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Gentrification: The Zine!

When Chiara Valli first ventured to Bushwick, one hot sticky night in the summer of 2013, she fell in love with the place. “Everyone was out on the street, playing with fire hydrants,” recalls the young Italian. “I felt a very good vibe.” And the more time she spent in the neighborhood, the more she realized that there was more to Bushwick than colorful murals and great stoop chat.
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Writer Kim Addonizio Thinks Living on the Bowery is Like Having Her Brain Tattooed

(Photo: Elizabeth Sanderson)

(Photo: Elizabeth Sanderson)

Book Expo America, the annual trade show for the analog information-delivery devices known as “books,” is in town through tomorrow, though it’s easy to miss if you don’t take a cab anywhere near the Javits Center. Via Twitter, we learned that poet Kim Addonizio was personally handing out free blue cotton candy along with galleys of her new book of stories, Palace of Illusions.
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11 Put-Downs of the ‘Hipster Elite’ From This Fox News Host’s New Book

greg_gutfeld_not_cool__95741.1389891424.1280.1280The subtitle of Greg Gutfeld’s latest book, Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, pretty much says it all: the libertarian host of Red Eye and The Five on Fox News believes that today’s monopoly of cool (or  “coolopoly”) is ruining America. But although he scorns skinny jeans and Girls (“the most demeaning thing to happen to women since Juicy sweatpants”) this isn’t actually a Jeremiad against hipsters, unless by “hipster” you mean “liberal.”
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This New Southern Spot Has a Great Garden, and the Inside Ain’t Bad Either

Mike O’Brien planned Northern Bell around its spacious back patio: a sun-and-shade space sheltered from the wind by surrounding buildings. But the interior of the week-old southern spot ain’t so shabby, either: there’s reclaimed barn wood, subway tiles and antique mirrors. Plus a roomy wine cabinet that O’Brien — who runs a bar in Long Island with his brothers — plans to fill when he gets the dosh.
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Tex-Mex in Effect: San Loco Reopens in the ‘burg, Horchata Comes to the Village

The Black Ant isn’t the only Mexican spot that’s opened just in time for frozen margarita weather.

Right above, we’ve got photos of the new Williamsburg location of San Loco, which, as promised, moved from its old digs on North 4th Street to its new home at 637 Driggs, near North 4th. The marg machine isn’t yet spinning at this more spacious location (about 40 seats, including bar seating), but the seat-back tapestries of hunting scenes and Jesus are in full effect, as you can see from the slideshow. And the place is delivering.
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