A lot has changed since we headed down to Angelika Film Center on Tuesday and were able to get right in to see Nymphomaniac with Shia LaBeouf. Around 11 a.m. this morning, a line wound back and forth across the Center’s lobby and spilled out the front door and down the block.
Until now, we’ve known “Lowlife” as the title of Luc Sante’s history of Lower East Side vice and decrepitude, as well as the title of mad German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann’s moody free-jazz masterpiece. The name has never failed us. So we’re kind of curious about Lowlife, a new restaurant helmed by Alex Leonard, former chef de cuisine at Blanca, the Michelin-starred tasting-menu spot from Roberta’s.
After you’ve snagged a copy of Felines of New York, you’ll want somewhere to go read it. And what better place than at a cat cafe? The Lower East Side now has two–count em, two–of them, with the recent opening of Koneko.
Last night a 36-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to the head sustained at Williamsburg’s Taylor-Wythe Houses. [NY Daily News]
In Williamsburg, police are searching for two robbers who looted packages from multiple apartment lobbies last month. [Brooklyn Paper]
Greenpointers will have three final chances next week to weigh in on the best uses for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund [GCEF]. [Greenpoint Gazette]
Agathe Snow, whose work often blends performance with immersive multimedia installations, is opening a new show, Continuum, tonight. This is the Corsican-born artist’s first solo exhibition at Journal Gallery in Williamsburg. Snow is the ex-wife of the late Dash Snow (they married when he was just 18 years old) whose pal Ryan McGinley has some new photos up, incidentally, in a show called Winter at Team Gallery.
It’s quite possible you’re #AllMyMovied-out this week already, what with Shia LeBeouf’s latest stunt and all, which we made our way over to yesterday. The ongoing event (three whole days, people) seems to be yet another attempt by the actor to translate his
acting skills Transformers appearances into “performance art” (i.e. some totally derivative rendition of Marina Abramovic’s Adidas commercial). Well, here are a slew of movies (and related events) that will restore your faith in film (no guarantee you’ll actually grow fond of Transformers, though).
Once again, the East Village’s two Christmas traditions, SantaCon and Unsilent Night, are happening on the same day. UnsilentaCon will be upon us Dec. 12!
Why get delivery from some faceless eatery when you can order from a vegan ginger with a Beatles tattoo? You can now do just that with Homemade, an app that launches tonight in Bushwick and will soon be expanding to Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, East Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
You might call this the AirBNB of food delivery, since it allows home cooks to prepare meals whenever they want and charge whatever for them. Do you like the look of those flaxseed cookies made by Monica, a Peruvian who uses her grandma’s recipes? Or that chicken curry made by Anisha, who first learned to cook at her aunt’s restaurant in India? Just hit “request a meal” and pick one of the available times. Some home cooks will deliver the meal to you personally, others use a courier, or you can just walk over to their place and pick it up.
Don’t worry, it won’t be long before Broad City returns and washes The Bedford Stop from our minds. According to a tipster who lives on Ludlow Street, the show was filming there yesterday at Good Luck Car Service, between Grand and Hester Streets.
Nice. While they were on the Lower LES, Abbi and Ilana also stopped into Cafe Petisco for an Interview magazine shoot.
You know you live in a cool New York neighborhood when Ilana and Abby and crew are chillin across the street at your local Chinese taxi service. It looked like the two were shooting a scene where they were waiting for something. They sat in the same seats the Chinese drivers sit in smoking cigarettes and hocking loogies. They were sprawled out and there was an ambulance gurney.
Not much is known about the upcoming season, which begins in February — except that Alan Alda will make an appearance, an Israel shoot was canceled, and all signs point to a cronut parody shot in Williamsburg.
Two suspects were arrested for stealing and crashing a Jaguar that had been in the process of being towed on Friday in Williamsburg. [The Brooklyn Paper]
At 5 am last Wednesday, someone tried (and failed) to break into a Java Street eatery with a sledgehammer. [The Brooklyn Paper]
For $3.3 million, you could live above the former home of an E. 1st Street hookah joint. [EV Grieve]
The rumors are true: Shia LaBeouf is currently holed up in the bowels of Angelika Film Center, where over 70 people are lined up waiting for the opportunity to watch Nymphomaniac with him. The line has steadily grown since I showed up to his #AllMyFilms “performance” around 3:20 p.m., when there were just a few dozen stalkers patrons of the arts queued up.