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Lena Dunham Will Milk a Cow on ‘Billy on the Street’: Get FREE TIX to the Season Premiere

We’re helping give away tickets for an invite-only shindig celebrating the new season of Billy on the Street — and you don’t even have to get Quizzed in the Face to snag em. All you have to do is sign up for B+B’s newsletter below, and be quick about it: in the new season, Lena Dunham milks a cow in the Meatpacking District.
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Lindsay Lohan Caught the Debut of ‘New York’s Hottest New Band’ Last Night

Public Access TV takes the stage at Niagara last night (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Public Access TV takes the stage at Niagara last night (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

“This is fun,” said John Eatherly midway through the first gig of the East Village’s newest indie darlings, Public Access TV, at Niagara yesterday evening. Of course it was fun – the tiny venue was slammed with it-girls (Tennessee Thomas and Alexa Chung, for example), journalists and British music execs eager to see the fellas NME called “New York’s Hottest New Band.” Even Lindsay Lohan was there.
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This Woman Says the Chelsea Hotel’s New Owner Offered Her Nearly Half a Million to Move

Tina Rossner in her studio apartment.

Tina Rossner in her studio apartment. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

The plastered on a lobby door of the historic Hotel Chelsea could be lifted any day now, allowing for a new round of renovations in rooms once occupied by the likes of William Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious and any number of wannabes drawn for decades to the old brick building with wrought iron balconies on West 23rd Street.
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Crown Heights Is the ‘New Williamsburg,’ East New York Is the ‘Next Bushwick’

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Is East New York the “next Bushwick”? [Untapped Cities]

And is Crown Heights the “new Williamsburg”? [Curbed]

The owners of the Jarmulowsky Bank building have decided to restore its dome as they convert it into a hotel managed by Ace. [The Lo-Down]
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Last Chance to Worship Dead Celebrities at This Freaky Pop-Up Reliquary

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The celebrity cemetery on Broome Street has no headstones, graves or flowers. Through Sunday, the Whitebox Art Center will display 51 portraits from British painter Robert Priseman’s “FAME” series, depicting stars who “died prematurely from suicide or as a result of a self-destructive lifestyle.”
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Mr. Throwback Sleeps On DJ Tanner’s Pillowcase Every Night

Everyone’s favorite connoisseur of all things retro and nostalgic, Mr. Throwback, gives us his weekly blast from the past.

Though nearly everyone who grew up in the ’90s feels a visceral connection to Full House, few have a tangible connection to the classic television series. As you might have guessed, Mr. Throwback is one of those lucky few. For those of you who are very, very young or Mennonites (though if you were a Mennonite, you probably wouldn’t be reading this) Full House was a family sitcom that aired on ABC for eight glorious seasons. The show follows the life of Danny Tanner, a recently widowed news anchor, as he raises his three daughters with the help of his friend, Joey Gladstone, and his brother-in-law, the oh so dreamy Jesse Katsopolis. Without further ado, here’s Mr. Throwback.
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Something Magical Happens When This ‘Coffeetographer’ Goes to Café Grumpy

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Coffee shops are very important to Chérmelle Edwards. As a freelance writer and “coffeetographer” (a coffee photographer), the passionate and too-pleasant-for-someone-so-caffeinated thirtysomething has made coffee her life. Her website, smdlr.com (an acronym for small, medium, and large), is a “cultural ode to coffee culture,” she says. The site is meant to be a “communal space for cultural revolution,” which sounds crazy ambitious. But Chérmelle truly believes in the power of coffee culture: “It’s about showing people that everything we love as a society: music, art, film, style, connection, community, all exists in the coffee shop.”
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Beastie Boys Square Gets Final Slapdown; Bushwick Church Headed For Conversion

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The blood of slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark was found in a van that police recovered in Brownsville earlier this month. [NY Post]

Community Board 3 rejected a bid to bring Beastie Boys Square to the LES, even though the guy who was collecting signatures thought he had more time. [DNA Info]

Gawker mapped the “Williamsburgs” of other American cities [Gawker]
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Broad City Goes From Web Series to TV Show to ‘Unique Experience’

Courtesy of Comedy Central

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (Courtesy of Comedy Central)

Only one episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City has aired so far (the second airs 10:30 p.m. tonight), but the ratings must have been stupendous — stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are going on a 15-state tour.
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