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Superiority Burger Gets Two Stars; Laundromat Robbery in Greenpoint

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A new community workspace called Nonstop Cooper will debut Monday at 31 Third Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Greenpoint, a Dupont Street laundromat was robbed and an employee was pushed to the ground in an altercation that occurred one week ago. [Brooklyn Paper]

The developer of a six-story residence on Bushwick Avenue received a $28 million loan to commence with construction. [Crain’s NY]

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Shows: Grooms, Screech Punk, Natural Highs, and More

(Photo via AdHoc)

(Photo via AdHoc)

Yeah, yeah we’re well aware there’s a holiday weekend– for some of us, anyway– coming up soon, but all the better to pack in some legit shows this week before you pack your bags. Besides, just face it, you’re probably doing something not that far from grilling/hanging/sun-roasting/eating/boozing/eating/boozing and acting generally like a beached whale on a bender this weekend anyway, so might as well sweat out the last of your bikini blob at these bangers.

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Abdul Abdullah Spent Two Hours With Airport Security to Bring You This Show

Abdul Abdullah at CHASM in Bushwick (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Abdul Abdullah at CHASM in Bushwick (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Looking at Abdul Abdullah‘s work alone might not give you every hint necessary to guess immediately where the 29-year-old artist is from. And seeing him in the flesh, t-shirt and jeans, ordering a beer at bar in Greenpoint, gives you even fewer clues to go on. That’s because in the post-9/11 world, Muslims in countries across the world have had to deal with widespread prejudice, demonization, and deeply confused depictions of their religion and culture, experiences that Abdullah confronts head-on in his paintings and photographs. Turns out Abdullah’s from Australia, but his new solo show, Coming to Terms, is a reminder that the problem of Islamophobia is unfortunately still as potent as ever almost everywhere.

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Art: Abdul Abdullah’s Coming to Terms

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Looking at Abdul Abdullah‘s work alone might not give you every hint necessary to guess immediately where the 29-year-old artist is from. And seeing him in the flesh, t-shirt and jeans, ordering a beer at bar in Greenpoint, gives you even fewer clues to go on. That’s because in the post-9/11 world, Muslims in countries across the world have had to deal with widespread prejudice, demonization, and deeply confused depictions of their religion and culture, experiences that Abdullah confronts head-on in his paintings and photographs. Turns out Abdullah’s from Australia, but his new solo show, Coming to Terms, is a reminder that the problem of Islamophobia is unfortunately still as potent as ever almost everywhere. By appointment only, contact Jessica Holburn: jess@chasmgallery.com

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Dagger, The Queer Lesbian Party Where Straight Dudes Pay to Play

(Photos: Maggie Craig)

(Photos: Maggie Craig)

Even the most jaded of after-hours ravers probably haven’t seen this pricing scheme before: for women, entry to Dagger is $5 at the door before midnight and $10 after; meanwhile it’s $15 all night for “homo cys dudes” and $50 all night for “str8 cys dudes.” Those covers are actually enforced, and yet the people at the monthly party’s latest installment were still easily a third male-presenting.

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Owner of Bossa Nova Civic Club Opening ‘Elevated Diner’ in Bushwick

(Photo via John Barclay's Facebook)

(Photo via John Barclay’s Facebook)

If all goes as planned this fall, John Barclay, owner of Bushwick dance destination Bossa Nova Civic Club, will be serving up over-easy eggs and bloody marys across the way at his new restaurant, which he’s calling an “elevated diner.”
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Williamsburg’s $6.5M Pad; East Village Birdman Flies the Coop

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Late Monday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the arm by a safety-scissors-weilding stranger on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A 5K-square-foot Williamsburg penthouse is under contract for a neighborhood record $6.5 million. [NY Post]

Prosperity Dumpling on the Lower East Side was quickly shuttered by the Department of Health after a published photo revealed that the owners were using a neighborhood alley as their prep kitchen. [Bowery Boogie]

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The Yin Yangs Premiere ’21st Century,’ from Their New Tape Taste

Official Yin Yangs band photo (Photo via the Yin Yangs)

Official Yin Yangs band photo (Photo via the Yin Yangs)

It’s been a big summer for the Yin Yangs, the Brooklyn garage-psych-punk outfit you’ve most likely seen at any number of DIY venues around town. Right before they took off on a Southern tour, the trio played Gigawatts Fest back in July alongside their up-and-coming peers, some of the best rock bands in the city right now (Heaven’s Gate, Surfbort, Vulture Shit, Future Punx, etc.). And in September they’re dropping a new tape, Taste, their first true release since unleashing their digital demos in 2013. Lucky for you we got our grubby paws on “21st Century,” and are premiering the brand new track right here, right now for your listening pleasure.

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Elizabeth Street Garden Under Threat; Work Stopped at Ace Hotel Bowery

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A 42-year-old man is in critical condition after being assaulted outside Bushwick’s La Fogata restaurant yesterday morning around 4 a.m. Police are looking for the suspect and released video footage to the public. [Gothamist]

The rising Ace Hotel on Bowery received two stop-work orders for failing to convince the Department of Buildings of its structural stability. [Bowery Boogie]

Developers hope to replace the Elizabeth Street Community Garden in Nolita with up to 75 units of affordable housing. [DNA Info]

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Lit Reopens September 11; Bernie Sanders Big in Bushwick

Smorgasburg 2015: Williamsburg, Madonna

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Police closed a Second Avenue convenience store, alleging stolen property and synthetic marijuana being sold on the premises. [EV Grieve]

East Village landlord Rafael Toledano is being investigated by the state for allegedly harassing his tenants. [NY Daily News]

The team who thought up the Lowline filed paperwork to open a “Lowline Lab” underneath Essex Street Market, where tests will be performed on how to best harvest sunlight. [Bowery Boogie]

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Shows: Proof That Phil Collins Still Inspires the Youth, Weird Country, and More

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Hate to break it to you but the band to see this week, Royal Headache (Mark E. Smith and Morrissey moved to Australia and had a baby, basically) has sold out two freaking shows, one at Palisades and another at Rough Trade. What a royal… pain in the ass these guys are, coming all the way from Upside Down America only to play a couple of shows in what is inarguably the center of the goddamn universe! You’re officially counted as #tragic if you don’t have a ticket, but don’t go plotting any public beheadings just yet, there are plenty of worthy alternatives to wrap your ears around.

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