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Onur Tukel On His Bushwick Vampire Comedy Featuring Alex Karpovsky of Girls

One of the buzzed about movies at the Tribeca Film Festival this season is Bushwick filmmaker Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood, a vampire mumblecore rom com that Vulture describes as “what might happen if Woody Allen and Lena Dunham found themselves collaborating on a Roger Corman movie.” The Dunham comparison is apt: Tukel co-starred in Alex Karpovsky’s Red Flag and now Karpovksy (Ray from Girls) appears in Tukel’s movie, as an office drone who watches his neurotic, lazy manchild of a co-worker descend into insatiable blood lust.
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Bushwick Bodega Worker Killed; Bay Ridge the New Williamsburg?

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Yesterday morning a 52-year-old father of 13 was shot and killed while working behind the bodega counter at 427 Central Avenue in Bushwick. No one has been arrested. [NY Post]

With DNA Info wondering, “Is Bay Ridge the new Williamsburg?”, Free Williamsburg compiles a list of every city or neighborhood that has achieved new Williamsburg or new Brooklyn status. [Free Williamsburg]

Drinksmith Thomas Waugh talked about the cocktails he has planned for the Ludlow Hotel’s new restaurant, Dirty French, on the Lower East Side. [Grub Street] Keep Reading »

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J. Crew Coming to Williamsburg; Michael Alig Soon to Be Free

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A 32-year-old man who mistakenly turned into oncoming traffic flipped his car while attempting to correct the mistake yesterday morning. He is in “grave” condition at Woodhull Hospital. [NY Daily News]

Michael Alig — the club kid and convicted murderer played by Macaulay Culkin in the 2003 film Party Monster — might be getting out of jail next month. [Gothamist]

J. Crew is said to be closing a deal for a space on Wythe, and Apple is looking in Williamsburg, too. [Crain's NY] Keep Reading »

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A Shooting and A Stabbing in Bushwick, Greenpoint Couple Found Dead in Hot Tub

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A Bushwick police officer told B+B that a man was stabbed on Broadway at 11:15 p.m. Monday. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. No arrest has been made.

That night there was also an apparent shooting at Knickerbocker Avenue and Putnam Street in Bushwick. This is the neighborhood’s second shooting in as many weeks. [Bushwick Daily]

Investigators are trying to determine what happened to the middle-aged Greenpoint couple who was found dead in their hot tub on Sunday. [NY Daily News]
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Vinyl Vendor Goes Brick-and-Mortar; Bookstore Pops Up in Wythe Hotel

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Longtime Brooklyn Flea vendor Wreckords by Monkey — which makes jewelry, iPhone cases and clocks from vinyl — will host an opening party Saturday for its Boerum Street brick-and-mortar store, The Crate. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Beginning Friday, the Greenpoint bookstore Word will have a week-long pop-up shop in the Wythe Hotel with 150 food-and-drink themed titles, a tie-in to this month’s upcoming Food Book Fair in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]

One little surprise orgy ruined AirBnB for the rest of us — the site will start taxing New York users this summer. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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Is It Called Street Art When It’s On a Rooftop?

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Saturday’s perfect spring weather coincided nicely with the first rooftop party of the season at The 407 Bushwick, an outdoor gallery and party space above Johnson Avenue in, obviously, Bushwick.
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Stanley Cohen to Plead Guilty in Tax Case; Jimmy Fallon Parties at Niagara

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East Village lawyer Stanley Cohen, who recently vowed to appeal the conviction of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, has announced on Twitter that he’ll finally end the “witch hunt and harassment” by the IRS and plead guilty to failing to report income. [Twitter via >NY Times]

According to estimates, last month the median monthly rent was $3,200 in Manhattan and $2,900 in north and northwest Brooklyn. For Brooklyn, that’s a 13 percent increase from median monthly rents in March 2013. [The Real Deal]

Indeed, “the desire to live in Brooklyn is at the highest its ever been,” according to a broker whose family business has been open for 85 years in Greenpoint. [NYDN]
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Williamsburg Apartment Fire; Bushwick Hit-and-Run Driver Caught on Video

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More than 100 firefighters fought a blaze at a Williamsburg apartment building. Two police officers were hospitalized with smoke inhalation before being released. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Here’s video of the speeding hit-and-run driver who killed a Bushwick bicyclist Wednesday crashing into a parked car. [ABC 7 NY]

For $108, you can attend tonight’s “gong bath sleepover party” at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. [Racked NY] Keep Reading »

Fatal Hit-and-Run in Bushwick; Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint HQ

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A 46-year-old man on a bicycle was struck and killed by a BMW in Bushwick. Before the car fled the scene, it also struck a parked car, leaving another person injured. [Gothamist]

Two twenty-something men shot in a Bushwick public housing development on April 2 are expected to survive. [Brooklyn Paper]

Every chef you’ve ever heard of was at wd-50 earlier this week celebrating the restaurant’s 11th anniversary. [Grub Street]
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