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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

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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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Dead Stars, Tearing Through SXSW, Aren’t Hipsters So Much As Beatsters

(photo: Cary Whittier)

Dead Stars (photo: Cary Whittier)

Austin’s Club 1808 felt like a soul-food roadhouse yesterday as some young dudes who clearly dig Sebadoh worked through their tight, efficient set. In the bright sun of the backyard stage, Jeff Moore, the guitarist and frontman of Dead Stars, looked younger than he had when he played a show in dreary New York last week, and bassist John Watterberg — who was excited about playing on the bright backyard stage after a long winter of playing indoors — quickly became flushed.
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The Heart Machine Plumbs an East Village-Bushwick Cyber Affair

Still from The Heart Machine

Still from The Heart Machine

The first moments of The Heart Machine are a dream, an abstract impression of movement and shifting light, laced with muted sounds like music from next door. Then the filter pops off, the thumping music rushes in, and we’re thrust into the life of Cody, checking his phone in a loud club, ignoring the Millennial mating ritual happening around him. In Zachary Wigon’s film, which premiered at SXSW over the weekend, Cody suspects that his online girlfriend is not, as she claims, in Berlin, but here in New York, perhaps in the East Village as he pines for her from Bushwick.
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A Chat With Oh, Honey, the Latest Williamsburg Band Sign With a Major

(Photo: Jesse DeFlorio)

Danielle Bouchard and Mitchy Collins of Oh, Honey (Photo: Jesse DeFlorio)

Oh, Honey, the Williamsburg-based band made up of Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard, has a dreamy, sun-drenched sound that could almost pass as being from the other coast, or from another decade. One thinks of the Sundays, or a more upbeat Crowded House with a lithe female vocalist.
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Jorge Arias of Bushwick’s The Sampler Has Opened an East Village Wine Shop

The interior of Urban Wines (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

The interior of Urban Wines (photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Urban Wines. (Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

Urban Wines. (Photo: Allyson Shiffman)

The opening of a new wine store is always cause for celebration, particularly if it boasts a healthy selection of bottles under $15, daily tastings and signage featuring Walter White. That’s precisely what you get with Urban Wines, which opened this past Saturday on First Avenue between Second and Third Streets.

“Every day I like to have a glass of wine,” says owner Jorge Arias. “So I open a bottle and share it with the customers.”
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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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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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One Word For the Observer Editor Who Thinks Brooklyn Is ‘Over’: Junglepussy

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After deriding “Brooklyn’s Overhyped, Undercooked Restaurant Scene,” the New York Observer has now gone ahead and declared that “Brooklyn is over. Done. Finished. Brooklyn as brand has overtaken Brooklyn as place, turning itself over fully to the project that was always its greatest work in the first place: the cultivation of a luxury lifestyle.” Oh, snap! And here we thought its greatest work was Leaves of Grass.
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