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Night Is Already On Our Mind, Thanks to This New Oliver Video

Brooklyn label Fool’s Gold just released a video for “Night Is On My Mind,” the infectiously danceable single off of electro-funk duo Oliver’s “Mechanical” EP. It was filmed under the Williamsburg Bridge, just a stone’s throw from the label’s shop on Metropolitan Avenue, and may single-handedly bring back light-up LA Gear kicks (and maybe light-up nipples, too).
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Double-Live Late-Breaking Developing News Alert: Someone’s Moving Into the Schwimmer Mansion

photo(1891)Is the urn you see here David Schwimmer’s personal urn? It may well be, because at the time of this writing, a moving truck is parked in front of the so-called Schwimmer mansion, unloading boxes. So many boxes. The movers are making damn sure nobody gets a peek inside the mansion, the bottom floor of which is still behind plywood. In fact, there’s a man at the plywood door, pulling it closed with a string every time one of the movers enters or exits (sorry, we forgot to Vine it).
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Greenpoint Pistol-Whipping Update; More on the Suicide of Colin Devlin

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An officer at the 94th Precinct gave Greenpointers a play-by-play of the Greenpoint pistol-whipping we reported Sunday. Apparently it started when the suspect asked for change for a dollar: “As the man went into his pocket for change the robber beat him with a gun and went through his pockets.” [Greenpointers]

In this week’s issue of New York magazine, we hear more about the suicide of DuMont owner Colin Devlin. Rebecca Flint Marx writes, “Whatever the ultimate reason he took his own life, the loss of Devlin seems like evidence of a harsher Williamsburg than the one where he opened DuMont’s doors a decade earlier.” [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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Have You Seen This Baby Dragon? A Mystical Portal Has Been Pilfered

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A little while ago we told you about “13 Portals,” the mystical, interactive public-art game taking place this summer throughout the East Village. Now, some dastardly art thief (albeit one with a highly attuned sense of irony) has made off with Portal 3 — the Portal of Movement. That’s right: it’s been stripped from its hanging-place on East 10th, between B and C.
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This Little Long Island Luncheonette Is Now ‘Open For Biz’ in the East Village

Archie's & Sons on Third Avenue (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Archie’s & Sons on Third Avenue (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Get excited, Astor Place lunch-hour zombies (we’re looking in the mirror here) — there’s a new chow spot in town. Archie & Sons, the throwback luncheonette-style diner we told you about last month, opened its doors in the East Village today.
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The LES Is Getting a New Stand-Up Weekly, Courtesy of a Bushwick Comic

Tonight The Leadbelly, on the Lower East Side, kicks off a new weekly comedy show hosted by Bushwick-based comic Taylor Clark.

Clark also hosts Big Ups at Little Skips on Thursdays in Bushwick. While he’s hesitant to classify himself as a “Bushwick comedian,” he’s eager to introduce the neighborhood’s alternative comedy scene to downtowners who might be expecting something more traditional. “When we bring those Bushwick comics people are surprised to see something fresh and original,” he says.
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Get Hot with Burning Man, The Montagues and Capulets, and Debbie Harry


Every year thousands of people swarm the sweltering deserts of Nevada to indulge in hippiesque camaraderie, the building and destruction of a short-lived city, partying and the literal burning and exploding of things. While we don’t know what the ratio of drug overdoses is, compared to the Gathering of the Juggalos, we do know that Burning Man attendees tend to have their own costumes, aka “playa style,” that don’t involve face paint (well, not clown face paint anyway).

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Watch Chrome Canyon Turn a Greenpoint Loft into a ’70s Berlin Discotheque

Morgan Z has long been drawn to the work of film-score composers like Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Giorgio Moroder. That much is clear when you listen to Chrome Canyon’s debut LP “Elemental Themes,” produced mostly at Morgan’s spacious Greenpoint apartment. That’s where he keeps some of his favorite toys, including a Juno 60 synth and a Korg PE 1000.
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‘No 7-Eleven’ Is Still Raging Against the Slurpee Machine

A while back we wondered whether the folks behind No 7-Eleven would embrace the chain now that it’s offering to hold on to their spare keys. Nyope. In June they showed up at a meeting to protest a 7-Eleven going into 403 Grand Street (it opened anyway) and yesterday afternoon, as you can see above, they were back in front of the store bound for 170 Avenue A.
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