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Watch Sock Puppets Down Booze and Pills in ‘Psycho’ By The Shining Twins

If you caught our screening of How to Act Bad last week, then you know some of the documentary’s most memorable moments were Adam Green’s steamy liaisons with The Shining Twins, Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss. The punk-pop duo just put out a video for their old song “Pyscho,” originally recorded by Loren “Ted” Humphrey (of Guards) at his studio in Bushwick. The depiction of the rock-n-roll life, by puppet maker Amber B Dianda and filmmaker Kirk Dianda, is short and sweet, and features a disturbing amount of spaghetti vom. Enjoy!

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And Now, a B+B Q+A With CDZA

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Yesterday the viral music-video maestros from cdza (pronounced Cadenza) stopped into the Bedford + Bowery Newsroom to shoot footage for the backdrop of a their TED@NYC performance at Joe’s Pub today. The collective — founded by Joe Sabia, Michael Thurber and Matt McCorkle — is always up to something: next month, they’ll perform at the first ever YouTube Music Awards at Pier 36. We spoke to Sabia and McCorkle after they wrapped up at the Newsroom. Among other things, Sabia, who created 9 Minute Breaking Bad, revealed plans to expand his  project into something resembling a fantasy tv league.
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The Country’s Finest Chefs Are Stinting in the East Village This Next Month

Sean Brock (Courtesy of Husk)

Sean Brock (Courtesy of Husk)

Between Wylie Dufresne, Michael White, and David Chang you’d think East Villagers had more than enough Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning chefs to choose from, but the neighborhood is now importing them just for giggles.

First Grub Street brought word that Alex Stupak was bringing Grant Achatz of Alinea (one of the top 15 restaurants in the world) to Empellon Cocina for a one-night-only 12-course meal. And now the folks at Hearth tell Bedford + Bowery that chef Marco Canora is teaming up with esteemed out-of-town chefs Sean Brock (of Charleston’s seriously awesome Husk and McCrady’s), Michael Tusk (of San Francisco’s Quince), and Hugh Acheson (of Five & Ten and The National in Athens, Georgia) for a series of epic dinners celebrating Hearth’s 10th anniversary. Not only that, but Canora is bringing some local giants — like the aforementioned David Chang — into his kitchen as well. Here are the details from team Hearth.
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Friday at the Newsroom: Musicians Remember the LES in the ’80s and Aughts

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With the CBGB movie premiering tonight and the CBGB Festival kicking off this week, nostalgia for the East Village and Lower East Side of yore is ripe as ever. You’ll forgive us for indulging along with everyone else: This Friday, join two consummate chroniclers of downtown music and nightlife at the B+B Newsroom as they read from their recent memoirs and tell it like it really was (no Savannah stage sets here).
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Cheeky Sandwiches Has Quietly Opened Its Greenpoint Spot, and There’s a Gold Room

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Bread for the Eater (Photos: Chris Tonucci)

Since last we checked in, Bread for the Eater has quietly opened in Greenpoint. The new venture from the team behind Lower East Side spot Cheeky Sandwiches is still very much in its early stages, with construction still underway on a separate, backroom dining area. “We still have a bit of work to do with the space,” says owner Din Yates, “so the opening is very soft.”
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Domino Developers Ask City to Change Affordable Housing Rules

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Demolition of the Domino Factory is just about underway, and Two Trees has every permit and rezoning it needs to move forward with construction of its waterfront apartments. But on Friday afternoon, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development held a hearing about a rule change proposed by Two Trees that would affect the tax breaks for developers who create affordable housing. This has agitated activists who oppose the “poor door” measures that some recent developments are accused of taking, from The Edge to Northside Piers to the impending Greenpoint Landing.
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The Closing Ceremony of The Portals Involved Gypsy Centries, Tallbikes and the Goddesses of Death

Portal 13, The Genesis of Life.  (All photos by Scott Lynch)

Portal 13, The Genesis of Life. (All photos by Scott Lynch)

A gypsy-sentry.

A gypsy-sentry.

Susannah Pryce and her fingernails.

Susannah Pryce and her fingernails.

Kiss Slash Crooked Smile performing upstairs.

Kiss Slash Crooked Smile performing upstairs.

Light show.

Light show.

Angel Eyedealism before her performance.

Angel Eyedealism before her performance.

Portal 4, The Manifestation of the Material World.

Portal 4, The Manifestation of the Material World.

Nap.

Nap.

Justin Riley's sculpture-bike.

Justin Riley's sculpture-bike.

Mbira instruments.

Mbira instruments.

Behind the portal.

Behind the portal.

A Goddess of Death inside the portal.

A Goddess of Death inside the portal.

The chamber of rebirth.

The chamber of rebirth.

There's a person in there.

There's a person in there.

Waiting for a chance at the portal.

Waiting for a chance at the portal.

“I’m a fire dancer,” said Susannah Pryce, who was lurking about the front stairs of the Sixth Street Community Center on Saturday night, dressed as the Goddess of Death. For her role as a macabre guide to the finale of the 13 Portals, she wore glowing face paint, a black cloak, and six-inch fingernails made of curling brown beans. After explaining how she regularly performs at bars with an on-fire instrument that looks like “the bones of a giant geisha fan,” Pryce told us: “Tonight’s portal is about rebirth. And that’s why I’m here. Because everybody has to die to be reborn.”
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Owners of Matchless and No Name Are Relaunching Park Luncheonette Tomorrow

(Photo: Sara Afzal)

(Photo: Sara Afzal)

Greenpoint’s Park Luncheonette on Driggs Avenue, right across from McCarren Park, had a history of being the classic American food spot before it closed down four years ago. Now the team behind Matchless and No Name is reopening the place as of this Saturday. It will maintain the traditional diner feel with some twists: open 24 hours, bar service, and a pizza slice window on the Lorimer Street side.
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Want a Night in Tunisia? This Cafe Aims to Be Something Like It

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

(Photo: Patrick Hogan)

La Goulette is the name of the main port in Tunis, Tunisia, and it’s also the name of a North African cafe headed for Grand Street, right next to the B+B Newsroom, in Williamsburg.

Husband-and-wife owners Millie and Karim Khemiri plan to serve “comfort Tunisian food” inspired by the cuisine Karim ate growing up in Tunisia. The menu is still being developed, but Karim says you can expect North African/Mediterranean staples, such as falafel and shawarma as well as Tunisian dishes such as a merguez lamb sausage. Plus coffee, of course.
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