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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim Were Actually in Food Club Before Food Club

Yesterday when Grub Street turned us on to Food Club, the new JASH show from Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner, we figured it was something along the lines of Tim’s Kitchen Tips — the absurd mustard-sponsored cooking show Wareheim did with his Tim and Eric co-creator, Tim Heidecker. But while there is no such thing as Pissman’s Mustard, there actually is a Food Club, and there has been for some time.
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A Shooting and A Stabbing in Bushwick, Greenpoint Couple Found Dead in Hot Tub

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A Bushwick police officer told B+B that a man was stabbed on Broadway at 11:15 p.m. Monday. He was taken to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive. No arrest has been made.

That night there was also an apparent shooting at Knickerbocker Avenue and Putnam Street in Bushwick. This is the neighborhood’s second shooting in as many weeks. [Bushwick Daily]

Investigators are trying to determine what happened to the middle-aged Greenpoint couple who was found dead in their hot tub on Sunday. [NY Daily News]
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Vinyl Vendor Goes Brick-and-Mortar; Bookstore Pops Up in Wythe Hotel

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Palm Sunday crosses at St. Mark’s Church, marking Americans killed by guns each year.(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Longtime Brooklyn Flea vendor Wreckords by Monkey — which makes jewelry, iPhone cases and clocks from vinyl — will host an opening party Saturday for its Boerum Street brick-and-mortar store, The Crate. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Beginning Friday, the Greenpoint bookstore Word will have a week-long pop-up shop in the Wythe Hotel with 150 food-and-drink themed titles, a tie-in to this month’s upcoming Food Book Fair in Williamsburg. [Racked NY]

One little surprise orgy ruined AirBnB for the rest of us — the site will start taxing New York users this summer. [Curbed NY] Keep Reading »

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The Henry Millers Are Playing Near Henry Miller’s

After dropping the delightfully surreal video for “Hop” in January and following up with another trippy one, “Children,” in February, Brooklyn synth-pop act The Henry Millers released a single, “Posies” — off their forthcoming LP of the same name — last month.
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Stanley Cohen to Plead Guilty in Tax Case; Jimmy Fallon Parties at Niagara

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East Village lawyer Stanley Cohen, who recently vowed to appeal the conviction of Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, has announced on Twitter that he’ll finally end the “witch hunt and harassment” by the IRS and plead guilty to failing to report income. [Twitter via >NY Times]

According to estimates, last month the median monthly rent was $3,200 in Manhattan and $2,900 in north and northwest Brooklyn. For Brooklyn, that’s a 13 percent increase from median monthly rents in March 2013. [The Real Deal]

Indeed, “the desire to live in Brooklyn is at the highest its ever been,” according to a broker whose family business has been open for 85 years in Greenpoint. [NYDN]
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Could This New Web Series Be The Next Broad City?

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Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo at the Jane Hotel. (Photo: Cameron Cuchulainn)

Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite, a Greenpointer and a Williamsburger who together are Purple Milk, know a thing or two about reinvention: for their web reality show “Every Woman,” Roxo (purple) and Leite (milk) take on the stigmatized jobs of women around the country (the pilot, for VICE, finds them working a truck-stop strip club). Their new scripted web series, “Be Here Nowish,” is about “two girls who are having a shit time in NY and go to LA in search of a spiritual awakening and new potential hot dates.”
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Williamsburg Apartment Fire; Bushwick Hit-and-Run Driver Caught on Video

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More than 100 firefighters fought a blaze at a Williamsburg apartment building. Two police officers were hospitalized with smoke inhalation before being released. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Here’s video of the speeding hit-and-run driver who killed a Bushwick bicyclist Wednesday crashing into a parked car. [ABC 7 NY]

For $108, you can attend tonight’s “gong bath sleepover party” at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. [Racked NY] Keep Reading »

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The ‘Ultimate Stoner Cupcake’ Is Coming to Bedford Avenue

An Everything Cupcake from Sweet Haus (Courtesy of the bakery)

An Everything Cupcake from sweethaus (Photos courtesy of the bakery)

Tara and Billy Koenig met while working as managers at Balthazar in 2006. Two years later, they moved to Charlottesville, VA, where they opened a bakery and candy shop in 2011. Now they’re back in NYC and living in South Williamsburg, where they plan to open a second location of sweethaus this September.
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LPC Okays Hotel Next to Merchant’s House; Conviction in Damien Hirst Forgery

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to build that nine-story hotel next to the Merchant’s House Museum in the East Village. [NY Observer]

Former New York Times culture reporter Milton Esterow, editor and publisher of the 112-year-old magazine ARTnews, sold the publication to a Russian investment banker. [Gallerist NY]

Someone videotaped a rat taking a cross-borough joyride on the A train. [Daily Intelligencer]

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