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Sid Bernstein, Who Brought The Stones to the East Village, Has Died

(Photo: the private collections of Jason Knox and Harold C. Black)

Promoter Sid Bernstein will long be known as the man who brought the Beatles to America for their 1965 concert at Shea Stadium. But Bernstein, who died last Wednesday at age 95, also presented British Invasion groups like the Kinks and the Moody Blues at the Academy of Music, an aging East Village movie theater on East 14th Street at Third Avenue.
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More Dish on the B+B Bazaar: Jalapeño Beer! PB&J Ice Cream Floats!

P&H Soda doing their thing. (Photo: Clay Williams)

P&H Soda doing their thing. (Photo: Clay Williams)

Woohoo! We can now tell you what Tørst has on tap for our merry day-to-night Bazaar on Saturday, starting with two Evil Twin releases you’ve never tasted before. One, Femme Fatale, is fermented with yuzu, and the other sounds just plain amazing: Spicy Nachos is a pale ale infused with jalapeño.

Not only that, but chef Daniel Burns, formerly of Noma and the Fat Duck, will be at the Hester Street Fairgrounds in the flesh, eschewing the high-minded manners of Michelin-starred etiquette. Using a yakitori grill, he’ll be roasting chicken oysters (think of them as the chicken’s love handles) with eggplant puree on a circle of braised cabbage. Don’t call this Luksus tasting-menu item a taco, but you are encouraged to roll it up and eat with your hands.
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Sick Kicks: A ‘Dead Animal Addict’ Made These Taxidermy Shoes

At Saturday’s B+B Bazaar there’ll be faux taxidermy courtesy of Beetle & Flor, and there’ll be some not-so-faux taxidermy, too. Meet Divya.

The shoes. (Courtesy of Divya)

The shoes. (Courtesy of Divya)

Divya Anantharaman places a scalpel into the chest of a sparrow that lies belly-up on a cutting board. “You have to find the natural part, and cut along that,” she explains. “He has a part in his feathers, just like we have a part in our hair.”

No, this isn’t one of Divya’s wildly popular taxidermy classes. She’s at her Greenpoint studio, preparing the bird to be used as flair for her very first pair of taxidermy shoes.
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Crime in Greenpoint; Art and Porn Intersect in Bushwick

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Photo: Scott Lynch’s Flickr.

Assemblyman Joe Lentol organized a public forum on community crime in Greenpoint; over 100 people showed up, including Councilman Stephen Levin and the Commander of the 94th Precinct, James Ryan. [Brooklyn Paper]

Over the weekend, Bushwick DIY space Morgan Avenue Underground ran a two-day show entitled “Explicit,” asking the ever-pressing question: can art and porn intersect? [The Cut]

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Boozehounds and Bookworms, Mark Your Calendars for Lit Crawl

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Henry Chang reading from a planter box on Bleecker, during a previous Lit Crawl. (Photo courtesy of Lit Crawl)

New York City has a long, amazing, storied literary scene — the East Village, in particular, has nursed writers like Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Bob Holman. New York City also has a long, amazing, different-kind-of-storied history of extensive drinking. It only makes sense to willfully combine these two traditions, and that’s exactly what Lit Crawl NYC has done.
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The Smelliest Block in NYC Is Now a Perfume: Try It On at B+B Bazaar Saturday

Julia amidst the mystery puddles of Broome Street.

Julia amidst the mystery puddles of Broome Street.

Things were not looking scrumptious, streetside.

Things were not looking scrumptious, streetside.

Julia takes it in and puts it down.

Julia takes it in and puts it down.

Things were not in peak smelling form at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Nature Walk.

Things were not in peak smelling form at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Nature Walk.

Julia spots a single bloom!

Julia spots a single bloom!

A boat filled with

A boat filled with "equipment" passes by the Nature Walk as Julia takes in the scent of Newton Creek.

An on honest-to-goodness rose.

An on honest-to-goodness rose.

Turning Greenpoint into a sweet, sweet scent.

Turning Greenpoint into a sweet, sweet scent.

Oceanic notes - salty, watery; Berries - though the berries were scentless, Julia took them as inspiration and added in some subtle berry notes; Soapy white rose - a synthetic rose note called Dorinia SA. Smells like the rose in questions, to a tee; Green notes - bitter galbanum, clean/light kephalis; Skyline - sharp wood amber notes which can read as metallic.

Broome Street, the scent.

Broome Street, the scent.

BBQ duck - birch tar, smokey and a little sweet. It's perfectly disgusting when paired with the following: Fecal notes - synthetic animallic note called civet; Windex - a wet, chemical-y fresh note called precyclemone B; Baby powder - a powdery floral booster called phenylethyl alcohol; Burnt rubber and tar - pyralone.

Broome Street, deconstructed.

Broome Street, deconstructed.

Recreating Greenpoint.

Recreating Greenpoint.

Summer’s on the way out, and the city’s most recognizable odors are fading along with it. The “Smelliest Block in New York” — a wee stretch of Broome Street between Eldridge and Allen — is bound to smell just a little bit less like “flushed-out catacomb.” And over in Brooklyn, the pungent Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant won’t be tainting any more backyard barbecues.
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Yippie and Peace Activist Mayer Vishner Is Dead, Apparently a Suicide

Mayer near his community garden parcel in the Village.

Mayer near his community garden parcel in the Village.

Mayer Vishner, a longtime anti-war activist, editor, and close associate of Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, died in his Greenwich Village apartment at the age of 64 last week — an apparent suicide, according to friends and colleagues.

Paul Krassner, 81, a founder of the Yippies and editor of The Realist, said yesterday that he spoke to Vishner around 2 a.m. Thursday, after he had returned from Texas to leave his cat with a friend.
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Joey Pfeifer Either Has a Drinking Problem or a Pizza Problem at Anna Maria’s

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Like so many twenty-somethings before him, 23 year-old Joey Pfeifer hits up the infamous Anna Maria Pizzeria for late-night, post-boozing pizza. Situated mere steps from the busy Bedford L stop in Williamsburg, the pizza shop’s buzzing fluorescent lights are like a siren call for drinkers after last call at the bar.
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Harry Styles of One Direction Was ‘Wilding’ at Lit Last Night

(Photo: Prince Terrence's )

(Photo: Prince Terrence’s )

Well, Jay Z didn’t show up in Bushwick, but here’s something that actually did happen: Harry Styles of One Direction was “wilding on the dance floor” at Lit last night, according to DJ Prince Terrence, who posted this Instagram shot of the teen idol presumably celebrating his win at the MTV Music Video Awards the night before.
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A Word With American Authors, the Bushwick Band Playing Leno Next Week

American Authors isn’t a category at Molasses Books — it’s the latest Brooklyn band to hit it big. Their first single, “Believer,” spent 22 weeks on Alt Nation’s Alt-18 Countdown, while their second single, “Best Day of My Life,” just appeared in a trailer for The Delivery Man (in which Vince Vaughn wears a Warsaw t-shirt). You can hear both on their self-titled EP, out today.
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Turn Your Favorite T-Shirt Into a Free Hat at the B+B Bazaar Saturday

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This used to be a t-shirt. (Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

As if you needed another reason to hit the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar on Saturday, here’s a real good one: Brian Downey of The Amazing Falcon Bowse T-Shirt Transformation Program will be there to turn your favorite old t-shirt into a nifty five-panel hat — for free. The custom lids go for $30 at his Greenpoint pop-up but from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, they’re gratis (first come, first served — based on availability, of course). So bring him that Wo Hop shirt that got felled by soy sauce and revive it in the form of a Falcon Bowse original.

FB joins the Bazaar’s already robust lineup: Torst is pouring beer all afternoon, Brooklyn Brewery is doing a free happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and serving into the night, Bossa Nova Civic Club is programing the DJs, and folks like Bunker Vietnamese, Harvest Cyclery and a slew of others (see the Facebook invite) are crossing the bridge for our outdoor extravaganza at the Hester Street Fair grounds, at Hester and Essex.

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