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Sip Some Suds and Watch Some Docs at the Beer Film Festival


As the craft beer industry in New York City and beyond continues to grow, the folks behind tomorrow’s inaugural Beer Film Festival found it fitting to gather some of the industry’s biggest names for a night of frothy brews and film.

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The Latest Lamppost Lothario Has Gotten Over 400 Calls

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When we saw this latest “Looking for a Girlfriend” poster up around the East Village, we thought it might be one of our previous flyer boys. Probably not swinging-man Alex, but possibly lonely-hearted Luis. This assumption was based on similar, defensive wording: “I’m really looking for a girlfriend. This is not a joke. Just tired of the singles scene and hoping to meet the right person…Open to the possibility of the relationship morphing into something more profound.”
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EV Landlord Investigated; Starbucks and Shake Shack Coming to Williamsburg?

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East Village landlord Steve Croman‘s treatment of rent-stabalized tenants is under investigation by state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. [NY Daily News]

To coincide with the 25-year anniversary of the album Paul’s Boutique, artist Danielle Mastrion painted this Beastie Boys tribute mural at Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the same Lower East Side corner photographed for the album’s cover. [The Lo-Down]

Community Board 1 will decide next month whether Williamsburg’s next Starbucks, slated for 154 N. 7th Street, may serve beer and wine. [DNA Info]
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Jarmusch and J. Depp, a Banned Film, Noire Babes and More

Every movie worth seeing this week is heavy on the secrecy, mystery, and intrigue. So swoop in and revel in the darkness.

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Here’s your chance to see Jim Jarmusch’s brooding black-and-white Acid Western on the big screen. Neil Young apparently wrote the soundtrack for this film in one sitting. Jarmusch scooped up pre-Tim-Burton Johnny Depp for the lead role in this one. Iggy Pop also makes an appearance. Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26 Midnight at Nitehawk, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg; tickets, $11

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‘Black Boy Place’ Will Sell Tacky Basquiat Beanies Across From Where He Died

(Courtesy of BBP)

(Courtesy of BBP)

Not only is The Vintage Twin once again popping up at 355A Bowery tomorrow through Wednesday, but next month the space will get a titillating new tenant: Black Boy Place, the Parisian street-wear brand responsible for Jay-Z’s notorious “Tom Ford” football jerz, will make its NYC brick-and-mortar debut there from August 4 to 18.

Okay, we know what you’re thinking: what. is up. with that name. “Unlike what some might think,” explains the fashion house on its website, “Black Boy Place refers to the dark side of men rather than the color of their skin.”
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‘Babe Magnet Pad’ in Williamsburg; Citi Bike Getting a Boost?

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

At an apartment near Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was pinned to the ground by one man while his partner in crime stole her computer. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Citi Bike is reportedly poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal that will double the number of vehicles in NYC, from around 6,000 to 12,000. [Wall Street Journal]

Business at Katz’s Deli has yet to bounce back from the days pre-water main break. [The Lo-Down] Keep Reading »

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Lauryn Hill Killing Us Softly With Her Ticket Prices; Can’t Fight Veruca Salt

Time again for Good Shows, our weekly roundup of what’s good in live music.


Take a trip back to the ’90s with grunge-rock babes Veruca Salt. The band has reunited to tour for the first time since 1995, but just because they’ve been off the map doesn’t mean they’re out of energy. They’re still wrecking eardrums left and right. Music Hall of Williamsburg, Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m., tickets $25
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A Midsummer Night’s Rave, With Williamsburg Hipsters as the Mechanicals

Demetrius and Helena get frisky (Photo courtesy of Quirky Productions)

Demetrius and Helena get frisky (Photo courtesy of Jaclyn Cohen)

This outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, returning to the East Village Friday for a final three-day run, won’t remind you at all of eighth grade English. Maybe because the fairies are all drugged out and the forest has become a rave den, or because the lovers are Park Slope trust-fund kids, and the Wall is a spoken-word performer. Whichever way you squint at it, like the unfortunate Bottom, the entire play has been “translated”—in this case into a contemporary New York City setting.
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Pierogi Lovers of the World United For Veselka’s Throwback Prices

Y'all are cray, it's sweltering out here. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Y’all are cray, it’s sweltering out here. (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Yesterday East Village OG diner Veselka set the clock back to 1954, when the restaurant was first opened by Wolodymyr and Olha Darmochawa, Ukrainian World War II refugees. To celebrate the restaurant’s 60th birthday, Veselka resurrected historical prices, including 10 cent coffee, $1.50 pierogi, egg creams for a quarter, and a bowl of borscht for just 50 cents.
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Save the Troll Museum; Subway Rage on the L Train

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A man was arrested for allegedly breaking the jaw and ribs of a fellow L-train passenger at the Metropolitan Avenue station. [The Brooklyn Paper]

New York Troll Museum proprietor Reverand Jen said that she’s on the “brink of eviction” from the Lower East Side space the museum has occupied since 2000. A $5K online fundraiser is underway. [Gothamist]

In Bushwick, the Ridgewood Masonic Temple was named a city landmark in a unanimous vote. [Curbed NY]

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