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The Nuts and Bolts of Alamo Drafthouse NYC, Now Soft-Opened in Brooklyn

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer, unless noted.)

“I’m proud to say that we have the largest collection of syphilitic genitals in the entire United States,” Tim League announced last night as he pulled back a red curtain in the back room of Alamo Drafthouse’s bar. But more about that later.

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About Those Geodesic Domes That Have Popped Up in Soho

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

Our love of geodesic domes is such that we’re willing to travel uptown for them, so imagine our excitement when we noticed a trio of them being erected at the corner of Varick and Canal, near the Holland Tunnel. OMG, could these be the orgy domes of the future? A new pied–à–terre for Jack White’s brother? The latest iteration of PS1’s art dome? A long-overdue Buckminster Fuller museum?

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Jonny Porkpie Talks Trump, Penis Pasties, and His ‘Dead Sexy’ Halloween Show

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Jonny Porkpie in “Dead Sexy: The Play” (Photo by David Byrd)

“I think I had six-pack abs for a week when I was 16,” says Jonny Porkpie with a laugh, pushing his long, brown hair behind his head.

For the past 14 or so years (he’s lost track), Jonny has immersed himself in the field of burlesque. With a background in theater, a burlesque-themed mystery thriller (The Corpse Wore Pasties) under his belt, and another novel on its way, he sees burlesque as the ultimate opportunity for creative expression.

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Say a Boozy Buh-Bye to the Park Slope Pavilion Before Nitehawk Takes Over

https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F24947995%2F67937932711%2F1%2ForiginalBy now you’ve heard that the folks at Williamsburg’s beloved Nitehawk Cinema are giving a $10 million makeover to Park Slope’s ratty Pavilion theater. Which is good news to anyone who has ever gone to Smorgasburg in Prospect Park and thought, “Oh, I’d like to see Snowden but I forgot my bed bug detector.” Still, there are likely some nostalgics who will miss the Pavilion and bitch about the hipsters taking it over and ruining everything with Werner Herzog-themed cocktails like the Even Dewar’s Started Small. (Hey, at least tickets won’t cost $32, like they do for VIP seats at South Street Seaport’s new dine-in theater.)

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Gallerist Issues Apology After Pro-Trump Art Show Becomes a Bloodbath

Milo in the tub. (Photo: Emma Russell)

Milo in the tub. (Photo: Emma Russell)

“This is the new punk. Republican is the new cool,” said Milo Yiannopoulos at the reception for #DaddyWillSaveUs, a pro-Trump art exhibition that opened Saturday at Wallplay’s Gallery 151 in Chelsea.

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Photos: New York Comic Con Trumped Halloween

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Halloween came early this weekend as New York Comic Con took over the Javits Center and surrounding area. I stopped in briefly to see if the Topps stand was selling the new Garbage Pail Kids series, “Disgrace to the White House”, and faced a crush of humanity as I tried to make my way to the Drippy Donald cards. Best thing I saw on the way there was probably the dude dressed as Barf the mog (half man, half dog– he’s his own best friend). Until the Spaceballs sequel actually happens, it’s the only thing we’ve got. Click through our slideshow to see who else made the scene, and then check out scenes from the cosplay cruise that served as an after-party.

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Katie Couric Made an ‘Oh, Hello on Broadway’ Cameo and There Were Trump Jokes Galore

IMG_5668When John Mulaney and Nick Kroll told Marc Maron who they wanted for “Oh, Hello on Broadway,” they mentioned that Alan Alda, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump’s doctor were on their wish list. After all, they’re rich man’s versions of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, the creepy, crusty Upper West Side roommates who rose to fame as characters on Kroll Show. Last night at the Lyceum Theatre, Donald’s doc failed to show up, but there were plenty of Trump jokes when Katie Couric made a surprise appearance.

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Oh, Hail Yes: Checker Cabs Ride On in NYC, and You Can Totally Rent Them

“Greenpoint is basically the Checker capital of New York City,” says Mark Briggs, a resident of the neighborhood who rents out the iconic yellow cabs.

He makes a point. If you’ve spent any time in Greenpoint, you’ve probably seen the vintage yellow cabs (made internationally famous by shows and movies like Taxi and Taxi Driver) outside of the Henry Norman and Box House hotels. They sometimes spring into action at the request of guests who prefer the throwback rides to the hotels’ sleeker BMW shuttles. A couple of years ago, Box Street played host to the Checker Car Club of America’s annual convention, attended by about 120 Checker enthusiasts. At the time, experts estimated that just 600 to 1,000 of the vehicles were still running.

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We’ve Got Just the Stitch to Wear to This Morrissey Party

mozMopers of the world unite! A Morrissey dance party is coming to Littlefield, in Gowanus, on Saturday, Sept. 24. Okay, you’re probably lamenting: “But I haven’t got a stitch to wear.” Well, may we suggest the new Garbage Pail Kids sticker that portrays Meaty Morrissey in the grips of a nightmarish meat-and-greet? (Hey, it was either that or a double-decker bus crashing into Moz.)

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Let’s Do the Time Warp Again: Ride a Vintage Train to the Rockaways

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If you clicked through our slideshow of the Transit Museum’s Nostalgia Ride to the Rockaways a couple of summers ago and thought to yourself, “Dang, I really missed the boat,” now’s your chance to hop aboard. The New York Transit Museum is firing up some of its 1920s subway cars for a ride to everyone’s favorite beach. If you’ve ever wanted to skip across Jamaica Bay on a piece of transportation history, listen up.

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