Tonight: A ‘Scandalous Dance Party’ For a New Book of Sex Club Photos With Text by Nan Goldin

6643c3_1ab760c918264ef1beb4505dededb9f3.jpg_srz_p_404_576_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzYesterday the Times assured us that — somehow — live peep shows still exist, calling them “a glimpse of Times Square’s sordid past.” Well, if you want to glimpse the sordid past without being seen going into Playpen, head to Bizarre tonight for a “scandalous dance party” to celebrate Bizarre Publishing’s new book of photos by Jean-Christian Bourcart, with text by Nan Goldin. The champagne-fueled fete will double as the “opening ceremony” to an exhibit of Bourcart’s photos at the Bushwick bar’s Black Box Gallery.
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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Greenpoint’s First Apothecary and Juice Bar Serves ‘Brain Cocktails’

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

The East Village still has plenty of hippie-dippy destinations for herbal healing (Flower Power celebrated 20 years in April) but what about the fine people of Greenpoint, who up until now haven’t had a go-to place for Brain Cocktails and diuretic cucumber juice? Meet Botica & Co., which may just be the neighborhood’s first “apothecary and juice bar” and is definitely the first one to offer herbal enemas.
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Brooklyn Subway Stations Won’t Get WiFi For Another Year

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Governor Cuomo — fresh off of plugging his new book — announced today that 40 more NYC subway stations have been equipped with wifi, bringing the grand total to 76. Unfortunately for the iPhone-happy denizens of Brooklyn, none of those stations are in their borough, and it’ll be at least another year till G train riders can live the dream of streaming Jonathan Toubin’s groovy new Halloween mix in lieu of listening to the pitter-patter of track rats. (Hey, in the meantime you can always grin and bear that album U2 put onto your iTunes.)
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Have a Look Around Westside Market, Now Open and Dishing Out Free Food

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Bevies

Bevies

Turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauce

Turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauce

Baked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.

Baked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.

Soups and roasts

Soups and roasts

Shepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.

Shepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.

Pizza station

Pizza station

Hummus for days

Hummus for days

Homemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.

Homemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.

Teas, please

Teas, please

Cheese, please

Cheese, please

Produce

Produce

Salad dressing and produce

Salad dressing and produce

Cold-pressed juices

Cold-pressed juices

Olives all day

Olives all day

Beer, brah

Beer, brah

Seafood station

Seafood station

Jeez, more cheese

Jeez, more cheese

Coconut chips, anyone?

Coconut chips, anyone?

Westside Market

Westside Market

Westside Market (Photos: Daniel Maurer)BeviesTurkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken breast with teriyaki sauceBaked sesame salmon, steamed stuffed tilapia, grilled salmon, etc.Soups and roastsShepherd’s pie, pepper steak, dijon salmon, etc.Pizza stationHummus for daysHomemade salsa, popcorn chicken, battered veggies, etc.Teas, pleaseCheese, pleaseProduceSalad dressing and produceCold-pressed juicesOlives all dayBeer, brahSeafood stationJeez, more cheeseCoconut chips, anyone?Westside Market

After giving you a sneak peek inside the eastside debut of Westside Market last month, we can now report that the uptown import* finally opened on Third Avenue today, and it’s giving away a horn-o-plenty of free samples.
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The Latest ‘Looking For a Girlfriend’ Parody Is Truly Goatesque

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the infamous “Looking For a Girlfriend” flyer warped into an ad, but who cares: this wacky version by the peeps at Fair Folks & a Goat totally succeeded in getting our attention and alerting us to the launch of their East Village coffee bar.
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Sandanistas A Decade Later, Shanghai Of Yore, And Old Country Punks

We’ve made a list of films worth checking out this week, because you definitely don’t need another person to tell you to go see Birdman.
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Our Dearly Departed White Castle Is Attracting Mourners and Dreamers

(Photos: Anthony Pappalardo)

(Photos: Anthony Pappalardo)

It’s only a matter of time before the recently vacated White Castle on Metropolitan is leveled and another McCondo is erected. As we wait for 781 Metro Investors — the company that purchased the lot in 2013 for $6.72 mil — to bulldoze the spot where so  many sliders and chicken rings were shamefully inhaled after last call, the facade has been repurposed by some street artists.
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Protesters Fracked Up Andrew Cuomo’s Book Signing

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

It’s safe to say Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appearance at Barnes & Noble in Union Square last night wasn’t quite as electrifying as Russell Brand’s at the Strand, nor did he draw the throngs that wrapped around the block for Hillary Clinton’s appearance in June. But he did rile up a group of protesters as he signed copies of his first book, a hefty tome titled All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life.
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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

Bicycles on a Fence

(Photo: Rory Ahram)

Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

Terrifying Photos: Russell Brand ‘Basically Took Over’ the Strand Last Night

(Photos courtesy of Strand Book Store)

(Photos courtesy of Strand Book Store)

We have to admit, we steered clear of Russell Brand’s reading at Strand Book Store last night. Had we gone to see the hyperactive, hyperbolic comic-turned-crusader, we probably would’ve been the guy mentioned in this tweet: “Huge line outside the Strand; I ask a man what for, and his voice is noticeably ashamed as he says, ‘it’s for a Russell Brand reading.’”
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Korilla Opens For a Test-Run Tonight, Launches Next Week

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

Hurry now to Korilla for their soft opening at Third Avenue and St. Marks Place — but don’t tell too many people, because they’re trying to keep it on the DL. The official opening should happen sometime next week (exact date TBD).

At the food-truck fleet’s first brick-and-mortar, you can choose from rice bowls, burritos, and salads with a selection of spicy pork, chicken, beef, tofu, and a wide array of kimchi and toppings. Rice bowls will go for $9, burritos for $8, and salads for $10.
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