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Tonight marks the third and (mercifully) final presidential debate in Las Vegas, meaning that the more socially minded among us will be looking to share in the democratic process with their fellow citizens and copious amounts of alcohol.
Maybe you’re a diehard Donald Trump supporter drinking to distract yourself from what looks like an imminent landslide defeat, or a Hillary Clinton backer drowning away your sorrows at the indignities your candidate has endured. Perhaps you’re resigned to watching the world burn, but you’ve got some potentially lucrative prop bets riding on whether the candidates shake hands or how many times Trump says “tremendous.”
Whatever your motivation, if you’re looking to knock back a few while you take in the action, we’ve got you covered. Keep Reading »
On Mott Street, L’asso Pizza has shuttered after more than a decade in business. [Bowery Boogie]
Saturday October 14, midnight at Spectacle: $5
Throughout the month of October, Spectacle is running a series on Pink Film, a Japanese cinematic movement that began in the groovy ’60s– a time when counterculture thrived in Japan and, just like the U.S. and France and other countries across the world, ideas about free love and experimental art-making began to take hold.
According to the theater, this is “the largest and most comprehensive [retrospective] of its kind in North America” and covers Pink’s evolution from start to present. Sick.
A property management company put 18 Brooklyn properties on the market (including two in Williamsburg) for $80 million. [Commercial Observer]
Development firm Thor Equities will pay $30 million for the Bedford Avenue property that previously housed a Salvation Army. [The Real Deal]
Jose Luis Santos Vasquez, 22, was arrested Sunday for physically assaulting a 22-year-old woman and stealing her designer handbag on October 1 in Williamsburg. The young teenager who accompanied Vasquez during the robbery has not been located by police. [DNA Info]
According to the office of the New York City Medical Examiner, the heart discovered in an East Village trash can last week was not a human’s and likely belonged to a pig. [DNA Info]
Wednesday, October 15 at The Bell House, 8 pm: $15.
Lane Moore‘s celebrated show Tinder Live returns to Park Slope venue The Bell House for yet another amusing evening of dating mishaps and more. This time around, she’s joined by comedians and/or generally creative folk Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), New York Times bestselling author Mychal Smith, and writer Chloe Angyal, who genuinely has a PhD in romantic comedies. Moore is quite a multitasker herself. In addition to jokin’ and hostin’ her acclaimed comedy show, she also fronts the band It Was Romance (they garnered plenty of media attention for their Fiona Apple-inspired music video for queer song “Hooking Up With Girls”) and writes for a variety of publications. But enough about all that, this evening is all about Tinder. In a good and funny way, we swear. And in a real way: there will be live swiping. Maybe one day you’ll even end up as one of the folks Moore engages with onstage. There are many routes to stardom.
A lawyer representing the city in a Manhattan Supreme Court case filed in Spring 2015 by a group of Second Avenue neighbors who lost their homes in a gas line explosion said that the fault lies with other parties. [NY Post]
Meanwhile, The Grand Street Guild Apartments on the Lower East Side are among the city’s 1,700 New York City Housing Authority-owned residences currently without gas. [Curbed NY]
While responding to an unrelated call yesterday in Alphabet City, EMT workers disarmed a man with a knife. [NY Daily News]
A 73-year-old woman was struck and killed by an M14 bus Tuesday morning near Houston and Avenue D. [DNA Info]
Two Williamsburg residents were tricked into giving more than $13K in cash and gift cards to phone scammers last month. [DNA Info]
At 300 Nassau Avenue, rent-stablized tenants forced from their homes in late 2013 by the building’s “unlivable” conditions were able to return recently following building improvements. Their landlords, Joel and Amrom Israel, face criminal charges for fraud, grand larceny and unlawful eviction. [DNA Info]