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Four Readings: Famed Fashion Blogger in the Flesh and ‘Bad Women’ Speak

 

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(Image via Sebastian Junger)

Sebastian Junger in conversation with David Epstein
Wednesday May 25, 7 pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street. 
Over the last decade, Sebastian Junger has been on an ongoing quest to help civilians understand the world of modern warfare, with a humanistic approach to the lives of American soldiers in the Afghan war (see: documentaries like Restrepo and the book War). Now he wraps things up with a book examining what happens when the platoon returns home.

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Cabbie Assaulted in W-Burg; Brooklyn’s New Community Gardens

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Police are circulating the photo of a man and a woman who allegedly assaulted and robbed a taxi driver in Williamsburg around 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning. [DNA Info]

This weekend in Williamsburg, pop-up nightclub Brooklyn Mirage was busted for serving booze without a liquor license. [Brooklyn Paper]

New community gardens will spring at both 9 Moffat Street in Bushwick and 375 S. Fifth Street in Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

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Week in Shows: Experimental Poppers and One Last Dance for the Murder Junkies

(Flyer via Lock it Down)

(Flyer via Lock it Down)

Synthetic Love Dream, David First, and Systematic Distortion Orchestra
Tuesday May 24, 9 pm at Poppers Locarno: free 
Not gonna lie– and I’m really hoping that by admitting this, I’m not digging myself a grave in the cemetery for people who once-upon-a-time knew about cool shit– but I’ve never been to Poppers Locarno, and to be completely honest, I’ve never even heard of Poppers Locarno. Until now. According to the bar’s page, it’s the patron, drunken saint of Decatur Studios (a Ridgewood-based studio complex), and is known for its “drinks, chatter, edible bits and excess,” which sounds like an establishment I can totally get behind. No word on whether or not they’re keeping any actual poppers behind the bar, but there’s only one way to find out!

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Dinosaur Theft in Bushwick; Brooklyn Getting Its First Apple Store

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A real estate firm purchased 103 St. Mark’s Place, a six-story building, for $11.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

Thursday evening, seven handmade dinosaur costumes were looted from the House of Yes in Bushwick. The venue is offering a $300 cash reward for their safe return. [Brooklyn Paper]

Brooklyn’s first Apple store will reportedly debut soon, likely at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner]

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Slava Ukraini Y’all, It’s the 40th-Annual Saint George Ukrainian Festival

(Photo courtesy of Saint George Ukrainian Festival)

(Photo courtesy of Saint George Ukrainian Festival)

It’s officially feelin’ like almost-summertime, and you know what that means–  more ice cream and more murders. We trust you’re all aware that higher temps mean an uptick in lickin’ that delicious gift of mother cow teat and an increase in violent crime along with “human conflict” in general.

So if you’re feeling an incident of bad behavior coming on, it’s best to preemptively repent and do something cute, cultural, and community-oriented to quiet your demons– this weekend, get thee to the Saint George Ukrainian Festival, aka the East Village-based Slavic block party to rule them all. It helps that a century-old Ukrainian Catholic Church will be cowering over you, which– no matter what your religious (or non-religious) affiliation– is guaranteed to make you feel far too guilty to commit any dastardly deeds.

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Benefit Tonight for W-Burg Fire Victims; Top NYC Vintage Shops

(Nicole Disser)

(Nicole Disser)

IDIO Gallery will host a musical benefit tonight for those displaced by March’s Dekalb Avenue fire. Tickets are $8 to $10. [Bushwick Daily]

The Department of Homeless Services is renting rooms in BKLYN House, a luxe new Bushwick hotel, for New Yorkers in need of shelter. [DNA Info]

A 19-story apartment building will rise at 275 South Street on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

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NY Porn Fest Is W-Burg Bound; More Ice Cream for the EV

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Yesterday the funeral for Isaac Rosenberg was held, the 67-year-old developer and Williamsburg Hasidic community leader who drowned this week while on vacation. [DNA Info]

According to a real estate rumor, Soho House is in the process of purchasing Ludlow Street’s Comfort Inn for a pretty price. [Bowery Boogie]

At 25 Bleecker Street, a nearly 200-year-old building will be torn down and replaced. [NY YIMBY]

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W-burg Developer Dies in Florida; ABC No Rio Is Getting New Digs

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Williamsburg-based developer Isaac Rosenberg drowned yesterday while swimming in North Miami Beach, Florida. [The Real Deal]

On Rivington Street, ABC No Rio will be demolished and the cultural space will relocated to a new structurally-sound, environmentally-friendly building. [NY Times]

Next month, a 100-bed men’s shelter will open at 1154 Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick. [DNA Info]

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New Greenpoint Event Space; Bushwick’s First Vintage Crawl

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Broker and investor Raphael Toledano reportedly paid more than $1 million to tenants he allegedly harassed in a 13th Street residential building he owns. [The Real Deal]

This summer, an event spaces called Dobbin St. will replace a Greenpoint garage. [Greenpointers]

Neither Andrew Tarlow restaurant located in the Wythe Hotel (Reynard nor The Ides Bar) will accept tips moving forward. [Eater NY]

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The Second Avenue Subway Line Finally Makes Mommy Proud

(Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's Office)

(Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney’s Office)

It’s been a crazy, screwy, messed-up journey, but somehow we’ve made it to the future– well, almost. Some said Manhattan would be underwater before the Second Avenue subway became a reality, but by Jove (or perhaps by way of a contract with Satan himself) the MTA is finally wrapping up the first phase of the century-long project over the next several months. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been told. However, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney actually checked up on the MTA’s word, and her office issued their findings in the 2nd Avenue subway “report card,” which was released today.

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Brooklyn Brewery Is Bound for the Navy Yard; RIP Brooklyn’s Oldest Citizen

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Brooklyn resident Susannah “Miss Susie” Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, died last week at the age of 116. [Brooklyn Paper]

Brooklyn Brewery will soon sign a 40-year lease for a new headquarters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They will make the move from their current home base, Williamsburg, in 2018. [Wall Street Journal]

Plans are underway to build a pair of 50-story residential units where a parking lot currently stands on Cherry Street. [Bowery Boogie]

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