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Cockfighting Ring Busted in Bushwick; NYU Student’s $4.5 Million Pad

Centre-Fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 14: Michael DeNicola, RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

As you can see above, the latest cycle of CentreFuge on East First Street features a tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Authorities broke up a cockfighting ring that was allegedly based out of a Bushwick pet store. [NY Post]

Neighbors want to landmark the building set to contain Soho House‘s controversial Ludlow Street location. [Curbed]

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Our Ill-Fated Attempt to Get Ray Lemoine and Lindsay Lohan to Talk Girls

Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

Our brilliant idea for Girls Talk this week? Get Ray Lemoine, best known for tangling with Paris Hilton’s little brother, to text about the episode with Lindsay Lohan. After all, the East Village freelancer, who now refers to that incident as a performance-art piece called “Lohan Thug,” still gets spotted with Lilo when he’s not throwing parties or getting arrested at Sundance. And who better than she to weigh in on the foibles of Hannah and her cronies?
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Meet the Bushwick Mom Who Got a Shoutout in De Blasio’s State of the City Speech

(‏@GunaRockYa/Twitter)

(‏@GunaRockYa/Twitter)

Rocio Espada had no idea her family’s story would be used to introduce a major new policy of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Monday in his State of the City address. “I thought wow, I’m so honored,” she said, after receiving a phone call telling her about it. “Because it is not only about me, it’s about a lot of parents out there.”

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Christoph Paul’s New Book Has Nothing to Do With Pigeon Pimps or Masturbating Vampires

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Christoph Paul‘s latest book — Love Spandrel, a collection of 90 poems out today — is a Valentine’s gift for his girlfriend. But don’t let that fool you: his next one will be titled Tits From Hell, and he describes it as “Rosemary’s Baby meets Nip/Tuck.
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Hear It First: The New One From Feebzz, Who Got a Cease-and-Desist From Morrissey

-1Brooklyn-based rapper Feebzz is back with her sophomore mixtape, Every Single Night, and we’ve got your first listen below. The album just came out today, but it’s already managed to piss a few individuals off — including Morrissey, whose people sent the female MC a cease-and-desist order last week for illegally sampling “How Soon is Now” on her song “Shut Yr Mouth, Bitch.” In proper gangsta form, Feebzz remains true to her persona of not giving a fuck (one of her raps is actually titled “IDGAF”) and isn’t planning on taking the track offline. Feebzz told Bedford + Bowery, “I’m not selling the song and I don’t have a lawyer or anything,” and that she’s “just gonna ignore it until it goes away.”
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What the Artists and Gallerists Wore to Greenpoint Gallery Night

Introducing Tribes, in which we ask a select group of New Yorkers what they’re wearing. This week: gallerists and artists from Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night.

(All photos: Konstantin Sergayev)

(All photos: Konstantin Sergeyev)

LAURA SPLAN
Artist, Dose Project Space

The jacket is Sasson, from the ’80s. I got it at Salvation Army on Manhattan Avenue. I get almost all my clothes there. I got my boots there as well. And the tank top is American Apparel. I found it just stuffed under a bench in a bar The Drink. I think somebody stole it from the store, cause it has a hole where the anti-theft magnet apparently was. Nobody else wanted it, so I took it and I wear it all the time.
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A Rezoning For Bushwick?; Push For a New School On the LES

Maya Hayuk does the Bowery Wall: Pigeons

Looks like Maya Hayuk’s Bowery wall mural has already been tagged.(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Councilman Antonio Reynoso is working on a rezoning proposal that would prevent Williamsburg-esque high rises from taking root in Bushwick. [Brooklyn Paper]

Elected officials are pushing for the DOE to consider putting a school at Essex Crossing. [The Lo-Down]

Check out a Lower East Side salt shed in action. [Gizmodo]
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