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Cyclist Assaults Driver in Greenpoint; First Ever Trans Theater Festival

Amy Sedaris giving away bad motel-room art at Openhouse last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Amy Sedaris giving away bad motel-room art at Openhouse last night. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Monday night on McGuinness Avenue, a cyclist allegedly got off his bike, opened a car door, and assaulted the driver with his bike lock before taking off. [Gothamist]

Last week a man was shoved and hurt while taking out the trash at a Dupont Street senior center. [Brooklyn Paper]

Six East Villages buildings were just acquired for $127 million by the investment firm Lightstone Group. [The Real Deal]

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Your Week in Film: Cronenberg’s Overdose Twins and Leaving Britney Alone

Grrrl Germs: a Visual History of Riot Grrrl 1990-1997
Various screenings, now through Saturday May 28 at Spectacle: $5.
It’s been nearly 30 years since the Riot Grrrl movement challenged punks everywhere to reexamine their subculture, demanded “girls to the front” at shows, and delineated punk’s physical and intellectual spaces as welcoming to women, but also as zones that were for and by a diversity of voices. Riot Grrrl may have become the victim of sensationalism due to a desperately out-of-touch media trying to figure out what the hell was going on with these tattooed, pierced, and sex-crazed Gen Xers.

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This Artist Turns Street Scraps Into Zany Readymades That Speak to LES History

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

With all the buildings going up on the Lower East Side, it’s not uncommon to come across scraps of metal or other weird objects left behind at construction sites. But picking them up and using them for artistic inspiration? Denise Triezman, a Chilean artist, has been collecting found objects all over the city for the past five years, hoarding many of her treasures in an ever-growing storage facility. Now she brings some of the results to Cuchifritos, Essex Market’s resident gallery run by Artists Alliance Inc.

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Sheldon Silver Gets 12 Years; Delaware & Hudson Adds Tavern

  
Former NY state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, who represented the Lower East Side, received a 12-year prison sentence yesterday on corruption charges. [NY Times]

Early Monday evening, a 7-year-old girl was groped at a kosher grocery store on Bedford Avenue. The attacker evaded arrest. [Brooklyn Paper]

An attempted robber with a gun made off empty-handed from a Williamsburg department store Sunday afternoon. [Brooklyn Paper]

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Stomp Ordered to Fork Over $2.2M; Fire Dancing School Opens in Bushwick

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

On Saturday, a naked and bleeding woman was found semi-conscious between two parked cars on Bushwick’s Goodwin Place. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where she underwent surgery. [Bushwick Daily]

Near the Williamsburg intersection of Cook Street and Evergreen Avenue, a 26-year-old was choked and robbed of his phone and approximately $200. [Brooklyn Paper]

One of the six kittens found in a suitcase on Wythe Avenue last month was adopted by the police officer who helped rescue the litter. [Gothamist]

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Meet Fabrice Grinda, the Minimalist in the $6 Million LES Penthouse

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

As he rang in 2015, Fabrice Grinda, a 41-year-old tech entrepreneur from France, took stock of his life. He’d been living out of suitcases for the past four years, globetrotting and swinging between upscale hotels and top-notch Airbnbs. He decided it was time to “partially re-materialize.” Not settle down with a white picket fence (horrors!) — nothing drastic — but simply find a simple New York landing pad he could call his own.

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Brewery Coming to Bushwick; Guide to Outdoor Film Screenings

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

According to photos, developers at the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg forklifted a parked car to make room for ongoing construction. [NY Post]

Kings County Brewers Collective will soon become the first new Bushwick brewery in four decades. [Edible Brooklyn]

Ludlow House, the Soho House offshoot, is now scheduled to open in late May. [Bowery Boogie]

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A Rom-Com Set During Superstorm Sandy Taps the ‘Quirky, Diverse East Village Fantasia’

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If you were living downtown in 2013, you probably remember the strange suspended week of superstorm Sandy. Maybe you lined up at a pay phone, or held up your iPad at that weird 3G oasis on Houston Street, or scooped up half-melted ice cream at the deli, or drank warm beer with your neighbors on Halloween. The storm wreaked havoc downtown (and caused much more destruction in other areas of the city), but for many people in secure locations, it was also a respite from the constant stream of tweets, emails and phone calls, and a chance to reflect, reconnect, and maybe even hook up (just think of the many kids named “Sandy” nine months later).

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Week in Film: Fassbinder Gets His Doc and Patrick Stewart Plays a Punk Choker

Green Room
Friday, April 29 through Thursday, May 5 at Nitehawk: $12
Is there anyone more punk than Patrick Stewart? Apparently there is, and it’s Patrick Stewart on a murderous rampage, hellbent on killing a little punk band for no apparent reason. Green Room might be the most bizarre combination of genres we’ve seen come together under one film in a long, long time. Fusing together snuff, Saw-like torture horror, teen drama, punk movies, and backwoods suspense, the film follows a punk band as they embark on a tour that takes them to some real hillbilly places.

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Pulaski Bridge Bike Path Debuts; LES History Month

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Last night near Grand and Willett Streets, a 56-year-old driver was rear-ended by a taxi before the cab’s passenger punched him in the face. [Daily Intelligencer]

Today the Pulaski Bridge Bike Path debuts, connecting Greenpoint and Long Island City. [Gothamist]

The old Moscot glasses store at Orchard and Delancey Streets may be replaced by a 12-story apartment complex. [Bowery Boogie]

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New Supertall Joining Extell on the Waterfront Draws Resident Ire

Courtesy JDS/SHoP

Courtesy JDS/SHoP

The area known as Two Bridges, below the Lower East Side, melting into Chinatown and hemmed in by the waterfront, has long been defined by its mix of mid-rise low-income public housing and affordable housing buildings. Now, within a matter of years it will suddenly have at least two towering skyscrapers in its midst.

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