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Boys and Girls, Here’s the New Video From The Men, Playing Bowery Tonight


If that new movie about Fort Tilden didn’t have you longing for summer, this new video from The Men surely will: it involves a trip down to Robert Moses State Park and some True Detective-style dabbling in the occult. The song, “Pearly Gates,” is a hard-chugging throwback rawk tune in the spirit of “LA Woman,” and it’s off of Tomorrow’s Hits, out this week via Brooklyn label Sacred Bones (you may have seen a mural for the album — their fifth in four years — in Williamsburg).
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Bowery Getting an Ace Hotel; Oral History of Pyramid Club

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

223-225 Bowery has sold for $30 million and will become a 180-room Ace Hotel with a small number of residential condominiums. [Curbed]

Unions want all workers at the Domino site to be organized. [NY Daily News]

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth believes that “the project should include more affordable housing than proposed. We also believe there are other important aspects of the project that must be considered, such as open space, design and neighborhood impacts.” [NAG]
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Over 150 People Are Lined Up For Free Pancakes Right Now

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

These people are flippin’ insane.

It’s National Pancake Day at IHOP and here’s what the line looks like on East 14th Street. Over 150 people strong — most of them dorm kids. At 7:30 p.m., the person at the front had been waiting for over an hour in 30-degree weather. One happy customer walked out and said, “Totally worth the wait. Four dollar dinner.” And here’s a look at the back of the line.
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Just How Sweet Is the Domino Deal?

Yesterday we reported that the city had struck a deal with the developer of the Domino Sugar factory site that would bring some 700 units of affordable housing to the Williamsburg waterfront. Here now is our handy-dandy chart showing differences between the previous developer’s plan, the current developer’s Bloomberg-era plan, and the plan that will be put to the City Planning Commission’s vote this week.
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The Directors of Fort Tilden Traveled From Williamsburg to Rockaway to SXSW

(Photo courtesy of "Fort Tilden")

(Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott in Fort Tilden.

It’s hard to get accepted by the South by Southwest film festival — especially if you’re not from New York. This year’s festival features eight films, chosen from 1,324 submissions, and more than half of them have roots here: The Heart Machine, directed by Village Voice film critic Zachary Wigon; Wild Canaries, Lawrence Levine’s Brooklyn-based film; The Mend, set in Harlem and directed by John Magary, who attended Columbia University’s graduate film program; Brooklyn resident Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns; and the world premier of Fort Tilden, about two girls’ “needlessly complicated” bike ride from Williamsburg to Rockaway’s Fort Tilden beach, co-directed by two NYU MFA film candidates.
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Art Thief Swipes Snoop Lion Portrait; Mini Mini Market Closing After 14 Years

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Pols have redoubled their calls for traffic safety in the wake of a Williamsburg traffic death. [Brooklyn Paper]

A variety of projects are vying for grants from a $19.5 million Greenpoint oil spill fund. [NY Times]

Slain real estate developer Menachem Stark and partner Israel Perlmutter owned around 1,000 apartment units. [The Real Deal] More →