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Fast-Food Freakout in Union Square; Scar-Jo Dines in Williamsburg

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Passersby who came across a bleeding pit bull on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint early last night believe the dog may have been thrown from a car driving along the BQE. Police are investigating, and the dog—who suffered a broken tooth, a collapsed lung, and an injured front leg—is expected to make a full recovery. [DNA Info]

Nicholas Melendez, 23, was arrested for assault after allegedly punching and slapping an employee at the Union Square McDonald’s last week. [Town & Village Blog]

More than 600 people have contributed $41K+ via Kickstarter. to help former Williamsburg event space House of Yes reopen in Bushwick, where the owners have signed a 10-year lease. Eight days remain in the fundraiser, which aims to raise $60K. [Gothamist]

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This Is Bananas: Nico West Has Written 32 Songs About Fruit

artworks-000085154000-mvqti8-t500x500When Nico West emailed to tell us about his “all-fruit rock show,” we were like it’s a date! On Aug. 3 at Goodbye Blue Monday and on Aug. 9 at Sidewalk Cafe, the Columbia student will play songs off of The Fruit EP, in which he sings about cantaloupe (“the favorite fruit of the Pope”), avocado (“I don’t care if you’re a fruit or a veg, you’re the only fruit that can talk me off the ledge”), bananas (“there’s so many dick jokes to make”) and also that non-fruit, the tomato (“stay the fuck away from my fruit salads”).
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Montana’s Trail House Is Either ‘A Very Bad Place’ or ‘Something Pretty Special’

(Photo courtesy of Montana's Trail House)

(Photo courtesy of Montana’s Trail House)

It’s rare that a restaurant gets a rave and gets called depraved within 24 hours, but Montana’s Trail House has managed to do just that. Which goes to show just how divisive North Brooklyn’s going trends can be.
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Machete Mugging in Williamsburg; Momofuku Celebrates 10 Years

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Three East River Housing co-op tenants facing eviction filed federal complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stating that their building’s no pets policy is discriminatory, as their dogs improve their mental health. [NY Times]

In Williamsburg crime news: a man with a machete robbed an 18-year-old Sunday afternoon; a man was stabbed by a group of assailants Saturday around 3 a.m.; and a 15-year-old allegedly tied up his 13-year-old brother and drugged him with ammonia in their S. 3rd Street home Thursday morning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

And on Saturday afternoon, police say a man hit a child on the L train at the Lorimer Street station, then shoved a woman teeth-first into a subway pole before throwing her against the floor. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

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Watch ‘Brooklyn Boys,’ the Had-to-Happen Parody of ‘Brooklyn Girls’

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After the initial wave of mutilation over Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls,” someone did a funny factcheck of the anthem-that-wasnt’s lyrics, a “Brooklyn woman” penned an open letter, Gawker reviewed Shaw’s show at Babys All Right, and the singer herself talked to Bullett about the backlash, which she described as a “blessing in disguise” (Brooklyn girls — always staying posi). And now the inevitable: a parody video titled “Brooklyn Boys.”
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Oh, Boy: A Po’ Boy Truck Is Permanently Parking in Bushwick

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The Orleans food truck, a work in progress (Photos: Kate Beaudoin)

Oliver Vonderahe has always been a little disappointed in the culinary offerings of his neighborhood of a decade. His remedy? Open a stationary food truck in the heart of Bushwick, serving one of his favorite New Orleans staples: po’ boys.

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‘Babe Magnet Pad’ in Williamsburg; Citi Bike Getting a Boost?

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

At an apartment near Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was pinned to the ground by one man while his partner in crime stole her computer. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Citi Bike is reportedly poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal that will double the number of vehicles in NYC, from around 6,000 to 12,000. [Wall Street Journal]

Business at Katz’s Deli has yet to bounce back from the days pre-water main break. [The Lo-Down] Keep Reading »

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Meryl Meisler and A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick!

Meryl Meisler worked as a school teacher in cracked-out, riot-prone 80s Bushwick—but she also carried a medium format camera everywhere she went, snapping epic photos of the ‘hood. Now, she’s collected those pictures, and placed them alongside her photographs of disco-fevered Manhattan in the same era. Together, the two sets of images offer a riotous portrait of two different universes in one city—at once hopelessly divided, and disconcertingly similar. Join Meisler for a special presentation of her work. She’ll also be signing copies.

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Save the Troll Museum; Subway Rage on the L Train

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A man was arrested for allegedly breaking the jaw and ribs of a fellow L-train passenger at the Metropolitan Avenue station. [The Brooklyn Paper]

New York Troll Museum proprietor Reverand Jen said that she’s on the “brink of eviction” from the Lower East Side space the museum has occupied since 2000. A $5K online fundraiser is underway. [Gothamist]

In Bushwick, the Ridgewood Masonic Temple was named a city landmark in a unanimous vote. [Curbed NY]

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Microscope Focuses in on a New Gallery Space in Bushwick

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Marni Kotak’s “Mad Meds” Exhibit; Photo Courtesy of Microscope Gallery

It wasn’t easy for Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti to find a space in Bushwick to house their expanding gallery, Microscope. The two started looking in October 2013, and finally signed a lease just under a month ago. “We saw at least 30 spaces,” Burchill says. “We lost several just as we were supposed to go sign a lease, and then the landlord had someone slip in and offer more for rent. That was fun.”
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This Brooklyn Director Has a Cannes-Do Attitude

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A scene from Short Lived

Brooklyn-based director Michael Hobbs only ever imagined he’d have the opportunity to work with a dream team on his latest short film, Short Lived. But when Hobbs sent an email on a whim to Brooklyn-based director of photography Alexander Crowe, he got more than he bargained for. “I didn’t expect a reply because of his caliber, but he got back to me,” Hobbs says. “This was a really big deal.”
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