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G Train’s Weekend Woes; Bushwickers Protest Rezoning

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(Photo: Phillip Kalantzis Cope)

Park officials may have been able to banish the LES Jewels memorial from Tompkins Square Park, but they probably can’t do anything about an in memoriam mural that appeared of the neighborhood fixture in Venice Beach, California. [EV Grieve]

An internal lawsuit threatens to bring a premature end to the LES’s year-old Pig & Khao. [The Lo-Down] More →

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Here’s Your Chance to Buy Designer Clothing Without Bankrupting Yourself

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 6.16.50 PMIf, every morning, the burning thought on your mind is, “If only I were filthy rich so I could support my obsession with designer clothing!” then we have got some topical news for you. Next Saturday, September 28, you can sate your extravagant sartorial tastes and leave your cash (or most of it) behind, because our friends at Hester Street Fair will host its fourth annual Stylist Tent Event and offer top-of-the-line garbs at “flea market” prices.
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Astor Place Redesign Begins; Brooklyn Rocks at ‘Staten Island Prices’

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The proposed Warhol Museum (Photo: Curbed)

Astor Place – cool in that neglected kind of way – is getting a major revamp from the City. Over two years, Astor Place Subway Island,  “Alamo Island” (home to that big black cube) and Cooper Triangle will get an 8,000 square foot plaza, 64 trees, thousands of square feet of “new plantings” and 113 new CitiBikes – and maybe turn those barren islands into an urban oasis. [EV Grieve]

A car that failed to yield to emergency vehicles in Greenpoint this afternoon struck an ambulance at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Huron Street. Three were injured in the collision, one seriously. [DNAinfo] More →

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And Now It’s the Beep’s Turn to Weigh In On Greenpoint’s Waterfront Towers

With Community Board 1 having weighed in on what could be 5,000 new housing units headed for the Greenpoint waterfront, it was the Borough President’s turn last night to hop on board the project’s lengthy civic vetting process.

Residents, city officials and representatives of 77 Commercial Street filled the Borough President’s courtroom and gave testimony before members of Marty Markowitz’s office.
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Sure, Your Office Has a Water Cooler, But Does It Have a 3D Printer?

The new high-tech creative work space at 319 Scholes.

The new high-tech creative work space at 319 Scholes (Photo: 319 Scholes)

These days, a lot of creative work emerges at the intersection of artistic impulse and new technology: think 3D printing and paper sculptures cut from lasers. Problem is, the tools to make it cost a lot of money, and artists aren’t known for having a ton of that.

Now 319 Scholes, an exhibition space in Bushwick, is doing its part to fix that problem. More →

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Five Leaves Turns Five in Greenpoint; Katz’s Turns 125 in LES

Serban Ionescu and David Nordine, Ludlow Street

Serban Ionescu and David Nordine, Ludlow Street (Photo: Scott Lynch’s Flickr)

The sixth annual Bushwick Film Festival will take place at Light Space Studios from October 3 to Oct. 6. Five full-length features and ten short films will be shown from local and international filmmakers; you can also take in live music, Q&As and some panel discussions. [Bushwick Daily]

All right, Single Brookynite Females, we know you think you’ve got a bad lot in the dating world but, apparently, you might be the problem. A survey determined you are the least likely subset of single females any-where to respond to messages from dudes who message you online. Or Brooklyn men are just terrible writers. [Brokelyn] More →

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McCarren Park Expands; Williamsburg’s Boozy Urban Outfitters

DayLife Block Party, September 2013

(Photo: Scott Lynch’s Flickr)

McCarren Park’s future continues to look brighter: last spring, its pedestrian path received a desperately-needed repaving; now, it’s set to expand by appropriating a street (which separates the track and dog run) as additional park grounds. [DNAinfo]

The State is pledging to make the South Williamsburg waterfront a little bit cleaner. [Brownstoner] More →

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EV Board Shop Expands to Williamsburg; Parm May Follow

LES Opening Night 2013: Orchard Street Block Party, Looks of LES Fashion Show

(Photo: Scott Lynch’s Flickr)

East Village board shop  is expanding east to Williamsburg and giving new life to defunct pinball hangout Satellite Lounge. Its new identity is Jackbar, and you’ll be able to play cool games with tiny silver balls there, too. []

Parm, a favorite Italian eatery in Nolita, also seems set to traverse the East River and erect a Williamsburg outpost, likely slotted for North Fourth Street. [Grub Street] More →

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Village Voice Has Left the Village

Moving day at 36 Cooper Square (Photo: Amanda Kludt)

Moving day at 36 Cooper Square (Photo: Amanda Kludt)

Believe it or not, The Standard’s new lobby isn’t the biggest news out of Cooper Square. Across the street, the venerable Village Voice has quietly slipped out of 36 Cooper, where it’s been headquartered since 1991, and has set up shop in, yes, the Financial District.
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