A 27-year-old woman was recused from a would-be rapist by two karate instructors Tuesday night near McKibbon and White Streets. [CBS NY]
Yesterday afternoon, a male cyclist was struck by an MTA bus near the Williamsburg corner of Broadway and Marcy Avenue. He arrived at Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. [DNA Info]
Wednesday October 19, 8 pm at Shea Stadium: $10
The Chicago-based band Oozing Wound are joining local shitar player Justine Frye and whoever’s contributing to his weird-folk drone setup PC Worship at the moment– who, by the way, seem due for some new material soonish, no? Their 2015 record, Basement Hysteria has been in the heavy rotation pile for a while, but then again Frye was busy playing in Glenn Branca’s orchestra not un-recently and I still get that buzzy tinnitus feeling in my ears when I think about the experience. Listen up, though– at this show, we wouldn’t be surprised if you heard some new material.
Tonight marks the third and (mercifully) final presidential debate in Las Vegas, meaning that the more socially minded among us will be looking to share in the democratic process with their fellow citizens and copious amounts of alcohol.
Maybe you’re a diehard Donald Trump supporter drinking to distract yourself from what looks like an imminent landslide defeat, or a Hillary Clinton backer drowning away your sorrows at the indignities your candidate has endured. Perhaps you’re resigned to watching the world burn, but you’ve got some potentially lucrative prop bets riding on whether the candidates shake hands or how many times Trump says “tremendous.”
Whatever your motivation, if you’re looking to knock back a few while you take in the action, we’ve got you covered. Keep Reading »
It’s kinda hard to imagine that we’ll be wearing winter coats anytime soon, considering that it feels more like late August than almost-Halloween right now. Don’t be fooled, though–winter’s looming. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the shock and pain of the Ice Betch’s arrival, and not all of them involve a bottle of vodka and a death wish.
Actually, please don’t die. How could you possibly grip one of the super cool “statement coats” from the Maevan Vintage pop-up shop (coming to Greenpoint November 4 through 30) if you’re dead?
Paperwork was submitted for an eight-story commercial space that would replace a pair of Flushing Avenue warehouses. [The Real Deal]
A property management company put 18 Brooklyn properties on the market (including two in Williamsburg) for $80 million. [Commercial Observer]
Development firm Thor Equities will pay $30 million for the Bedford Avenue property that previously housed a Salvation Army. [The Real Deal]
The star roasters at Champion Coffee opened a new flagship shop on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint this morning. At about 1,800 sq. feet, it’s Champion’s largest store to date and features two espresso machines and plentiful seating. Keep Reading »
If you’ve been to Wild Torus events before, it’s likely you know all about their marathon performance-art benders and messy parties. Guests are necessarily a part of the events involving immense creation and destruction within the same night (or 48-hour marathon). My first Torus encounter was a mind-jostling, brain-crushing, chaotic mess. It was a crush of humanity, all soaked in sweat, and stuck with gloopy, sticky materials, under an onslaught of hypnotic drumming, loud-as-hell discordant synth drone, and anything and everything you can imagine.
A rendering was released of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel building bound for the East Village as early as 2020. [NY1]
A lawyer representing the city in a Manhattan Supreme Court case filed in Spring 2015 by a group of Second Avenue neighbors who lost their homes in a gas line explosion said that the fault lies with other parties. [NY Post]
Meanwhile, The Grand Street Guild Apartments on the Lower East Side are among the city’s 1,700 New York City Housing Authority-owned residences currently without gas. [Curbed NY]