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This New LES Art Bar Is Celebrating ‘Punks, Losers, Screw-ups and Goofballs’

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The long, narrow space formerly occupied by Lower East Side bar Red Velvet has been transformed into a cozy spot to lounge on sparkly, gold vinyl couches or check out some art.

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Andy Warhol Museum a No-Go; Smokey the LES Lamb

Must return in same condition

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Yesterday morning around 3:30 a.m., one person was injured when a car-for-hire in Bushwick jumped the curb. [CBS NY]

A Lower East Side outpost of the Andy Warhol Museum is officially a no-go. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

An eight-building, 777-unit apartment complex may eventually grace Broadway Triangle, the intersection of Bed-Stuy, Bushwick and Williamsburg. [Crain's NY]

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How Harmony Korine Ended Up Playing a Pimp Alongside Al Pacino in Manglehorn

After years of being adored mostly by a very niche audience that enjoys quoting the line “peanut butter motherfucker,” Harmony Korine finally hit it big with Spring Breakers. He’s now well known enough that his sneaker line with Vans launches tomorrow. So, it shouldn’t be that surprising that, despite not really being an actor, the director of Gummo, Mister Lonely, and other such love-em-or-hate-em id blasts is starring alongside Al Pacino.

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Week In Music: Naked Gong Slaves, Booty Shakes, And Modular Synth Equinox

As Madonna once wisely said, “Music makes the people come together.” And that, dear readers, is exactly what we need at this moment. This rotten snowstorm is trying its best to hold us back and tear us apart. Let’s not let it do either. As soon as this snow stops falling, leave your apartment. If the whole city marches one by one over the freshly accumulated snow banks, maybe we can pound it into oblivion. It’s still weak as it sits now, so time is of the essence. If you’ve been too busy screaming at the top of your lungs and pulling out that leg hair you’ve let grown out to epic lengths (it’s been a hell of a long winter) to know what’s up for shows this weekend and beyond, as always we’ve got you covered. Get out there and destroy this thing, we believe in you.

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Tribeca Film Festival: Our Picks For Reels Worth Peeping

Tropfest Audience in foreground, Screen and buildings in backgro

We’re about a month out from the arrival of the behemoth Tribeca Film Festival and if you give a hoot, it’s time to start planning. If people call you Cash Money Bank Slips, then note that festival passes are on sale now. If you’re a student, definitely take advantage of the discounted ticket (it’s half off!). But if you’d rather just buy individual tickets, hold tight until Tuesday, March 31. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of the raddest and weirdest films selected by the festival so you don’t have to go digging around through the hundreds of documentaries, shorts, and feature films on view. And don’t worry, there will be plenty of James Franco. You’re welcome.

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Go Ahead, Tell the City What Its $335M Waterfront Protection Should Look Like

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(Photo: Jaime Cone)

About a year ago, we shared eight renderings that showed what a substantially more flood-proof Lower East Side waterfront might look like. If you have strong opinions about which of those options might work better in preventing another Hurricane Sandy from devastating the neighborhood, now’s the time to speak up.
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Questlove Knows He’s a Workaholic, But He Still Agreed to Score Zoe Kravitz’s New Movie

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(Photo: Monty Leman)

Questlove — seriously — needs no introduction, not any more. In what was probably for him a typical weekend, he bounced down to SXSW and appeared on a food panel with Austin’s superstar chef Paul Qui, played a DJ set at Qui’s dinner party (followed by D’Angelo set), and promoted the film 808, about the legendary drum machine, in which he appears.

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After an ‘Anti-Reverb’ Phase, TAOTSS and Haybaby Come Around to the ‘Brooklyn Sound’

(Courtesy of Haybaby)

(Courtesy of Haybaby)

In tracking down the band The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman (TAOTSS), whom I’d seen play at a Papercut Press event and who were playing at SXSW, I was confused by the ephemera on the internet which alternately claimed that the bandleader Zach Ellis also played in Brooklyn band Haybaby, also playing three different showcases at SXSW on their tour with Whiskey Bitches.

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Oh Hey, It’s Greenpoint Gallery Night Tonight

Rodseth-MenTwelve of Greenpoint’s best art spaces will open their doors to show off their latest projects and exhibitions tonight. Scott Chasse (Calico Brooklyn) and Lia Post (Fowler Arts Collective) created Greenpoint Gallery Night two years ago in “an effort to connect the spaces here with each other, as well as to bring more attention to the neighborhood gallery scene,” according to Chasse.

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51-Year-Old Attacked at Home; March Against Gentrification

Big sale at the Depressing Store

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A 51-year-old woman was choked and sexually assaulted Wednesday night in her Lower East Side apartment building. She was treated for bruising at Bellevue Hospital; the suspect, seen in a surveillance photo, has yet to be found. [NY Daily News]

Renderings were released of the very unorthodox apartment complex planned for Bushwick’s former Rheingold brewery site. [NY Daily News]

Biscous Ciao on Stanton Street, Macaron Parlour and Spot Dessert Bar on St. Mark’s Place, and The Bakeshop by Woops! on Driggs Avenue will all pass out free Macaron Day treats between 10 am and 5 pm.

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No Need to Fly South and Get in Line to See These Great Flicks This Week

So yeah maybe you’ve noticed SXSW is happening right now. Though we sure hope you’re not down there because that means you could potentially be missing all of these amazing films screening in New York right now! Or maybe your ears are so full of cotton balls and scar tissue, your gut so full of frozen margaritas, and your sweaty swollen feet stuffed so tightly into cowboy boots that you couldn’t care less about film screenings back home. In that case, enjoy. But if that doesn’t exactly capture a day-in-the-life of your life right now, just pretend to be excited about cool film happenings. We swear there are at least two events so underground they’ll make your eyes bleed.

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