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Williamsburg Starbucks Opens Monday; Free Films in Tompkins Begin Tonight

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The son of Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe was arrested in the East Village after allegedly buying cocaine and prescription pills. Police also arrested McEnroe’s alleged drug dealer, 22-year-old Niro Meneses of the Upper West Side. [NY Daily News]

The Williamsburg Starbucks opens Monday. [Gothamist]

Kings County Bar—of Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant fame—left its Seigel Street space in Bushwick after a rent increase, choosing to merge with its sister bar 1 Knickerbocker to form Kings County Saloon, opening Friday. [Gothamist]
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20 Reactions to ‘Brooklyn Girls’ That May Make Catey Shaw Want to Burrow Herself

In “NYC Bitche$”, Awkwafina rapped, “Bitches be in Bushwick, they all live in Bushwick, they all love Bushwick, but I say fuck that shit.” In the newly released “Brooklyn Girls,” ukulele-strumming songstress Catey Shaw has a substantially less jaded take on her home neighborhood: “There’s a palace of bricks in 11206 where all the fly Brooklyn chicks reside,” she marvels without a trace of irony.
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This ‘Aussiepreneur’ Serves Flat Whites, Is On the Rise

(Photo: Alexander Hall's Instagram)

(Photo: Alexander Hall’s Instagram)

In the month of May, Alexander Hall opened Rosella on the Lower East Side and Brunswick in Bed-Stuy, but he ain’t done yet: “There’s another Brunswick opening in Windsor Terrace in early August,” says the chatty Australian. “Then there’s two more in Harlem towards the end of the year.”
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Ad Hoc Expands to Greenpoint and Gets a Taste of Turf War

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

Since opening their second location in Greenpoint two weeks ago, the folks at Williamsburg-based Ad Hoc have been hard at work improving their inventory, despite what owner Ali Liu says is some “strange, passive-aggressive backlash.” The new Bedford Avenue location boasts impressive local talent: clothing designer and Fort Greener Ilana Kohn, tote and textile specialists Cold Picnic, also of Fort Greene, and architectural jewelry from The Things We Keep of Bed-Stuy.
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25 Images From New Museum’s Arresting Survey of Contemporary Arab Art

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For the last fifteen years, Massimiliano Gioni has enthusiastically observed the increased presence of the work of artists of Arabic origin at various biennials and international exhibitions. “And I started getting worried and suspicious,” says the Associate Director and Director of Programming of the New Museum, “because many of these great artists—who we would see everywhere else—were not being shown in New York.”
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Brooklyn’s DA Is 420 Friendly, But Some Seek Even Kinder Buds in Office

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In Bushwick. (Photo: Wally Gobetz’s Flickr)

Last Tuesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced his office would throw out (some) low-level possession of marijuana cases; on Friday, the NYPD shot back with a memo telling officers that it was business as usual. But as the DA and NYPD clash over the new directive, some critics are saying it doesn’t go far enough.
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Rally For Williamsburg Senior Center; Catey Shaw Celebrates ‘Brooklyn Girls’

Watch Bushwick singer Catey Shaw‘s new music video, “Brooklyn Girls,” a play on Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” [Paper]

A 21-year-old mom and City Bakery employee was struck and killed by a 4 train at the Union Square subway station this weekend. [NY Post]

Neighboring Noho businesses Kaufman Shoe Repair Supplies (age 75) and Downtown Floor Supplies (age 25) will depart Lafayette Street, with the former relocating to Park Slope after August 1 and the latter reopening in Chelsea after August 10. [Bowery Boogie]
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This New Belgian Beer Bar Has a No-TV Policy Worthy of Its Name

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#Cezanne

While bloggers wring their hands over an “influx of hipsters” at a Ridgewood old-timer, another bar has announced its imminent opening in the neighborhood. The Monk will serve Belgian beers mainly, if not exclusively, and owner Joe Figliolia would like to clarify that doesn’t mean American-style Belgian beer. Poseurs be warned.
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Little Muenster Launches Nicaraguan Cheese Missiles

(Photo courtesy of Little Muenster)

(Photo courtesy of Little Muenster)

First the Langos Truck brought Hungarian cheese bread to town, then Old Tibilisi (now open!) brought “Georgia’s original cheeseburst” to Bleecker Street, and now this: the grilled cheese mavens of Lower East Side spot Little Muenster are opening a pop-up dedicated to Nicaraguan cheese treats.
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How Silent Barn Got Its Tiny, Rolling Green Room

(Photo: Jesse Sposato)

(Photo: Jesse Sposato)

If you’re a touring band playing a show in New York City, finding a quiet place to unwind and catch up on some alone time before your performance is not a simple task. Unless, of course, your show is at art space and residence Silent Barn. You see, Silent Barn has the Canned Ham, a 1972 Shasta “canned ham” style travel trailer that functions as part green room, part resident meeting spot and hangout.
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Williamsburg Pool Party Maven Launches a Video Mixing App for the Symple-Minded

When Williamsburg app developer Alex Kane released the beta version of his app Sympler last September, he expected about 3,000 downloads. What he got was more than 80,000 downloads and a nod from Apple Japan as one of the best apps of 2013, alongside Vine and Instagram. Not bad for beta. Today, Sympler version 1.0 launches in the Apple Store.
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