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The Wayland and Blackstones Open New Spots; Kimmy Schmidt in Greenpoint

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Last night rapper Action Bronson left a Norwegian stage mid-concert due to seek medical assistance. He has since tweeted that he’s doing fine. [Pitchfork]

Essex Street Market veteran Ni Japanese Delicacies will open a brick-and-mortar outpost at 14A Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]

The proprietors of The Wayland on Avenue C will open an unpretentious bar on the block called The Drift. [EV Grieve]

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7 Rad Bikini Kill Items We Found in the Riot Grrrl Archives

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Kathleen Hanna manhandling a motorcycle on a photo shoot (Courtesy of Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill, and the Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University)

A couple weeks back, Bikini Kill reissued their very first demo tape from 1991, Revolution Girl Style Now, via the band’s own record label. You’re probably about dried up after drooling over those three previously unreleased tracks included on the reissue and all the killer old photos of Kathleen Hanna and the band that emerged across the internet as a nod to the occasion. But get ready to salivate anew, coz we did some time travel of our own and rifled around (as gently as possible) the Kathleen Hanna Papers.

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This Teen Art Salon Brings Real-World Opportunity to Artsy Adolescents

Isabella Bustamente. (Photos: Cassidy Dawn Graves)

Isabella Bustamente. (Photos: Cassidy Dawn Graves)

With a simple blue sundress and patriotically-colored eye glitter, 25-year-old Isabella Bustamante practically looks like she could be a teen herself. That’s not to say she’s immature, rather quite the opposite. She is the sole founder and director of Teen Art Salon, a new “arts platform that supports, develops, and promotes adolescent artists across North America.” Barely a few months old, Teen Art Salon’s main feature is its open studio space in Long Island City. Shared with a yoga studio that Bustamante’s mother operates, it is free for teens to use.

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Week in Film: Socialist Snow Monsters and Dystopian Drugs

Oh hi, it’s October, arguably the best month of the year. It’s still hurricane season (LOL look outside) and, uh, Halloween, which means it’s a horror movie marathon from here on out BBs. OK, so not all the films we’re excited to see this week are spooky, exactly, but all of them are guaranteed to shake you up in some way.

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Dough! This Book’ll School Your Tot About the Glory Days of Punk

An outtake from the CBGB shoot. (Photo: Anny Yi)

An outtake from the CBGB shoot. (Photo: Anny Yi)

Brooklyn-based publishing house Akashic Books has done their not-for-children viral children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep one better: a specifically-for-children book that parents might want to read a hundred times over: What is Punk?. Written by Trampoline House founder Eric Morse in classically Suessical iambic, the book is lusciously illustrated with photographs of Play-Doh recreations of all mommy’s and daddy’s favorite punk heroes: the Ramones, Iggy and the Stooges—and Debbie Harry, David Byrne, David Johansen, Tom Verlaine, and Lou Reed all standing in front of CBGBs.

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Forget Water on Mars, It’s a ‘Queer Feminist Cyborg Epic Time Travel Thing’

(Photo: Alex Escalante)

(Photo: Alex Escalante)

A “queer feminist cyborg epic time travel thing” has taken residency at the Loft on Classon for a three-week festival that presents the culmination of the ETLE Universe, a maximalist work of science fiction instigated by Sarah A.O. Rosner in 2012. Bedford + Bowery covered the ETLE Universe this past spring, which saw the unveiling of a graphic novel, 3D-printed rings, and a photography exhibition. Now the collective is showing its final works, including an evening-length performance, a feature-length pornography, a performance of the Universe’s concept album, parties, and lectures (a full listing of showings is available here).

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Man Falls Down Elevator Shaft; Theater in a Bushwick Apartment

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Police say a man in Williamsburg died around 4 a.m. this morning after falling down the elevator shaft at 156 Hope Street. [DNA Info]

The Upper West Side’s Children’s Museum of Manhattan may relocate to the Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Produce-minded tech start-up Farmigo will relocate from Bushwick to Red Hook. [Commercial Observer]

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Inside Williamsburg’s Ambitious New-Music Venue, National Sawdust

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

In many ways, Williamsburg’s newest venue couldn’t be more different from the (mostly) defunct DIY show spaces (bar/art-galleries and dingy old warehouses) that once lined the waterfront area. (Cameo, at least, is still here — for another month and a half, anyway). That’s because National Sawdust is a refined concert hall, a serious non-profit institution with powerful and moneyed supporters plus a leadership of established talent tapped directly from the music and art worlds.

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Tie On the Feedbag and Hit These Fleeting Feasts

The Michelin inspectors just made their opinions known (congrats especially to Williamsburg’s Semilla, East Village’s Somtum Der, and Bowery spots Rebelle and Uncle Boons, all of which snagged their first stars). But put off following in their footsteps and hit these pop-up dinners and foodie collabs while you can.

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Oct. 1 and 2, starting at 4:20pm, at 1 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick; RSVP for free entry.
Tonight and tomorrow the moribund King’s County Saloon goes out with a bang, with animal-roast maven Eclectik Domestic taking over the kitchen and local bands hitting the stage. Cotillon plays tonight, and tomorrow is your chance to see Fort Lean for free if you don’t feel like shelling out $5 for their album release party at Baby’s All Right tonight. Stop by and score brews by SweetWater Brewing Co. for $4.20, or get a glass for free if you order a $4.20 food item. Tonight there’ll be a sloppy joe with IPA-braised cabbage, and tomorrow is all about chili and cornbread.

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This New Malaysian Coffeehouse Has the Crab Balls You Crave

Stuffed Crab Ball with pulled tea (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)

Stuffed Crab Ball with pulled tea (Credit: Joshua Alvarez)

Kyo Pang, co-owner of the newly opened Kopitiam on Canal Street in Chinatown, is pulling off the rare and improbable. With remarkable concentration, she pours steaming Malaysian tea, teh tarik, from one aluminum pot to the other, lifting her hands above her head to extend the stream of tea. This is what is called “pulled tea” in Malaysia, which is something of a lost art in the Malaysian community in New York.

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Birdy’s is Bringing Back the Old Man Bar, One Colt 45 at a Time

Birdy's, Bushwick's new bar on the block (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Birdy’s, Bushwick’s new bar on the block (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Smoking outside Birdy’s, a new corner bar across the way from Little Skips in Bushwick, a passerby looked up at the bar, then looked at my friend, “Another bar?!” Yep, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, it appears yet another booze trough has opened its doors to help Bushwickians (and the graffiti tourists who love them) gargle it back.

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