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. More →
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. More →
If 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. More →
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. More →
Today gawkers gathered at the corner of East Fourth Street and Cooper Square, where four concrete trucks were parked, to watch the foundation of the new dorm at 35 Cooper Square go in. We shot some footage of a giant thingamajig pouring grey slop all over the hearts of East Village preservationists. More →
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. More →
Mishka, the Williamsburg clothing store that’s “born in Brooklyn, raised in Hell” (you’ll remember it as the creator of the Katz’s salami snapback) turns five tomorrow and like any good child of Hades it’s got quite a celebration planned. More →
“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 →