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Call It a Metal Bar: A Williamsburg Blacksmith Opens Billet & Bellows

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For years, Kristina Kozak‘s wispy metal security grills have graced the windows of Williamsburg nightspots like Bembe, Iona, and Trash Bar. Now she’s getting ready to forge a metal sign to put over her own bar, which quietly opened on Grand Street a few weeks ago.
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You’ve Either Seen Tinuade Oyelowo On Girls, or Dancing at Bembe

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

(Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Tinuade Oyelowo spends her days slinging soy lattes at Café Grumpy in Greenpoint and her late Saturday nights sweating on the dance floor at Bembe in Williamsburg. At Grumpy, she does double duty: after four months there, she was tapped to play a barista on HBO’s Girls. The 29-year-old Bed-Stuy resident appeared in two episodes last season and will appear in two more next season – “a very surreal New York experience.”
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