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John Maus’s ‘Touchdown’ Video Takes Health Goth to a New Level

Over the weekend it was announced that Justin Timberlake will be the Super Bowl’s half time act. Yawn. It should’ve been John Maus. Just look at the synth-pop brooder’s just-released video for “Touchdown,” the new single off his album Screen Memories, out this Friday. In the lo-fi short, directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Coach Maus tells himself to “go for the touchdown” in his usual Ian Curtis/Darth Vader drawl, making “touchdown” sound like a euphemism for an opium high. Seriously, watch the video; it’s like the health goth answer to “Are You Ready For Some Football?”

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Watch Todd P, Peter Shapiro and Other North Brooklyn Club Owners Talk Nightlife and DIY

While you party down this weekend, the club owners of North Brooklyn will be working hard to make that partying possible — and offering up a dizzyingly diverse array of cutting-edge music, to boot. (For starters, did anyone else catch John Carpenter’s soundtrack composer, Alan Howarth, doing the Halloween theme song at 285 Kent last night? Just beyond awesome.) Last week at the Newsroom, we spoke to some of our favorite nightlife impresarios: from left to right in the video above, you’ve got Peter Shapiro of Brooklyn Bowl, Jify Shah of Cameo, Jake Rosenthal of Glasslands, John Barclay of Bossa Nova Civic Club, and Todd Patrick of 285 Kent and Market Hotel.
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New Coffee, Juice Spots in Bushwick; ‘Panty Raid’ in Greenpoint

You Go Girl

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At 149 First Avenue, all residents were told to vacate within 90 days due to the building’s structural deterioration, which might require a full demolition. [EV Grieve]

A new advocacy group called Tenants United Fighting For the Lower East Side [TUFF Less] assembled in the wake of increasing real estate activity in the neighborhood. [The Lo-Down]

Bushwick’s newest coffee shop is El Cafecito on Wyckoff Avenue, which stocks Brooklyn Roasting Co. beans and Balthazar pastries. [Bushwick Daily]
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Renderings For Essex Crossing, Yotel Williamsburg; ‘Metal Yoga’ in Bushwick

The Classics, by Ivan Orama

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According to a new report, chain stores accounted for at least 275K-square-feet of Brooklyn real estate leased last year. [The Real Deal]

Renderings were released of the hard-to-recognize Essex Market (and three of its neighbors) circa 2018. [Curbed NY]

Check out a rendering of the 110-room Yotel Williamsburg, bound for Lorimer Street in 2017. [The Real Deal] More →

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James Murphy’s Espresso Is Brewing; Knockout Attacks Due to ‘Resentment’?

NYC Christmas Trees 2013: East Village

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A newly elected councilwoman attempting to explain recent knockout attacks believes that for some African-Americans “the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success.” [DNA Info]

A Twitter account claiming to represent Castle Braid, the apartment complex that was the subject of the Post‘s recent piece about old hipsters vs. new hipsters, is running its mouth, but who’s really behind it? [NY Observer]

A 19-year-old says he was the victim of a gunpoint robbery on South 9th Street in Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Paper]
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‘Babe Magnet Pad’ in Williamsburg; Citi Bike Getting a Boost?

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

Red & Gold Crab Shack is replacing Japadog on St. Marks Place.

At an apartment near Meserole Street and Bushwick Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was pinned to the ground by one man while his partner in crime stole her computer. No arrests have been made. [DNA Info]

Citi Bike is reportedly poised to sign a multi-million dollar deal that will double the number of vehicles in NYC, from around 6,000 to 12,000. [Wall Street Journal]

Business at Katz’s Deli has yet to bounce back from the days pre-water main break. [The Lo-Down] More →

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Our Handy Guide to Halloween Parties That Don’t Suck

(Lindsay Attaway/Flickr)

(Lindsay Attaway/Flickr)

You already know where to catch Nirvana, Buddy Holly and the Beach Boys on Halloween. But if you’re just too creeped out by the thought of zombie Kurt, there are plenty of other places to do the monster mash. Hit one of the parties, tours, plays below and you won’t spend the night on your couch eating Reese’s (though that’s a perfectly acceptable pre-partying option).
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Possible Hate Crime in Williamsburg; Send-Off For Wd~50

Michael and Styles

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Five attackers who struck a Jewish woman in the head with a milk crate Saturday afternoon at a Williamsburg playground may have committed a hate crime, police say. [DNA Info]

The Muse—an artist collective and haven for local circus performers that shares a Williamsburg address with Glasslands, the soon-to-close venue being bought by VICElaunched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their move to Bushwick. [Bushwick Daily]

Wylie Dufrense’s wd~50 reportedly made $100,000 in less than 10 minutes yesterday when reservations became available for the restaurant’s last two weeks of service next month. [Grub Street]

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