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Here’s the Golden Girls Puppet Parody You’ve Been Waiting For

TGGS_logo_large_notextWere you heartbroken when The Golden Girls came to an end in 1992? Or maybe when you realized you had binged through all the episodes two decades later because you weren’t even born yet in 1992? You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can drown your sorrows at the forthcoming Golden Girls cafe, but we’ve got just the thing for you in the meantime.

Picture it: The DR2 Theatre in Union Square.

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Listen All Y’all, MCA Is Back After Sabotage

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The Woody Allen shoot isn’t the only thing happening on East 7th today. Near the corner of First Avenue, cramcept has been redoing a portrait of Adam Yauch that got vandalized in May. While the old mural of MCA holding a phone was based on a still from the “Fight For Your Right to Party” video, this one seems to play off of this image.

The tribute to the beloved Beastie Boy is one of several that have popped up around town over the years, and the third one on this site.

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Momofuku Ssäm Bar Upgrades; Morrissey Sets Up Shop in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Friday on Avenue B, GUAC Tacos + Tequila will start serving up Mexican cuisine plus 11 different types of guacamole. [Time Out NY]

Bill Murray will reportedly be bartending this weekend at 21 Greenpoint, the new venture from his son, Homer, and Syd Silver, in the space previously occupied by their restaurant River Styx. [Eater NY]

This Saturday, the free, third annual Greenpoint Arts Block Festival will take over Norman Avenue.
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Off-Duty Cop Allegedly Assaults J Train Conductor, Rush-Hour Nightmare Ensues

The J train during happier times. (Photo: Everett Bogue/ New York magazine)

The J train during happier times. (Photo: Everett Bogue/ New York magazine)

Thousands of people riding the J train at rush hour this morning experienced a total and complete shitstorm after an off-duty police officer allegedly assaulted a conductor while the train was pulling out of Essex Street station. According to the MTA, the conductor pulled the emergency break and brought the train to a standstill, all but one of the cars were stuck outside the station at 9:15 am– prime getting-to-work time for many riders. The J line ceased service for a full hour, leaving platforms packed with unhappy commuters.

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Gleaning the Cube: Alamo’s Return Delayed, But Astor Fest Won’t Be Boxed In

When the Astor Alive! Festival kicks off Friday, there’ll be a workshop on how to make spinning cubes, a parade featuring the lil’ cubes, and a “cube sticker slam.” But it looks like one thing will be missing: the actual Astor Place cube. The Village Alliance, which is throwing the fest to celebrate the redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square, had expected the Alamo to make a triumphant return in time for the fest. But today a spokesperson at the city’s Department of Design and Construction tells us that “due to unforeseen logistical issues the scheduled return of the Alamo has been postponed.”

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Call It a Craven Ploy, But This Horror Film Festival Is Snuffing to Sneeze At

Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 2.53.52 PMTis the season for Lovecraft festivals and flesh-suspension ziplines, but aside from all that, we’re pretty much living in an age of horror. I mean, Stephen King just compared an actual presidential candidate to cthulhu. So, why not have more than one horror film festival? The first Brooklyn Horror Film Festival was announced earlier this month and will take place in mid-October. Now it’s getting a downtown counterpart, FEARnyc, which will bring 65+ horror flicks to Cinema Village from October 21 to 27. And here’s something The Wolfpack will be psyched about: Wes Craven’s widow will appear on his behalf during the awards ceremony.

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Performance Picks: Fainting Clowns, Doom Spirituals, and So Much More

(photo via BAM)

(photo via BAM)

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Portrait of myself as my father
Continues through September 17 at BAM Fisher, 7:30 pm: $25.
Choreographer Nora Chipaumire, born in Zimbabwe and based in Brooklyn, takes the medium of traditional African dance and dresses it up in the masculine garb of a boxing ring in this piece that explores and explodes traditional notions of black masculinity through the spirit of her estranged father. He will appear in multiple forms, symbolically summoned as a “specter” through two dancers, Kaolack (also known as Senegalese dancer Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye) and the Jamaican-born Shamar Watt. The three performers will step into the ring, don their gloves, and fight it out. Or dance it out. Or maybe there’s less of a difference than we think.

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Delancey Street Is Getting a Protected Bike Lane and Amsterdam-Style Bicycle Parking

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Delancey Street is finally getting a protected bike lane, the Department of Transportation announced today. With more and more bikers set to use the Williamsburg Bridge during the looming L-train shutdown, the DOT is promising to make the lead-up to the bridge slightly less harrowing, and may also implement Amsterdam-style bike parking nearby.

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Bernie’s Revolution Is Great and All, But Ralph Nader Thinks It’s Time to Start a Youth Party

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Coincidence? Unclear… (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Let’s be real about this right up front– if we’re talking actual votes, Ralph Nader hasn’t exactly seen a lot of success as a presidential candidate. We’re taught that, as a third-party candidate who has run with the New Party, no party, and Green Party, Nader’s campaigns have been doomed from the start, just like those of every other non-binary (i.e. neither Democrat nor Republican) political player seeking the highest office (or really any office of consequence) in the land.

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Drunks Crack Jesus Statue; Bushwick Fall Restaurant Preview

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early Sunday morning outside Saints Peter and Paul church in Williamsburg, a statue of Jesus—that was recovered after being stolen in May—was cracked by a drunk pedestrian, who high-fived and kissed it. [DNA Info]

After sustaining flood damage two weeks ago, the not-yet-three-month-old Chinese restaurant Bing Kitchen resumed business on Orchard Street Monday. [Bowery Boogie]

Drunken Dumpling, a new soup dumpling destination, just opened at 137 First Avenue. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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Art Openings: Genderless Fashion, Return of the East Village Eye, and More

Raque Ford, Yours Truly, Georgia Brown, 2016, Laser cut plexiglass. (image via ISCP)

Raque Ford, Yours Truly, Georgia Brown, 2016, Laser cut plexiglass. (image via ISCP)

Yours Truly, Georgia Brown
Opening Tuesday September 13 at International Studio and Curatorial Program, 6 pm to 8 pm. On view through October 11.

In this show, artist Raque Ford takes on the character of Georgia Brown, a “temptress” figure from the 1940s film and Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky. The show made history as the first production to feature an entirely African-American cast, but the creators were (shocking!) all white. Using a variety of techniques, including plexiglass sculpture and a zine of handwritten letters that attendees can take home with them, Ford will reexamine and rewrite the narrative of Georgia Brown through a rigorous and contemporary lens.

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