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Photos, Video: Ferguson Protesters Again Flooded the Streets (and Highways, and Bridges)

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A day after protesters blocked the Manhattan and Triborough Bridges, demonstrators once again took to the streets — this time in far greater numbers — to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge Darren Wilson.
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Film This Week: Post-Apocalyptic Brooklyn, Cruising, and IRL Woody Allen

Hey guys, not sure if you’re aware but tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means you’re either stuck with family, flying solo, or awkwardly tagging along with your significant other’s fam. Either way, it’s going to be hell. We really can’t emphasize enough how essential it is to get yourself to a movie theater this holiday weekend. No matter what awful scenario you’ve found yourself in, we’ve got a film for you.
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Benny’s Burritos, Spike Hill to Close; Shepard Fairey’s Interpol Mural

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A 40-year-old new mom in Williamsburg recovered her stolen purse after chasing down the teenage girl who took it, and a woman on Larmor Street had her cellphone stolen by a passing bicyclist. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Bedford Avenue music venue Spike Hill will close early next month. [Gothamist]

In the East Village, parishioners of Church of the Nativity launched a online campaign to save their house of worship, which would shutter pending a series of recently-announced Catholic church mergers citywide. [EV Grieve]
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These Hacked Action Figures Make For ‘Suckadelic’ Stocking Stuffers

unnamed1221Black Friday is so mainstream, but what if you experience the irrepressible urge to go shopping with the rest of America? Worry not — Con Artist Collective has just what you’re looking for: Stormtroopers with beefed-up codpieces!

At Con Artist Gallery’s new show, “Action Figures: Objectified,” you can shop for aluminum-foil animals by Dean Millien or a toy version of one of Wizard Skull’s hacked animation cels, showing a swoll Ronald McDonald with French-fry pubes.
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Gemma Ward Sells East Village Pad; Batgirl Moves to Williamsburg?

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Stanley Cohen, the East Village-based lawyer who has represented controversial clients like Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, got 18 months for failing to pay taxes. [NY Times]

According to DC Comics, Batgirl lives in the neighborhood of Burnside, aka Gotham City’s Williamsburg. [Studio 360]

Gemma Ward, the model who became Vogue’s youngest cover girl in the early aughts when she was 16, is selling her E. 6th Street apartment for $2.25 million. [NY Daily News]
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East Village Wine & Liquors Relocates On the, Um, Lower East Side

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

(Photo: Sarika Gangar)

Oh, hey, speaking of tequila: the stretch of Clinton between Rivington and Delancey in the Lower East Side is getting a wine shop as East Village Wine & Liquors relocates from two blocks away. The store will be taking over the former home of V.I.P Cafe & Bakery, at 80-82 Clinton Street.
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Now Showing: Iranian Vampires, ‘Shape-Shifting Fetus Eaters,’ Bill Murray Returns


Hey there! Are you going to the movies this weekend? If not, you should definitely reconsider because there are some fantastic movies out right now. Seriously, go see them before we are bombarded with Big Hollywood holiday season bull butt.
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While You Wait For the Cat Cafe, Meet Some Kitties and Help Some Doggies

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

(Photo: Madeline Walsh)

A week ago, the folks at Macaron Parlour emailed to let us know that they’re opening the city’s first permanent cat cafe at 46 Hester Street. Unlike last time, this time it’s for real. Customers will be able to nibble on homemade pastries and sip coffee from Blue Bottle or tea from Harney & Sons while they get anywhere from 30 minutes ($4) to five hours ($30) of QT with cats that can then be adopted from KittyKind. The cats, we’re told, will have “bespoke playpens,” and there’ll be free wifi in case you want to, you know, watch cat videos.
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Four Women Robbed in Bars; Teen Raped By Police Impersonator

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On Wednesday night, 47-year-old Walter Barnes was arrested for impersonating a cop and sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl early last month near the corner of Aberdeen Street and Bushwick Avenue. [NY Daily News]

Police are looking for a 30-something man with black hair who allegedly robbed four women in bars across Bushwick and Williamsburg last month. [DNA Info]

New 127-apartment building Colony 1209, located on DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick, is on the market for $81.5 million. [Commercial Observer]

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SantaCon No Longer Bushwick Bound; Bowery Bank Building Under Contract

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Greenpointers bearing proof of residence can vote today and Saturday for how the next parcel of Exxon-Mobil settlement funds gets distributed within the neighborhood. [Greenpointers]

On Bowery, the 72-room Beaux Arts building occupied by photographer Jay Maisel since the ’60s is currently under contract to be purchased for an undisclosed amount. [The Real Deal]

Too-small Bushwick won’t be the site of SantaCon 2014 after all, organizers announced last night. [am NY]

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Bushwick Councilman Wants SantaCon Gone; Enough ‘New Brooklyn’ Trend Pieces

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Two real estate companies partnered to purchase five floors of 101 E. 10th Street—a School of Visual Arts dorm—with plans to rework the building into regular rentals. [The Real Deal]

Rafael Espinal Jr., a Brooklyn City Councilman, voiced his stance against SantaCon in Bushwick. [NY Daily News]

Newtown Creek Alliance member Michael Heimbinder created a wearable air pollution detection device called Air Casting Greenpoint. [The Brooklyn Paper]
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