These Brooklyn Literary Zine Publishers Take a Page From the Net

Gabby Bess at her workspace (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Gabby Bess at her workspace (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Two new issues of established zines from Brooklyn-based writers and curators of the printed word are out and available as of the past few weeks. These aren’t your traditional, black-and-white Xerox zines of yore: their creators, Kristen Felicetti and Gabby Bess, are steeped in net culture and cross pollinate with others in the very with-it Alt Lit scene.
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A Look Inside Paulaner, the New Beer Hall From Edi & the Wolf’s Wolfgang Ban

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)Paulaner (Photo: Daniel Maurer)Roasted Pork Sandwich (Courtesy of Paulaner)

There’s been quite a lot of retooling among the Bowery’s high-profile restaurants: Pulino’s closed to become Cherche Midi, Peels closed to make way for Bar Primi, Bowery Diner closed to become “a very different restaurant,” and, back in April, Paulaner Brauhaus suddenly shuttered. It reopened a few days ago as just plain Paulaner, pitching itself as less of a brauhaus and more of a “Modern Bavarian Restaurant and Brewery,” though master brewer Andreas Heidenreich is still crafting rotating brews in its copper and steel tanks.
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More Cheese Bread On the Way!

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(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Between the recently launched Langos Truck and this, lovers of cheese bread are living in a golden era. A greasy, bubbling golden era.

At 174 Bleecker Street, where the Mussel Pot and then Slide came and went, a sign in the window indicates that Old Tbilisi will soon be serving “authentic Georgian cuisine,” as befits its name (a historic part of Georgia’s capital).
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Union Square Night Market; Andrew Tarlow Snags Book Deal

Dream Downtown

(Photo: C Ceres Merry)

Plans have been submitted for a 35-story, 658-apartment, mixed-use building on the Domino Sugar Factory site. [YIMBY]

According to the city’s Department of Investigation, former Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes illegally paid a political consultant with $200,000 confiscated from criminal defendants, including drug dealers. [NY Times]

A former warehouse in Williamsburg will play a demon-ridden apartment building in the new film Ava’s Possessions, co-starring Jemima Kirke of Girls. [DNA Info]

Clinton Hill taqueria Cochinita opened a Lower East Side spinoff, Cochinita Dos. [Village Voice]
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3 Comic-Book-Inspired Dramatists Name Their Favorite Comics and Plays

Mining the Moon

Mining the Moon

Just in time for the opening night of the Comic Book Theater Festival tonight at The Brick in Williamsburg, we asked three writers to tell us about their three very different plays, and to name their favorite comic books and theatrical productions.

MATTHEW THURBER, “Mining the Moon”
June 8, 10, 21 and 26
The play: “It’s fantasy-based story about the president, who is a werewolf, and who has halted the spinning of the moon, so the moon’s always full and he can stay in power. He’s deposed, and with the help of his friend, who’s a talking horse, he tries to find his way back to the moon and to the source of his werewolf people. It’s very much a satire and a fantasy in a humorous way, about power and corruption and environmental themes. It’s a weird blend of puppet theater and kabuki theater.”
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$1 Million Grant Will Fight Poverty in One of North Brooklyn’s Neediest Areas

(Photo courtesy St. Nicks Alliance)

(Photo courtesy CCF)

Of the 20,000 residents who live within the 11206 zip code — which includes parts of East Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy — over 30% live below the poverty line, and only 38% have earned a high school diploma, according to recent census data. That may be about to change: the New York Change Capital Fund has pledged to give up to $1 million over the next four years to five different areas of New York City, including the impoverished zip.
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Shake Shack Is Doing a Music Festival. And This Momofuku Burger.

Momofuku Shrimp Stack (Photo: Evan Sung)

Momofuku Shrimp Stack (Photo: Evan Sung)

Get ready for even longer lines at Shake Shack — to mark 10 years in Madison Square Park, the burger joint is throwing itself a week-long birthday bash that’ll feature a music festival and limited-edition patties from celeb chefs like David Chang and April Bloomfield. This. is going. to be huge.
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Dok Suni Closes; Yoga For the Brokenhearted

Bushwick Open Studios 2014

(Photo: Michael Tapp)

Greenpointers are divided about whether the forthcoming Brooklyn Expo Center will help or hurt the neighborhood. [Crain's NY]

Henry Huggins, who was found guilty of assaulting and robbing two elderly male Stuyvesant Town residents in 2011, was sentenced to 38 years-to-life in prison. [Town & Village Blog]

An East Village resident is teaching a new yoga class in Chelsea called “Yoga For Getting Over It,” meant to help those struggling with break-ups, job loss, and grief. [DNA Info]
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Here’s Who Got Kim Jong-Un Haircuts at Bushwick Open Studios

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L to R: Katie Grace McGowan and her subject. (Photo: Goran Butorac)

If you saw the poster advertising “free Kim Jong-Un haircuts” at Bushwick Open Studios this past weekend, you probably thought: is this for real? and would anyone actually get their hair trimmed “in accordance with the socialist lifestyle”? The answer is yes and yes.
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Hey, Kids! Larry Clark and Harmony Korine Are Showing Their Work

Larry Clark (Photo: Tim Pioppo)

Larry Clark (Photo: Tim Pioppo)

Kids grows up so fast! Next month will be the 19th anniversary of the movie that scared the shit out of baby-boomer parents and made every teenager this side of Tulsa want to pick up a skateboard, move to NYC, and break into the nearest public swimming pool. Chloe, Rosario, and Leo Fitzpatrick went on to achieve their fair share of fame, and the rest of the kids will be featured in a forthcoming documentary titled — you guessed it — The Kids. But this month it’s the film’s creators who are in the spotlight, thanks to these exhibitions.
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