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Action Bronson’s Graffiti Crew Is Doing Its First Group Show

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“2013 Class Photo” (Courtesy Smart Crew)

Smart Crew, the underground graffiti group that came out of Queens in 1997, is teaming up with Adidas to put on its first public exhibition. But that doesn’t mean its members are revealing their identities. In the above cartoon portrait, even the familiar face of rapper Action Bronson is pixelated. And in the below video teaser for “Smart Fools,” opening tomorrow at Fool’s Gold in Williamsburg, there’s some serious cloak-and-dagger action going on.
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Brooklyn Flea Leaves Williamsburg Waterfront; Chloe Sevigny Peaces to Park Slope

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(Photo: Phillip Kalantzis Cope)

After complaints from neighbors, Brooklyn Flea is leaving the Williamsburg waterfront and seeking a new home, though Smorgasburg will stay behind on Saturdays. [DNA Info]

The amenities at the Karl Fischer-desgined 101 Bedford include “a huge gym, pool, hot tub, men’s and women’s sauna, golf simulator (PGA-certified), wine vault, ‘party room,’ canine cleaning station,” and — get this — heated sidewalks around the building.” [Curbed]
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Todd P Just Dropped a Slew of Deets About His New Venue, Trans-Pecos

The backyard at Trans-Pecos. (Photo: Todd P's Instagram)

The backyard at Trans-Pecos. (Photo: Todd P’s Instagram)

Todd Patrick writes in to share some more details about Trans-Pecos, the venue now hosting a series of “preview events” at 915 Wycoff in Bushwick. He notes that the Silent Barn’s old home still has “quite a ways to go,” and the to-do list ranges from adding a state-of-the-art sound system to “painting over the bad murals / preserving the good murals.” See his message below for a list of some of the folks who will curate the space collaboratively, details on the espresso cafe run by the folks behind Fort Greene’s Red Lantern cafe and Fresh Till Death, and a little bit about the conversion of the Silent Barn’s old bedrooms into skylit studio spaces.
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There Are 10 Ways to Feel About SantaCon

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

As SantaCon gets ready to pop off in the East Village this weekend and its organizers helpfully remind their ruddy-cheeked followers not to pee on things or, uh, rape people, the LES Dwellers have posted the above signs around the Lower East Side. We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed them. Redditors are opining about the humbuggy postings, and — as you can guess — there’s a whole toy bag of opinions about SantaCon. Where do you fall on this spectrum of lovers and haters?
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Il Buco’s New Shop Wants to Turn Your Apartment into a Lovely Little Villa

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

Il Buco Vita (Photos: Michael Grimm)

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If you think NoHo restaurants Il Buco and its offshoot Alimentari e Vineria are exquisitely appointed (and who wouldn’t?), take note: owner Donna Lennard wants to decorate your apartment.

Lennard, who opened Il Buco as an antique store two decades ago, is returning to her roots with Il Buco Vita, a new showroom on the second floor of 51 Bond Street.
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This Week: An Animation Festival, a Night of Shorts, and a Chat With Neil LaBute


It’s animation through the ages this Sunday at Videology as Black Mariah Films presents ANIMATED! Taking us back to the early silent era right up to the present, Black Mariah will be showcasing animated films that not only define the era they were made in but also reveal the technological innovation and experimental nature of the artists themselves.
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Union Square Won’t Get an H&M; Kim Gordon Will Play PS1

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A deal that would’ve put an H&M in Union Square has fallen through, sources tell The Real Deal. [TRD]

Six new buildings are coming to Van Buren Street in Bushwick. [BuzzBuzz Home]

A new apartment building at 150 Broadway in Williamsburg is now offering units ranging from $2,800 studios to $5,950 three bedrooms. [Curbed] Keep Reading »

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The Bookshop’s Live Auction Was a Bust, But a Rare Edition of Maus Is Cleaning Up

Speaking of auctions involving Richard Hell, the St. Mark’s Bookshop, as you know, held a live auction Thursday to raise funds for its move to a smaller location in the East Village. Though 11 books, including Music of Chance by Paul Auster and Drown by Junot Diaz, were up for grabs, a Baggage Battles-style bidding war didn’t exactly ensue: the event drew just a dozen people, and brought in a modest $100 via Anne Waldman’s First Baby Poems and The Milk of Universal Kindness.
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Hell of a Deal! Dinner’s On Richard Hell If You Bid in This Anti-NYU Expansion Auction

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

Mark Ruffalo is donating some Hulk memorabilia.

That star-studded auction aimed at snuffing out NYU’s forthcoming Greenwich Village towers went online today, and there are some big ticket items in addition to the previously mentioned shopping trip with Padma Lakshmi, acting lessons from Philip Seymour Hoffman, and lunch with Lewis Lapham. Maybe the most exciting addition: dinner with Richard Hell at John’s of 12th Street, down the block from Hell’s apartment.
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