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Pat Kiernan Just Invited the Mayor to The Gutter

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We’re a little bowled over by this.

Everyone’s favorite adorkable news anchor, NY1′s Pat Kiernan, just invited the governor and mayor to his next bowling night at The Gutter, the bowling alley where Ebola victim Craig Spencer hung out before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease.
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Driver Fined For Striking Cyclist; Bushwick Gets More Live Music

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Renovations at 102 Norfolk Street—site of an apartment building and The Back Room bar—have allegedly exposed locals to toxic levels of lead dust. [Gothamist]

Jose Henriquez, a 33-year-old Queens resident and SUV driver, was ordered to pay a $250 fine after striking a cyclist in a Lower East Side hit-and-run accident this June. [Streetsblog NYC]

Alphaville, a bar/restaurant with live music, debuted last night at 140 Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

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Confirmed: Ebola Victim Took L Train, Bowled at The Gutter

2-thegutterNew York City’s first Ebola patient bowled at The Gutter the day before he came down with symptoms, city officials confirmed tonight.

Health commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said the 33-year-old doctor, who has been widely identified as Dr. Craig Spencer, rode the A train to the L train to arrive at the dive on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border and bowled there with friends. “He was feeling well at that time except for his feeling of fatigue,” Bassett said at a press conference, stressing that he didn’t yet have the symptoms — fever, diarrhea, etc. — that accompany contagiousness. Still, the bar has closed “out of an abundance of caution,” according to Bassett. She added that the health department would be on site tomorrow to “look at the bowling alley.”
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Salt + Charcoal Has Fired Up the Robata in Williamsburg

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

(Photos courtesy Salt + Charcoal)

Salt + Charcoal, the Williamsburg robata restaurant we’ve been looking forward to since August, soft-opened this week on the corner of Bedford and Grand. Their liquor license hasn’t come in yet, but the food itself – by chef-owner Jiro Iida, previously of Yakitori Totto’s sister restaurant Aburiya-Kinnosuke – looks like it can stand on its own: partner Kei Sugimoto tells us the place is one of the few if not the only Japanese spots to get the fire department’s permission to grill using the imported oak-wood charcoal known as binchotan rather than gas. Another distinguishing characteristic: there’s a piece by Kei’s father, famed photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, hanging on the wall.
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Edgar Allan Poe Party at Analogue; Two Doggie Halloween Parades

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality: Union Square NYC

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Following the death of a 3-year-old girl at her Bushwick apartment this weekend, the neighborhood’s 83 Precinct Domestic Violence Unit will host an outreach event today at 1 p.m. in Maria Hernandez Park. [DNA Info]

Community Board 3 okayed the $9.6 million initial phase of renovating Pier 42, a future public park. [Bowery Boogie]

Community Board 1 once again recommended that the second location of Starbucks in Williamsburg be denied a liquor license. [Free Williamsburg]

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Exploding in Sound: An Indie Label That’s Blowing Up, You Hear?

1658497_10152336345711746_687692639765391456_oEven with our handy-dandy guide to CMJ, it’s hard to know where to head this week — but one thing’s for sure: we’ll be at Silent Barn on Saturday to celebrate the third anniversary of Exploding in Sound.

Dan Goldin started the label in 2011 with money saved up from a desk job at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. “I didn’t, like, enjoy it,” the Greenpoint resident said of the gig he fell into after college. “But I didn’t hate going in either — it was one of those things where when my day ended, I didn’t have to think about it again.”
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Glasslands Is Closing; Radio Bushwick Mysteriously Shutters

Mr One Teas, The Wack Donald's Project: I Kill You

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Three men were arrested after allegedly punching and robbing a 33-year-old man in McCarren Park last Monday night, just before 1 a.m. And a 16-year-old boy was attacked while trying to save a Lorimer Street parking space for his father last Wednesday. [The Brooklyn Paper]

During his arraignment yesterday for the attempted rape of a Stuyvesant Town woman, Juan Scott was charged with two additional sex crimes committed against East Village women. [NY Daily News]

If all the paperwork goes through, Bowery Mission will receive $9K of the city’s 2015 fiscal year budget to restock its food pantry, said District 1 Council Member Margaret Chin. [Bowery Boogie]

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Rosario Dawson’s Cousin Arrested For Attempted Rape; Stupak Opens Al Pastor

City Kitty: Office Job

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Juan Scott, 26 and apparently a cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to rape a 20-year-old woman last week in her Stuyvesant Town apartment. [The Villager]

Dennis Nemirovskiy, a 27-year-old Brooklynite, was arrested Friday morning at Bellevue Hospital (where he stopped to his clothes, stained by packs of exploding red dye) for allegedly committing five local bank robberies in early October, netting nearly $8500. [NY Post]

In Greenpoint, paperwork was submitted to convert 214 Franklin Street into a 30-room hotel with a coffee shop and gym. [NY Shitty]

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Market Watch: Brooklyn Xchange Drops Promo Vid, Artists & Fleas Expands

Okay fine, the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar isn’t the only market in town. As we noted last week, a new one called the Brooklyn Xchange is aiming to bring Brooklyn vendors to Soho starting Black Friday. Today, the organizers dropped a promo video starring co-founder Leo Reis that’s pure old-school Brooklyn. No twee terrariums here — in fact, the background music sounds like something out of Escape From New York. You almost expect a column of zombies to start walking up the Brooklyn Bridge, where — naturally — the call for vendors was shot.
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Saturday: Free Beer, Amazing Eats, Rad Shopping + DJs From LCD Soundsystem

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Strap on the party hat: it’s time again for the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, our outdoor extravaganza of food, shopping and muzak. This Saturday, Oct. 25, we’re once again bringing our fave-most North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan restaurants, makers, and vendors to the Hester Street Fair in the LES. To make it a party, there’ll be free beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Plus beats by Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) as well as Museum of Love, the deliriously danceable DFA Records outfit featuring Pat Mahoney (also of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day). (The Juan Maclean’s new album dropped last month and MoL’s new video, off of their just-released self-titled album, is up today.)

In addition to the free Brooklyn Brewery while it lasts, Tørst will be pouring bitching beers by Evil Twin Brewing and serving duck sandwiches, plus there’ll be Carolina whole-hog BBQ from Arrogant Swine, good pho-king Vietnamese food from Bún-Ker, southern grub from Empire BiscuitKorean-American fried bird from Seoul Chicken, classic NYC dogs from Papaya King, Malay and Indonesian fare from Pasar Malam, Icelandic lamb stew from Skál, Japanese rice burgers (yep, rice burgers) from Yonekichi, and still more grub from Vendy Award winners Zha and Khao Man Gai NY. And more!

Good eats are just the start of it: Papercut Press is bringing indie books, Creeps Annual is hawking zines, iMakr is showing off 3D-printed toys, and there’ll be used vinyl from The Punk Guy as well as new vinyl from Greenpoint indie label Captured Tracks. To help you nail that Halloween outfit, Catland will add a pinch of occult weirdness, and there’ll be tons of vintage and artisan jewelry, clothing, crafts, home wares and art from vendors like Etsy NYFair Folks & a Goat and many, many more.

We’ve got more surprises in store (Update: like the return of Billy Leroy’s famed antiques and oddities tent and speed-dating with the “Looking for a Girlfriend” guy), so save the date and stay tuned to @bedbow for some exciting updates.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hester Street Fair at Hester and Essex; take the J, M, Z to Delancey or F to East Broadway.

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Bushwick Resident Arrested in Infant Death; Susan Sarandon Fetes High Times

Art in Odd Places 2014: Big Head Brigade

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After he attempted suicide, 20-year-old Kelsey Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his three-year-old stepdaughter to death Saturday afternoon in their Bushwick apartment. [NBC NY]

A 63-year-old East Village woman, Leslie Bright, appeared in court Friday to challenge an amnesiac California man’s claim that he is her missing husband of two decades. [DNA Info]

Delancey & Co., a Lower East Side-themed deli, will soon open in London. [Grub Street]

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Can Starbucks Win the Hearts and Minds of Williamsburgers With Yarn Art?

A couple of weeks ago operators of the Starbucks that’s set to open at 154 N 7th Street got an earful from Williamsburg residents at a community board meeting as they pled their case for selling beer and wine. According to Gothamist, the owners of a nearby coffee shop, The West, managed to wrangle 500 signatures in three days opposing the liquor license. But nevermind all that: the ‘bucks is determined to win the hearts and minds of Williamsburgers — via (what else?) yarn bombing.
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