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Spawn of Parquet Courts & PC Worship Made A Book, Want You To Party With Them

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(Flyer by Andrew Savage)

Local garage punks Parquet Courts, AKA Parkay Quarts, did a really confusing thing recently and teamed up with another  band of similar musical tastes, PC Worship. Together these Brooklyn bands gave birth to PCPC, a bb that could play sick shows right out of the womb. But apparently music isn’t something the only thing these guys are keen to collaborate on. Tonight at Trans Pecos, AdHoc is throwing a party for the release of 2014, a book by A. Savage and Justin Frye.

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This Week In Film: The Stoner Detective, Javanese Vibes, And Exploding Heads

Wow it’s been a whole week since we brought you a list of films, which means it’s time for another list of movies screening this weekend and beyond. We’ve brought you a whole bunch of films that are a little more mind-blowing than you might be used to– apparently there are some seriously mystical vibes in the moving image stratosphere right now.
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Public Advocate Blames AirBNB For Brooklyn’s Affordable Housing Crisis

17-airbnb-logo.w245.h368.2xPublic Advocate Letitia James is calling on AirBNB to boot its “illegal hotel kingpins” and blaming the apartment-sharing service for an affordable housing crisis in Bushwick, Greenpoint and other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Last month, a nationwide survey found that Brooklyn had the least affordable housing of any county in the nation, with 98% of the average family’s wages needed to cover the median home cost. James thinks Airbnb is one of the culprits. “By helping turn a portion of our scarce housing supply into short-term rentals,” she writes in a letter to the company’s co-founder and CEO, “Airbnb and the illegal hotel operators it enables are contributing to the affordable housing crisis.”
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Amy Sedaris Pops Up On LES; ‘Bushwick-Inspired Hotel’ Opens

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

During her walk to her Greenpoint school Monday morning, 15-year-old Amanda Alvarado went missing, according to police. [Brooklyn Paper]

Police officers also believe that the man in this surveillance footage pocketed $6K from a Bedford Avenue bakery on December 2. [Brooklyn Paper]

A former manager at Bleecker Kitchen & Co. in Noho is suing owner Joshua Berkowitz for discrimination, claiming Berkowitz dispensed advice such as, “People with big butts don’t work fast,” when it came time to hire servers. [NY Post]
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Reggie Watts Jumped Into a Ball Pit, Lobbed Shots at J. Crew and Starbucks

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

(Photo: Angelo Fabara)

If you spotted Kim and Kanye, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Drake at Tumblr’s 2014 Year in Review party, you can stop spazzing — they were just celebrity impersonators. But Reggie Watts in the ball pit? That shiz was 100% real.
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A 134-Year-Old Italian Gelateria Is Coming to Williamsburg to Serve Salmon Sorbet

Francesco Cataldo and his gelato making machine. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Francesco Cataldo and his gelato making machine. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Salmon gelato, anyone?

Antica Gelateria Gentile will be serving up just that – plus Italian coffee and savory Puglian specialties like focaccia-style pizza – when it opens in Williamsburg in the next few weeks.
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EV Fire Victim Was BK Bar Owner; Another Kushner Buying Spree

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The woman who died in her East Village apartment early yesterday morning after a power strip caught fire—who was initially reported to be 20 years old—was actually 33-year-old Evelyn Dahab, who  penned a memoir in 2011, co-owned the Gowanus bar Lucey’s Lounge, and appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light. [NY Daily News]

Real estate/newspaper mogul Jared Kushner paid $131.5 million for a parcel of 16 apartment buildings, including 104 E.7th Street and 438-440 E.13th Street. [NY Post]

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel will represent SantaCon participants vying for a right to party. [Gothamist]
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Tenants to Landlord of 210 Rivington: Get the Lead Out

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Council Member Rosie Mendez is blocking the landlord’s representative from filming the tenants. (Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

Tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building are not happy. Construction has subjected them to constant headaches, including hazardous levels of lead, representatives of the 210 Rivington Street Tenants Association said at a rally outside of the building today.
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Buy Some High-Brow Brilliant Objects at NeueHouse’s Holiday Bazaar

Novelty Sharpies by Nick  DeMarco (Courtesy of Handjob Gallery)

Novelty Sharpies by Nick DeMarco (Courtesy of Handjob Gallery)

We continue to be snowed under with invites to holiday markets. The latest one comes courtesy of NeueHouse, where last month photographer Jesse Frohman talked about shooting Kurt Cobain. The swank, members-only coworking space is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, from 11am to 5pm, for a Holiday Art & Design Bazaar.
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