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Here’s What You Could’ve Hauled Home From the Opening of Shwick Market

Shwick (all photos from @shwick on Instagram)

Shwick (all photos from @shwick on Instagram)

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the Brooklyn markets now that they’re popping up in Manhattan, even. So you can forgive yourself for missing the opening of Shwick, the much ballyhooed bazaar that — true to its name — finally hit Bushwick on Saturday.
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Gang Assault in Bushwick; Home Invader Who Didn’t Bother Flushing

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Yesterday around 4 a.m., a woman believed to be in her 70s was struck and killed by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Canal Street at Elizabeth Street in Soho, according to the NYPD. The driver remained at the scene but has not been arrested. [DNA Info]

Police say four assailants knocked a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious with a Plexiglas board Sunday night in a possible hate crime on Bushwick Avenue near Halsley Street. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. [Gay City News]

Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning, a man was assaulted by a group who also robbed him of his cellphone near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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The Latest Brooklyn Market Is in Manhattan, Actually

1780148_791066680955463_6505091718767099592_oBrooklyn has become so cool that it’s being imported into Manhattan for tourists who are too lazy to go into Brooklyn. Four years ago, I wrote about the opening of a Brooklyn-themed restaurant in the West Village: “Manhattan’s Brooklyneer Has a Chef From Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn,” went the improbable headline.
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Is Your Landlord On This Watchlist?

Last week New York City’s Public Advocate, Letitia James, released the annual NYC Landlord Watchlist (established by Bill de Blasio back in 2010), which includes a long list of landlords who have accrued a significant amount of violations from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). And lucky for us, we’ve got plenty of slumlords to call our own.
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Cafe Bustelo Will Be Grinding and Salsa Dancing On the Bowery

Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 1.07.27 PMCafé Bustelo – the Bronx-born, Cuban-style coffee in the yellow can — has always represented the antithesis of fads. You’re more likely to find the 86-year-old brand at your local bodega than in the modernist cafe that, well, probably replaced your local bodega. But now the brand — no stranger to marketing reinventions — is getting in on the pop-up trend by springing up at 168 Bowery, previously home to the cat cafe and Central Perk.
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Exclusive Clip: Hacker Wars Sheds Light On an Infamous East Village Cyber-Snitch

If Glenn Greenwald’s appearance last week put some fire in your belly, you’ll want to catch him in a new documentary about hackers and their haters. The Hacker Wars, opening at Village East Cinema this Friday, finds Greenwald and others sharing thoughts about trolls and hacktivists like Sabu, the East Villager who became possibly the most hated hacker of all-time when he became an FBI informant.
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Trouble Every Day For Frank Zappa’s Former Flame

335Frank Zappa’s onetime mistress wants to release a new album, but first she’ll have to overcome a failed fundraiser and — worse still — a bureaucratic nightmare of the sort that Zappa surely would’ve lampooned.

Nigey Lennon was 12 when she first discovered Zappa’s Freak Out!. She was 15 when she sent him a demo of her own music and was surprised to receive an invitation to meet with him to discuss it at Bizarre Records. She was 17 when he hired her as a guitarist for his 1971 tour to promote his film, 201 Motels. Lennon was still a minor when Zappa — 30 and married at the time — seduced her in Berkeley, according to her book Being Frank: My Time With Frank Zappa.
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LES’s Living Room Reopens in Williamsburg; New East Village Speakeasy

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Police say the cyclist in this photo allegedly stole residents’s packages (which he later abandoned) from the lobby of a Bushwick apartment building. [Gothamist]

Sushi Lounge supplanter Empellon Al Pastor expects to open within a week at the corner of St. Marks Place and Avenue A. [Eater NY]

Next Tuesday night, party at former LES music venue The Living Room‘s soft opening in Williamsburg at 134 Metropolitan Avenue. [Free Williamsburg]

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This Trippy Robotic Mirror Thing (and More Parties) Are Coming to Villain

We’ve been a fan of MeanRed ever since they threw parties on the Gowanus waterfront and served “rave juice” in Chinatown dim sum joints. These days they do more upscale parties at places like Output and Cielo, but now they bring word that they’ve teamed up with Villain, the textile warehouse turned event space in Williamsburg, to create mayhem there.
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There’s an Astor Place Cube in Michigan, and We Took It For a Spin

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Last week we noted that a gigantic tire that served as a ferris wheel during the ’64 World’s Fair now resides outside of Detroit — turns out, it’s not the only New York monument that can be seen (in slightly altered form) in Michigan.
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