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Location Revealed for St. Marks Bookshop’s Intended New Home

East 10th street. #eastvillage #nyc #newyorkcity #iheartny #imagesforyoursenses

(Photo: Bahramforoughi’s Flickr)

So this is creepy, but if you’re babysitting a child this coming Wednesday at noon, you can take them to the Sunshine Cinema to see Lars Von Trier’s Nymphonamiac: 1 for free. [Brokelyn]

A man attempting to rape a 51-year-old woman in Chinatown was, thankfully, stopped and arrested. [NY Post]

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‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Go To The Hospital’ – An Open Letter to NYU Freshmen

The other week, we were contacted by an NYU freshman currently living in residence. This student expressed their concern regarding the overwhelming number peers being carted off to the hospital each weekend for drinking excessively. We contacted Philip Lentz, the university’s Director of Public Affairs, who informed us that students who are taken to hospital as a result of drinking are required to attend a clinical intervention with a trained counsellor as well as participate in an alcohol education workshop. Though it is clear that the university is taking the necessary steps to mitigate this issue, perhaps there are some steps the students can take as well… And thus, an open letter from a student to their peers:
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Erik Foss of Lit Clears the Air After Backlash Over Instagrammed Text Message

Photo courtesy of Lit Lounge

Photo courtesy of Lit Lounge

For better or for worse, we live in a world in which things you text to one person have the potential to get screen captured and blasted to their 2,475 followers. That’s precisely what happened to Lit Lounge co-owner Erik Foss following this week’s “Lit Mondays.”
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Greenpoint Fire Burns for 11 Hours; Beastie Boys Settle with ‘Princess Machine’ Creators

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Photo: Skate Park by C Ceres Merry

Take a look at photos from the scary fire that raged all night at a Greenpoint recycling plant. The flames were finally quelled around 6 a.m. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and there were no fatalities. [Greenpointers]

The Beastie Boys have settled a legal dispute with GoldieBlox, a toy company that used a tweaked version of the rappers’ song “Girls” to promote their “Princess Machine” to, you guessed it, girls. Now, more importantly, where can we get our hands on one of those Princess Machines (asking for a friend)? [NY Daily News]

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Prove How Cultured You Are by Coming to DenimSkin’s Open Bar Party

This Friday's Denim Skin Party

This Friday’s Denim Skin Party

You know what they say: nothing goes with literature readings quite like an open bar.

This Friday, forthcoming literary and art review DenimSkin is hosting a shindig at The Suffolk featuring readings from the publication’s first issue, live music from Jillian Bordeaux, Milk & Honey and Esta Coda, tasty snacks and an open bar. Guests are invited to bring their own art/words/music to share in between enjoying beverages from an open bar. Did we mention there’s an open bar?!
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A Shooting in Williamsburg; Drama at the Half-Marathon; An AirBNB Brothel

Critters, Flea & Bedbug Inn

(Photo: Francisco Daum)

Four young males–a 12-year-old, two 14-year-olds and a 17-year-old–were shot Friday evening at South 1st and Roebling Street in Williamsburg. All four victims are expected to live. No arrests have been made. [NY Post] Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect. [Gothamist]

A bus driver suffered a stroke behind the wheel while driving on Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint, injuring at least five people and damaging nearly two dozen vehicles. [NY Post]

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