America on September 11th, 2015

(Photo: Benjamin Curry)

Street artist Cope2 was arrested Saturday at the Bowery graffiti wall, white Futura painted, for allegedly pointing a gun at a fellow spectator. [Bowery Boogie] Two East Broadway buildings owned by the non-profit United Hebrew Community were purchased in August for $8.5 million. [Bowery Boogie] At 1446 Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick, the former manager for the band The Blackout Pact will open a bar this winter. [DNA Info]
The Times weighed in on the news that Birdman in the East Village will close his shop, Rainbow Music. [NYT] Phelan held its first-ever New York Fashion Week show at La MaMa on E. 4th Street. [The Cut] The Bindle Brothers, the purveyors of “hobo chic” we introduced you to a month ago, made their Times debut. [NY Times] See which food trucks took top honors this weekend at the 11th annual Vendy Awards. [Free Williamsburg] Read a history of Louis Abolafia, a young painter, nudist and East Village resident who ran for president in the 60s. [Ephemeral NY]