House of Vans Returns With Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco, STRFKR, Chrome Sparks, and More

unnamedHouse of Vans — yet another one of our favorite things about summer in NYC — just announced its initial lineup, and RSVPs for the opening show (which, for the first time, will be part of the Northside Festival) open today at noon.

This fourth installment of the series is similar to previous ones, right down to the skate bowl and beer garden: there’ll be two parties a month at the cavernous 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, starting with a June 12 show featuring soul crooner Charles Bradley (who just performed on Kimmel), slacker rocker Mac Demarco, and New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker. The second show, on June 19, features STRFKR, Poolside and Chrome Sparks. July and August shows will be announced at a later date.

You can RSVP for everything here.

Jessica Pimentel of Orange Is the New Black Gets Stuck to the Seats at This ‘Dirty Dive’

Jessica Pimentel has played pregnant Hispanic women before, but — as with all of Orange Is the New Black‘s amazing female characters — her role as Maria Ruiz (not the one who got knocked up by the prison guard; the other one) defies the stereotype.
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Confession in LES Stabbing; NYC’s Best Indie Boutiques

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Chuen Lau confessed to stabbing and killing his sister in their Eldridge Street apartment Saturday. [NY Daily News]

New Warsaw Bakery in Greenpoint plans to sell its Lorimer Street building and resume production in another facility. [Voices of NY]

Here’s a round-up of NYC’s 38 Best Indie Boutiques, including Pas de Deux and Cloak & Dagger in the East Village, Oak and Babel Fair in Noho, Pixie Market and Blessed Peacemakers on the Lower East Side, In God We Trust and Violet Pepper in Greenpoint, and Jumelle and Catbird in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]
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A Look Inside Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe, Now Jerking and Juicing in the East Village

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Pepper shrimp. (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

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Calling all jerk-loving downtown scenesters! The new location of Miss Lily’s, in the old 7A space, is open for business.
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For a Group Show Titled ‘POLISH,’ This Photographer Got Raw [NSFW]

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Last time we bumped in photographer Anna Bloda, she was trying on clothes. This time, she’s stripping them off. Bloda is baring all for a group exhibit that opens tonight at Rox gallery — and judging from the flyer for “POLISH,” she’s not the only one getting naked.
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30 Tweet-Worthy Moments From the Webby Awards, Hosted by Patton Oswalt

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Patton Oswalt (Photo: Ko Fujimura)

Hours after Bill de Blasio kicked off Internet Week, the technorati poured into Cipriani Wall Street last night to see Patton Oswalt host the 18th annual Webby Awards. The comic was quick to poke fun at websites whose founders were in the audience: “Even if I eat it tonight Reddit will find a way to blame it on the wrong person,” he quipped.

Here, now, are the ceremony’s most memorable (or shall we say, Tweetable) moments.
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At Memorial, Children of Wen Hui Ruan Demand Life in Jail For His Killer

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During a public memorial yesterday evening for Wen Hui Ruan, the 68-year-old retired garment worker who was fatally attacked in the East Village ten days ago while walking to his home on Avenue C, community leaders condemned what they called an epidemic of random violence and the apathy of some local residents.

“After he was attacked and was lying there on the sidewalk, a number of people saw him and kept on walking by,” said City Council member Margaret Chin, who described Ruan as a loving father, grandfather and husband “who did not deserve to die the way he did.”
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Barcade Coming to St. Marks Place; Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Apartment

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Chuen Lau, who lived with his sister on Eldridge Street until she was found stabbed to death in their bathtub late last week, was arrested for her murder. [DNA Info]

The 11-year-old son of murdered Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark was robbed of his bicycle at knifepoint yesterday by three unidentified teens. [NY Post]

Brooklyn’s most expensive apartment—a penthouse at One Brooklyn Bridge Park with six bedrooms plus a theater and a gym with climbing wall—just landed on the market for $32 million. [Curbed NY]
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These 24-Year-Old Twins Will Treat You to a Drink at Their Pop-Up Vintage Shop

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The Vintage Twin, an online retailer started by Morgan and Samantha Elias when they were 19-year-old college kids, has popped up on the Bowery, and the twin sisters are serving free cocktails to shoppers until 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow.
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Brooklyn Is Filming in Brooklyn (Near the Cyclone, Not This Newfangled Coaster)

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Earlier this month we shook our heads over the fact that Brooklyn (Nick Hornby’s film adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel of the same name) was actually filming in Montreal. But you can’t fake Coney Island (even if Zamperla has tried!) and the production is now coming stateside, presumably to film the scene in which a blond Italian seduces the book’s Irish-immigrant heroine, Ellis, by taking her to Coney.
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