This Is Not a ‘This Is Not an April Fools Joke’ Mural

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Centre-Fuge, the art project that has brought portraits of the Beastie Boys and Philip Seymour Hoffman (among other art) to the side of a trailer on East First Street, has expanded over to some construction plywood on Houston Street, where artist Ben Angotti has been doing what he does best: painting lovely ladies. Above is what his mural looked like over the weekend. But surprise! here’s what it looks like now.
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Would You Pay $75 For a Kale Salad Workshop?

Not the kale salad at Tiny's, but. (Photo: Melissa Hom)

Not the kale salad at Tiny’s, but. (Photo: Melissa Hom)

Kale salads kind of jumped the shark when the Times said they were “hot in Manhattan social circles” a year ago, and we definitely aren’t going to be eating any after a reptile head was apparently found in one last month. But if you haven’t moved on to spazzing about ramps and you’re still crazy for kale, then Tiny’s has just the thing for you.
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Stanley Cohen Says He’ll Appeal ‘Crap’ Conviction of Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law

Stanley Cohen at his Avenue D loft. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Stanley Cohen at his Avenue D loft. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Stanley Cohen has defended a slew of unpopular clients, including a political leader of Hamas and an assortment of drug dealers, anti-war activists, squatters and hackers. But last weekend he was battling chronic vertigo, an inner ear infection he attributes to “prolonged periods of stress, overwork and lack of sleep — my life story.”
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Jason Wishnow Did a Secret Sci-Fi Film With Ai Weiwei and Ended Up Near Bald

L to R: Weiwei and Wishnow.

L to R: Weiwei and Wishnow.

Jason Wishnow has told the story of Oedipus with vegetables and documented zombie yoga in Williamsburg. Now, fresh off a stint as TED’s director of film and video, the Lower East Side filmmaker is set to complete his most daunting production yet: a 10-minute short in which Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei will make his acting debut.
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Summerscreen Lineup Announced; Bushwick Building Goes For $58M

Bank Building

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A five-story rental building at 1209 DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick sold for $58 million and will start leasing soon. [The Real Deal]

A rendering for Karl Fischer’s new South Williamsburg development, at 377 Flushing Ave, has been revealed. [Brownstoner]

The Angel Orensanz Center could reopen next week following its surprise evacuation. [DNA Info]
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A Legendary Guerilla Exhibit, ‘The Real Estate Show,’ Is Revived in a Proper Gallery

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

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One of the Lower East Side’s most storied and significant art exhibits has been resurrected at James Fuentes Gallery, just a few blocks from where a group of guerilla artists broke into a city-owned building and staged The Real Estate Show on New Year’s Eve, 1979.
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Have a Look at Swallow Cafe’s New Williamsburg Spot

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The Bean isn’t the only cafe expanding into a recently constructed Williamsburg building: Morgan-stop favorite Swallow Cafe opened an outpost at 493 Driggs Avenue last month. This location has the same rustic vibe as the East Williamsburg one, though seating is limited to just a handful of stools. On offer: coffee brewed from Counter Culture beans, a variety of teas, cookies (including some vegan options), pastries, and some wraps and sandwiches. There was a chill Yeasayer vibe going on when we stopped in this weekend. Here’s another look at the space.
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