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An East Village Photographer Rewinds To 1984, When Madonna Walked St. Marks

162 Avenue B Bakery in 1984 (Photo: Daniel Root)

162 Avenue B Bakery in 1984 (Photo: Daniel Root)

As a 30-year resident of the East Village, Daniel Root has seen his fair share of neighborhood transformation. “But you know, when you’re living in a place, it doesn’t really jump out at you that it’s changed that much, because obviously it’s a gradual change. Even though right now, at the moment, it feels like it’s ramping up in speed,” he said.
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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Can Catey Shaw’s New Video Make You Forget ‘Brooklyn Girls’?

So you’re probably thinking, wait, Catey Shaw just released another video? It’s only been a month since her first one changed life as we know it, and The Brooklyn EP isn’t even out till September. But hey, if your first single got the kind of attention “Brooklyn Girls” did, you’d probably want to clear the air pronto, too. And not just with some remixes. So here’s the video for “Human Contract,” which dropped today.
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Diesel Has Opened a Store On Bedford Ave — But Don’t Worry, It’s Going Away Soon

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On the heels of the Urban Outffiters concept store, Diesel has opened a similarly stealth operation on the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, in the same luxury building that birthed The Bean’s Williamsburg location. According to a store clerk, 101 (as it’s cleverly called, because it’s at 101 Bedford) is a pop-up that will be open through December and will be replicated around the world if successful.
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100 Montaditos Unleashes Its Spanish Mini Sandos On Ludlow Street

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Despite construction at the sites of the old Dark Room, El Sombrero, and Motor City, Ludlow Street is looking a little livelier these days: Sweet Chick filled the old Max Fish space in June, the Ludlow Hotel’s Lobby Bar opened last month (with Dirty French coming soon), and now, across the street, 100 Montaditos has opened its second NYC location.
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Own a Piece of Rat Castle; Photos of 1940s LES

Gaia gate, Empellon Cocina

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For $1.65 million, you can own a condo inside 179 Ludlow Street—nicknamed “rat castle” by locals during its years-long construction. Units are set to hit the market in mid-September. [The Real Deal]

Death & Co. veterans soft opened a new Rivington Street bar, One Fifty One, where snacks include frozen Girl Scout cookies. [Eater NY]

Alex Stupak’s casual new restaurant opening next month in the Sushi Lounge‘s old digs will be called Empellón al Pastor, specializing in al pastor tacos. [Grub Street]
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A New Exhibit Has Turned This Avenue C Bodega into a Beau-dega

BEAU's mural on the bodega exterior (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

BEAU’s mural on the bodega exterior (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

Oh hey, street art lovers and bodega loiterers: here’s an opportunity to double down on your favorite pastimes. Specials on C—that corner deli turned art gallery/event space—is currently hosting a joint exhibition of works on paper and canvas by street artists BEAU and JMR.
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