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Wish You Could Beat Up Trump? Meet the Man Behind the Mask

You may have seen him at the Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square Park, or at yesterday’s midtown protest against Donald Trump— or in Union Square on any given day. Maybe you’ve had a go at him with a foam noodle, just to try to wipe the smirk off that orange-hued, wispy-haired face. We’re talking, of course, about New York-based performance artist/anarchist/nihilist Kalan Sherrard and his outrageous new project: Beat Up Trump.

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Fatal Shooting in East Village; NYC’s Best Record Stores

Police report that last night Elliot Caldwell, 23, was shot and killed outside the Campos Plaza houses at 635 E. 12th Street in Alphabet City. [DNA Info]

A Clinton Street man was arrested after a camera caught him having sex with his girlfriend’s dog, Princess, according to cops. [NY Daily News]

In Bushwick, Verizon employees picketed outside their workplace yesterday after a deadline was missed to negotiate with their union, Communications Workers of America. [Bushwick Daily]

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This Self-Serve Bar Is the 16 Handles of ‘Wackiest Beers’

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

The windows of 7 Clinton Street have recently boasted racy red signs: “Beer is sexy,” and “Beer. Your way,” they say. Another week, another craft beer spot, you may yawn. But Paloma Rocket, in soft-opening mode, is guaranteed to make beer enthusiasts perk up with a free-for-all of 30 constantly-changing niche drafts. The best part: No bartender is getting between you and these sweet brews.

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Pour Out a Pint For Dempsey’s Pub, Leaving the East Village After 24 Years

(Photo: Courtesy of Dempsey's Pub)

(Photo: Courtesy of Dempsey’s Pub)

Irish eyes ain’t smiling. First Puck Fair, and now this.

The next three days are your last chance to grab a pint at East Village fixture Dempsey’s Pub, before its doors close for good this Sunday, April 17. According to owner Tom O’Byrne, the pub and restaurant will close so he can focus to his other establishments.

“Dempsey’s Pub has been blessed to have had an amazing run in the East Village for the past 24 years. Like a lot of good things, however, it’s reached the end of its cycle and on Sunday night after service Dempsey’s Pub will close for good,” O’Byrne explained. He also added that the changing nature of the neighborhood had played a part in his decision to close up shop. “Obviously part of it is related to costs, and the demand for the type of place like Dempsey’s is not there anymore in the way it was before.”

In the spirit of giving the place a proper send-off, Dempsey’s Pub will feature all-day happy hour specials starting today until Sunday, which includes $5 beer, wine, and well drinks, as well as offering canned and bottled beer specials all night on Sunday.

Dempsey’s Pub, which has been around in some form since 1992, was acquired by O’Byrne in 1998 and has developed into an East Village staple particularly popular among the NYU crowd.

The establishment’s regular programming, such as Wednesday night trivia and traditional Irish music on Tuesdays, will be moved to sister pub Slainte, at 304 Bowery.

O’Byrne, who also owns Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen on Second Avenue, expressed excitement for “other new beginnings in the neighborhood,” which may hint at further projects in the East Village down the road.

Dempsey’s Pub, 61 2nd Ave at 4th Street. 212-388-0662.

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Jean-Pierre Roy Eats at Le Fond Cuz It’s Not Part of ‘Brooklyn: The Musical’

Coming this May, “Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love” is Joshua D. Fischer’s debut book, and the first to come from Bedford + Bowery. Here’s a new installment of the series.

(Photo:  Phil Provencio)

(Photo: Phil Provencio)

Having lived in East Williamsburg for more than a decade, painter Jean-Pierre Roy has also been priced out or kicked out of multiple artist studio spaces in Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint – where he currently toils daily from noon to eight. Fortunately, this most recent shift in studios helped introduce him to the Michelin Guide “recommended restaurant” Le Fond. His bike route between his apartment and studio sees him passing the young, French bistro daily.

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The Burgary Opens, Serving Il Laboratorio Shakes and Burgers Topped With Bacon-Bourbon Jam

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Clinton Street’s forever in-motion restaurant row is going through another rebirth. Within the last few months it has added Speedy Romeo slinging St. Louis style pizzas, Galeria with Brazilian healthy-ish food, Boba Guys upping the bubble tea game, and next week, a new burger joint to rest our weary tastebuds.

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Why EV, LES Council Members Ended Up Backing Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

Last night council members Margaret Chin and Rosie Mendez visited Community Board 3 to face the music and explain their votes on the mayor’s affordable housing and rezoning plan, which was approved by the City Council in March. The plan will allow developers to build higher in rezoned neighborhoods, but require them to include at least 25 percent affordable housing in all new buildings.

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Dr. Klaw Is Planning an Epic Crustacean-cation on This Lobster Bike

(Photo courtesy of Ben Sargent)

(Photo courtesy of Ben Sargent)

A few years back, if you were cool enough to have Ben Sargent’s digits in your phone, then chances are you were among the enviable few who could call to get handmade lobster rolls crafted by the chef/handyman extraordinaire, and delivered to your doorstep by his gangster alter ego, Dr. Klaw. The shellfish sammies, prepared inside Sargent’s Greenpoint basement apartment, were held in such high esteem that he garnered not just a cult following, but a media frenzy, and subsequently a Health Department party poop.

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Iggy Visits Tompkins Square Park; Where to Watch the Democratic Debate

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at Madison Square Garden, 4/12.

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at Madison Square Garden, 4/12.

In September, “the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant,” Tim Ho Wan of Hong Kong, will open an American location in Spice’s former digs on the corner of 10th St. and 4th Avenue. [Village Voice]

At Lot 45 in Bushwick, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson and Tim Robbins all attended a Bernie Sanders-sponsored dance party. [Bushwick Daily]

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#MuppetBernie the Uncontested Winner of Washington Square Park Rally

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Forget the modest muppet at the Bernie-themed art show coming to the Bowery this weekend, this muppet really took Manhattan. It remains to be seen whether Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, but this guy was definitely a winner at the underdog candidate’s Washington Square Park rally. As Muppet Bernie walked down Broadway after the event let out, he was stopped for selfies by dozens and dozens of the estimated 27,000-plus people who flooded the Village to hear from Vampire Weekend, Rosario Dawson, Tim Robbins, Spike Lee, and bird-whisperin’ Bern himself.

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What’s the One Question Bernie Ralliers Would Ask Hillary at the Debate?

As a YUGE crowd gathered for a Bernie Sanders rally in Washington Square Park this afternoon, we asked his supporters (some of which had been there since 1:30 a.m.) what they’d ask Hillary Clinton at Thursday’s Brooklyn debate. Click through to read their responses.

Disha Gandhi, Long Island. (Photos: Daniel Hoffman)

Disha Gandhi, Long Island. (Photos: Daniel Hoffman)

Aaron Koffsky, Long Island.

Aaron Koffsky, Long Island.

(From left to right) Amaris Sicklick, Billy Manton and Rosey Eikenberry, New York.

(From left to right) Amaris Sicklick, Billy Manton and Rosey Eikenberry, New York.

Carmela Caldarola, White Plains.

Carmela Caldarola, White Plains.

Viriginia Monaco, Brooklyn.

Viriginia Monaco, Brooklyn.

Quency, Brooklyn.

Quency, Brooklyn.

Patrick Sinclair, Long Island.

Patrick Sinclair, Long Island.

Tonny Connors, New York.

Tonny Connors, New York.

Natacha Sanchez, Texas, and Luis Rivera-Nesrala, Puerto Rico.

Natacha Sanchez, Texas, and Luis Rivera-Nesrala, Puerto Rico.

Ellen Levin, New York.

Ellen Levin, New York.

Mike and Cait, New Jersey.

Mike and Cait, New Jersey.

Chris Barczynsky, New York.

Chris Barczynsky, New York.

Bridget Gaitor and Darius Dukes, Michigan.

Bridget Gaitor and Darius Dukes, Michigan.

Rachel Precious, New York.

Rachel Precious, New York.

Cara Mooney, New Jersey.

Cara Mooney, New Jersey.

Douglas Bellizzi, New York.

Douglas Bellizzi, New York.

Dan Gurney, New York.

Dan Gurney, New York.

Alex Chong and Larry Wu, Fort Lee, NJ.

Alex Chong and Larry Wu, Fort Lee, NJ.

Gavin Gonzalez, Brooklyn.

Gavin Gonzalez, Brooklyn.

Juan Vallego, Colombia.

Juan Vallego, Colombia.

Schuyler Forsythe, High Falls, New York.

Schuyler Forsythe, High Falls, New York.

Disha Gandhi, Long Island. (Photos: Daniel Hoffman)Aaron Koffsky, Long Island.(From left to right) Amaris Sicklick, Billy Manton and Rosey Eikenberry, New York.Carmela Caldarola, White Plains.Viriginia Monaco, Brooklyn.Quency, Brooklyn.Patrick Sinclair, Long Island.Tonny Connors, New York.Natacha Sanchez, Texas, and Luis Rivera-Nesrala, Puerto Rico.Ellen Levin, New York.Mike and Cait, New Jersey.Chris Barczynsky, New York.Bridget Gaitor and Darius Dukes, Michigan.Rachel Precious, New York.Cara Mooney, New Jersey.Douglas Bellizzi, New York.Dan Gurney, New York.Alex Chong and Larry Wu, Fort Lee, NJ.Gavin Gonzalez, Brooklyn.Juan Vallego, Colombia.Schuyler Forsythe, High Falls, New York.
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Bernie Lectures Trump, Cruz on ‘New York Values,’ Drops the Mic at Larry Wilmore Taping

Bernie after the taping. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Bernie after the taping. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

During a taping of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore earlier today, Bernie Sanders was asked, “Are you Jesus?” – after all, Wilmore pointed out, he has dabbled in carpentry, he’s Jewish, he’s been invited to the Vatican, and “millions of people come to hear you speak your sermons on mounts.” (Or, thousands come to Washington Square Park, at least.) The answer was no. Bernie had already proven as much during an earlier segment, in which he refused to turn the other cheek against Republicans and capped off a speech about “New York values” with a Brooklyn-style mic drop.

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