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Watch Heaven’s Jail Play a Cut Off Their New Record, Produced by Phosphorescent

Heaven’s Jail recorded their new album not in a celestial prison, but in the woods of Connecticut. Then they brought it back to Greenpoint for some mixing and production work by Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent. Tonight at Baby’s All Right, they celebrate the release of Ace Called Zero — their third album with Heart Break Beat Records.
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Sandwiches Air-Dropped into Greenpoint; Central Perk (From Friends) Coming to EV

Lister at Wallplay

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Madewell, the J.Crew-owned jean purveyor, will join its parents company in Williamsburg this fall, setting up shop at 126 N.6th Street on October 28. [New York mag]

In a move that may inspire Cat Cafe levels of glee, Warner Bros. and Eight O’Clock Coffee are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Friends by bringing a real live Central Perk to the East Village for a month-long pop-up starting September 17. The inside of 199 Lafayette Street will be decked out with furniture from the series, trivia and giveaways will be ongoing, and there will be a guest appearance by the actor who played Gunther. But will David Schwimmer show up? He did recently say he wanted to be “accepted totally” by the neighborhood… [Time Out NY]

Eastside Sound recording studio will shutter after four decades on Forsyth Street. The space is currently available for lease or purchase ($2.2 million). [Bowery Boogie]
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Greenpoint Factory Will Be Demolished; New York More Affordable Than Austin?

Opening day at the rice burger place, Yonekichi

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In Williamsburg crime news: 74 laptops—valued at $111K total—were stolen from a Hooper Street school between August 15 and 19, and an engagement ring and two Macbooks were taken from a Havemeyer Street apartment. [The Brooklyn Paper]

G&S Sporting Goods will shutter after more than seven decades in business on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Demolition permits were filed for six buildings in Greenpoint’s former Harte and Co. plastics factory, which sits on a Superfund site. [Brownstoner]

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Own a Piece of Rat Castle; Photos of 1940s LES

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For $1.65 million, you can own a condo inside 179 Ludlow Street—nicknamed “rat castle” by locals during its years-long construction. Units are set to hit the market in mid-September. [The Real Deal]

Death & Co. veterans soft opened a new Rivington Street bar, One Fifty One, where snacks include frozen Girl Scout cookies. [Eater NY]

Alex Stupak’s casual new restaurant opening next month in the Sushi Lounge‘s old digs will be called Empellón al Pastor, specializing in al pastor tacos. [Grub Street]
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Bushwick Film Fest Returns; Chloe Thinks East Village Is ‘Like a Frat House’

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Police are looking for a foursome—two men and two women, all likely in their late teens—who they believe committed three Lower East Side robberies in a couple hours between late Wednesday and early Thursday. [DNA Info]

East Village jewelry store C’est Magnifique, which spent its first 57 years in the West Village before relocating in 2012, closed for good this past weekend. [Jeremiah's Vanishing NY]

Chef and Pies ‘n’ Thighs co-founder Stephen Tanner and Harvey Milk bassist Chris Young will follow-up their Williamsburg restaurant, The Commodore, with a two-story Bushwick dive bar serving BBQ/Mexican fusion called El Cortez. [Grub Street]

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6 Shows You Should Really Go See

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


Fresh off their European tour with Islands, Brooklyn band TEEN takes over Brooklyn Night Bazaar this week. The female four-piece is headed up by Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson (hence the band’s name), formerly of Here We Go Magic. TEEN calls their music “psychedelic gospel”; it’s part glittering pop, part soulful rock. If you can’t make the Bazaar tonight, you can catch em on September 23 at Bowery Ballroom. Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Greenpoint, Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m., tickets free
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Affordable Housing Rush in Greenpoint; Skinny Dennis Opens a New Bar

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Julian Acevedo, the now 45-year-old driver allegedly involved in a Williamsburg hit-and-run accident that killed an expectant Hasidic couple in March 2013, has been given an October 14 trial date. [NY Post]

Yesterday afternoon, 60 firefighters were dispatched to a Clymer Street in Williamsburg after a maintenance worker at a synagogue received an electric shock while changing lightbulbs. The man was hospitalized with burns on his hand, said the FDNY. [DNA Info]

Shake Shack will reportedly make an IPO as soon as this year with help from JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. [Business Insider]
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Williamsburger Calls 911 Over 400 Times; Charlie Parker Jazz Fest

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A 45-second video recorded last night at the corner of E.10th Street and Avenue D captured what some claim is another act of police brutality: a cop pinning down a man protesting in solidarity with Michael Brown. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for 31-year-old Alphabet City woman Melissa Morales, who has been missing since July 7. Morales is five-foot-seven and 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing multi-colored pants near her apartment at 99 Avenue C, near 7th Street. [Town & Village Blog]

According to the attorney of Louis Segna—the 53-year-old Williamsburg man found guilty yesterday of placing more than 400 911 calls to report fake crimes such as a subway explosion—the impetus for his client’s calls was the “influx of hipsters in the area.” [NY Daily News]
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Missing Model Found; Fall’s Most Anticipated Restaurants

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An employee at an unidentified hospital tipped off police that Lower East Side model Ataui Deng has been admitted as a patient. She’d been missing for 12 days. [NY Daily News]

Police say a 29-year-old man was robbed of his camera, laptop and wallet by a woman who’d accompanied him to his Allen Street hotel room on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A Bushwick woman whose iPhone was stolen at gunpoint from her front stoop Monday night had her property returned to her by police after she used the “Find My iPhone” app. The phone was found in a car along with marijuana and a gun sans serial number. The car’s three male passengers were arrested. [NY Daily News] Keep Reading »