Watch Idgy Dean Do the ‘Indian Squirrel Dance’ Before Seeing Her at BK Bazaar

Here’s the new video from Idgy Dean, just out today. It was shot in the Brooklyn expat haven of Kingston, New York (during the super moon, no less) but rest assured Dean recorded the track mostly in her Bushwick apartment, playing all of the parts her own damn self (other parts were solo tracked at Greenpoint’s Spaceman Sound). It’s a stripped down song performed — in this video, at least — by an equally stripped down singer.
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What Mat Fraser Is About to Do On American Horror Story ‘Has Never Been Done’ Before

Mat Fraser as Paul the Illustrated Seal, Erika Ervin as Amazon Eve. (Michele K. Short/FX)

Mat Fraser as Paul the Illustrated Seal, Erika Ervin as Amazon Eve. (Michele K. Short/FX)

If you saw American Horror Story’s Halloween episode, you’re familiar with Mat Fraser, whose character said he was “tired of being called ‘seal boy.’” But Coney Island sideshow habitués are already fans of the performance stylings of Mat “Seal Boy” Fraser. Fraser has phocomelia — his mother was prescribed thalidomide while she was pregnant —resulting in foreshortened arms and no thumbs. A drummer, actor, and performance artist, he regularly hosts burlesque shows around the city, and when he’s not performing in London or shooting AHS in New Orleans, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife, the endearingly disturbing downtown darling Julie Atlas Muz.
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Alex Karpovsky at Russ & Daughters; Grumbles About a Greenpoint Shelter

Katz's / E. Houston Street

(Photo: Joel Raskin)

Dr. Craig Spencer, the first person in New York City to receive an Ebola diagnosis, has recovered and will likely check out of Bellevue Hospital today. [NY Times]

District 1 council member Margaret Chin says she’s going to pitch new traffic safety legislation after four pedestrians were struck and killed near the LES/Chinatown border between August and October. [Bowery Boogie]

Some North Brooklynites are unhappy with plans to open a new homeless shelter at 56-66 Clay Street in Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Oops, We Photo-bombed Broad City‘s Season Two Trailer


Today Comedy Central dropped the trailer for season two of Broad City. As if that alone wasn’t more exciting than titty chips, it looks like, uh, I’m in it? Because, yeah, that’s me on the stairs of 33 St. Marks Place at the 1:06 mark, snapping photos for this post. Hopefully this qualifies me for royalties, because the trailer (below) already has over 87,000 views and I know I’m not the only one who’s officially counting. the. days. till January 14.
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Photos: Everyone Had a Ball at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival


Rebel Rave at Verboten (All photos: Daniel Leinweber/Razberry Photography)

While half of Brooklyn packed into Dumbo’s Festival of Light over the weekend, the lasers were beaming over in Williamsburg as well, as the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival stormed venues such as Cameo, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Villain, Glasslands, Output, and Verboten. Among the highlights: Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow spinning vinyl from Afrika Bambaata’s personal 40,000-record-strong collection.
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Body Found in Greenpoint; Shooting in the East Village


(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Saturday morning in Greenpoint, a 51-year-old man was found dead in an empty lot on Manhattan Avenue near India Street. Police said his body indicated no signs of trauma. [NY Daily News]

A man was shot inside of a vehicle outside of an East Third Street housing development. [CBS Local

During his arraignment Friday, Kelsey Smith, 20, was charged with murdering his three-year-old stepdaughter last month in a Bushwick homeless shelter. In February 2015 he'll return to court. [Gothamist]

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Death By Art: A Band Of Artists Takes Over DBA

(Photo: Death By Art)

(Photo: Death By Art)

It pains us each time we have to bring up the closing of Death By Audio, but we can at least be comforted by the fact that the venue is truly making each and every last night count up until the final show on Saturday, November 22.

Not only has the venue shifted into overdrive and is hosting some truly incredible shows, but they’re taking advantage of some of the otherwise closed-off space in the building. The people at DBA have handed over “The Ranch” to more than 100 artists who have transformed it into a gallery and living shrine to DIY.

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