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Wafels & Dinges Café Is OPEN and Serving Milkshakes, Coffee, and…Lox Waffles?

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

(Photo: Lauren Carol Smith)

The insanely popular Wafels & Dinges truck opened its first brick-and-mortar location this morning at 2nd Street and Avenue B, and owner Thomas DeGeest hopes it’ll function primarily as a neighborhood coffee shop.
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Watch Zosia Mamet of ‘Girls’ Play With Some Fake Boobs

Saturday, The Cabin Sisters played a set at the Grand Victory in Williamsburg. The folk duo has two claims to fame: one is that Zosia Mamet of “Girls” and “Mad Men” is a Cabin Sister. (The other sister is Clara Mamet, an actress on ABC’s “The Neighbors.”)
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‘You Yell, You Scream, and Then… What?’: Trayvon Martin Rally Ends in 12 to 20 Arrests

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<strong>Derek Wilson</strong>

Derek Wilson

"I came out last night as soon as I heard the verdict and I've been up all night, just riding around on Citi Bikes, trying to make sense of things."

<strong>Emily De La Cruz</strong>

Emily De La Cruz

"America is made this way. It will never change. You yell, you scream, and then... what? This could happen to you. I'm here because I don't want to kill anyone, I couldn't kill anyone. All I can do is give voice to my anger."

<strong>Busayo Olupona</strong>

Busayo Olupona

"Strange Fruit is from the Billie Holiday song evoking lynchings, though she sang only about 'Southern trees.' I have a brother in his late 20s. He's a very large black man. He'd never hurt anybody, but how is supposed to act? What are young black boys supposed to do?"

<strong>Yahshua Perez (left), with niece and son</strong>

Yahshua Perez (left), with niece and son

"I'm here because what happened is wrong, and because I want to show respect for Trayvon."

<strong>John Pasmore and Grayden</strong>

John Pasmore and Grayden

"The verdict clearly was wrong, and I'm trying to explain to my six-year-old why it was wrong. It's time to start having that uncomfortable conversation, about why a person who committed such a terrible crime can walk free."

<strong>Regina Ripley</strong>

Regina Ripley

"I'm not a professional protestor, I'm just a mom from New Jersey. But I was so shocked and disgusted by the verdict I just had to come out."

<strong>Laura Heywood</strong>

Laura Heywood

"Yeah it's hot in this hoodie, but it's not a bad idea today to remind yourself what a little discomfort feels like."

<strong>June Grey (left)</strong>

June Grey (left)

"It's scary being the father of young black male. Anything can happen, because young black men are seen as disposable to in this society. America just throws them away with no consequences. This is how it is. The system isn't broken, it's doing what it's supposed to do."

<strong>Kim Montague and Scarlet</strong>

Kim Montague and Scarlet

"We came down today because I feel for Trayvon's parents."

<strong>Kelly King</strong>

Kelly King

"Florida is not behaving as part of our democracy, so maybe it should be treated like South Africa during Apartheid. Don't go there on vacation. Don't buy OJ or any other Florida products. They need to be more conscious of their actions, and this is a way to contribute to the discussion."

<strong>Daniel Damascas Kimery</strong>

Daniel Damascas Kimery

"If we can't get justice in the court we'll get justice in the streets!"

<strong>Ashley Johnson (right)</strong>

Ashley Johnson (right)

"All of these people were unarmed, and killed, and there was no justice. And when the NYPD isn't brought to justice for killing an unarmed black person, it send a signal to everyone else that they can get away with it, too. Remember: Zimmerman was a wannabe cop."


Yesterday, thousands of New Yorkers poured into Union Square to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

We spoke to some of those who showed up in the afternoon, and you can find out what brought them there by clicking through the slideshow above. For many, the chants of “No justice, no peace!” and “The system is guilty, it freed George Zimmerman!” continued into the night and then into the wee hours during a march from the East Village to the Bronx.
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Watch It Live: 6pm Trayvon Martin Rally in Union Square

Earlier today we brought you video and photos from a 2pm rally protesting the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. We now return to Union Square to livestream a protest scheduled for 6pm. (Apologies in advance for the quality of the stream — we’re working on it.)

Update 7:30pm: Our livestream is down and we’re tweeting at @bedbow instead. For a good livestream of the march — which spilled onto Broadway, moved over to Third Avenue, and is currently near 23rd and Third Avenue — check out Eye on the Ground’s stream.

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Scenes From Today’s Trayvon Martin Rally in Union Square

Hundreds gathered for a rally in Union Square this afternoon, to protest the not guilty verdict in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On the scene was organizer Kevin Powell of “Real World” fame, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (who has said that his Afro-sporting son looks like Trayvon Martin), and an attorney for Kharey Wise, one of the Central Park Five. Watch the video above to hear from some of the speakers and click through our slideshow below to see more from the protest.
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Get 'Transported to Another Realm' Tomorrow at Secret Project Robot

We know we only gave you a few hours’ notice on the at 285 Kent last night, so if you failed to get your weekend noise fix, here’s another excellent option.

Joe DeNardo’s noise outfit Growing is currently on hiatus, but tomorrow night at Secret Project Robot, the South Williamsburg resident will team with Rose Kallai to revive “Spheres of Eden,” a piece they performed earlier this year at Live Arts Week in Bologna.
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Upcoming Shows: Wire, Some Bedroom Pop, and Lots of Noise


THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON THAT’S ACTUALLY QUITE RIGHT
U.K. band Wire came of age in the first wave of punk, but they’re perhaps more responsible than any other band for pushing punk beyond its three-chord, rude boy roots into something more artful and articulate. Released between 1977 and 1979, Wire’s first three records — Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 — are as genre-scrambling, legacy-certifying, perfect a run you’ll see from any band. Their would-be fourth record, Change Becomes Us, never got recorded, as the band splintered and broke up until reuniting in 1985. Most of what they’ve released since then has been mediocre.
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Shirts & Destroy Leaves the City, But You Can Still Rock Its Tees

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(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Shirts & Destroy – a company that releases tee shirts designed by local artists, tattooers and bands – has closed its Greenpoint store and is leaving the city.

Ryan Begley opened the brick-and-mortar version of his online shop two years ago, but had to close it earlier this month due to – you guessed it – a rent hike. Two of them, actually: one at the shop at 293 Manhattan Ave. and the other at his Lower East Side apartment.
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Magic Flying Carpets and Late Night Openings: Art This Weekend

Artwork by Sara Schneckloth

Artwork by Sara Schneckloth.

Between the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival taking over galleries and venues across the borough and Williamsburg Every 2:ND going down tonight, it’s a big weekend for art. Here’s what’s worth checking out — just in case you hadn’t been scouring our events calendar).
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This Weekend, Shane Shane Keeps the Party Popping (With Actual Poppers)

Shane Shane. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Shane Shane. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

At BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

At BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Shane Shane at Pride party. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Shane Shane at Pride party. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Performer. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Performer. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Shane Shane performing. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Shane Shane performing. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Crowd at BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Crowd at BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Pride party at BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Pride party at BGSQD (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Twerking. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Twerking. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

BGSQD. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

BGSQD. (Photo: Joshua Kristal)

Stop your search for the novelty party du weekend, because we just found it. It’s in a basement (yes, in an actual house), and there are poppers involved. It’s called  FANCY, and it happens tomorrow night in Bushwick.
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