Get Familiar With Robert Crumb’s Wife and Kid at This Upcoming Exhibit

Left: Teeth by Sophie Crumb, 2014, watercolor & ink on paper. Right: Temporarily Blonde by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 2012, colored pencil, pen, glitter glue on paper.

Left: Teeth by Sophie Crumb, 2014, watercolor & ink on paper. Right: Temporarily Blonde by Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 2012, colored pencil, pen, glitter glue on paper.

Ed Sanders isn’t the only septuagenarian firebrand celebrating a birthday. August 30 will mark 71 years of Robert Crumb, the comic (sorry, comix) artist who contributed ribald, far-out cartoons to the East Village Other, among others. While the reclusive Crumb, who lives in France these days, probably won’t be feted locally, you can at least admire the work of his daughter Sophie Crumb and wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb at an upcoming exhibit at the DCKT Contemporary.
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Which of These New Delis Is Williamsburg’s Kale-Chip Champ?

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Organic delis sprout up in Williamsburg faster than you can say “natural-organic-vegan-gluten-free” but which of them offers the sweetest variety of kale chips? That’s really the mark of a great post-yoga/pre-Pilates deli, isn’t it? We slipped into our vegan Toms and stepped inside two of Williamsburg’s newest to see which one had the killer kale section.
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Get Some Fine Art With Your Morning Egg-and-Cheese

A Number of Names art gallery on Avenue C and East 7th (Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

A Number of Names art gallery on Avenue C and East 7th (Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

If a defunct bodega seems an unusual space for a curated art show, how about the wall outside a still-functioning deli? ANON (A Number of Names), the newest unorthodox art venue to materialize on Avenue C, shuns interiors entirely in favor of a door-sized vertical in the heart of Alphabet City.
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Find Out What in the World Would Make VICE Leave the Williamsburg Bubble

IMG_9469-280x186If you’ve seen Page One, the doc about the New York Times, you’ll remember the tonguelashing media reporter David Carr gave Shane Smith when the VICE founder implied that the Grey Lady’s coverage of Liberia amounted to silly little pieces about surfing: “Just because you put on a fucking safari helmet,” growled Carr, “and looked at some poop doesn’t give you the right to insult what we do.”
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An East Village Photographer Rewinds To 1984, When Madonna Walked St. Marks

162 Avenue B Bakery in 1984 (Photo: Daniel Root)

162 Avenue B Bakery in 1984 (Photo: Daniel Root)

As a 30-year resident of the East Village, Daniel Root has seen his fair share of neighborhood transformation. “But you know, when you’re living in a place, it doesn’t really jump out at you that it’s changed that much, because obviously it’s a gradual change. Even though right now, at the moment, it feels like it’s ramping up in speed,” he said.
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

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In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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Can Catey Shaw’s New Video Make You Forget ‘Brooklyn Girls’?

So you’re probably thinking, wait, Catey Shaw just released another video? It’s only been a month since her first one changed life as we know it, and The Brooklyn EP isn’t even out till September. But hey, if your first single got the kind of attention “Brooklyn Girls” did, you’d probably want to clear the air pronto, too. And not just with some remixes. So here’s the video for “Human Contract,” which dropped today.
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Diesel Has Opened a Store On Bedford Ave — But Don’t Worry, It’s Going Away Soon

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On the heels of the Urban Outffiters concept store, Diesel has opened a similarly stealth operation on the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, in the same luxury building that birthed The Bean’s Williamsburg location. According to a store clerk, 101 (as it’s cleverly called, because it’s at 101 Bedford) is a pop-up that will be open through December and will be replicated around the world if successful.
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