Soaking Up Rays (and Frozen Margs) With Bridey Elliott of Fort Tilden

Fort Tildenscreening tomorrow at Northside Festival, depicts a pair of naive, privileged, and self-obsessed friends journeying to the Rockaways. It’s a sunny, snarky quest to some very funny places.
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Hear Jack Ridley of Drowners Play While Your Mind Is Flooded With Photos of NYC

(Photo: Pete Voelker)

(Photo: Pete Voelker)

When photographer Pete Voelker first arrived in New York, he found the city overwhelming—and immediately began to document the constant movement and shifting surfaces of the urban streets. Now, six years in, he wants others to be similarly overwhelmed during his one night-only exhibition (and first ever solo show) Might As Well Enjoy It, which collates over 600 photographs in a projection video just under 5 minutes long. That’s 120 photographs a minute, or 2 every second.
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Brooklyn’s Smallest Penis; Graffiti Busts in Williamsburg

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Last week a retired NYPD detective allegedly lost his gun at the East Village gay bar Phoenix NYC after he put the firearm on the sink so he could throw up, forgetting about it for several hours. [NY Post]

This weekend, a contestant named Rajkumar showed off his Bollywood dance moves and much more to win the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant, at King’s County Bar in Bushwick. NSFW photos here. [Brokelyn]

Over a two-hour span early this morning in Williamsburg, four people were arrested for painting graffiti on Broadway. [Gothamist]
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Inside Henry Norman Hotel, Offering an ‘Industrial Chic’ Experience in Greenpoint

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The Henry Norman Hotel, photo: Nicole Disser

Where Norman Avenue meets Henry Street in Greenpoint, in a building once filled with artists’ lofts, you’ll find the Henry Norman Hotel. B+B visited the hotel today, where workers meandered about, drills buzzed away, and the scent of paint fumes permeated the air.
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Mr. Gorgeous Shall Now Be Known as King Gorgeous

Mr. Gorgeous in his Best Boylesque winning number at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Photo: Melody Mudd for Burlesque Beat)

Mr. Gorgeous in his Best Boylesque winning number at the Burlesque Hall of Fame (Photo: Melody Mudd for Burlesque Beat)

The Muse, a circus instruction and training facility in Williamsburg, has a new star student: Mr. Gorgeous was just crowned King of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas.
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Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag: Root & Bone Will Open This Month

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 2.41.18 PMMama’s, the East Village soul-food institution, was taken over by its landlord and then replaced by Heart n’ Soul in March of last year, but that restaurant closed after just six weeks — setting what must be a record even in this unforgiving town. The modest space on East Third Street, near Avenue B, has sat vacant ever since, but now we’re told yet another Southern project will open there at the end of the month.
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Kelis, Biz Markie, and More Throwbacks in Our Live Music Round-Up

Welcome to Good Shows. Here’s what’s good in live music this week.

When you think of Kelis, chances are “Milkshake” (the video for which was shot at Relish diner — now La Esquina — in Williamsburg) is the first thing that comes to mind. (You’re welcome. That’ll be stuck in your head for weeks.) What you might not know is that the R&B singer’s latest album, Food, is straight up tasty-ass funk.
Webster Hall, East Village, Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m., tickets $25
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Innovation at Northside, or Maybe Not So Much

Innovation at the Brooklyn Brewery, photo: Nicole Disser.

Innovation at the Brooklyn Brewery, photo: Nicole Disser.

Northside 2014 broke ground yesterday with the start of its official programming, but the three Innovation talks we attended failed to do the same. It’s not totally weird the annual music and arts festival is broadly defined to include business innovators. We get it, these entrepreneurs have come come up with some new business models and original (though sometimes confounding) means of accumulating cash. And, after all, getting people to buy your products requires some semblance of creative thinking.
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