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This New Bushwick Bar Is The Most Literal Boobie Trap We’ve Ever Seen

Welcome to Boobie Trap (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Welcome to Boobie Trap (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Much like beloved Pumps, the vast majority of boobs at Bushwick’s newest bar are synthetic– but that’s about the only quality these establishments share. Boobie Trap is actually a respectable joint that very likely won’t make you feel creepy and exploitative after spending five minutes inside. In fact, with its cheap beer and reasonably priced food, you might end up staying for a while.
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Did 3rd Ward Stiff You? This Person Wants to Know

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When Bushwick’s DIY studio space and artist residence 3rd Ward abruptly shuttered its doors last October, members, teachers and students were left out in the cold. They were given a day’s notice to vacate and gather their belongings, and were notified via email that they wouldn’t receive any refunds for unused memberships or classes. Nearly a year later, former 3rd Ward teacher Robin Grearson is collecting data from members in order to find out just how much money they’re owed.
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Model Goes Missing; Seth Rogen and Shephard Fairey On LES

Bost No Pills

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Police say 22-year-old model Ataui Deng of the Lower East Side—who has walked runways for Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler— went missing from a 48th Street nightclub on August 6. Deng is Sudanese, six-foot-one and 110 pounds. [DNA Info]

During that Sunday-morning apartment fire on St. Marks Place—which may have generated from the living room couch—two unconscious women in their 20s were rescued and later hospitalized in serious condition; both are expected to live. A man who jumped from a first-floor window sustained minor injuries. [NY Post]

Buy-one-give-one shoe company TOMS will open its first NYC store at 264 Elizabeth Street, near Houston. [Bowery Boogie]

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Fire in East Village; Brooklyn Leads in Rat Complaints

21st Precinct Street Art Exhibit: Curb Your Ego

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Yesterday morning there was a “multiple dwelling” fire at 92 St. Mark’s Place near First Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Williamsburg Friday afternoon, a 36-year-old woman chased a 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole her cellphone and held him in a bear hug until police arrived and made an arrest. [NY Post]

Rockaway Beach lifeguards ordered everyone out of the water Saturday afternoon when there was a supposed shark sighting; more likely, the culprit was a dolphin. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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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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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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Mosaic Man Tears Down His Work; Brooklyn Comedy Fest Begins

Paul Kostabi on Ideal Glass

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Previously the site of several nightclubs, 141 Chrystie Street—which has been on the market since June—is now being pitched as a development site that could net an estimated $15 million. [Buzz Buzz Home]

A 21-year-old bicyclist in Bushwick was hit by a car on Himrod Street and hospitalized with serious (but not life threatening) injuries, says the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Along with three other East Side buildings, the four-story, nine-unit residence at 216 E.13th Street is for sale for a combined $24 million. [The Real Deal] Keep Reading »

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Kim’s Video Sets Closing Date; Williamsburg Construction Site Shooting

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Kim’s Video has announced its last day of business: Aug. 25. As you can see above, the store is looking more and more empty, with several empty shelves already sold. [@bedbow]

A contractor cleaning up a building abandoned 22 years ago on Bushwick’s Bleecker Street discovered two hand grenades—possibly dating from WWI, and one of them still active—inside a box of guns. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Police in Williamsburg arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old man just before 3 a.m. Friday morning on Wythe Avenue between N.5th and N.6th Streets. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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Guerrilla Art Show On a Subway Platform? Now That’s Worth an Exclamation Point!

Bashful Bags on display at the old Apostrophe gallery (Photo: Raspberry)

Bashful Bags on display at the old Apostrophe gallery (Photo: Raspberry)

Apostrophe, the underground art space/party den that was shuttered last September, may be temporarily between galleries but that doesn’t mean it’s out of action.
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Bushwick’s New ‘Makers Market’ Announces Its Initial Lineup

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

When we first brought news of SHWICK, details were still a little murky. But today, the “makers market” made some big announcements: the opening date has moved from August 23 to October 11, and though the market originally expected 40 or so vendors, the response to its sticker and poster campaign has been so overwhelming that it’s now touting more than 100 vendors.
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Diesel Comes to Williamsburg; TGI Fridays Leaves Union Square

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Just after 2 a.m. yesterday, a fire broke out at a three-story residence on Greene Avenue in Bushwick. Three people suffered minor injuries. [DNA Info]

A British private equity firm bought a 179K square-foot, block-long property on Greenpoint’s West Street—near the future Greenpoint Landing development—for $45.5 million. [The Real Deal]

Here’s a video of the multi-story whirling “dust devil” that left onlookers sufficiently stunned in McCarren Park Sunday afternoon. [Mother Jones]
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Landlord and Longtime Activist Give Bushwick A Sparkling New Community Space

What will soon be the Mayday bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

What will soon be the Mayday bar. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Just around the corner from the booming Jefferson stop — amidst the cocktail bars, organic grocery, and vintage stores — another new establishment has grown out of the dirt. But unlike some of what has started to clog up Troutman, the Mayday Space isn’t simply for the Catey Shaws of the neighborhood.
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