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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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BangOn Threw an Epic Easter Island Warehouse Rave

Last time we checked in with roving rave producers BangOn, they were blowing up a reproduction of the Titanic and using it as an inflatable slide. This time, they went with an Easter Island theme for a rager that started on Holy Saturday and went past sunrise on Easter Sunday (aka “4/20”).
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Adam Rapp’s New Film Features Fellow Villagers Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne and Some Atomic Passion

Adam Rapp’s new film – featuring the playwright, novelist and screenwriter’s East Village neighbors Sam Rockwell and Natasha Lyonne – had its Tribeca Film Festival premiere in (where else?) the East Village last night.
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More Landlord Strife for Steve Cannon; Bartender Sues Over Headbutt

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

When emptying his East Village apartment–and the longtime home of his gallery, A Gathering of TribesSteve Cannon removed a wall painted by artist David Hammonds, replacing it with a generic one. Cannon’s former landlord, Lorraine Zhang, says the one-of-a-kind piece belongs to her. [NY Times]

At Acme restaurant in Noho, a bartender who allegedly had his nose broken by a patron who headbutted him is suing for $2 million. [NY Post]

Some young members of the Lower East Side Girls Club used makeup to look bloodied and bruised during an anti-violence march this weekend in Tompkins Square Park. [GammaBlog]

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Onur Tukel On His Bushwick Vampire Comedy Featuring Alex Karpovsky of Girls

One of the buzzed about movies at the Tribeca Film Festival this season is Bushwick filmmaker Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood, a vampire mumblecore rom com that Vulture describes as “what might happen if Woody Allen and Lena Dunham found themselves collaborating on a Roger Corman movie.” The Dunham comparison is apt: Tukel co-starred in Alex Karpovsky’s Red Flag and now Karpovksy (Ray from Girls) appears in Tukel’s movie, as an office drone who watches his neurotic, lazy manchild of a co-worker descend into insatiable blood lust.
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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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