The much anticipated BK Bazaar (formerly Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar) is beefing up its staff in preparation for its opening in the Polonaise building in Greenpoint. In addition to the staff needed to run events—like their stacked opening weekend, featuring Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah and Pissed Jeans on September 9 and 10, respectively—they also need people to staff the “bazaar” part of the venue, which includes a restaurant, arcade and, of course, karaoke rooms. As Greenpointers reported earlier today, that means they’re looking for, among other things, a karaoke manager. I, John Ambrosio, believe I should be that karaoke manager.
A 20-year-old house cleaner was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sneaking into a client’s residence on July 25 to bound, blindfold and rape her. [NY Daily News]
On Monday afternoon, a cockalier spaniel puppy named Pippen was stolen from his owner’s Knickerbocker Avenue laundromat. The incident was captured on video. [Pix 11]
Police say a cyclist in Williamsburg verbally abused a driver before hitting him in the face and helping herself to his sunglasses last Friday. [DNA Info]
A female cyclist claims she was physically assaulted by an Uber driver at a busy intersection on August 4, but the police officers who witnessed the encounter failed to act. [Gothamist]
East Village magician Stephen Konzen died on August 11. [EV Grieve]
Three days later, neighborhood photographer Patrick J. Eves died at age 41. [The Villager]
Timothy Montalvo, 19, was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for providing the gun used to kill 16-year-old Lower East Side resident Raphael Sadonte Ward in January 2013. [The Lo-Down]
The 52-year-old man who allegedly raped a 27-year-old Bushwick woman last week was arrested after he called the police later that day to request a ride. [NY Daily News]
A man took a cab from Bushwick to Williamsburg on August 11 and then stole $150 from the driver. [DNA Info]
Greenpoint bar Palace Cafe will shutter on September 3 after 83 years in business. [Gothamist]
A 27-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint Tuesday morning while walking home from the Kosciuszko Street subway. The suspect is in police custody. [DNA Info]
Last night two cabs collided near the intersection of 9th Street and 3rd Avenue in the East Village. [EV Grieve]
Any discerning boozehound knows that tequila is sooo 2006– the alcoholic drink du jour is tequila’s smokier, sexier cousin: mezcal. And while United Staters’ newfound taste for the spirit may be killing off the very plant that makes it (agave takes a long time to grow– one of the easier varieties reaches maturity after a decade and even then only yields approximately ten bottles), mezcal’s popularity only seems to be picking up. That means that, nowadays, any self-respecting bartender will have a mezcal cocktail or two up their sleeve, mezcal old fashioneds are pretty much standard, and a bar can’t be called complete without at least one bottle of the stuff on-shelf.
Dozens of women and femmes will descend upon the Good Room in Greenpoint this Thursday to party until that oppressive cis-white-male toxic-masculinity is done for. Or at least they’re gonna try.
The Femmequerade Ball, a fierce feminist bash filled with DJ sets, performances, and lots o’ partyin’, is the brainchild of Raechel Rosen (aka Mima Good, best known for leading her eponymous witchy music group, The Coven of Mima Good). It’s co-hosted by Brujas, the Bronx-based all-woman skater crew that won some pretty legit attention from a recent profile in the New York Times, as well as an inclusive electronic-music collective known as Sister, and a satirical “art-bro” duo called Hot Schmucks.
Opening Monday August 15, 7 pm to 9 pm at ROOQ Fine Arts and Framing. On view through January 17.
Artist Sharon Spell seems to have each one of her hands equally in art and comedy: she’s worked with UCB since 2007, performs at The Moth, and has illustrated comic strips for the freaky people at The Onion, just to name a few bits from her resume. These two worlds unite in her “Close Hamm” diptychs– paintings depicting two distinct people joined together to create one image, much like the fine art of balance an improv-comedy duo’s always aiming for.
Ernest Russell, an East Village artist and photographer, died on July 31 at the age of 72. [EV Grieve]
A photo and footage have been released of the suspect police say fractured a man’s skull with a tire iron outside of Rosemary’s Tavern in Williamsburg on August 4. [Gothamist]
Restaurant Black Tree LES will begin a four-month closure on August 31 to reconceptualize. [Eater NY]
Just after midnight this morning, 22-year-old Terrell Henry died after sustaining multiple shots to the torso outside 220 Covert Street in Bushwick. [DNA Info]
Late last month on Eyck Street, $3K in musical instruments and recording equipment was lifted from the practice space Band Spaces NYC. [DNA Info]
A former partner of Williamsburg’s Okonomi is suing the owner in attempt to shutter the restaurant after the plaintiff says she was denied profits and forced out of the venture. [Eater NY]
The developer Lighthouse Group submitted paperwork to demolish five E. 11th Street buildings and build a 300-room hotel in their place. [EV Grieve]
Join the affordable housing lottery to vie for a pair of units at 303 Stanhope Street in Bushwick. [Brownstoner]
On Broadway in Williamsburg, Cafe Moto closed in late July after 14 years in business. [Free Williamsburg]