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On the Ropes, a Champion of Ibogaine Aims to Be Comeback Kid

Dana Beal (left) and Joey Goodwin after last month's "midgets and models" fundraiser.

Dana Beal (left) and Joey Goodwin after last month’s “midgets and models” fundraiser.

From the looks of yet another “Looking for a Girlfriend” parody flyer, the boxing gym that took over the Yippie building on Bleecker Street is seeking “real fighters.” Maybe for another underground party?

Last month, a day after we spoke to owner Joey Goodwin, Overthrow set up a ring in the middle of a Broome Street loft and pitted “midgets and models” against each other in order to raise funds for Dana Beal’s ongoing efforts to bring an ibogaine clinic to Afghanistan.
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After Complaints About a Testicle Tax, Dating App Has Men and Women Go Dutch

dapper5-219x390A week ago, we told you about a new Tinder alternative that sets up dates for you at local bars without any need for pre-date messaging. The Dapper app sounded like a great way for the typo-prone or the just plain vacuous to skip the humiliation of online small-talk and get right to the getting drunk part, but there was a clear problem with the app: for each date (which comes with a free drink for each person), male users were charged $19 while female users were charged just $9.
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Bowery Bank Building Auctioned; Williamsburg Indie Film Fest

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France’s Yonathan Souid, 23, was arrested yesterday on various charges after scaling the Brooklyn Bridge for a photo op. [Gothamist]

Five floors of Bowery’s East West Bank building are being auctioned, with bids starting at $5.5 million. [Bowery Boogie]

Siempre Verde Community Garden supporters hope Community Board 3′s Thursday night meeting might help derail plans to clear the site for incoming developers. [Curbed NY]
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Buy Some Cheap Art Inspired By Brooklyn’s Bodegas and Boardwalks

"Mermaid Parade Golden Girl" by Nicole Whelan

“Mermaid Parade Golden Girl” by Nicole Whelan

There are two things Brooklynites universally love: talking about Brooklyn, and affordable art.

ArtPhotoArt gallery in Bushwick taps into these needs with an exhibit that opened Friday night. “My Muse, Brooklyn” collects photography that was inspired by the borough and created by artists living in it (with the exception of one photog from the Bronx).
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Music Mobs: Unsilent Night and Make Music NY

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

Luckily SantaCon and Unsilent Night won’t fall on the same day this year. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

Let’s ignore today’s indicators that Santacon is coming to Bushwick — not all flash mobs are the domain of boozed-up bros. These roving, interactive performances will allow you to parade through the streets while making a joyful noise. No puking necessary.
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Now Pouring: Papaya King and Salt + Charcoal

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

Congos to two restaurants that are now rocking liquor licenses. The first, Papaya King, opened sans booze last year on St. Marks Place but is now offering 12-ounce cans of Heineken Light and Brooklyn Lager, with a wider selection to come. Beer will be sold till 11pm, which means this’ll be a decent place to stop in for a round of vintage video gaming if the ones across the street at the new Barcade are ocupado.
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Paul Krassner On Harvey Milk, the Yippies, and Talking to Dolphins After Dropping Acid

(Photo courtesy of Paul Krassner)

(Photo courtesy of Paul Krassner)

Paul Krassner sometimes gets touted as a forerunner to comics like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who blend fact and fiction into combustible political cocktails. But the Daily Show can seem lame and tame compared to The Realist, launched in 1958 when Krassner was a Mad magazine contributor living in the East Village.
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Brooklyn Rod & Gun Fishing For Donors With Documentary Campaign

We reported back in late September that Brooklyn Rod & Gun will close its doors at the end of the year. As of now, it looks like things are still headed that way. But Chris Raymond and the social club’s members are determined to save at least something of its legacy through a digital archive of ephemera, a double album of live recordings, a short documentary film, and even a book.
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XXX Meets DIY: Porn Film Festival Seeks Local, Artisanal Smut

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If “porn fest” sounds like what happens every time your roommate leaves for work, rest assured the one happening in Bushwick later this winter will be different: the first annual NYC Porn Film Festival will present strictly indie, experimental and low-budget filth, with an emphasis on sci-fi futurism. It’s less YouPorn and more DoItYourselfPorn.
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‘Death of Williamsburg’ Party; Air Raid Sirens Explained

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Due to an upcoming apartment conversion, 100-plus students at Bushwick United Early Learning must find a new school by December 20. [NY Daily News]

Karaoke Boho‘s future seems uncertain on the Lower East Side—Ben Shaoul submitted paperwork to build a 10-story residential complex at 198 Orchard Street. [The Real Deal]

Grocery store Gracefully will imminently close its Avenue A location to make room for a New York Sports Club. [EV Grieve]
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