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A Spaceship Landed On the Bowery Today

(Photos: Jenna Marotta)

(Photos: Jenna Marotta)

A spaceship has landed on the Lower East Side — and no, George Clinton isn’t playing Bowery Ballroom. The New Museum launched “Museum as Hub: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module,” an exhibition/installation taking over the building’s fifth floor from now until April 6.
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There’s Something (Max) Fishy Happening at the Katz’s Pop-Up Tonight

IMG_3006Yes, there is still a monstrous, PBR-shaped hole in our hearts since Max Fish closed last summer, but this evening a few of the folks responsible for all things Max Fish have teamed up with Klughaus Gallery and, with the help of Converse, are having a Max Fish party in the Katz’s pop-up space on Houston. Though it’s uncertain what, precisely, makes the party inherently “Max-Fishy,” other than its proximity to the recently shuttered outpost, we imagine the flyer alone is enough to bring out the old familiar faces in an “if you build it, they shall come” sort of way.

Here’s what happened last time the Fish partnered with Klughaus, for a pop-up bar at Art Basel last month.
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Artists & Fleas Will Be Jumping With Vintage Vendors Next Weekend

Clothing from Gypsy Nation Vintage (Photo by Martha Camarillo, Courtesy of Artists & Fleas)

Clothing from Gypsy Nation Vintage (Photo by Martha Camarillo, Courtesy of Artists & Fleas)

Few things are less New York than watching Seattle and Denver play football in New Jersey over a 30-pack of Milwaukee’s Best. So start Super Bowl weekend with something singular to the city — a vintage flea market in Williamsburg.

More than 20 visiting vendors will display clothes, gems and bric-a-brac at Destination: Vintage, which takes over the Artists & Fleas warehouse space on N. 7th Street next Saturday and Sunday. The selection of available items will span seven decades, from the 1920s to the 1990.
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Brooklyn Brewery Wants You to Experience Its Experiments

(Courtesy Brooklyn Brewery)

The Brooklyn Brewery is busy as ever. First, the Williamsburg brewmasters just announced the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment, a new series of limited-edition bottles dedicated to the brewery’s one-off experiments, which heretofore they’ve mostly kept to themselves. According to a blog post, these are bottle-conditioned specialty brews, requiring a “little more incubation and a whole lot of tender love and care.” You’re unlikely to see them too often on shelves.
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Police Say This Guy Robbed Someone While Posing As a Cop

(Photo: NYPD)

(Photo: NYPD)

While you’re on the look-out for the bald, mustachioed scam artist, keep an eye out for this gent as well.

Police say that on the night of Dec. 15, he walked into the Maoz Vegetarian at 59 East 8th Street — an NYU hang — and approached a couple of customers sitting at a table. He told them he was an undercover cop and asked to see one of the guys’ wallet and ID. The victim, a 19-year-old, handed over some cash and the fake flatfoot gave only some of it back before taking off, police say.

The suspect is wanted for criminal impersonation.

Never fun when you go for a falafel and leave feeling awful.

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Pizza, Beer and Bongs Coming to Graham Avenue

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(Photo: Anthony Pappalardo)

 

If you live off the Graham stop you’re either a Tony’s or Carmine’s pizza loyalist. But Carmine’s closed for renovations on January 1 so it could work on a full bar and pizzeria next door — one that’s aimed to cater to New York sports fans and is sure to be heavy on Yankees ephemera if the decor at Carmine’s is any indicator. Though the plans for Carmine’s Sports Bar were announced early last year and the banner above the entrance way still states a Fall 2013 opening, the space is still largely a work in progress.
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Sasheer Zamata’s Girls Tour; Video of 285 Kent’s Last Shows

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Watch Sasheer Zamata, who made her SNL debut Saturday, give a Girls tour of Greenpoint. [NY Observer]

Speaking of Girls, Lena Dunham is defending Vogue against Jezebel, which stirred up some controversy by publishing unretrouched photos from her recent shoot with the mag: “Vogue isn’t the place that we go to look at realistic women, Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what’s the problem?” [Today]

During the final show at 285 Kent, Fucked Up’s lead singer shared a fond memory: “Last time we played here it was like a million degrees, and I vomited outside.” [NY Times]
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