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Get the New + Improved Bedford + Bowery App

screen322x572Today we invite you to download a beefed-up version of the Bedford + Bowery mobile app we launched earlier in the summer.

Aside from looking purdier, the new app allows you to navigate more easily from story to story, watch videos, and read news as it breaks on our site. All without ungluing your smartphone or your tablet from your palm.

That’s all thanks to downtown-based developers DWNLD, who today launched their own app allowing publishers to easily create similar mobile platforms. Best part: you can customize your app with themes that have names like Lafayette and Roebling. (We’re not sure what our theme is, but let’s hope it isn’t some icky Upper East Side theme, because sorry dudes the Upper East Side is not cooler than Brooklyn now).

Get the B+B app by searching for Bedford + Bowery in the app store or by clicking here.

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The Story of Kim’s Video & Music, Told By Its Clerks and Customers

(Derek Wang for New York magazine)

(Derek Wang for New York magazine)

When the last remaining location of Kim’s Video & Music announced it was closing for good, most agreed it was just another nail in the coffin, the latest reminder of what the Times called “a downtown culture now largely lost.”
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Wanna Be Our 5,000th?

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 1.40.05 PMIf you’re not following Bedford + Bowery on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Hells, yesterday Natasha Lyonne favorited one of our tweets (yo Nicky, can we get a RT?). Rest assured, you don’t have to be a celeb to follow @bedbow — and if you do it right this second you’ll be number 5,000. Exciting! (For us, anyway.)

While you’re at it, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, too. We’ve got an exciting announcement coming up that you won’t want to snooze on.

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Testing the Waters: Our Public Pools, Visited and Graded

(Photo: Kirsten O'Regan)

(Photo: Kirsten O’Regan)

Have you no time to haul out to Rockaway? Are you close to home and looking to be submerged in something other than sweat? Lucky for you the city provides its residents with tons of options for a free swim — and we’re not talking about the fountain in Washington Square Park. If you haven’t found your swimming hole of choice just yet, it’s best not to take a blind jump into some mystery bath.
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Have a Brilliant Weekend, Y’all!

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

The windows above belong to Bull McCabe’s, and you’d do well to spend your weekend chilling on its sidewalk patio, enjoying the melting pot that is St. Marks Place. If you’re looking for more ambitious plans, consult our hand-dandy 4th of July guide, or peruse the B + B events calendar. It’s also available on our new mobile app, should you find yourself glued to the patio of Bull McCabe’s.

Enjoy the weekend, fellow Americans and citizens of Satan!

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We’d Like to Get Into Your Pants (Via Our New App!)

appLast week, we celebrated our first anniversary by unveiling a new events calendar and promised still more exciting news. Well, here it is! Get the new B+B app — designed by the downtowners over at DWNLD — to read and share all of Bedford + Bowery’s latest coverage, on the go. For starters, we’ve loaded the app with the 20 most popular stories of our first year. Check em out while you can, because starting Monday, they’ll be replaced by all of our latest content as it goes live. Download the B+B app for free on iTunes or by searching for “Bedford + Bowery” in your phone’s app store.

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Our Anniversary Gift to You: an Events Calendar (and More!)

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A year ago, Bedford + Bowery launched with stories about “Too Many Lenas” (look, the Lenas are back!) and Black Flag (they’re back, too!).

Nearly 2,000 posts later, you’re still with us, and for that you deserve a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’. So enjoy the hell out of the events calendar that now lives on the top right of every page. Click on a date to see what’s happening, say, tonight (oh hey, Naked Girls Reading!) or click on the “Upcoming Events” button to view concerts, films, readings and talks, art openings, theater and just plain boozy fun by month. From either of those pages, you can switch to a weekly view, as well.

As you can see, we’ve got everything from Grumpy Cat to beachside laser shows to air guitar to air sex. And we’ll be adding more picks daily.

In the next days we’ll be offering you something even more appetizing, so stay tuned!

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Teen, Tweens, and The Teen Age: How to Tell All Those Northside Bands Apart

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 1.52.43 PMNo doubt you’ve already got your Northside Festival favorites penciled in, but what about the hordes of sound artistes whom you’ve never heard of and whose band names are befuddlingly similar? Lest you plaster on the Goth face paint for what you think is a black-metal screamfest only to stumble into a cute indie-pop sing-along, here’s how to tell Whalebelly from Dinowalrus, and Pussywolf from the Perfect Pussy.
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Want to Catch Eric Ripert in Conversation?

Eric_Ripert_3This Wednesday, Soho House is hosting what’ll surely be a momentous and memorable conversation with Eric Ripert, the acclaimed chef-owner of Le Bernardin. He’ll be speaking to Bedford + Bowery editor Daniel Maurer, so we’ve managed to secure a handful of the screening room’s 44 seats for our readers. For a chance to get your name on the list with a guest, just subscribe to our daily newsletter of top stories using the form below, or retweet this by Tuesday at 6 p.m., when we’ll contact two randoms (one a newsletter subscriber, the other a retweeter) to let them know they’ve won.
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