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WEDNESDAY

(flyer via Andrew Ayres / Facebook)

(flyer via Andrew Ayres / Facebook)

Sexxxplosion!
Wednesday, December 14 at The Rosemont, 9 pm: FREE 

This event is for the later crowd, especially if you like to experience a show and a party all at the same time, in the same place. Queers, colorful folk, and nightlife crawlers alike will gather in jazzy Bushwick cocktail bar The Rosemont (opened by Trash Bar’s Aaron Pierce) for a night of lip-sync and general debauchery. The lineup, hosted by Andrew Ayres, includes ultra-flexible burlesque babe Apathy Angel, “vegan goddess” Slater G. String, photographer and performer Gypsy Hill, and “part dandy part showgirl” Nellee Dii. Rounding out the evening is Neon Music, spinning tunes all night. Performances begin at 11 pm, which is late enough to feel mysterious and nightlife-y but early enough for people to actually be conscious for them. Grab one of the Rosemont’s bespoke cocktails (or a beer and a shot) and prepare for a “Sexxxplosion.”

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Free Dumplings in Bushwick; Rheingold Developer Gets $93M Loan

A residential developer will receive a $93 million construction loan to build a 500-unit apartment building where Rheingold Brewery once stood. [The Real Deal]

Renderings have been released of a 39-unit residence set to rise at 16 Charles Place in Bushwick. [NY YIMBY]

Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission awarded landmark status to both St. Barbara’s Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick and the Forman Building in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Hate Graffiti Turns Up in Greenpoint, Deadly Stabbing in Williamsburg

Following a late-night soccer game, a 31-year-old man died and his brother, 29, was hospitalized when they were stabbed around 2 a.m. yesterday outside a Heyward Street high school in Williamsburg. [NY Daily News]

The Bronx apartment where a pair of sisters, ages 1 and 2, were killed Wednesday when the radiator malfunctioned is owned by the Bushwick Economic Development Corp, which is facing other allegations of misconduct. [DNA Info]

On Friday, 18-year-old Tyheim Smith was sentenced to 24 years in jail for his role in the Williamsburg shooting of another man, 33, in April 2015. [DNA Info] Keep Reading »

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Week in Shows: Queer Trash ‘Gets Sleazier’, Rock With Standing Rock, and More

(Flyer via Alphaville)

(Flyer via Alphaville)

Queer Trash 4: It Gets Sleazier
Saturday December 10, 8:30 pm at Alphaville: $10

Remember back when you’d regularly opt out of noise shows? The way things used to be, they were pretty much guaranteed to be dominated by white boys, unbathed (like, in a stilted way) and of questionable talent, who’d rather spend all night trying to make contact between forehead and concave chest for maximum gloom appeal, while dropping painfully lame hints about holding a copious stash of heavy drugs in an attempt to add mystery and subversiveness to their otherwise dull music.

Homogenous, standoffish scenes are just the worst. There is a silver lining, though: the backlash tends to be far superior than the priggish haughty BS anyway. Queer Trash 4 is no exception, and the queer noise acts they spotlight are carrying out the kind of insurgency that most noise makers only dream about.

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Don’t Kill Your Darlings, Bring Them To This New Bushwick Bar

(photo courtesy of Darlings)

(photo courtesy of Darlings)

Near the Knickerbocker M, a new bar called Darlings opened up early last month. From the brain of Montana Masback of Montana’s Trailhouse and Twin Suns Deli, and his collaborator Daniel “Fence” Heanue, Darlings is a “cozy pub” that could very well become your new neighborhood haunt. Keep Reading »

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Bushwick’s Own Sexy Neighbors Premiere a ‘Post-Grunge’ Single Off Forthcoming EP LIHC

(Photo via Sexy Neighbors)

(Photo via Sexy Neighbors)

If you’re a dedicated visitor of spots like Shea Stadium and Alphaville, you’ve inevitably seen or heard Sexy Neighbors. Going on seven years of recording together as a psychedelic post-punk do-whatever-we-want garage band, the odds that they’ve caught your attention are on their side, even if they’ve dwelled comfortably underground.

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Lit’s Follow-Up Inside of the McKibbin Lofts Finally Opens Friday

(Photos courtesy of Tilt)

(Photos courtesy of Tilt)

Believe it or not, it’s been nearly three years since we broke news that legendary dive Lit Lounge would make a comeback, of sorts, underneath the McKibbin Lofts in East Williamsburg. A lot has happened since then (for one thing, Lit’s old home in the East Village is now The Cock) but it looks like it’s actually, finally happening. The new place hosts its grand-opening party this Friday. It doesn’t have the same name, but it is called Tilt, which is how you’d spell Lit after a long night at Lit.

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Cambodian Noodle Pop-Up; Mean Girls Talent Show

After their restaurant was somehow falsely implicated in the Washington, D.C.-based Pizzagate hoax, the staff of Roberta’s is now receiving death threats. [DNA Info]

Independent Cobble Hill bookstore BookCourt will shutter in three weeks, ending a 35 year tenure and following in the sad footsteps of St. Marks Bookshop. [Gothamist]

Tonight, chef Chakriya Un will bring his Cambodian noodle pop-up shop to Franklin Avenus’s The Diamond. [Greenpointers] Keep Reading »

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99 Scott, a New Cultural Space and ‘Blank Canvas,’ Comes to East Williamsburg

(Photo: Annie Powers, courtesy of 99 Scott)

(Photo: Annie Powers, courtesy of 99 Scott)

Tucked inside a densely industrial corner of East Williamsburg, there’s a not-so-easy to find new “cultural space” called 99 Scott. With a name like that, not even newbs, or those not yet acquainted with the neighborhood’s winding corridors and sharp triangular street-traps, should have a hard time finding the space. On a dead-end industrial street where garbage trucks and cement mixers outnumber humans, sits a newly renovated, sparkly building occupied by a swarm of new tenants–99 Scott included– who make up one of the most sophisticated and concrete examples of the push toward light-industry happening across Brooklyn.

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Williamsburg Venue From Bowery Presents; Dessert Ramen From Cronut Creator

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Early Sunday morning while the police were en route, a 39-year-old would-be burglar died when he was held down by two adolescent boys and their father inside the Bushwick car service he was attempting to rob. [DNA Info]

One week ago, surveillance footage captured a thief pocketing two tablets from Speedy Romeo, the Clinton Street pizzeria. In August, a total of $4K was stolen over three days from the safe of the restaurant’s Clinton Hill outpost. [DNA Info]

Daddy’s, a 15-year-old Graham Avenue bar, will close to the public following its December 30th service. [Gothamist] Keep Reading »

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Skin-Like Sculptures, ‘Apocalyptic Trophies,’ and Other Art Events

(photo via Brandon Perdomo / Facebook)

(photo via Brandon Perdomo / Facebook)

MVMT: a solo exhibition by Brandon Perdomo
Opening Monday December 5 at The Living Gallery, 7 pm to 10:30 pm. One night only. 

Multidisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo presents a one-night-only exhibition, which includes photography and performance work. Though this is a solo exhibition, he has enlisted the help of two performances to fill the night: at 8 pm, Another Lopez, who is the subject of a photo series by Perdomo, will perform a live dance installation piece and at 8:30 pm the silly, catchy, trash-loving band Pinc Louds will be leaving their home base of the NYC subway underground to play a colorful set. There is an $8 suggested donation, vegan dumplings may make an appearance, and BYOB is welcome.

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Fieri Visits Pies ‘n’ Thighs; No Office Christmas Party

The Department of Transportation debuted a new pedestrian plaza Friday in front of Bushwick’s Myrtle-Wyckoff subway entrance. [Curbed NY]

A Parks Department plan to lower the fences around Tompkins Square Park from seven feet to four feet high is being met with resistance from safety-conscious locals. [DNA Info]

Renderings were released of 13 Greenpoint Avenue‘s forthcoming 11-story, mixed-use building. [NY Yimby] Keep Reading »