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Umbrella Arts Wants Your Photos of Kids, the Creepier and Uglier the Better

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This could be the antidote to all the tot shots that have been flooding your Facebook feed lately. Umbrella Arts is putting on a show called “Kids (Not Cute)” — as the title implies, it’ll be dedicated to photographs of yung’uns that are “a bit out of the ordinary, not the conventionally cute and sentimental images that are often seen.”
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Talking Dating and Drama With the Writer and Director of ‘Get Me a Guy’

Elizabeth Galalis and Paul Romano in Get Me a Guy (Photo courtesy of Alexander Fabozzi)

Elizabeth Galalis and Paul Romano in Get Me a Guy (Photo courtesy of Alexander Fabozzi)

New Yorkers are not only constantly dramatizing their own already rather dramatic love lives, but also adore consuming dramatizations of other such love lives: see Sex and the City, Girls, Hitch, Gossip Girl, Forty Days of Dating, and so on and so forth. Now, Horse Trade Theater Group brings you the rare opportunity to see some disastrous romantic escapades (not your own!) LIVE, at their production of Get Me a Guy—currently playing at Under St Marks Theater in the East Village.
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Veselka Celebrates 60 Years; McKibbin Lofts Hit With Partial Vacate Order

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Sadie Silver—a public school principal living in Bushwick—was arrested and fired after police allegedly caught she and her partner, Michael Acosta, bringing heroin and prescription drugs into an maximum security prison in upstate New York. [NY Daily News]

J.Crew confirmed that it will open a Williamsburg outpost at 234 Wythe Avenue in mid-September. [T]

From 6 p.m. to 6:54 p.m. tomorrow night, Veselka will charge the prices it did in 1954 (10-cent coffee, 60-cent borscht) in honor of its anniversary. [Grub Street]
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At Last, a Look Inside the New St. Mark’s Bookshop

The new St Mark's Bookshop location (Photos: Kirsten O'Regan)

The new St Mark’s Bookshop location (Photos: Kirsten O’Regan)

After a spate of setbacks and slowdowns, St. Mark’s Bookshop has reopened in its new digs at 136 East Third Street. It’s the beloved book store’s fourth iteration since opening in the East Village in 1977. It had been at its previous spot off of Third Avenue since 1992.
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Caveman Is Playing a Surprise Show at Bowery Electric Tonight

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What’s with Caveman and surprise shows on the Bowery? Last time we caught them it was at a “super secret” gig at R Bar, and now Bowery Electric tweets us to say: “TONIGHT: @CavemanBand surprise performance @boweryelectric, Starts at 7:30, $10 tickets at the door only!”
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Dumpling Man Gets Sued; World’s Most Hipster Neighborhoods

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Lower East Side gallery 47 Canal will close on August 2 and relocate to 291 Grand Street, where it will reopen in September under its current name. [Gallerist NY]

A former employee is suing Dumpling Man on St. Marks Place, claiming wrongful termination and hazardous working conditions. [NY Post]

Check out 40-plus photos from this weekend’s ice cream festivals at the Brooklyn Flea and Hester Street Fair. [Gothamist]

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‘Tommy Was the Ramones’: Friends and Colleagues Remember Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone at The Roundhouse in London on 4th July 1976. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Tommy Ramone at The Roundhouse in London on 4th July 1976. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns)

Despite their impact, the Ramones struggled for commercial success. Their debut album, Ramones, has been called the most influential punk record, but it was only this past June – 38 years after its release – that the LP went gold.
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Former Rheingold Brewery Sells; Greenpoint Ferry Service Returning

Rockaway Beach 2014: Fort Tilden

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The site of the recently closed BP gas station in the East Village sold for $32 million. [The Real Deal]

In Greenpoint, repairs are underway at the India Street pier, and a spokesperson for the city’s Economic Development Corporation said that the pier could be back in service by next weekend’s start of the five-week-long G train shutdown. [Gothamist]

A parcel of 50 commercial properties in Bushwick—including the former Rheingold brewery site  on Flushing Avenue—sold for $11.25 million. [Brownstoner] Keep Reading »

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Williamsburg Starbucks Opens Monday; Free Films in Tompkins Begin Tonight

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The son of Tatum O’Neal and John McEnroe was arrested in the East Village after allegedly buying cocaine and prescription pills. Police also arrested McEnroe’s alleged drug dealer, 22-year-old Niro Meneses of the Upper West Side. [NY Daily News]

The Williamsburg Starbucks opens Monday. [Gothamist]

Kings County Bar—of Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant fame—left its Seigel Street space in Bushwick after a rent increase, choosing to merge with its sister bar 1 Knickerbocker to form Kings County Saloon, opening Friday. [Gothamist]
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Tommy Ramone Dead at 65; Laurie Anderson Trapped in Hyperbaric Chamber

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Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the Ramones, died Friday afternoon at age 65 at his home in Ridgewood, where he’d been receiving hospice care for cancer of the bile duct. [Rolling Stone]

Kendal Felix, the 26-year-old who has plead not guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the death Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark, testified at length about the night Stark died. [NY Post]

Unlocking the Truth, the metal band consisting of three eighth grade boys who live in Flatbush and Bed-Stuy signed a record deal for a minimum of two albums with Sony. Unlocking The Truth was discovered in Washington Square Park in 2012. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »

Pro-Drone Cinema, BB Boy Grows Up, And Sci-Fi Psilocybin

Take a post-4th of July break from being a total wet-brained party animal this week and spend some quality time at the pictures.

Boyhood 

Richard Linklater’s much talked about film is screening this week. Ethan Hawke stars in Boyhood, which Linklater filmed over a period of 12 years, a movie that tracks Mason’s coming of age in real time. Though the director insists that nothing much happens in the film (hell, Mason doesn’t even lose his virginity), apparently the results of this daring experiment are well worth seeing on the big screen. And like, c’mon does anything actually “happen” in Slacker or Dazed and Confused?  Friday, July 11 thru Thursday July 17 at IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas; tickets, $14. 

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