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Archangel Antiques Will Close Its 2-in-1 Store in June after 20-Plus Years

(Photos: Sherry Hseih) Gail Busche, co-owner of Archangel Antiques.

(Photos: Sherry Hseih) Gail Busche, co-owner of Archangel Antiques.

Normcore is Gail Busche’s nightmare. Ask the co-owner of Archangel Antiques to describe each decade’s fashion in a word or two and she doesn’t hesitate: “’20s short, ’30s slinky, ’40s strong, ’50s elegant, ’60s fun, ’70s out there.” But after that? “The ‘80s was so bad I was happy I could still wear ’40s. And after that, there was no style.”

The East Village store plans to close in June. Busche, 75, and partner and co-owner Ricahrd Cullen, 71, say they can’t keep up with a rent increase and competition with other nearby clothing shops. Back in August 2012, Cullen told The Local East Village that Archangel’s then-rent of $4800 had sextupled since the couple first occupied 334 E. 9th Street. 

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Cure Sunday’s Hangover By Drinking Blessed Water at a Full Moon Ceremony

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

(Photo: Carriage House Birth)

There’s going to be a full moon this Sunday, so naturally women in Brooklyn will be blessing H2O in a sacred bowl, drinking it, and then pouring the remainder into the East River. This Full Moon Water Ceremony will be taking place at Carriage House Birth, Williamsburg’s hippest birth collective (a collective of doulas) owned by Samantha Huggins, Lindsey Bliss and Domino Kirke – daughter of Bad Company’s Simon Kirke, and sister to Girls’ Jemima Kirke.
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Dirck the Norseman Debuts Eight Beers They Love to Drink (And You Will Too)

(Photos: Virginia McLure) Glasses of the Clifford

(Photos: Virginia McLure) Glasses of the Clifford Pilsner at Dirck the Norseman.

So, perhaps you’ve made it to Dirck the Norseman in Greenpoint by now, tasted their pig knuckle, sipped their German beer, admired the murals and thought, This is the life.

It gets better. Yesterday, the people behind Dirck the Norseman, celebrated the coming out into the world (and the bar) of their eight proprietary craft beers, all brewed in-house and the brain-children of Norseman owner Ed Raven and Chris Prout, head brewer.
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Life of a Piformance Artist

Pi Written From Memory, 0-4000. 18" x 24"
Oil on canvas
2013
Pi is used as a pattern on individual plains, echoing the cubist use of lettering and collage. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Pi Written From Memory, 0-4000. 18″ x 24″
Oil on canvas
2013
Pi is used as a pattern on individual plains, echoing the cubist use of lettering and collage. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

For approximately π seconds, it seems like Evan Daniel Smith is lost. His dark eyebrows point down towards the almost empty page in front of him while he murmurs to himself. His narrowed eyes focus intently on the sequence of twelve tiny numbers he has etched in black ink: 972177528347. These seemingly random digits have been read aloud to him – a life raft in a sea of numbers. All he knows is this sequence could be anywhere in the first 10,000 digits of pi. Smith taps his pen. The page stares back at him, blankly.
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You Have More Chances to Check Out These Giant Tighty Whities in Bushwick

Photo courtesy of ArtHelix

Photo courtesy of ArtHelix

Most people hate airing their dirty laundry. Not Michael McKeown. His massive handmade skivvies will be hanging on a clothesline in a Bushwick alley  through April.

The artist’s outdoor installation, “Winter Laundry,” was due to close this weekend but just got extended at 16 Harrison Place.

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Corrigan Will Hold Court Again!

Buscemi, Garofolo and Weiner at last month's Corrigan Show.

Buscemi, Garofalo and Weiner at last month’s Corrigan Show.

After orchestrating a historic meeting of the minds between Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo, and Anthony Weiner, actor, musician and occasional Greenpoint activist Kevin Corrigan is bringing his eponymous live talk show back to Over the Eight.
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Goodbye, Blue Monday to Say Goodnight; Neighbors Not-So-Sweet on Sweet Chick

Magic hour #sunrise #lowereastside #les #manhattan #newyorkcity #nyc #imagesforyoursenses #iheartny

(Photo: bahramforoughi Flickr)

Bushwick concert space Goodbye, Blue Monday is begging for a buyer, otherwise it will close this month. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Meanwhile, the property at 37 E. 12th St. was bought for $26.6 million…. cash. [Massey Knakel Reel] More →

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Mr. Throwback Stuck His Finger in His Dunk-a-roo Icing (Let’s Face It – Who Didn’t?)

This week, we asked Mr. Throwback what his childhood snack of choice was. Gushers? Fruit Roll-Ups? Fun Dip? Bugles? Damn, the ’90s had good snacks.

Yes, all of those artificial ingredient-laden treats were fun and delicious, but Mr. Throwback went with the most fun and delicious treat of them all: Dunk-a-roos!
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Cultfever Likes to Get ‘A Little Manic’ On Stage

At Baby’s All Right, Cultfever played an energetic set for an enthusiastic hometown crowd before setting off to SXSW. The Williamsburg venue’s backdrop, a mosaic of lit-up glass bottles, cut cheerful silhouettes of the band members. Lead singer Tamara Jafar leaned over the lip of the stage, looked at the people ten feet away and crooked a finger; on demand, everyone moved up.
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