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Memorial For Adam Purple; Anti-Gentrification March in Chinatown

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Sunday at 4 p.m., Adam Purple will be celebrated in a memorial service at LaPlaza Cultural Community Garden in Alphabet City. [Bowery Boogie] Yesterday The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side led a march from Cherry Street to City Hall to protest the neighborhood’s changing real estate landscape under the de Blasio administration. [NY Daily News] On Second Avenue, the space that until recently belonged to Wylie Dufresne‘s restaurant, Alder, seeks a tenant to pay $17K/month. [EV Grieve] More →

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Shows: EP Release from the Dukes of Fuzz and Last Beach Show of the Season

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We’re stuck between seasons here but in the best way possible, experiencing the best of fall and summer all between sun up and sun down. That’s why this week we’re bringing you everything from a sizzling time at the very last Riis Park Beach Bazaar show by the water to a dark rager deep inside the belly of our favorite metal bar. Jump for deets.
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Drinkers Fall Off of Bushwick Roof; Man Beaten After Williamsburg Rampage

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A 22-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man, who sustained serious injuries, both fell off a Troutman Street roof in Bushwick around 7:30 a.m. yesterday. [NY Daily News] This weekend, surveillance footage captured a man being beaten in Williamsburg after he allegedly took out his aggression on nearby people, cars and buildings. [Gothamist] Following a fire and some water damage, Greenpoint’s Salvation Army will shutter this month after 42 years in business. [News 12 Brooklyn] More →

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Calvin Klein Eternity Ice Cream Is a Thing (But Not For Long)

OddFellows Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Cedar Scented Vanilla with Candied Ginger and Candied Grapefruit and Calvin Klein Eternity Now For Men: Cedar Scented Vanilla With Candied Ginger & Grapefruit (Photo courtesy of OddFellows Instagram)

OddFellows Calvin Klein Eternity Now for Men Cedar Scented Vanilla with Candied Ginger and Candied Grapefruit and Calvin Klein Eternity Now For Women: Peach Blossom Scented Lychee & Quince  (Photo courtesy of OddFellows Instagram)

OddFellows chef Sam Mason is known for coming up with some pretty wacky stuff (see: cotton-candy cone), but when a photo of Calvin Klein Eternity ice cream popped up today on Twitter we were a little taken aback. Fortunately, we discovered you needn’t ingest, smell, or smell like the perfume in order to enjoy the shop’s CK flavors. Mason, formerly of WD~50, used his considerable experience and real old-fashioned flavors to replicate the notes found in the fragrances.
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Will the New Sheen Center Be the Catholic 92nd Street Y?


Historically, arts and the Roman Catholic Church have enjoyed a fruitful working relationship. Good branding, divine inspiration – whatever you wanna call it, most will agree that the church’s patronage ranks as one of the nobler pursuits done in the name of a higher being. Today, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York continues this fine tradition with the grand opening of the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Greenwich Village.
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We’re Still Waiting For the ‘Last Special Nights’ of Lit Lounge

Outside Lit (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Outside Lit (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

We waited with bated breath last week for what we expected to be an epic reopening of Lit Lounge. Last month the bar, which is nearing its end of days in the East Village, posted on Facebook that “after a much needed deep cleaning and even more crucial maintenance and repairs,” the place would reopen on Friday, September 11. But that date came and went, and the gates at the downtown institution remained down.

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Justin Frye of PC Worship Used a ‘Shitar’ On the New EP, Basement Hysteria

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Despite the relentless output of records, save for some piecemeal rumors, there’s not a ton to go on when it comes to PC Worship, a Bushwick-based band that spans several rotating members (but is always led by Justin Frye) as well as influences of punk, drone, even free jazz. They’re known for wild improvisation but also their success in collaborations with Parquet Courts (a popular band that is in many ways their opposite). But most critics and music bloggers have agreed: PC Worship is nothing if not inexplicable. And their new EP, Basement Hysteria, set to drop November 13 when they return from a month-long European tour, sees the band containing the tradition of drone-clouded noise worship.

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Cope2 Arrested at Bowery Wall; Another Bar For Bushwick

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] More →

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Tenants Who Lost Gas After East Village Explosion Settle With Landlord

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(Photo: Jaime Cone)

After months of living with faulty fire escapes, inconsistent heat and hot water and lack of cooking gas, tenants of 128 Second Avenue, between St. Marks and East Seventh Street, finally reached a resolution with their landlord, Icon Realty Management. It looked like the tenants were ready for a court battle when they showed up for their last court date in June with picket signs and the backing of local politicians like Council Member Rosie Mendez, but rather than taking their landlord to court the tenants recently signed a settlement with Icon wherein the company agreed to pay $10,000 in civil penalties and make all the necessary repairs.
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A Guide to the Most Affordable Art at the ‘Affordable Art Fair’

Eric Guo, $400

Eric Guo, $400

There could be no better statement on the status-driven nature of collecting art than use of the term “affordable’ in describing the art for sale at the 20th annual Affordable Art Fair, running this weekend at The Metropolitan Pavilion. Affordable is defined as something “reasonably priced.” In this particular instance, that means art with a price tag ranging between $100 and $10,000, which begs the question (as it pertains to contemporary art), what the fuck even is “reasonable”?
Is it the price tag in relation to the cost of the materials (srsly, there ain’t enough gold leaf in the world)? Perhaps, it relates to the creative originality of the work, which is a whole different kettle of fish. More likely, it’s something closer to the economic value attached to an artist’s name. This is nothing new. The intersection of art and commerce has long been a topic of heated debate. Yet still, adding insult to injury, this word – affordable.
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