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Get Your Photo Taken With Santa (Drunk or Sober) at These Ho-Ho-Holiday Markets

HOLIDAYFUNFORALL_Sq_FinalwSTNICKSlogoIf you were too busy, oh, say protesting police brutality on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don’t worry — you’ve still got a couple more awesome opportunities to grab some gifts for the ones you love. In addition to the initial 10 holiday markets, and the ones we’ve added to the list here and there, two latecomers just came down the pike.
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An Artsy Dot-Com Joins Livestream On 3rd Ward’s Old Block

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(Wright Harvey shows off work by Joe Hollier.)

The once dark and desolate area around the former 3rd Ward building is brightening up. Months after Livestream Public moved into 195 Morgan Avenue in May, Sugarlift is now up and running across the street, in a second building leased by Livestream.
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A ‘Farm to Fork Eatery’ Brings Ratatouille Tabouli to East Williamsburg

(Photos: Kaitlyn Mitchell)

(Photos: Kaitlyn Mitchell)

Yes, A.W.O.L. is a “Farm to Fork Eatery,” but the East Williamsburg newcomer isn’t just for those pretentious foodies from Portlandia. True to its name, which stands for All Walks of Life, the place caters to vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, omnivores, and anything in between.
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Pig Faithful Congregate at Their New Church of Pork, Arrogant Swine

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Last night Arrogant Swine, Tyson Ho’s hotly anticipated beer garden and “Eastern Carolina-style barbecue” joint, opened for business in Bushwick. And the bloody thirsty came out in throngs. When we arrived around 8 p.m., the line for bits of whole-hog barbecue snaked out into the feeding yard, far past the adjacent smoke house.
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Nerds, Rejoice! Rivals Board Game Cafe Is Open For Play

Mike Sanderson at Rivals board game cafe. (Photos: Nicole Disser)

Mike Sanderson at Rivals board game cafe. (Photos: Nicole Disser)

On first hearing the words “Brooklyn board game community” strung together, I had to do a double take. Excuse me, what? “There actually is one,” said Mike Sanderson, owner of Brooklyn’s newest board game cafe.
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In East Williamsburg, a Fresh Take On Martha Cooper’s ’70s LES Photos

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

(Photos: Scott Lynch)

The challenge is always the same: how to translate the urgency, the lawlessness, the serendipity of discovery inherent in street art and graffiti into the gallery setting. For street artist/graffiti writer Elle, the answer lay in a collaboration with legendary street photographer Martha “Marty” Cooper, and the result is the excellent exhibition at East Williamsburg’s Mecka gallery, “Unextinguished.”
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BangOn Threw an Epic Easter Island Warehouse Rave

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

(Photos: Daniel Leinweber for Razberry Photography)

Last time we checked in with roving rave producers BangOn, they were blowing up a reproduction of the Titanic and using it as an inflatable slide. This time, they went with an Easter Island theme for a rager that started on Holy Saturday and went past sunrise on Easter Sunday (aka “4/20”).
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Sarah Gregory and Christine Femia on Girls: ‘Another Episode About Mortality!’

Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Sarah Gregory (L) and Christine Femia

Sarah Gregory (L) and Christine Femia

The text in blue belongs to Sarah Gregory, one-fourth of the creative power behind The Gregory Brothers where she serves as the Director of Diversity (she’s the lone female). The Gregory Brothers make music and YouTube videos, and broke out with their “Auto-Tune the News” series. Watch the group’s videos on their two YouTube channels, Schmoyoho and The Gregory Brothers. Sarah lives in Greenpoint with her husband, Evan Gregory.

The text in gray belongs to her friend Christine Femia, who lives in East Williamsburg. Christine has contributed to Bust magazine and The Complete Guide to Everything podcast. She’s participating in the upcoming National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon.
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