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Celebrate Bloomsday and Friday the 13th With These Talks and Readings

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Who ever said that writing, at its best, is a lonely life? We’ve got your weekly round-up of bibliovents that prove once in a while writers do actually jerk themselves away from their laptops to good effect. On the books this week are a wide variety of events, from a reading where you can get tattooed while soaking up some Alt-Lit vibes, to a panel discussion of the King of Pop led by his brave biographer.
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The Men’s Mags Are All Up On Brooklyn’s Jock

Vogue might have mixed feelings about Brooklyn, but the men’s magazines seem to be embracing it wholeheartedly.
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One of Williamsburg’s Mysteriously Missing Citi Bike Stations Returns Tonight

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

(Photo: Kate Beaudoin)

Williamsburg doesn’t exactly have an overabundance of bike-share stations (according to Citi Bike’s map, it has 9 to the East Village’s 24), so it was a bummer when two of them suddenly disappeared. A couple of weekends ago, all of the neighborhood’s docks were full and the Metropolitan Avenue station was backed up with exasperated riders waiting for bikes to be checked out so they could return theirs.
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Wondering Where to Watch Your Team in the World Cup? Here’s Where to Kick It

By now, plenty of punters have told you where to watch the World Cup, but what about your team? Whether you’re rooting for the Blues (France) or the Red Fury (Spain), or you’re just looking for an excuse to chant “U! S! A!”, here’s where to watch the right game at the right place.
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As Bushwick Gets an ‘Injection of Luxury,’ Art Studios Adapt

A studio door during Bushwick Open Studios. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A studio door during Bushwick Open Studios. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Luis Martin, programming director at Brooklyn Brush Studios, noticed something different at Bushwick Open Studios this year.  “We witnessed a few Maseratis pull up,” he said, pointing to something indicative of the neighborhood’s transforming art scene. “It’s become this Miami culture, and along with it comes Manhattan real estate prices.”
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House of Vans Announces More Free Shows: Holy Ghost!, Future Islands and More

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Summertime is decidedly a time for lounging, but the official season of Leisure Club also means a slew of free events, not least of which are the super-chill Vans House Parties.

As previously mentioned, R&B mainstay Charles Bradley and Canada’s answer to Ariel Pink, Mac DeMarco, open up the series on Thursday with a sold out show. And now the schedule through August 14 is finally set in stone.
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Hundreds of Hillary Fans (and a Couple of Haters) Lined Up in Union Square

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Hillary Clinton fans, young and old, wrapped around four blocks in Union Square this morning, waiting for what one called a “historic moment” — a book signing at Barnes & Noble by their hero, the pantsuited pol who claims she hasn’t yet made up her mind about running for president.
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