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Our Handy Guide to Halloween Parties That Don’t Suck

(Lindsay Attaway/Flickr)

(Lindsay Attaway/Flickr)

You already know where to catch Nirvana, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys on Halloween. But if you’re just too creeped out by the thought of zombie Kurt, there are plenty of other places to do the monster mash. Hit one of the parties, tours, plays below and you won’t spend the night on your couch eating Reese’s (though that’s a perfectly acceptable pre-partying option).
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Drunk Driving Arrests Up in Bushwick; Beep Pushes Affordable Housing

Siempre Verde Garden #saveSVG

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An uptick in traffic checkpoints more than doubled the NYPD’s number of drunk driving arrests in Bushwick last month. [DNA Info]

Starting Saturday, Cloak & Dagger clothing boutique will consolidate its 441 E.9th Street and Boerum Hill stores into one larger space at 334 E. 9th Street in the East Village. [Racked NY]

If Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams gets his way, 51 units of affordable housing will rise at 695 Grand Street. He’s also supporting the redevelopment of the Greenpoint Hospital site and the Broadway Triangle. [Crain's NY] Keep Reading »

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NYU Buys Noho Building; 150-Year-Old Synagogue Landmarked

Jerkface: Free Cost

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Tadelech Yohanis, a 30-year-old nun visiting from Ethiopia, was last seen six days ago leaving Jackson Street’s Sacred Heart Convent on the Lower East Side. [DNA Info]

Matthew Smith of Bushwick was charged yesterday with attempted murder as a hate crime following a Sept. 27 incident where he yelled homophobic slurs at three men dressed in drag and shot one of them in the buttocks. [DNA Info]

Saturday afternoon, a 29-year-old woman seated on a playground bench in Williamsburg was attacked with a milk crate by a five individuals. [The Brooklyn Paper]

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Citi Bike Is Finally Rolling Into Greenpoint and North Williamsburg

citi-bike-program-1-224x300There’s good news and bad news for North Brooklynites who’ve been wondering when the hell Citi Bike would come above North 3rd Street. Today the bike-share service, which just got a new parent company and CEO, announced in an email to members that it will add 6,000 new bikes and 375 new stations by 2017. The first of those stations, to be installed next year, will be in Greenpoint, northern Williamsburg and Long Island City. Bushwick will eventually get service as well — though for the forceable future it’ll have to make do with that double-decker Citi Bike. Other neighborhoods slated for service are Bed-Stuy, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, and Gowanus.
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Veselka Parties With Free Food; $20M Duplexes On Bond Street

graffiti mural and tag in New York City's Greenpoint

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Yesterday morning, the FDNY surveyed loose scaffolding at the landmarked Jarmulowsky Bank Building on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

Right of Way and Families for Safe Streets dedicated eight sidewalk memorials to local pedestrians and cyclists who’ve been killed, including Leighton Parnham, 19, and Mathieu Lefevre, 30, who respectively died in Williamsburg in 2012 and 2011. [Greenpointers]

Preview the vegetal cuisine at Semilla, the new restaurant occupying Lake Trout’s former Havemeyer Street space. [Grub Street]

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Deadly Shooting in Bushwick; Newtown Creek Scores Cleanup Cash

Sexer1 at Arrogant Swine

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Police say a 27-year-old man who was shot inside the salon Finest Nails Inc. on Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick Thursday afternoon died within the hour at Woodhull Hospital. No arrest has been made. [NY Daily News]

As part of Getty Petroleum’s bankruptcy settlement, the chemical-dumping company will fund $16 million of Newtown Creek‘s much-needed cleaning. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Williamsburg bowling alley The Gutter reopened Saturday after being scoured by a biohazard company, a precaution taken after a recent patron—Dr. Craig Spencer—was diagnosed with Ebola last week. [Daily Intelligencer]

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Madewell Better Well Have Free Drinks At Its Williamsburg Opening

(Photo: Madewell)

(Photo: Madewell)

Just a few blocks away from the new J. Crew store in Williamsburg (and steps from the Urban Outfitters’ Space Ninety 8), the brand’s sister store Madewell will open its doors next week. And because this is Brooklyn and the women’s clothing label probz has lots of cash they’re willing to throw around to welcome themselves to the neighborhood, Madewell is throwing a party.
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Hate Music? Check Out These Noise Parties Happening This Weekend

10478027_10107402827226784_7304816210420637009_nPerhaps traditional “muzik” isn’t your thing really, or maybe your tastes are simply too advanced to be bothered with such frivolities like the predictable strumming of guitars or the inane drivel of singer/songwriters. Sounds like you, eh? Well then, boy oh boy is this your weekend.

24 Hour Drone Festival
What’s the one type of music that actually threatens to push psychologically at-risk listeners over the edge? The genre of music that has more in common with flying death machines than any other? The genus most closely related in sound and feeling to a migraine and or Ketamine trip gone horribly wrong? DRONE!
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See Nirvana And Other Long Deads Play On Halloween

(Photo: Mr. Brownstone Facebook)

(Photo: Mr. Brownstone Facebook)

Halloween approacheth y’all, and now that Ebola has hit NYC it’s time to nix that costume you knew was a terrible idea in the first place, which leaves you little time to figure out where you’re gonna be guzzling treats on the big night. Thank Hades we’ve got you covered with a list of bands playing as other bands. And jah, Kurt Cobain is amongst them.
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