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Saturday: Free Beer, Amazing Eats, Rad Shopping + DJs From LCD Soundsystem

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Strap on the party hat: it’s time again for the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, our outdoor extravaganza of food, shopping and muzak. This Saturday, Oct. 25, we’re once again bringing our fave-most North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan restaurants, makers, and vendors to the Hester Street Fair in the LES. To make it a party, there’ll be free beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Plus beats by Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan MacLean) as well as Museum of Love, the deliriously danceable DFA Records outfit featuring Pat Mahoney (also of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day).

In addition to the free Brooklyn Brewery while it lasts, Tørst will be pouring bitching beers by Evil Twin Brewing and serving duck sandwiches, plus there’ll be Carolina whole-hog BBQ from Arrogant Swine, good pho-king Vietnamese food from Bún-Ker, southern grub from Empire BiscuitSpanish bites from Socarrat, Korean-American fried bird from Seoul Chicken, classic NYC dogs from Papaya King, Malay and Indonesian fare from Pasar Malam, Icelandic lamb stew from Skál, tea drinks from MatchaBar, Japanese rice burgers (yep, rice burgers) from Yonekichi, and still more grub from Vendy Award winners Zha and Khao Man Gai NY. And more!

Good eats are just the start of it: Papercut Press is bringing indie books, Creeps Annual is hawking zines, iMakr is showing off 3D-printed toys, and there’ll be used vinyl from The Punk Guy as well as new vinyl from Greenpoint indie label Captured Tracks. To help you nail that Halloween outfit, Catland will add a pinch of occult weirdness, and there’ll be tons of vintage and artisan jewelry, clothing, crafts, home wares and art from vendors like Etsy NYFair Folks & a Goat and many, many more.

We’ve got more surprises in store, so save the date and stay tuned to @bedbow for some exciting updates.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hester Street Fair at Hester and Essex; take the J, M, Z to Delancey or F to East Broadway.

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McGolrick Park’s Gritty Playground Is Getting a Million-Dollar Makeover

(Photo: McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance Facebook)

(Photo: McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance Facebook)

As the Mayor’s office allocates $130 million to improving neglected parks, one Greenpoint mother on a mission is celebrating the $1.3 million that will go toward a playground that has long made her worry about her daughter’s safety.
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Bushwickers March Against Gentrification; Lower East Sider Against the Lowline

Grub Street Food Festival 2014, Seward Park: Davey's Ice Cream

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This week, 100-plus Bushwickers participated in an anti-gentrification march led by the group Make the Road New York [MRNY]. [The Brooklyn Paper]

A cyclist who suffered a broken hip after being hit by a car on Williamsburg’s Union Avenue is being sued for $2K in damages to the automobile. [Gothamist]

According to the Airbnb report released by NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman yesterday, the majority of the site’s Brooklyn rooms available for rent are in either Williamsburg or Greenpoint. [DNA Info]

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Greenpoint’s First Apothecary and Juice Bar Serves ‘Brain Cocktails’

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

(Photos courtesy of Botica & Co.)

The East Village still has plenty of hippie-dippy destinations for herbal healing (Flower Power celebrated 20 years in April) but what about the fine people of Greenpoint, who up until now haven’t had a go-to place for Brain Cocktails and diuretic cucumber juice? Meet Botica & Co., which may just be the neighborhood’s first “apothecary and juice bar” and is definitely the first one to offer herbal enemas.
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Brooklyn Subway Stations Won’t Get WiFi For Another Year

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

(Photo: Natalie Rinn)

Governor Cuomo — fresh off of plugging his new book — announced today that 40 more NYC subway stations have been equipped with wifi, bringing the grand total to 76. Unfortunately for the iPhone-happy denizens of Brooklyn, none of those stations are in their borough, and it’ll be at least another year till G train riders can live the dream of streaming Jonathan Toubin’s groovy new Halloween mix in lieu of listening to the pitter-patter of track rats. (Hey, in the meantime you can always grin and bear that album U2 put onto your iTunes.)
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Street Artist Arrested in Bar Fight; Indian-Food Pop-Up in Williamsburg

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Davide Perre, a well-known 39-year-old street artist, was arrested early yesterday morning for felony assault in the East Village after allegedly hitting a fellow Ace Bar patron in the face with a beer mug. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 voted this week to endorse the preservation of the Lower East Side’s Siempre Verde Garden, turning its nose up at three proposed affordable housing units. [Curbed NY]

Nearly a dozen Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick bars/eateries earned props in The Village Voice‘s “Best of New York” issue. [The Village Voice] Keep Reading »

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Gang Assault in Bushwick; Home Invader Who Didn’t Bother Flushing

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Yesterday around 4 a.m., a woman believed to be in her 70s was struck and killed by a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Canal Street at Elizabeth Street in Soho, according to the NYPD. The driver remained at the scene but has not been arrested. [DNA Info]

Police say four assailants knocked a 28-year-old transgender woman unconscious with a Plexiglas board Sunday night in a possible hate crime on Bushwick Avenue near Halsley Street. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. [Gay City News]

Just after 3 a.m. Friday morning, a man was assaulted by a group who also robbed him of his cellphone near the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Moore Street. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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Is Your Landlord On This Watchlist?

Last week New York City’s Public Advocate, Letitia James, released the annual NYC Landlord Watchlist (established by Bill de Blasio back in 2010), which includes a long list of landlords who have accrued a significant amount of violations from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). And lucky for us, we’ve got plenty of slumlords to call our own.
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LES’s Living Room Reopens in Williamsburg; New East Village Speakeasy

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Basil

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Police say the cyclist in this photo allegedly stole residents’s packages (which he later abandoned) from the lobby of a Bushwick apartment building. [Gothamist]

Sushi Lounge supplanter Empellon Al Pastor expects to open within a week at the corner of St. Marks Place and Avenue A. [Eater NY]

Next Tuesday night, party at former LES music venue The Living Room‘s soft opening in Williamsburg at 134 Metropolitan Avenue. [Free Williamsburg]

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Greenpoint Gets a Jazz Club; Buy Zosia Mamet’s Bushwick Building

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On East 14th Street, the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office—which shuttered in February—will be demolished along with the neighboring single-story building that once housed Stuyvesant Stationary. [EV Grieve]

Ludlow Street nightclub Darkroom NYC was closed by the Department of Health Friday night for wracking up 45 violation points. [Bowery Boogie]

Girls star Zosia Mamet has listed her Bushwick apartment building for $1.6 million, up nearly $600K from what she paid for the place back in November. [Bushwick Daily]
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‘It’s Not Just Asses’: Untame, a Men’s Mag Created By Women, Launches Tomorrow

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art by Will Sheldon

Untame is a new erotica “men’s cultural lifestyle” mag for the thinking man (or woman) from the perspective of the female gaze, but it’s not just a ton of butt-centric photographs of nice looking ladies. There’s also artwork and articles by collaborators and friends of founders Wendi Marissa and Alessandra De Benedetti.
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Developer Pays $53M For Bushwick Properties; Ludlow Street’s Facelift

Centre-fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 15: Miss Zukie

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According to paperwork filed yesterday, developer Simon Dushinsky spent $53 million for 12 residential properties along Bushwick Avenue between Montieth and Forrest Streets. [The Real Deal]

Noho sneaker purveyor Kith will debut a 3K-square-foot expansion this weekend on the corner of Broadway and Bleecker Street. [WWD]

When Gansevoort Market opens Monday near the start of the High Line, the food haven will include sister sites of the East Village’s Sushi Dojo, Lower East Side’s Bruffin Cafe, and Greenpoint’s Champion Coffee. [Eater NY]
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