Nino’s Pizza Was Closed For Mice, Flies and a Whole Mess of Stuff

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The nitty-gritty details of the health inspection that shuttered Nino’s Pizza are now online, and they are very gritty indeed: the pizzeria on the corner of Avenue A and St. Marks racked up a whopping 109 violation points during an inspection on Wednesday. To put that in perspective, the health department can close restaurants if they score above just 28 on three consecutive inspections.
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Silent Barn Has Silently Opened a Cafe

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From left, barista Stephanie Griffin and bar manager Ginny Benson. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

The new cafe at Silent Barn has been open for about a week now, and it may look like the same old space we know and love for shows and other events, but there have been some big changes. For one, barista Stephanie Griffin told us, “It’s now legal to drink beer in the yard.”
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Photos: New Yorkers Protest Police Killings in Union Square

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Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Union Square Park last night to observe a “National Moment of Silence” for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager whose shooting death at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has sparked nationwide protests against racial profiling and police brutality.
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Shakespeare & Co. Will Close; Dead Man Found in East River

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

(Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)

Yesterday at 8 a.m. in Williamsburg, a dead man was found floating in the East River in front of the restaurant Giando on the Water, near Broadway and Kent Avenue. [DNA Info]

Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers will close its Greenwich Village location at the end of the month. [Gothamist]

Five tenants at 309 E.8th Street are suing their landlord, Steven Croman, hoping to halt construction-in-progress that they say is putting the rest of the building’s structural integrity at risk. [The Real Deal]
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Tuome Brings More Fancy Small Plates to the East Village

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Tuome, a flatly described “New American” dining destination opened in the East Village yesterday. Dull as the descriptor may be, Tuome spices up your standard Protestant plate with ingredients like shishito peppers, curry, and lap cheong. You bet your booty I had to google that last one. So apparently it’s not all creative takes on Quaker Oats and Angus Beef.

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Orleans Is Now Dressing Po’ Boys in Bushwick

Photo Courtesy of Orleans

Photo Courtesy of Orleans

Last month we broke news that a stationary po’ boy truck was in the works in Bushwick. Orleans opened for business over the weekend, and the response has been overwhelming, according the truck’s co-owner, Oliver Vonderahe. “It’s just been crazy busy,” he says. Check out the menu and photos from Orleans’ opening week.
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Readings and Talks: Psilocybin, Pitchfork, and Nightmare Landlords

Learn about the rise and fall and rise of hallucinogenic mushrooms, the fight for tenant rights in Poland, and re-appreciate the street art you no longer notice, with this week’s worthy readings and talks. 

Thursday, August 14

Mmmmmmmushrooms (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Mmmmmmmushrooms (Photo courtesy of Flickr)

Mainstreaming Psychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research Since the Decade of the Brain
Psychedelic drugs reaching a hallucination-drenched, kaleidoscopically patterned saturation point in the 1960s and 70s, during the zenith of American and European counterculture movements. Sadly, peak-mushroom was unsustainable. Keep Reading »

Coconuts And Sunshine, Sick Ladies Of The Surf World, And Two Trips To Hell

The films and festivals we’re excited to check out this week.


Secrets of the Shadow World
Experimental sci-fi weirdness by prolific underground filmmaker George Kuchar. Light Industry, which describes this 1999 film as “the culmination of the filmmaker’s life-long fascination with paranormal phenomenon,” is hosting the screening to celebrate the release of The George Kuchar Reader. Tuesday, August 19th at Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street in Greenpoint; ; tickets, $7 available at the door only
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