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Party at Kickstarter’s House!

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 7.12.00 PMKickstarter has funded everything from sci-fi flicks starring Ai Wei Wei to co-working spaces to Bushwick breweries — and now the crowd-funding site is throwing a “block party” featuring some of its success stories.

If it sounds like a marketing gimmick, it is. But it should be a fun one: the May 3 event at Kickstarter’s luxe new headquarters in a former Greenpoint pencil factory will allow you to gawk at the offices, demo a developer-friendly video game console called Ouya, play a live-action game called Joust, use a drawing tool named NeoLucida, and, of course, eat and drink (Brooklyn Soda Works, Butter & Scotch, Snap and Mamu Thai Noodle Truck will be on hand).
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De Blasio Wants Air Pollution Code to Regulate Fireplaces and Food Trucks

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

(Photo: Mary Reinholz)

Wearing a green tie and flanked by New York City’s green mascot, Birdie, Mayor Bill De Blasio kicked off New York City’s 44th annual Earth Day in Union Square today by announcing plans to update and strengthen the city’s air pollution control code. “We’re going to work with our friends, the city council, to make the law stronger,” he said. “It is the best tool we have to insure that every possible form of pollution in the air is addressed and addressed stringently.”
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3 A.M. Ice Cream Sandwich Delivery Has Arrived in the East Village

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

In case ordering Ben & Jerry’s from the bodega at 1 a.m. wasn’t cutting it, Insomnia Cookies opened an outpost of its cookie delivery service on East 11th Street today. (Not 4/20?)

The chain, which boasts more than 40 locations nationwide, promises “warm, fresh cookies delivered until 3 a.m.” In addition to the $1.50-$3 cookies available in a dozen varieties, you can order brownies as well as ice cream by the pint, the quart, or in cookie sandwich form (warning: the deluxe cookiewich packs a whopping 1,304 to 1,648, according to the menu). Toppings like M&Ms and peanut butter chips are 85 cents extra, and you can pair the cookies with milk for three bucks. Order online here.

Insomnia Cookies, 299 E. 11th St., nr. Second Ave.; 877-63-COOKIE

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Arrests Made in a Pair of Bushwick Shootings

A memorial of Ivan Martinez, shot dead earlier this month. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

A 14-year-old Bushwick resident, Richard Gonzalez, has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon following a shooting that occurred Saturday morning outside a Foot Locker on Knickerbocker Avenue, the police said.
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Those Stolen Snoop and Mandela Paintings Have Been Found and Returned

(Photo: Cotton Candy Machine's Facebook)

(Photo: Cotton Candy Machine’s Facebook)

The missing portraits of Nelson Mandela and Snoop Lion are back on the premises of the Cotton Candy Machine, the Williamsburg gallery where they were from stolen six weeks ago.

“This is the best news I could get on a Monday morning. I’m super stoked. Especially the Mandela painting,” said artist Amar Stewart on the phone from the Cotton Candy Machine, about to toast to their safe return over beers with gallery co-owner Sean Leonard.
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Natasha Lyonne and the Broad City Girls Talked Lou Reed, Hangovers and Pocket Pussies

Lyonne, Glazer, and Jacobson (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Lyonne, Glazer, and Jacobson (Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Last night Kevin Corrigan interviewed three stars who’ve each completed a very successful first season on TV (or Netflix). Seems he’s hoping their good fortune will bode well for The Talk Show Series–last night’s event at Over the Eight in Williamsburg was recorded as a prospective pilot.
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