The Name Just Nails It

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget Primp & Polish and its hoity toity ampersand — this new nail salon on Metropolitan, near Lorimer, has to have the greatest name ever. We won’t speculate, but this bit of AOL humor (Tom Hanks humor?) might be why Cutie Calls — the mani-pedi spot that previously had the best name in all of Williamsburg (get it, cuticles?) — is closed for remodeling today. You’ve got NAIL, Cutie Calls: it’s time to step up your game.

Molasses Goes From Book Hawker to Publisher

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Matt Winn, the owner of Molasses Books, describes his business as “just a small used book shop that happens to have a bar at the far wall,” which is maybe too modest a description for one of Brooklyn’s literary hubs. After two years of running the shop successfully, Winn says he’s finally in a position to do something he’s always wanted to do: start his own press.
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Welcome Boilermaker to the East Village: Punches, Boilermakers, Tap Cocktails

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just a couple of days after Sutra closed on the Seinfeldian corner of First and First last week, Boilermaker opened up across the street. Watch out for this one: true to its name, the new incarnation of Golden Cadillac features a menu of beer and shot combos, including a six-pack of Miller High Life ever-so-tastefully paired with six shots of bourbon.
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Norman Siegel Wants ‘Lots of Reform in the NYPD,’ But Is OK With Stop-and-Frisk

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Norman Siegel and listeners. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Insisting he is not “anti-cop,” only “anti-bad cop,” civil liberties lawyer Norman Siegel last night called for the creation of a New York State prosecutor to investigate police misconduct in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner. At a community forum at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the West Village, he also recommended that training for cadets be extended from six months to a year.
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F**ing Crazy: Slash Dedicated ‘Paradise City’ to NYC Last Night

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Normally if we wanted to see a live rendish of “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” we’d have to settle for Guns N’ Hoses, but not last night: Slash, not Gash, was in full force at Santos Party House, at a private show for some lucky Sirius XM listeners.
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Gun Violence Persists in Bushwick; Meatball Shop Inspires Sit Com

Feast of San Gennaro 2014

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Although crime citywide is down almost 4 percent this year, the NYPD attributes the 10 percent increase in the number of shootings to gang violence in neighborhoods like Bushwick. [NY Post]

Bread Brothers Bagel Cafe debuted its third North Brooklyn location at 912 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. [Greenpointers]

Nick Arrojo, the hairstylist featuring on the long-running TLC series What Not to Wear, will open a second location of his eponymous salon in Williamsburg at 11 Broadway. [The Real Deal]
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The Gentlemen’s Vintage Show May Salve Your Sartorial Woes

(Courtesy of Manhattan Vintage)

(Courtesy of Manhattan Vintage)

Gentlemen have it tough when it comes to vintage shopping — sure, Beacon’s Closet and all the L Train Vintage spots offer an abundance of western shirts and ironic D.A.R.E. tees, but what if you’re in the market for some dapper duds and can’t for the life of you fit into the Euro/Japanese sizes at places like Rue St. Denis and Tokyo Joe? Pretty much your only option (aside from losing a little weight, which is clearly not going to happen in a world of dannolis and mac-and-cheese pizza) is to buy an exorbitantly priced used button-down from Tokio7 or INA, and what fun is there in that?
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Exit Interview: Ariel Palitz of Sutra, Now Closed After 10 Years of Partying

Ariel Palitz (Photo: Nicky Digital)

Ariel Palitz (Photo: Nicky Digital)

Last week Sutra ended its 10-year-run in the East Village with a throwdown that saw Questlove DJing and Melle Mel spitting “The Message,” his seminal hip-hop track with Grandmaster Flash.
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WILLiFEST, the Williamsburg Film Fest With the SILLiNAME, Returns This Week

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Starting this Thursday WILLiFEST kicks off with dozens of film screenings and events happening all over Williamsburg for four days. The fest is nothing if not diverse in its selection. This year, WILLiFest’s lineup includes documentaries, independent feature-length films, music videos, and international, short, and student films.

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A Legendary ’90s Skate Spot Pops Up in Williamsburg

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Over the weekend a Los Angeles skate icon popped up in Williamsburg. A mini-replica of one of skateboarding’s sketchiest ‘90s skate spots was recreated in the Flea Market Betty space, behind the Commodore by Converse Cons, complete with a memorial plaque.
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