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Bar Primi Has Primed Its Primo Neon

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Lookin’ good! Bar Primi, the casual pasta spot that Andrew Carmellini is bringing to the old Peels space just got some neon signage, and it was all lit up last night. Last we heard, the restaurant was aiming to open next month.

Also last night: Tom Rinaldi — author of the New York Neon and blog — led a tour of the East Village and Lower East Side’s neon signs. Check out designer Jay Boucher’s Vine, below, for a glimpse of what ya missed.
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Hunter S. Thompson Carved From a Phone Book, David Bowie Made With a Typewriter

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

For Raoul Duke fans, the highlight of Select Fair, which opens on West 18th Street today at noon, has to be this Hunter S. Thompson bust, carved by Alex Queral from three glued-together phonebooks.
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Penn Badgley Will DJ at iO Tillett Wright’s Portrait Party

Funny we were just talking about iO Tillett Wright and the East Village memoir she just sold: Sunday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel, she’ll be at a party for “Self-Evident Truths,” her quest to photograph 10,000 LGBTQ people around the country so their portraits can be installed on the National Mall.
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Spend the Next Three Minutes Blissing Out With Roberta’s

To celebrate its sixth anniversary, the one and only Roberta’s just dropped a new promo video. Unlike the absurdist mindfucks the Bushwick pizzeria has unleashed in the past, this one is rather ethereal, with languorous slo-mo footage of pies being fired up for the Bushwick Block Party and the Frieze Art Fair. Never has funneling a beer looked so chill.
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Kids Do the Coolest Things: Indie Rock Shows and Hip-Hop Classes for Tots

(Photo: Maryanne Ventrice)

(Photo: Maryanne Ventrice)

One does not simply walk a stroller into Union Pool. So, aside from shopping at Wovenplay, what’s a parent to do if they want their kids to be little Lou Reeds? Here’s a couple of options.
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DayLife Returns June 1 With Mission Cantina, Bocce, Yoga and More

Last year's DayLife.

Last year’s DayLife.

The LES has been feeling festive lately. First Lower East Side History month brought 80 things to do (the latest: the Feed Me a Story project, which has been collecting memories and recipes of favorite dishes from Lower East Side seniors, will present its work at a potluck lunch Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. at the park at 33 East First Street. Then there’ll be a reception for Lexi Bella’s “Heroines of the LES” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Prima). And now DayLife has announced its lineup when it returns June 1.
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