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Photos, Video: Ferguson Protesters Again Flooded the Streets (and Highways, and Bridges)

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A day after protesters blocked the Manhattan and Triborough Bridges, demonstrators once again took to the streets — this time in far greater numbers — to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge Darren Wilson.
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Film This Week: Post-Apocalyptic Brooklyn, Cruising, and IRL Woody Allen

Hey guys, not sure if you’re aware but tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means you’re either stuck with family, flying solo, or awkwardly tagging along with your significant other’s fam. Either way, it’s going to be hell. We really can’t emphasize enough how essential it is to get yourself to a movie theater this holiday weekend. No matter what awful scenario you’ve found yourself in, we’ve got a film for you.
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Benny’s Burritos, Spike Hill to Close; Shepard Fairey’s Interpol Mural

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A 40-year-old new mom in Williamsburg recovered her stolen purse after chasing down the teenage girl who took it, and a woman on Larmor Street had her cellphone stolen by a passing bicyclist. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Bedford Avenue music venue Spike Hill will close early next month. [Gothamist]

In the East Village, parishioners of Church of the Nativity launched a online campaign to save their house of worship, which would shutter pending a series of recently-announced Catholic church mergers citywide. [EV Grieve]
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Video: New Yorkers Gather For Some Real Talk About Ferguson

Last night, after it was announced that Darren Wilson wouldn’t face charges in the killing of Michael Brown, outraged New Yorkers marched through the city’s streets. Today, it was time to sit down and talk. This afternoon, NYU Student Diversity hosted a forum at the school’s Kimmel Center that allowed community members to do just that. Play our video to hear raw reactions from a former Ferguson-Florissant resident and others who’ve been touched by the events of the last few months and beyond.

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Photos + Video: NYC’s Ferguson Protesters Take Over Bridges and Streets

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

(Photos: Daniel Maurer)

New Yorkers protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson marched from Union Square to Harlem last night, taking over some of the city’s busiest streets and commandeering the Brooklyn and Triborough Bridges.
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#Twinning: Spot Dessert Bar Will Now Have Two Spots On St. Marks

IMG_0743Spot Dessert Bar, the wildly popular sweets destination on St. Marks Place, is expanding just a few doors down.

Over the weekend, we spotted a banner indicating Spot was taking over the nook that formerly belonged to Jum Mum. Today, workers were revamping the space for what creative director Aop Sridaranop told us would be a Dec. 1 opening.
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‘Take Me Home’ (Or Do Me On the PATH Train), Says This Rotisserie Chicken

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Last month we got a little snitty that, due to the head shaking of Community Board 3, a rotisserie chicken joint was taking over San Loco’s former nook on Avenue A instead of a wine bar and cafe from team Spotted Pig. But now that TakeMeHome has opened, we have to admit: there’s something to be said for being able to take home a slow-roasted chicken for $11.
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‘This Is My Living Room’: After 110 Years, De Robertis Caffé Will Close Dec. 5

Robert and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

John De Robertis and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

There’s only a limited time left to experience an era when people came to coffee shops to talk rather than stare at a computer screen. De Robertis Caffé is scheduled to close for good on Dec. 5, Bedford + Bowery has learned.
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Gemma Ward Sells East Village Pad; Batgirl Moves to Williamsburg?

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Stanley Cohen, the East Village-based lawyer who has represented controversial clients like Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, got 18 months for failing to pay taxes. [NY Times]

According to DC Comics, Batgirl lives in the neighborhood of Burnside, aka Gotham City’s Williamsburg. [Studio 360]

Gemma Ward, the model who became Vogue’s youngest cover girl in the early aughts when she was 16, is selling her E. 6th Street apartment for $2.25 million. [NY Daily News]
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