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‘This Is My Gym’: Illustrator Jeremy Nguyen Gets His Workout at Drink N’ Draw

The debut book from Joshua D. Fischer – and the first to come from Bedford + Bowery – is called Meet the Regulars: People of Brooklyn and the Places They Love.” To get you psyched for this hardcover collection of photos and interviews (out in May from Skyhorse Publishing), here’s another new installment of the series.

(Photos: Joshua Fischer)

(Photos: Joshua Fischer)

As an avid and committed artist, Jeremy Nguyen visits Drink n’ Draw sessions all over New York. But he considers himself a regular at the one every Wednesday at Bat Haus, a coworking space in Bushwick. This is where 26-year-old Jeremy goes to “work out” his life-drawing skills. It’s where he’s met friends and girlfriends. It’s where he vets potential candidates for gigs at a day job at a digital comics publisher. Most importantly, it’s where he can hang out with people without having to just go to a bar. “I’m kind of a lightweight,” he says.

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At the Vine Film Festival, They Were Showing Vines and Feeling Fine

Much as we love the handiwork of Nicholas Megalis, he isn’t the only Master of Vine Arts. Last week, Melanie Schnitzlein and Karly Snajczuk brought the first Vine Film Festival to the Bat Haus in Bushwick. Watch our video to see 6-second masterpieces from folks like Chanice White, winner of the Best How-To Vine, and Bill Stiteler, comedian and inventor of the flip-phone chip clip. (And don’t even think of stealing the chip clip; you will get called out.)

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Caught Between Two Worlds in Bushwick

(Photos: Joshua Kristal)

(Photos: Joshua Kristal)

Jazz is floating through my window and it’s coming from the taqueria across the street. At Mesa Azeteca, there’s live jazz on Thursdays and mariachis on Fridays. Welcome to Bushwick, 2013.

The restaurant sits on Wyckoff Avenue near Hart Street, which has become a clear dividing line between two different worlds. Keep Reading »