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Quell Your ‘Liquified Pork Butter’ Craving at Benkei Ramen’s Relocated Pop-Up

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

Inside Hill & Dale, where Benkei Ramen has a new pop-up four nights a week. (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

At 12:30 a.m., chef Ito Shigeru’s Benkei Ramen had its first service as a pop-up restaurant at Hill & Dale’s Lower East Side digs, having relocated east from its previous spot inside the Soho sushi restaurant Ushiwaka Maru.
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The Picture Show: A Microcinema That Spends 1/4 of its Profits on Alcohol

(Photo: Sasha Von Oldershausen)

(Photo: Sasha Von Oldershausen)

“Idealism and business rarely mix,” says Chester Kent, a lead character in Guy Maddin’s film, The Saddest Music in the World.

The Picture Show—a new experimental microcinema in Greenpoint—screened Maddin’s film (which is about finding the saddest music in the world during Depression era Winnipeg) on their opening night in early February. For Katya Yakubov and Daniel Hess, co-founders of the theater, idealism and business have found a rare place to converge… Except they haven’t exactly figured out the business part yet.
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‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Go To The Hospital’ – An Open Letter to NYU Freshmen

The other week, we were contacted by an NYU freshman currently living in residence. This student expressed their concern regarding the overwhelming number peers being carted off to the hospital each weekend for drinking excessively. We contacted Philip Lentz, the university’s Director of Public Affairs, who informed us that students who are taken to hospital as a result of drinking are required to attend a clinical intervention with a trained counsellor as well as participate in an alcohol education workshop. Though it is clear that the university is taking the necessary steps to mitigate this issue, perhaps there are some steps the students can take as well… And thus, an open letter from a student to their peers:
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Erica Weiner to Mark Down a ‘F#$%-ton’ of Jewelry This Weekend

Ensphere Necklace, was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner Jewelry)

Necklace was $55, now $45 (Photos courtesy of Erica Weiner jewelry)

Trying to overcome your nagging perfectionism? At an upcoming sample sale in Greenpoint, you can buy all sorts of jewelry that’s soon-to-be discontinued, or flaunting lovable mistakes.

“It’s kind of Frankenstein versions of a lot of the things we have in the collection—things that resemble collection items but didn’t make the cut because they weren’t quite right,” said Emily Ruane, publicist for Erica Weiner. “One-of-a-kind experiments, basically.”

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‘We’re Doing Great’: Crime in 9th Precinct Down 21% From Last Year

Deputy Inspector John G. Cappelmann (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Deputy Inspector John G. Cappelmann (Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Crime in the NYPD’s 9th precinct dropped by a “significant” 21% over the past 28 days compared to the same time frame from last year, says Deputy Inspector John G. Cappelmann. Cappelmann, the commanding officer of the precinct, which encompasses the East Village and parts of LES, delivered the good news at last night’s monthly Community Council meeting. He did not, however, cite New York’s brutal winter weather as a reason.

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What Happens When the Movies Tow Your Car Away?

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I never noticed the fine print that appears on many of the “No Parking” signs (all?) posted by film studios, but the brightly colored laminated posters themselves had been decorating my neighborhood with an increasing frequency as shows like Girls and Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick found homes on the north side of Greenpoint.
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