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Bask in This ‘Summer Pop Song’ From Members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liturgy, Oakley Hall

If “Brooklyn Girls” wasn’t the song of the summer, what will be? Allow us to debut, for your consideration, “Summer Pop Song” by Star Ballads. True to its name, the band is made up of some fixtures of the Brooklyn rock firmament: namely Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase, Oakley Hall’s Rachel Cox on vocals, and Bernard Gann of Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy on bass.
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Fast-Food Freakout in Union Square; Scar-Jo Dines in Williamsburg

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Passersby who came across a bleeding pit bull on Meeker Avenue in Greenpoint early last night believe the dog may have been thrown from a car driving along the BQE. Police are investigating, and the dog—who suffered a broken tooth, a collapsed lung, and an injured front leg—is expected to make a full recovery. [DNA Info]

Nicholas Melendez, 23, was arrested for assault after allegedly punching and slapping an employee at the Union Square McDonald’s last week. [Town & Village Blog]

More than 600 people have contributed $41K+ via Kickstarter. to help former Williamsburg event space House of Yes reopen in Bushwick, where the owners have signed a 10-year lease. Eight days remain in the fundraiser, which aims to raise $60K. [Gothamist]

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Machete Mugging in Williamsburg; Momofuku Celebrates 10 Years

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Three East River Housing co-op tenants facing eviction filed federal complaints with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, stating that their building’s no pets policy is discriminatory, as their dogs improve their mental health. [NY Times]

In Williamsburg crime news: a man with a machete robbed an 18-year-old Sunday afternoon; a man was stabbed by a group of assailants Saturday around 3 a.m.; and a 15-year-old allegedly tied up his 13-year-old brother and drugged him with ammonia in their S. 3rd Street home Thursday morning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

And on Saturday afternoon, police say a man hit a child on the L train at the Lorimer Street station, then shoved a woman teeth-first into a subway pole before throwing her against the floor. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

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Watch ‘Brooklyn Boys,’ the Had-to-Happen Parody of ‘Brooklyn Girls’

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After the initial wave of mutilation over Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls,” someone did a funny factcheck of the anthem-that-wasnt’s lyrics, a “Brooklyn woman” penned an open letter, Gawker reviewed Shaw’s show at Babys All Right, and the singer herself talked to Bullett about the backlash, which she described as a “blessing in disguise” (Brooklyn girls — always staying posi). And now the inevitable: a parody video titled “Brooklyn Boys.”
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EV Landlord Investigated; Starbucks and Shake Shack Coming to Williamsburg?

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East Village landlord Steve Croman‘s treatment of rent-stabalized tenants is under investigation by state attorney general Eric Schneiderman. [NY Daily News]

To coincide with the 25-year anniversary of the album Paul’s Boutique, artist Danielle Mastrion painted this Beastie Boys tribute mural at Ludlow and Rivington Streets, the same Lower East Side corner photographed for the album’s cover. [The Lo-Down]

Community Board 1 will decide next month whether Williamsburg’s next Starbucks, slated for 154 N. 7th Street, may serve beer and wine. [DNA Info]
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Peep It If You Missed It: Mortals’ New Music Video ‘View From a Tower’

Last week we caught up with Elizabeth Cline, guitarist for the band Mortals, right before the band’s album release show at the Acheron. We’re certain Mortals ripped their audience a new one last Friday. If for some reason you missed it, at least you can check out the new horror-movie-inspired black-and-white music video Mortals premiered at the show, featuring scenes filmed on location at the Acheron. “View from a Tower,” is off Mortals’ new album, Cursed to See the Future, out now on Relapse Records.

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Uber Wants to Give You Some ‘F.U., G’ Money

An earlier advisory. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

An earlier advisory. What once were weekend shutdowns will now be the daily norm. (Photo: Natalie Rinn)

With the G train’s dreaded five-week shutdown set to go into effect tomorrow night, DNA Info has published a handy rundown of alternative ways of getting from Greenpoint to Long Island City. But they left this one out: the folks at Uber just e-mailed to tell us they’re offering free rides along the stretch of the G train that will be closed till Sept. 2.
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Save the Troll Museum; Subway Rage on the L Train

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A man was arrested for allegedly breaking the jaw and ribs of a fellow L-train passenger at the Metropolitan Avenue station. [The Brooklyn Paper]

New York Troll Museum proprietor Reverand Jen said that she’s on the “brink of eviction” from the Lower East Side space the museum has occupied since 2000. A $5K online fundraiser is underway. [Gothamist]

In Bushwick, the Ridgewood Masonic Temple was named a city landmark in a unanimous vote. [Curbed NY]

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This Brooklyn Director Has a Cannes-Do Attitude

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A scene from Short Lived

Brooklyn-based director Michael Hobbs only ever imagined he’d have the opportunity to work with a dream team on his latest short film, Short Lived. But when Hobbs sent an email on a whim to Brooklyn-based director of photography Alexander Crowe, he got more than he bargained for. “I didn’t expect a reply because of his caliber, but he got back to me,” Hobbs says. “This was a really big deal.”
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Colbert ‘It’ Girl Edan Lepucki Reads Tonight

The relatively unknown author whose debut novel vaulted to the top of the bestseller list after The Colbert Report made it a weapon in its war against Amazon is appearing at a local bookstore tonight. And yes, it’s an indie — namely, Greenpoint’s Word.
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