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Art: Penelope Gazin’s Solo Show

"Alien Wrestler" by Penelope Gazin

“Alien Wrestler” by Penelope Gazin

Artist and animator Penelope Gazin is bringing her freaky-deaky alien ladies and buxom monster broads to Superchief Gallery. The solo exhibition will include some new work, old work, and of course the “Coolumbine” piece that landed Gazin in some trouble with her Etsy shop.

Read more about Penelope and her new Etsy alternative, Witchsy, right over here.

 

 

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Greenpoint Loses Beloved; Glimpse Inside OkCupid Founder’s Digs

Scene 3: Sincerely NYC

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Police seek assistance finding a man who was caught on video speaking to Jose Guzman’s suspected assailant on August 24. Guzman, 42, died after getting into a fight outside the Bushwick eatery La Fogata. [Gothamist]

The bar Beloved shuttered this weekend after three years in Greenpoint. [Free Williamsburg]

On Stanton Street, Kitty’s Canteen will expand into the adjacent space as a takeout kiosk. [Bowery Boogie]

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Superiority Burger Gets Two Stars; Laundromat Robbery in Greenpoint

Ratter Smashes Trump Piñata

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A new community workspace called Nonstop Cooper will debut Monday at 31 Third Avenue. [EV Grieve]

In Greenpoint, a Dupont Street laundromat was robbed and an employee was pushed to the ground in an altercation that occurred one week ago. [Brooklyn Paper]

The developer of a six-story residence on Bushwick Avenue received a $28 million loan to commence with construction. [Crain’s NY]

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Shows: Grooms, Screech Punk, Natural Highs, and More

(Photo via AdHoc)

(Photo via AdHoc)

Yeah, yeah we’re well aware there’s a holiday weekend– for some of us, anyway– coming up soon, but all the better to pack in some legit shows this week before you pack your bags. Besides, just face it, you’re probably doing something not that far from grilling/hanging/sun-roasting/eating/boozing/eating/boozing and acting generally like a beached whale on a bender this weekend anyway, so might as well sweat out the last of your bikini blob at these bangers.

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NYU Medical Center at Essex Crossing; Citi Bike Ride to Cali

Knock 'Em Dead

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Essex Crossing developers leased 40K square feet to NYU‘s Langone Medical Center. [Bowery Boogie]

On First Avenue, the six-story mixed-use building home to No Relation Vintage is on the market for $21.5 million. [EV Grieve]

Silver Monument Works will relocate to Queens from its Stanton Street showroom of six decades. [Bowery Boogie]

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Williamsburg’s $6.5M Pad; East Village Birdman Flies the Coop

Ratter Smashes Trump Piñata: Chango

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Late Monday afternoon, a 22-year-old man was stabbed in the arm by a safety-scissors-weilding stranger on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

A 5K-square-foot Williamsburg penthouse is under contract for a neighborhood record $6.5 million. [NY Post]

Prosperity Dumpling on the Lower East Side was quickly shuttered by the Department of Health after a published photo revealed that the owners were using a neighborhood alley as their prep kitchen. [Bowery Boogie]

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7 Wacky Things to Do at Waku Waku, a Cavalcade of Japanese Pop Culture

Always dreamt of traveling to Japan but couldn’t face the 14-hour flight? If so, you’ll be glad to know that this weekend your biggest obstacle to experiencing all the cultural wonders of that far eastern isle will be a trip on the G train. Presenting the inaugural “Waku Waku + NYC” Japanese pop culture festival, a cornucopia of “anime, video, games, fine art, fashion, cosplay, food, music and sports” taking place at the Brooklyn Bowl, Verboten and the newly opened Brooklyn Expo Center. “Waku Waku” roughly translates to “excitement in a dream-like state.” With that in mind, we scoured the schedule in search of events likely to precipitate the most dream-worthy excitement, featured below.

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Penelope Gazin Draws Monstrous Broads and Alien Goddesses as If She Were ‘Living in a Cave’

Penelope Gazin in front of her work (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Penelope Gazin in front of her work (Photo: Nicole Disser)

We’re guessing the world would look a whole lot different if bad ass women like Penelope Gazin had been well-represented in animation and comics from the start. But Gazin has her hand in so many projects, it’s almost as if she’s single-handedly trying to make up for lost time. Her paintings, drawings, and animations have a unique staying power, and will almost certainly end up plastered all over the walls of your skull if you spend some time with them. Gazin’s sassy, hilarious, and sometimes twisted images of alien babes and monster princesses don’t depart amicably.

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Read This Book Before You Snapchat That Masked Punk Musician

"Placid Girl"

“Placid Girl”

“What if on the outside of this picture, where this guy is sitting on a chair with his guitar, there’s a chained up hostage being held outside the frame?” said Brenna Ehrlich, explaining the inspiration behind her debut novel. “That would be super weird.”

Ehrlich will launch Placid Girl tonight at her neighborhood bookstore, Word in Greenpoint. She describes the YA thriller as a punk rock version of Catfish. After Hallie, a young aspiring drummer, starts talking to her “favorite masked punk musician” on a photo-sharing app, she decides to travel with a group of friends to meet Haze in person. The result is a gut-knotting trajectory from suburban teenager to dangerously obsessed fangirl.

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Lit Reopens September 11; Bernie Sanders Big in Bushwick

Smorgasburg 2015: Williamsburg, Madonna

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Police closed a Second Avenue convenience store, alleging stolen property and synthetic marijuana being sold on the premises. [EV Grieve]

East Village landlord Rafael Toledano is being investigated by the state for allegedly harassing his tenants. [NY Daily News]

The team who thought up the Lowline filed paperwork to open a “Lowline Lab” underneath Essex Street Market, where tests will be performed on how to best harvest sunlight. [Bowery Boogie]

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We Noah Good Stand-Up Comedy Showcase When We See One

Trevor Noah outside of Bar Matchless. (Photo: Phil Provencio)

Trevor Noah outside of Bar Matchless. (Photo: Phil Provencio)

For the last couple months, the free Monday night show Broken Comedy – in the dark and dingy back room at Bar Matchless in Greenpoint – has really been hitting its stride. Lately in particular, Broken has drawn solid crowds with consistently strong talent. That’s impressive as the show (which was created in 2011) has been re-upping with the absence of favored host Michael Che.

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