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NYU Taps 9/11 Memorial Architects to Design Controversial New Building

University Hall. (Photo: NYU)

University Hall. (Photo: NYU)

With a lawsuit contesting the construction of NYU’s new Coles Sports Center up for appeal, the university has named the architects that will design the controversial building.

The school has tapped Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake, writes Alison Leary, NYU’s Executive Vice President for Operations, in a letter sent to university students and employees such as myself.
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With Ruffalo's Feathers Ruffled, Group Appeals Ruling Favoring NYU Expansion

7638676016_9d9da66801NYU’s plan to expand in Greenwich Village experienced another hiccup Friday, as actor Mark Ruffalo cheered on the latest appeal in a lawsuit that seeks to limit the school’s efforts to build beefed-up facilities on two superblocks south of Washington Square Park.
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Utopia, Indeed: Pop-Ups, Sample Sales and PBR-Fueled Shopping

Carleen's "Utopia" sweatshirt. ($180)

Carleen’s “Utopia” sweatshirt. ($180)

As if all the holiday markets weren’t enough, these pop-ups and sample sales are still more reason to fill yr shopping bag with locally made chicness.

Carleen Pop-Up at Erica Weiner
Nov. 21 to Jan. 1 at Erica Weiner, 360 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718-855-2555
A B+B favorite, Bushwick-based Kelsy Parkhouse, is debuting her Carleen line’s Fall 2014 collection via a pop-up inside of Erica Weiner’s Boerum Hill shop. Look for a “Weiner”-ized version of Carleen’s “Utopia” sweatshirt and outerwear incorporating vintage quilts.
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Arrr You Ready For A New Nautical Bar?

(Courtesy of The Folly)

(Photos courtesy of The Folly)

Funny we were just talking about The Brooklyneer. Turns out, the team that opened the Houston Street restaurant in 2009 with the intention of featuring Brooklyn purveyors in Manhattan have been planning an offshoot “gastropub” just a few blocks away, and it opens after a private party tonight.
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Get to Know Walt Whitman’s Drinking Buddies Next Week

Whitman at Pfaff's.

Whitman at Pfaff’s.

A couple of weeks ago we told you what we’d learned from one of two new books about Walt Whitman and the crew of eccentrics who spent time at Pfaff’s, the beer cellar that may well have been the city’s first hipster bar. Now we’re delighted to hear that Justin Martin, the author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, will be appearing at the Strand to share more. 
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Watch Danielia Cotton Show You What Sweet Dreams Are Made Of

On Thursday, Brooklyn singer/songwriter Danielia Cotton celebrates the release of The Real Book, featuring 12 cover songs ranging from Simon & Garfunkel to Radiohead. One of the new album’s tracks, a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” features musician Amy Helm, daughter of the late Levon Helm. Tracy Bonham and Rachel Yamagata also have cameos on the record.
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Mysteries: Mike Tyson Statue at NYU, Turkey’s Nest in Hell’s Kitchen

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The Fillmore East’s new plaque wasn’t the only historical marker unveiled in recent days — last week, while we were trying to score tickets for Television and Joshua Light Show (some footage of the show here), we noticed this stately statue of Mike Tyson outside of Skirball Center, across from Washington Square Park. After we did a double take like Little Mac getting clocked in the jaw by Iron Mike, it was obvious this was just a promotion for his new Adult Swim show, Mike Tyson Mysteries, which — as Tyson himself has noted — is a trippy version of Scooby-Doo meets A-Team. When we walked by yesterday, the statue had vanished.
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We Visited Michael Stipe’s Studio, and So Can You

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

(Photos: Claire Voon)

Michael Stipe’s personal art studio is in a weirdly public place—the gallery for NYU’s studio art school, 80 Washington Square East. But he only works there when it’s closed.
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Doc NYC Is Bringing a Dizzying Number of Documentaries to Town

unnamedIf you’re the type to get excited about hacker documentaries, then clear your calendar between Nov. 13 to 20, because the Doc NYC festival is once again bringing a slew of true-dat films to Chelsea and the Village.

This year’s fest features 19 world premieres, 7 US premieres and 40 New York City premieres. And that’s just among the 92 features — there will also be 37 shorts and 24 panel discussions and classes.
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