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Dance For the D at This Motor City-Themed Throwdown Tonight

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The Carr Center (courtesy of Carr Center).

It’s no wonder Detroit came up time and time again as an alternative to rapidly gentrifying NYC during our conversations at the Newsroom. Those abandoned buildings are often the site of epic dance parties and roving clubs, hosted by the city’s best DJs – or so says Amy Braunschweiger, who grew up an hour outside of the Motor City.
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Morrisseygate at B&N Union Square; City Releases Crime Map

Mornin’, folks. Here’s what happened Over the Weekend.

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As you may know from following B+B on Twitter, Barnes & Noble dropped news over the weekend that Morrissey would sign his new book at their Union Square location, only to say it was a big misunderstanding. Big mouth strikes again.

A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in front of Zocalo Mexican Restaurant in South Williamsburg. [NYP]

The city is now releasing weekly crime maps that let you view incidents by precinct and location. But will it make up for ? [WSJ, ]
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Could Williamsburg Get a Starbucks, Apple Store, Umami Burger, and Concert Hall?

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A job listing would seem to indicate that Williamsburg’s first Starbucks is plunking down at 405-409 Union Ave. [Eater]

Sources tell The Real Deal that Apple is “looking closely” at the building on the corner of Bedford Avenue and N 4th Street (across the street from the future Whole Foods) as the location of Brooklyn’s first Apple store. The building is already getting a Parm and an Umami Burger. [TRD]

The owner of a pet-bowl company wants to transform a steel factory at 319 Frost Street, in Williamsburg, into a 2,000-seat concert venue. [DNA Info]
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Play Cutting-Edge Video Games in Old-School Arcade Cabinets at This Rock Show Tomorrow

Forget the Playstation 4 and X-Box One, arcade cabinets are the hot place to drop your new game, because apparently it’s 1982 and kids these days got the Pac-Man Fever.

At least, that’s what the developers of two upcoming multiplayer indie games must be thinking. These days you don’t often see a new game get the full wooden arcade cabinet treatment, so consider “Deathmatch by Audio,” at Williamsburg’s Death By Audio tomorrow, a rare opportunity to combine feelings of nostalgia and the cutting edge.
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Guess Which Superbad Actor Tried to Fight Greenpoint’s New Towers Yesterday

A rendering of 77 Commercial. (Photo: Christopher DiScipio)

A rendering of 77 Commercial. (Photo: Christopher DiScipio)

Councilman Stephen Levin and around 20 others — including an actor you’ve seen in The Departed, Superbad, and Pineapple Express — showed up at City Hall yesterday to fight two massive towers bound for the Greenpoint waterfront.

Having reached the homestretch of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, developers of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial tried to sell the City Council’s Land Use committee on their respective proposals, which would add a combined 5,000 apartment units and more than 170,000 square feet of public open space to Greenpoint’s northern shores.
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Occultists and Curious Normies Alike Mingled At Moon Church’s Zine Launch

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church's zine launch (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Moon Church — the Brooklyn-based sisterhood of witchcraft, pagan, and occult devotees — bid farewell to Fall on Wednesday and celebrated the release of its first quarterly zine, Autumn Equinox, with a night of poetry, performance and ritual moon worship.

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Todd P’s ‘New Music’ Venue, Trans-Pecos, Is Up and Running

(Photo: Kristin Leigh Knoll)

(Photo: Kristin Leigh Knoll)

Todd Patrick’s latest all-ages venture, Trans-Pecos, opened last night in the old Silent Barn space on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border. There wasn’t an overabundance of fanfare at the “preview show,” maybe because of an unforeseen pause in L train service. A decent-sized crowd came out to watch Gnaw, Notekillers and Psalm Zero, a lineup curated by Northern Spy Records. But the unknowing visitor might not have guessed that the occasion was semi-momentous, or, more likely, he or she wouldn’t have even known about it at all.
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Could SantaCon and Unsilent Night Collide to Become UnsilentaCon?

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

UnsilentaCon. It could happen. (Photos: Konstantin Sergeyev/Taylor Davidson. Illustration: Daniel Maurer)

By now you know that SantaCon — the annual invasion of Fratty Old St. Nicks — is set to go down Dec. 14. What you likely don’t know is that on that same day, another holiday flash mob, the roving boom-box orchestra known as Unsilent Night, will be moving through the same hemisphere. Is it possible these two forces could converge into something more menacing than any sharknado?
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$2,500 Apartments Bound For Ave D; SantaCon Is Coming to Town

NYC Christmas Trees 2013: Bowery

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Renderings for a 12-story, 124-unit apartment building on Avenue D have been revealed. Rents at Alphabet Plaza are expected to be $2,500 to $3,600. [Curbed]

SantaConparticularly controversial this year — is coming to town on Dec. 14, and is expected to start at Tompkins Square Park. [DNA Info]

E-cig smokers showed up in force at yesterday’s City Council hearing and lit up indoors — but will they be able to in the future? [NY Post] Keep Reading »

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Blasted! Rough Trade Is Putting Live Shows On Hold

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We’ve all dealt with a neighbor whose television is too loud, but their Television being too loud?

Just days after the band’s performance at Rough Trade NYC, the Williamsburg record store has announced that it’s putting its shows on hold “following consultation with local residents and local authorities.” While the crew works on “additional sound remediation,” shows are being cancelled or moved to other venues.
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Cooper Union’s Ping-Pong Protesters Might Be In For a Paddling

(Courtesy Free Cooper Union)

(Courtesy Free Cooper Union)

Cooper Union wants it to be known that you can’t just unleash 2,100 ping-pong balls on a four-story staircase and get away with it. In a campus-wide e-mail forwarded to B+B, Alan Wolf, the school’s safety coordinator, says he wants the ping-pong protesters to be held accountable. Here’s the full statement, in case you were about to bulk order some Slinkies.
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