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Richard Gere Is On the Streets: 6 Things Homeless NYers Want His Film to Show

Richard Gere today. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

Richard Gere today. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

We found Richard Gere this morning huddled between two trash containers on East 10th Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A, where the actor is filming Time Out of Mind, a movie about a homeless man in New York.

Just blocks away, near Tompkins Square Park, a handful of actual homeless New Yorkers pushed carts filled with bottles and cans they had collected for resale. Over on Second Avenue and East Seventh Street, a group of “travelers” sat outside the shuttered May Chan restaurant. We asked both groups of people to share a little bit about their daily life. Here are six things they said the film should portray about homelessness in New York City.
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Rockaway Is Getting a Slew of Street Art… and Maybe a New Roberta’s Project

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

As of this post, there are 30 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes and 19 seconds until the reopening of Rockaway Taco, per the countdown clock. But that isn’t even the most exciting thing coming to Bushwick-by-the-Sea.
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Hear Gary Shteyngart Talk ‘Immigrants, Tenements, Failure, All That Good Stuff’

Little FailureIf you paid $85 to listen to New York Times bestselling author Gary Shteyngart read from his memoir at Calliope, you might want to stop reading here. Tonight at The Tenement Museum, admission is free to hear the author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story discuss his confessional book, Little Failure, in a Q&A with Suketu Mehta, Pulitzer-nominated author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found.
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You’ll Want to Hit Hannibal Buress’s Birthday Party Sunday

Hannibal Buress really is the man of the hour: not just because he’s celebrating his 31st birthday Sunday, but also because he’s coming off a first season of Broad City that was so great it got name-dropped in a New Yorker cartoon, Seth Rogen just called him “the Jay-Z of stand-up comedy” in a hilarious interview over at Vulture, and his pilot just got picked up. (Actually, his tweet about that last one wasn’t quite true, as he recently explained to Conan). Oh, and his latest hour, “Live From Chicago,” drops Saturday at midnight on Comedy Central.
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Confirmed: Max Fish and Pies ‘n’ Thighs Are Aiming for the LES

(Photo: M.P. Foss)

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 →