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This Crash Sent Two Cabbies to the Hospital

A pair of cabs collided at the intersection of Eldridge and Broome Streets tonight. It happened shortly before 9 p.m. and two people were taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to the fire department. An FDNY spokesperson couldn’t say who exactly was injured or to what degree, but ALIFE’s Paul Alexander, the eyewitness who took the photo at left, told us “both drivers went to hospital, both serious.”

A Redditor also got a photo of the scene.

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A Tiny Gift Shop Has Opened and Now Manhattan Is Officially Over, Too

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Earlier this week, Brooklyn was declared over, and now Manhattan is over, too. Done. Finished.

On St. Marks Place, a small gift shop has opened, selling I ♥ NY baby tees, cheap ties, and a bunch of bongs. While R & R Gift, right next to the new smoke shop on the corner of Third Avenue, may seem like a blip on the radar in a neighborhood that’s still culturally vibrant (we’re talking Saved by the Bell musicals here), it can’t be denied that this marks the precise moment when Manhattan as a brand has overtaken Manhattan as place, turning itself over fully to the project that was always its greatest work in the first place: tiny Statue of Liberty statues.
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Honduras Ain’t Gonna Lie: ‘We Want to Be a Big Band, So We’re Trying to Write Good Songs’

Opening for Kaiser Chiefs  at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month. (Photo: Shayne Hanley)

Pat Philips, opening for Kaiser Chiefs at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month. (Photo: Shayne Hanley)

Pat Philips, the lead singer of the band Honduras, might be hungover. He’s drinking a lot of water. Philips, Tyson Moore, lead guitar, and Josh Wehle, drums, are relaxing in the front of Radio Bushwick — without alcoholic drinks — before the gig celebrating the release of their EP Morality Cuts, on Black Bell Records. The bass player, Paul Lizarraga, is off somewhere taking a nap.
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Some Warholians Dined at Indochine to Celebrate Paul Kasmin’s Latest Shows

Atmosphere at Indochine. (photo: Patrick McMullan)

Atmosphere at Indochine. (photo: Patrick McMullan)

What happens when Andy Warhol’s cronies – superstar Jane Holzer, iconic writer Glenn O’Brien, former Interview editor Bob Colacello (who wrote Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up) to name but a few –  congregate for dinner? Thanks to gallerist and art dealer Paul Kasmin, we got to find out.
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The Last Brucennial, Featuring Only Women, Was Just Nuts

The preview of the Whitney Biennial was great and all. But did those uptown swells lay out endless garbage cans filled with free PBR at THEIR opening? Did they toss out free t-shirts to a rowdy, adoring crowd? Was there Ministry on the decks and naked people on the floor? And were there almost 600 different artists with works hung literally floor to ceiling, every square foot filled, every single one of them created by a woman?
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Watch the New TEEN Video and Snag Tickets to The Album Release Party

Greenpoint’s TEEN just released a video for their single, “Not For Long.” It’s kind of like the “Nothing Compares 2 You” video meets “Spaceballs” on shrooms… Okay, we won’t bother trying to describe it — just give it a watch and know that you’ve still got a chance to win tickets to their album release party. As previously mentioned, we’re giving away two tickets to the April 24 show at Baby’s All Right, or — if you prefer — two tickets to the March 14 premiere of Teenage, a film adaptation of Jon Savage’s history of adolescence featuring music by Bradford Cox of Deerhunter. Just sign up for the B+B Newsletter via the following form and tell us what you’re entering to win.
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At Independent, There Are Newspapers in Jars and Pickled Veggies in Tables

Andra Ursuta, “Even More Love Hours (2014), at Ramiken Crucible. (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Andra Ursuta, “Even More Love Hours” at Ramiken Crucible. (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

The Independent art fair (the art fair that prefers not to be described as an art fair) opened its doors yesterday evening. To its credit, it does avoid many of the typical art fair evils. There are no square booths, exhibitors are typically friendly – even if you don’t look like you’re wielding a checkbook, and natural light streams through the windows. Located in Chelsea at what was once the Dia Art Foundation’s exhibition space, the whole Independent experience is rather palatable and pleasant.
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This Theater Kid Has a Thing For Skulls, and So Does Hair Metal

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

(Photo: Nina Westervelt)

In the two and a half years that Ariel Pellman has gone to Hair Metal in Greenpoint, she’s also gone through six hairstyles. See if you can follow along with just a few: When she first visited the six-seater salon, Ariel had some purple in her hair, “but it was mostly black,” she says. “We shaved the side and made that hot pink, so I had purple and pink. Then, we did the same and bleached the tips and did teal on the bottom. And then we shaved it again and did teal with a black skull on the side.” More →