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A Bushwick-East Village Cyber Dating Movie Premieres IRL

Back in March, we caught The Heart Machine at South by Southwest. Since then, the psychological thriller about a cyber relationship between a Bushwick boy (played by John Gallagher, Jr., aka Jim from The Newsroom) and a woman who may or may not actually live in Berlin (think of this as Gone Girl for the Tecate set) made Complex’s list of fall’s most anticipated movies.
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Pat Kiernan Just Invited the Mayor to The Gutter

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We’re a little bowled over by this.

Everyone’s favorite adorkable news anchor, NY1′s Pat Kiernan, just invited the governor and mayor to his next bowling night at The Gutter, the bowling alley where Ebola victim Craig Spencer hung out before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease.
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Driver Fined For Striking Cyclist; Bushwick Gets More Live Music

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Renovations at 102 Norfolk Street—site of an apartment building and The Back Room bar—have allegedly exposed locals to toxic levels of lead dust. [Gothamist]

Jose Henriquez, a 33-year-old Queens resident and SUV driver, was ordered to pay a $250 fine after striking a cyclist in a Lower East Side hit-and-run accident this June. [Streetsblog NYC]

Alphaville, a bar/restaurant with live music, debuted last night at 140 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

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Confirmed: Ebola Victim Took L Train, Bowled at The Gutter

2-thegutterNew York City’s first Ebola patient bowled at The Gutter the day before he came down with symptoms, city officials confirmed tonight.

Health commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said the 33-year-old doctor, who has been widely identified as Dr. Craig Spencer, rode the A train to the L train to arrive at the dive on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border and bowled there with friends. “He was feeling well at that time except for his feeling of fatigue,” Bassett said at a press conference, stressing that he didn’t yet have the symptoms — fever, diarrhea, etc. — that accompany contagiousness. Still, the bar has closed “out of an abundance of caution,” according to Bassett. She added that the health department would be on site tomorrow to “look at the bowling alley.”
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Guess Who’ll Be Looking For a Girlfriend at the B+B Bazaar On Saturday

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You’ve seen him on flyers around town — now come see Dan Perino in person! He’ll be Looking for a Girlfriend this Saturday. In Dan’s words, this is not a joke. Starting at noon, the legendary lamppost lothario will be posted up at our booth during the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, speed-dating anyone who’s open to the possibility of a relationship morphing into something more profound. You know who you are.

To get the conversation flowing, we’ll have free beer from Brooklyn Brewery while it lasts (Torst will be selling exotic brews all day). And Greenpoint’s new apothecary, Botica & Co., will be serving up its medicinal Aphrodisiac Cocktail, featuring its alchemical “love elixir.” Get there early to sign up for a date with Dan — he’ll be there till 2 p.m. when Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) hits the decks.
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Salt + Charcoal Has Fired Up the Robata in Williamsburg

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

Salt + Charcoal, the Williamsburg robata restaurant we’ve been looking forward to since August, soft-opened this week on the corner of Bedford and Grand. Their liquor license hasn’t come in yet, but the food itself – by chef-owner Jiro Iida, previously of Yakitori Totto’s sister restaurant Aburiya-Kinnosuke – looks like it can stand on its own: partner Kei Sugimoto tells us the place is one of the few if not the only Japanese spots to get the fire department’s permission to grill using the imported oak-wood charcoal known as binchotan rather than gas. Another distinguishing characteristic: there’s a piece by Kei’s father, famed photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, hanging on the wall.
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Climb Aboard a Nightmare Cruise Ship and Ride a Sea of Laughter

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(Photo: Frigid New York @Horse Trade)

Stop worrying about ebola and just be glad you aren’t on a cruise ship teaming with food-poisoned zombies. That’s the setting of a quirky, uproarious tale now playing at Under St. Marks.
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Edgar Allan Poe Party at Analogue; Two Doggie Halloween Parades

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality: Union Square NYC

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Following the death of a 3-year-old girl at her Bushwick apartment this weekend, the neighborhood’s 83 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit will host an outreach event today at 1 p.m. in Maria Hernandez Park. [DNA Info]

Community Board 3 okayed the $9.6 million initial phase of renovating Pier 42, a future public park. [Bowery Boogie]

Community Board 1 once again recommended that the second location of Starbucks in Williamsburg be denied a liquor license. [Free Williamsburg]

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Kennedy’s Will Reopen in Breezy Point On the Anniversary of Sandy

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(Courtesy of Kennedy’s)

Just a week before the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a beloved Breezy Point restaurant that was hit hard by the storm has announced its comeback. Kennedy’s sent out word to patrons today that it will relaunch dinner service next Wednesday, October 29 — exactly two years to the day the superstorm put the restaurant out of commission and ravaged the bungalow community around it.
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At These Two Parties, Buy an Artsy T-Shirt or Make Your Own

Art of the Tee 2014 8.5x11 FLATEveryone loves T-Shirts, so instead of lining up for the latest Supreme drop or overpaying for a musty smelling vintage concert tee, Bushwick Print Lab is giving you two chances to buy hand-screened works of wearable art. Founded in 2009, The BPL is throwing its fifth annual “Art of The T” party at The Cobra Club tonight, complete with art, music, and a full bar to inspire some boozy purchases. The DIY space decided to do it big, booking the back of their favorite local bar and taking the art out of the lab.
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