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Brace for a Lengthy Webster Hall Closure; Beer Yoga Destinations

Although the driver who killed Neftaly Ramirez in a Greenpoint hit-and-run last month will not be charged, the case will remain open for the foreseeable future, per police. [Brooklyn Paper]

While undergoing it’s just-begun renovations and a change of management, Webster Hall will reportedly be closed for at least two years. [Billboard]

After three years on E. 11th Street, coffee and clothing shop Fair Folks & a Goat will shutter August 31. [EV Grieve] More →

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Webster Hall Doc Seeks Kickstarter Funds; Brooklyn Mirage Descends onto W-Burg

Webster Hall stage hands launched a $15K Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the 131-year-old East Village venue, which will temporarily close next month for updates by new management. [EV Grieve]

Check out a rendering of the 12-story residence that will occupy Moscot’s former corner on Delancey Street. [NY YIMBY]

On N. 11th Street, 10 subsidized apartments will rent to lucky lottery winners for between $722 and $900/month. [DNA Info] More →

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Concertgoer Dies at Webster Hall; Bowery Flophouse Could Be Sold

Brooklyn is SO over

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

According to the band Miss May I, at their Saturday night show at the Studio at Webster Hall a fan stagedived to his death. A music blog called Sinestra Studios identified the deceased as 21-year-old Alberto Scotto. [Brookyn Vegan].

Cab driver Gurmeet Singh was convicted of raping a passenger — who fell asleep during the drive from Williamsburg to her East Village apartment — at knifepoint in 2011. He could be imprisoned for up to 25 years. [NY Post]

Renovation permits were filed with the Department of Buildings last week at 234 Wythe Avenue, reportedly the intended home for J.Crew in Williamsburg. [Buzz Buzz Home]
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Photos: Skrillex Kept Webster Hall’s Final Club Night Going Til 6am

History was in the air Saturday night as Skrillex shook Webster Hall on its final club night. Two and half decades after the Toronto-based Bollinger brothers bought the East Village venue, they’re selling it AEG Presents, who will renovate the Hall over the next two years. The torch passing has meant some incredible shows, like Nine Inch Nails on July 31 and the just-announced surprise finale, Action Bronson on Thursday.

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Jennifer Herrema Talks Royal Trux Reunion Part Deux, Happening Next Week at Webster Hall

(Photo by Nine Gouveia, courtesy of Drag City)

(Photo by Nine Gouveia, courtesy of Drag City)

Legendary skuzz rock duo Royal Trux are getting back together, if only for a moment. The former bandmates are set to play at Webster Hall on December 19 for the second time since their one-show reunion back in August. Until then, Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema, once a power couple in romance and rock n’ roll, hadn’t seen each other in 13 years. “But when he walked in the door it was like everything was the same,” Herrema told us. “It all just went back to the same thing — the chemistry, everything. It was as if no time had passed.”

We caught up with the perpetually-imitated, never-repeated Jennifer Herrema– who’s been based in LA for a while now– about what precipitated the reunion part deux, and how Royal Trux may be broken up, but a new fan seems to be born every day.

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Kaiser Chiefs at Webster Hall

This Leeds-based indie rock outfit have hopped the pond to promote their new album, Education, Education, Education & War. The band is famous for rocking festivals with big stage sets and light shows, pulling every stunt short of a miniature Stonehenge. Their most recognizable single is probably “Ruby,” released back in ’07. Bottom line, you will not be bored at this show.

Crystal Fighters at Webster Hall

“Sebastian Pringle, Gilbert Vierich, and Graham Dickson are the three core members of Crystal Fighters, around whom a larger cadre of vocalists and instrumentalists revolve. They’re the kind of people whose brains seem to be bubbling pots, all intensely preoccupied with anthropology, time travel, spirituality and their place in the universe, even as they’re attempting to create the kind of cohesive sonic pieces that really connect and move people. They seem passionate about creating music that can make people dance, but that is equally adept at finding its way beneath a listener’s skin.” – The Bowery Presents

The Boxer Rebellion at Webster Hall

“May 2013 sees the release of the band’s much-anticipated 4th studio album. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band’s previous, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece – a more hi-fi, and soaring work that truly delivers on the band’s widescreen, signature sound.”  – Bowery Presents

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Hotel Proposed for Webster Hall Block; Cafe Moto Shutters


The developer Lighthouse Group submitted paperwork to demolish five E. 11th Street buildings and build a 300-room hotel in their place. [EV Grieve]

Join the affordable housing lottery to vie for a pair of units at 303 Stanhope Street in Bushwick. [Brownstoner]

On Broadway in Williamsburg, Cafe Moto closed in late July after 14 years in business. [Free Williamsburg]

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