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As Galleries Get Booted From an Artists Haven, Some Fight and Others Look Ahead

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

With Bushwick Open Studios just a couple of weeks away, the landlord of 17-17 Troutman Street — one of the annual festival’s anchors — has demanded that four galleries vacate the building, telling a fifth that it can no longer use its space to display art to the public.
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After 11 Years, The Sun Has Set On the Sunburnt Cow

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(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

The first thing we noticed when we walked into the Sunburnt Cow yesterday was the penetrating smell of vomit. And the first thing that happened? A complete stranger hugged us for 30 seconds without letting go. It was the final day of operation for the Australian-themed bar that’s been on Avenue C for the better part of 11 years, and the crowd was already hammered drunk by 6 p.m. Emotions ranged from nostalgia to tears to just plain drunkenness; click through the slideshow below to find out what the staffers and regulars had to say.
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East Village Loses a Beloved Gallery: ‘Tribes As a Space Will Be Nonexistent’

(Photo: Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation)

(Photo: Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation)

A Gathering of the Tribes, which has been fighting for years to keep its East Village gallery and performance space, is finally moving out next week.

Steve Cannon, who has run Tribes out of the second floor of his apartment at 285 East Third Street for the last 20 years, will move around the corner into a much cheaper homestead apartment. From there, he’ll continue to run the Tribes website, literary journal, and Fly By Night publishing arm, with the help of employee Alyssa Devine.
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Sunburnt Cow’s Goodbye: ‘We Have Eaten, Drunk, Danced and Partied Together For Nearly 11 Years’

(Photo: Shanna Ravindra, New York Magazine)

(Photo: Shanna Ravindra, New York Magazine)

Last week, East Village brunch fixture The Sunburnt Cow announced that it was throwing in the towel. “Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy we are sadly calling it a night,” it wrote on Facebook, announcing that April 27 would be its last bottomless brunch. Last August, when the Cow celebrated its 10th year on Avenue C, owner Heathe St. Clair told us the restaurant had suffered a quarter of a million in damages when it was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. The Aussie outpost was then operating only on weekends, and St. Clair admitted it might never return to normal. Now he’s posted a heartfelt goodbye letter on Facebook.
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