Beacon’s Closet Comes to Bushwick

A Fabulous Fire hydrant Figment Arts Festival on  Governors Island in New York City

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Darrey Crosby, the 15-year-old autistic boy who disappeared Saturday after a trip to a Bushwick Avenue middle school, is back home safe. His sister found him walking the streets of Williamsburg on Sunday night. [NY Daily News]

There will now be 25 percent more afternoon and evening G train service, at least until that five-week hiatus later this summer. [mcbrooklyn]

And weekend M trains are now running to the Essex/Delancey station, the first time they’ve made a Saturday/Sunday appearance in the borough since 1958. [MTA]
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Which Pol Would You Rather Meet: Hillary or Gnarr?

Who’ll spark the longer line tomorrow morning: David Chang’s hamburger or Hillary Clinton? The First Lady turned Senator turned Secretary of State (turned President?) is signing her new book, Hard Choices, at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square tomorrow at 11 a.m., and chances are pretty good there’ll be a line of James Franco proportions when the wristbands are handed out at 8 a.m. (you’ll have to buy a book to get one, and no, Hillary won’t sign your Benghazi bumper sticker.)
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Not Enough Lena On Wythe Ave Today, Too Many Lenas On Stage Next Month

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

We didn’t spot Lena Dunham when Girls filmed at Café Mogador in Williamsburg this morning — though, as you can (barely) see above, we did spot Zosia Mamet wearing a cute blue-and-white printed dress and Ugg boots, her hair newly shorn into a bob.
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Steve Keene, Who Did Cover Art For Pavement, Is Painting in the Street

(All photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

(All photos: Kirsten O’Regan)

Steve Keene actively distances himself from the world of fine art, but that hasn’t stopped the Greenpoint-based painter from being named Brooklyn Public Library’s Artist-in-Residence for Summer 2014. Keene, best known for his astounding productivity (he claims to have sold or given away more than 250,000 paintings over his career) and art for the likes of Pavement (the cover of Wowee Zowee) and Soul Coughing, has always been something of a maverick.
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Is NYC Experiencing Its First Scrapplegasm?

Sweet Chick's scrapple. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Sweet Chick’s scrapple. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

First off, apologies for the headline — but we did not invent the word scrapplegasm. It’s the name of an event that took place last month in Delaware, where scrapple is a local staple. The greasy brick of pork scraps and cornmeal is ubiquitous in the mid-Atlantic region, but for years it’s been conspicuously (okay, not quite conspicuously) absent from New York City menus. Maybe because, eaten at your average Pennsylvania diner, scrapple often has the sharp, tangy taste of wet cat food.
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Novelist Brando Skyhorse Wrote a Memoir That’s Truly Stranger Than Fiction

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Brando Skyhorse at home. (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

If you’re always complaining about your messed-up childhood and your wacko family, then you might want to read Brando Skyhorse’s memoir, Take this Manfor some perspective. Skyhorse, whose novel The Madonnas of Echo Park earned him the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award, grew up in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although entirely Mexican-American by descent, he was raised by his compulsively colorful mother (assisted by his grandmother and five successive eccentric stepfathers) to believe that he was a Native American.
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An A-to-Z Index of Marc Spitz’s New History of All Things Twee

MarcSpitzTweeMarc Spitz’s Poseur recalled his salad days as a downtown Manhattan music writer. But his new book kicks off in Brooklyn – and specifically at the Brooklyn Flea – because, you see, it is a history of twee.

You could define the Twee Tribe as the “hipster elite” that’s ruining America. But Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film describes the Twee Party in more flattering terms: its multigenerational members exalt beauty over ugliness, childhood and innocence over adulthood, nerd chic over conventional “cool,” and intellectual curiosity over bullying. Think coffee mugs etched with owls, probiotic hot sauce, and mason-jar tops with built-in straws, to name some of the Brooklyn Flea items Spitz singles out.
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Slashing in Alphabet City; Williamsburg Sets Retail Rent Record

Dream Downtown

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A 15-year-old autistic boy went missing Saturday afternoon after visiting his sister’s middle school on Bushwick Avenue. Darrey Crosby is six-foot-one and 135 pounds; he was last seen wearing a burgundy shirt, black Nike pants and orange sneakers. [NY Daily News]

In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, a man was slashed in the face outside the Manhattan Express Deli Grocery on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue D. The subject fled the scene and the victim was treated at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Post]

Lobster Joint on Houston, which suffered thousands of dollars in damage after a water main break on May 22, may reopen today. [Gothamist]
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See More of This Rad Street Art Go Up at Juicy Festival This Weekend

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Bushwick’s forthcoming beer garden, The Well, still isn’t ready for nightly revelry (sometime in July, rumor has it) but thanks to the Juicy Art Festival, you can go hang out there and drink tonight and all day tomorrow. If you enjoyed all the live painting at Bushwick Open Studios last weekend, you’ll definitely want to head to The Well’s back courtyard to see the likes of Magda Love, Iena Cruz, Son and Werc fill up the enormous walls.
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Plenty to Get On Board With at Central Station, a New Outdoor Drinking Depot

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

Do you like sitting in the sun while eating good food and drinking delicious things? Well, join the crowd. “We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel,” admits Peter Simon, co-owner of new Bushwick bar/restaurant Central Station, which provides patrons with a venue to engage in the aforementioned activities.
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