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Brooklyn FoodWorks Gets Wee Startups Cooking With Gas

Everything Sticks & More, a catering startup at the newly launched Brooklyn FoodWorks (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Everything Sticks & More, a catering startup at the newly launched Brooklyn FoodWorks (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Get anywhere near the old Pfizer building these days and you’ll be overwhelmed not with the smell of medicinal byproducts, but with the delicious aroma of cookies, coffee, and freshly baked bread. Pfizer left the massive industrial plant empty in 2008 and it was bought up by a real estate investment firm a few years later. Today, it finally saw the opening of Brooklyn FoodWorks, an educational institute, incubator, and communal kitchen that will offer low-cost co-working space for small food startups.

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Grab a Lotto Ticket With Your Indie Erotica at This Bookstore and 99-Cent Shop

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

“Retail diversity” is taking on a whole new meaning in the Lower East Side. Scrappy indie publishers Badlands Unlimited, launched in 2010, recently moved from a studio in Sunset Parks’ Industry City to a real five-person office on 24 Rutgers Street (ok, maybe that’s more Chinatown than LES). Hoping to integrate with their new surroundings, they struck up a partnership with the 99-cent store beneath their office and dubbed the experience “Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up.”

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64-Year-Old Stomped at LES McDonald’s; Clinton Hill Pizzeria Expands to Williamsburg

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are trying to find the person who punched and stomped on a 64-year-old man in a Delancey Street McDonald’s in late November following an argument. The victim, who suffered from facial injuries and brain bleeding, is now in stable condition. [CBS NY]

On S. 1st Street in Williamsburg, a man was assaulted by three attackers who also stole his glasses on January 24. One arrest has been made. [Brooklyn Paper]

Three thieves robbed a Greenpoint gym located on Berry Avenue near N. 14th Street Friday evening. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Get Behind Satan at this Droney ‘Black Mass’ Happening at Microscope Gallery

(Image via Lisa Gwillian & Ray Sweeten aka DataSpaceTime)

(Image via Lisa Gwillian & Ray Sweeten aka DataSpaceTime)

Put on your Masonic robes and pick up your scythes (unsharpened, please). A slew of experimental musicians and out-there visual artists will gather at Microscope Gallery this Friday to perform Satanic rites amidst heavy drone music and beelzebubian projections.

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Here’s What It Looks Like When an Artist Shows You What’s on His Hard Drive

(photo courtesy of Garis & Hahn)

(photo by Brett Wood, courtesy of Garis & Hahn)

Glancing at Eric Corriel’s new show at Garis and Hahn, you might think the works are strange zoomed-in views of plant life. Or maybe they’re depictions of those tiny glowing jellyfish you once saw at the aquarium. Or are those mold spores? Maps?

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Watch This Trump Piñata Get Bashed at WhiteBox’s #Makeamericagreatagain Show

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

A baseball bat swung through the air and collided with Donald Trump’s torso. The bat-wielding child laughed, the crowd cheered, and the piñata of Mr. Trump, by artist Pablo Helguera, went flying around in circles.

“That’s a tough Donald Trump,” said someone in the crowd. After multiple assaults, barely any dents were visible.

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Talks + Readings: Glitter Heels, the Art of Memoir, and Some Firebreathing

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Why we writeWhy We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature
Feb. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St (DUMBO)
If you’ve ever read a memoir or a personal essay and wondered about the nuts and bolts behind all the self-exposure, this is the book for you. Twenty memoirists who’ve been through the ringer dish on the struggles of picking over your own dirty laundry to expose hard truths, turning loved ones into characters, and the pleasure and challenge of putting oneself front and center in your own narrative. Contributors Meghan Daum (The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion), AM Homes (May We Be Forgiven) and Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng) will speak.
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This Musician Tuned In and Turned Out Custom Portrait Songs For Over 100 People

Grey Gersten at Custom Melodies exhibition (Photo courtesy of Eternal Lips)

Grey Gersten at Custom Melodies exhibition (Photo courtesy of Eternal Lips)

It’s not usually the case that filling out a revealing questionnaire, waiting in line, and encountering someone with a lot of tools at their disposal ends up being fun. Like, ever. But people who participated in Custom Melodies, an exhibition held last summer by Grey Gersten (aka the musician known as Eternal Lips) left not with a sinking sense of shame, but an original song composed according to their unique personality traits and experiences. (You can explore the melodies on this special, interactive website, which launched today.)

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‘Die Yuppies’ Swastika in Bushwick; Watch Bowie Play Warhol Tonight

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Friday on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, security footage caught an individual drawing a swastika and the words “Die yuppies” in wet cement. [Brooklyn Paper] Watch it here. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Take a look inside landlord Ben Shaoul’s pricy new condos now on the market at 100 Avenue A. [Curbed NY]

Sandwich chain Subway shuttered its location at 12th Street and 4th Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]

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Police Want to See What This Guy Knows About a Village Armed-Robbery Spree

Robbery pattern #7Police are seeking the man shown here in connection with a string of robberies in the East and West Villages. The first of the five incidents happened at 3:45 a.m. on Dec. 13, when the suspect allegedly approached a 29-year-old and 30-year-old in the lobby of an apartment building near Waverly Place and Christopher Street, flashed a silver gun, and lifted $400 from one of the men. He’s also wanted for questioning in connection with the following incidents, as described by the NYPD. Most of them occurred as the victims entered their apartment buildings.

Incident #2 – At approximately 0315 hours on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in front of 181 Thompson Street in the confines of the 6th Precinct. Two male Blacks approached the 31-year-old male victim, brandished a firearm, and fled with the victim’s cell phone, watch, and $300.

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Ippudo Reboots With Frozen Beer Slushies, Plus Four New Ramen Spots to Try

Ippudo's new beer bar (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Ippudo’s new beer bar (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

It’s still raining ramen out there– it seems we can’t go one week without a new opening. Here’s a round up of some of the newest places to slurp during noodle season.

Frozen beer machine (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Frozen beer machine (Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Ippudo
65 4th Ave, nr 10th street, East Village
This pioneer of New York’s Ramen craze recently closed for what store manager Yuske Nakamura says is an “iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s” upgrade. The space, originally meant to serve 200 guests a day, became so popular it quickly had to adjust to accommodating 800 – and all that turnover took a toll on the equipment and machinery. The upgrade will come in handy when Ippudo presents an expanded menu (expected in May) to include more vegetable-based ramen options and appetizers with global influences, like Spanish Iberico pork. There’s also a revamped beer bar at the front, now with Japanese craft beers on tap like Asahi and Orion (and the Ippudo collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery, Kaedama Ale). The biggest novelty is a slushy Kirin Ichiban machine to top your drink with frozen beer, a popular variation in Japan.

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Russ & Daughters Opening Massive Retail-Production Facility in Brooklyn

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Russ & Daughters is opening a giant multipurpose space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, its first retail location outside of its longtime home on Houston Street. The appetizing institution is taking 14,000 square feet in Building 77, a massive storage facility undergoing an $185 million renovation that’s expected to be completed in early 2017.

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