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Art: ‘Luminary Group Show’

We’re all familiar with the traditional “white box” art gallery— it’s bright, clean, sterile, artificial and unshadowed. Keeping this in mind, BFP Creative made a space that does the opposite–a black box, void of any light, designed to showcase the glowing works that inhabit it. Unlike most art, work by the eight artists in the show “Luminary,” thrives in the pure darkness. The full list of artists participating in Luminary: [dNASAb]CHiKAMelissa F. ClarkeLindsay PackerChristine SciulliOliver WardenAndrea Wolf, and Natalia Zubko.

Gallery viewing is by appointment only. Email creative@brooklynfireproof.com, or call/text 646-491-1730 to arrange a visit.

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Trash and Vaudeville Leaves St. Marks; Williamsburg Gets a Ralph Lauren

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Trash and Vaudeville plans to relocate from its 40-year-old digs on St. Marks Place to E. 7th Street this fall. [EV Grieve]

According to surveillance footage, two men looted a television from Kennedy Grilled Chicken in Bushwick earlier this month. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Police say a man broke into a Roebling Street apartment on July 14 and took off with a large computer monitor and multiple credit cards. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Go Watch an Orchestra and Circus Perform Together in a Bushwick Warehouse

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. This Friday night in a Bushwick warehouse, almost 1,000 people are gathering to watch a performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, a 19th century piece of classical music. Before you ask — no, this is not a fad (baroquecore?). Rather, it’s an event hosted by Groupmuse, a social media platform single-handedly bringing classical music back into #relevance.

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And the Headliner For Out in the Streets Fest Is…

downloadWe’re not quite ready to say the city’s festival season is wrapping up, but we’re not gonna hold back from advising that you get your shit in beer-gear as soon as humanly possible and start really packing it in for the tail end of summer. This weekend Out in the Streets convenes in Ridgewood for the third year in a row and they’ve been holding out on announcing their headliner until this past weekend. So in case you missed it, ogle the top of that lil flyer there and you’ll notice that Mr Twin Sister (the band formerly known as Twin Sister) has joined the pack of some of the best indie acts the area has to offer.

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Todd Solondz and Danny DeVito in the EV; Church of Nativity Holds Last Mass

Drag March 2015, Pride NYC

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A 34-year-old woman was declared dead around 4:30 p.m Thursday at the Bushwick Hotel on Bushwick Avenue. [News 12 Brooklyn]

Jonquel Jones, 27, was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison for two East Village crimes: raping a female tourist and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. [Village Voice]

Last night The Church of Nativity in the East Village held its final mass. [Pix 11]

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Tompkins Park Sleepover Protest; Drug Bust in Greenpoint

Drag March 2015, Pride NYC

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Greenpoint gallery 106 Green will host a fundraiser on August 9 to help pay for the medical bills of recently attacked artist Bryan Osburn. [Greenpointers]

Police charged four men with dealing crack, heroin and marijuana to undercover officers approximately 60 times at Greenpoint’s Cooper Houses. [DNA Info]

Landlord Ben Shaoul sold the converted rental building at 31-33 Second Avenue for $29 million, more than five times the price he paid for the property four years ago. [Bowery Boogie]

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A Nice, Clean Convo With Potty Mouth, Playing Gigawatts Fest This Weekend

Potty Mouth (Photo Credit: Jesse Riggins).

Potty Mouth (Photo Credit: Jesse Riggins).

Who likes a Potty Mouth? That’s not just a line your mom says before grabbing the soap: it’s the name of one of the much buzzed about bands performing at Gigawatts Festival this Saturday. We rang up Abby Weems and Ally Einbinder to learn more about the punk-pop trio’s upcoming show and to find out if they’re ready to spring the follow-up to their well received last album, Hell Bent, released in 2013 by North Brooklyn’s own Old Flame Records. They were tight-lipped (rather than potty-mouthed) about that, but we did talk about their band crushes, translating life into lyrics, and mansplaining. Yes, they know how much that pedal costs and, yes, they know how to use it.

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Doe Fund Fights to Keep Sex Offenders Out of Bushwick Shelter, But City Presses On

The Porter Street Shelter, operated by the Doe Fund (Photo via Doe Fund Facebook)

The Porter Avenue Shelter, operated by the Doe Fund (Photo via Doe Fund Facebook)

A fight is brewing between the City and the Doe Fund, a non-profit dedicated to helping provide the homeless with shelter, temporary jobs, and vocational training. The Department of Homeless services has moved to place a number of sex offenders at the organization’s Bushwick facility, but the Doe Fund claims it lacks the resources for what it says is a fundamentally different type of homeless person. After filing a lawsuit against the city, the non-profit is now appealing to the community by way of a petition and a “town hall meeting” held yesterday at its Porter Avenue shelter. But City officials, including local Council Member Antionio Reynoso and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, are pushing back.

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Artist Attacked in Greenpoint; Laptop Heist at Vice HQ

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A woman sitting on a bench outside the Riis Houses in the East Village on Wednesday night was shot in both feet as two men argued nearby. Police are searching for the shooter and the woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital. [NY Daily News]

Artist Bryan Osburn wound up with multiple lacerations and a shattered jaw when he was attacked by four men on his way home from his Greenpoint studio Friday evening. [NY Observer]

On July 14, a thief stole 11 laptops from VICE‘s office at S. Second Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Caitlyn Jenner Has Become a Muse For Mixologists

11041258_844937295555694_8058926355490696239_oShe likes the nightlife, baby, so it’s no surprise that Caitlyn Jenner has inspired some new cocktails.

Have a look at the drinks menu that Williamsburg’s Trophy Bar launched this week and right under the Paris Is Byrrhning you’ll see a Call Me Caitlyn, consisting of gin, egg white, absinthe, and lemon juice.

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Bike Rider Attacked in Greenpoint; Free Cocktails at By Brooklyn

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A 25-year-old Hispanic man riding his bike through Greenpoint Sunday was attacked by two white men in what police are calling a possible hate crime. [News 12 Brooklyn]

On Thursday a man was treated at Bellevue Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg he suffered by a runaway assailant near Ten Eyck Walk in Williamsburg. Meanwhile, three days later, a tanning woman had her purse stolen from her Marcy Avenue rooftop. [Brooklyn Paper]

Zegarmistrz Watchmaker Service was evicted from its Manhattan Avenue storefront one week ago after 26 years in Greenpoint. [Gothamist]

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