months. PowrPlnt’s first iteration will feature the work of several new media artists, and an evening of music and (rumor has it) free beer left over from Steel Drums.
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