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Confirmed: Max Fish and Pies ‘n’ Thighs Are Aiming for the LES

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Yesterday we noticed that both Max Fish and Pies ‘n’ Thighs were slated to appear in front of Community Board 3’s liquor licensing committee next month. Today Ulli Rimkus, owner of Max Fish, confirms that she’s looking to take over the Gallery Bar space on Orchard Street and Sarah Sanneh, an owner of Pies ‘n’ Thighs, says she’s aiming to open an outpost on Canal Street.
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Admire Raymond Pettibon’s Surfer Art Before You Crowd-Surf at Black Flag

"Untitled (Are your motives pure?)," 1987 (Photo: Adam Reich)

“Untitled (Are your motives pure?),” 1987 (Photo: Adam Reich)

If you ever owned a “Six Pack” t-shirt, listen up. Legendary punk outfit Black Flag, last seen destroying Warsaw, is returning to another one of Greenpoint’s fine Polish establishments, Europa, this summer. Tickets for the June 22 show are $25 and available .

But there’s also this: the work of Raymond Pettibon, who did so many of the band’s iconic album covers, flyers and t-shirts, will be the subject of an exhibit opening next week. More →

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Will Jesus Lizard Tour Again? ‘I Hope Not, But Probably,’ Says David Yow at Word

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Left to right: David Yow, Mac McNeilly and David Wm Sims. (Photo: Word’s Tumblr)

Rock and roll and coffee table books aren’t the most likely combination, but, as promised, three members of The Jesus Lizard appeared at Word bookstore in Greenpoint last night to promote The Jesus Lizard Book — a wild history of a band known for abrasive music and relentless energy.
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There’ll Be a Memorial For DBA’s Dennis Zentek Next Month

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DBA has announced that April 16 will be the date of a memorial service celebrating the life of Dennis Zentek, the co-founder of the the beer bar with locations in the East Village and Williamsburg. Zentek’s death was announced Monday, prompting an outpouring of tributes from friends, family, employees and customers. Yesterday on Facebook, his brother Ron shared details about the circumstances of his death.
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More About That ‘Small Explosion’ That Left a Man ‘Engulfed in Flames’ On Ave C

Scene of the underground fire. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Scene of the underground fire. (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

It seems a manhole fire is what sent a person on Avenue C to the hospital with serious burns Monday, but the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.

A security guard at Village East Towers, the Mitchell-Lama complex at 170 Avenue C, confirmed that two men had been working at a manhole outside of the 21-story towers when one suffered burns “over 40 percent of his body.”

Deirdre Sinnott, who lives across the street, posted a comment on our initial story about the fire and said she heard an “explosion” and “screams which drew me to the window.”
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Sound Pieces, Scrabble and an ‘Interactive Ritual Cleansing’ at a 150-Year-Old Church

logoThis weekend, a London-based theater troupe will tap into Williamsburg’s history.

ONE OF US, formed in March 2013, puts on site-specific, immersive performances related to the history of its venues. In this case: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Williamsburg. The church was founded by a group of German Lutherans in 1853, making it one of the oldest churches in north Brooklyn. If you’ve ever walked near the Montrose stop, you know its brick and terra cotta spire.
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