Shiti Bike indeed? A software glitch earlier this month temporarily exposed the account information of over 1,000 Citi Bike members. A bumbling attempt to contain the damage was distinguished by the sending of error-riddled letters to those whose info may have been compromised. Cue the Yakety Sax. [Gothamist]
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If your Facebook page is the land of a thousand selfies, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. A Victoria’s Secret model wants to put your mug in a magazine. Sort of.
Sad news: on Saturday morning, Bushwick DIY venue Big Snow Buffalo Lodge tweeted that it was “closed for good.” The venue’s co-owner Yoni David now tells Bedford + Bowery that he was “caught in the line of fire” of a shooting outside the venue.
On Saturday, Los Angeles rap collective Odd Future will headline Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg’s second annual birthday concert, in Williamsburg Park. The prolific agitators have come a long way since the days of uploading dozens of mixtapes to their Tumblr. With the acclaim and sales that accompanied the April release of ringleader Tyler, the Creator’s second album, Wolf, and the hotly anticipated, long-awaited debut of Earl Sweatshirt dropping later this summer, Odd Future have stormed the castle walls of mainstream critical and commercial rap success and reshaped it, ever so slightly, in their image.
After getting a shoutout from Questlove and being called “the most brutal sixth grade metal band ever, ever, ever, ever” by Noisey, Unlocking the Truth has seen their preteen profile rise over the summer.
So anticipation was high when the 11- and 12-year-olds hit Cameo Gallery last night to unlock their crushing fusion of metal and hardcore, highlighted by thick heavy metal riffs, assaultive hardcore drums, and brutally epic breakdowns.
Hate Citi Bikes? Think they’re shiti? Tonight’s your chance to stand up and be heard. The transportation and public safety subcommittee of Community Board 3 will hear concerns about the bike sharing program at tonight’s meeting. [The Lo-Down]
City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn called Police Commissioner Ray Kelly directly to get an ambulance to respond to an emergency at a Williamsburg press conference, after Quinn’s 911 call failed to bring help for half an hour. [New York Post] More →
There’ll be no more pizza airlifts at Cooper Union.
Students camped out in President Jamshed Bharucha’s office for 65 days have reached an agreement with the Board of Trustees that ends their occupation. Student organizers announced the accord, reached Friday, on various social media platforms and with a press release earlier today.
Yesterday, thousands of New Yorkers poured into Union Square to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
We spoke to some of those who showed up in the afternoon, and you can find out what brought them there by clicking through the slideshow above. For many, the chants of “No justice, no peace!” and “The system is guilty, it freed George Zimmerman!” continued into the night and then into the wee hours during a march from the East Village to the Bronx.
Earlier today we brought you video and photos from a 2pm rally protesting the not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. We now return to Union Square to livestream a protest scheduled for 6pm. (Apologies in advance for the quality of the stream — we’re working on it.)
Update 7:30pm: Our livestream is down and we’re tweeting at @bedbow instead. For a good livestream of the march — which spilled onto Broadway, moved over to Third Avenue, and is currently near 23rd and Third Avenue — check out Eye on the Ground’s stream.
THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON THAT’S ACTUALLY QUITE RIGHT
U.K. band Wire came of age in the first wave of punk, but they’re perhaps more responsible than any other band for pushing punk beyond its three-chord, rude boy roots into something more artful and articulate. Released between 1977 and 1979, Wire’s first three records — Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 — are as genre-scrambling, legacy-certifying, perfect a run you’ll see from any band. Their would-be fourth record, Change Becomes Us, never got recorded, as the band splintered and broke up until reuniting in 1985. Most of what they’ve released since then has been mediocre.