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Domino Development Gets CPC Approval; the Girls Bus Tour You Knew Was Coming

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As expected, the new plan for the Domino Sugar factory site won the approval of the City Planning Commission and will now be voted on by the City Council. [NY Daily News]

The deal proves one thing: “the de Blasio administration cares a lot about affordable housing, less about how high the towers grow, and not at all about the minutiae of design.” [Daily Intel]

Yes, it’s finally happening (maybe): a Girls bus tour. HBO is said to be in discussions with the tour company that did the Sex and the City school. The tour would visit locations that “aren’t exactly glamorous” but are “authentic.” [NY Daily News]
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Boys and Girls, Here’s the New Video From The Men, Playing Bowery Tonight


If that new movie about Fort Tilden didn’t have you longing for summer, this new video from The Men surely will: it involves a trip down to Robert Moses State Park and some True Detective-style dabbling in the occult. The song, “Pearly Gates,” is a hard-chugging throwback rawk tune in the spirit of “LA Woman,” and it’s off of Tomorrow’s Hits, out this week via Brooklyn label Sacred Bones (you may have seen a mural for the album — their fifth in four years — in Williamsburg).
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Bowery Getting an Ace Hotel; Oral History of Pyramid Club

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223-225 Bowery has sold for $30 million and will become a 180-room Ace Hotel with a small number of residential condominiums. [Curbed]

Unions want all workers at the Domino site to be organized. [NY Daily News]

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth believes that “the project should include more affordable housing than proposed. We also believe there are other important aspects of the project that must be considered, such as open space, design and neighborhood impacts.” [NAG]
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Art Thief Swipes Snoop Lion Portrait; Mini Mini Market Closing After 14 Years

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Pols have redoubled their calls for traffic safety in the wake of a Williamsburg traffic death. [Brooklyn Paper]

A variety of projects are vying for grants from a $19.5 million Greenpoint oil spill fund. [NY Times]

Slain real estate developer Menachem Stark and partner Israel Perlmutter owned around 1,000 apartment units. [The Real Deal] More →

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Hyper-Gentrification vs. Super Gentrification; How to Squat in NYC

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Congrats to Lower East Sider Spike Jonze, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay last night. [B+B Twitter]

On hyper-gentrification, super gentrification and the third wave of gentrification. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Gothamist uses the closing of Williamsburg’s Supercore to ponder gentrification some more. [Gothamist]
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Watch the Oscars at One of These 13 Spots and You’ll Be Golden

1926908_10152255670215930_215930380_nAt last year’s Oscars, Seth MacFarlane hosted, Jennifer Lawrence tripped, and Ben Affleck called his marriage to Jennifer Garner “work.” Movie musicals and James Bond were celebrated, because nobody — except 40 million viewers — wants a short ceremony, and the producers had to bookend some very expensive commercial time.

This weekend, we found a smattering of places where you can share eye rolls (it’s the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and the theme of the night is “heroes”) or memorial toasts (Roger Ebert, James Gandolfini, Paul Walker, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Harold Ramis).
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Stop And Frisk Complaints Are Declining — But They Haven’t Disappeared Yet

As New York City looks set to settle with civil liberties groups over the Police Department’s long-standing and contentious policy of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street, new data shows that complaints of stop and frisk have declined in recent months — but they haven’t gone away just yet.
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Human Hamster Wheel in Williamsburg; Boozy Laundromat in East Village

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The Times discovers Bushwick. It’s “a haven for artists, newly minted college graduates, working-class families and freelancers of all stripes, and this shows in its hangouts, which are often whimsical, generally easier on the wallet than their Manhattan counterparts and, as of late, surprisingly sophisticated.” [NY Times]

“Don’t Hate on Hipsters – Williamsburg has its charms.” [Brooklyn Eagle]

James Murphy’s espresso blend: a taste test. [Gothamist] More →

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TONSTARTSSBANDHT + Sean Nicholas Savage + Epic Sound Installation = lkasjdhgikpasjhdfoskjf

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MIRRORS, Tim Bruniges. Installation view. At Signal in Bushwick. (Photo: Courtesy of Signal)

We can say without hyperbole that this is by far the coolest thing that will ever happen in the history of mankind.

This Sunday, experimental/weirdo/brilliant musician Sean Nicholas Savage is bringing his signature awesome weirdness to Signal gallery in Bushwick. Savage is a performance character of sorts (like Boy George, but hipper) who first rose to infamy in the illegal after hours scene in Montreal (the same scene that gave birth to Grimes).
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Deepak Chopra Scores $14.5M Pad; Spin Doctors Drummer Sells $4M Duplex

Pulino's, now with more love

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The drummer for the Spin Doctors is selling his East Village duplex, which comes with a recording studio, for $3.995 million. [NY Post]

Meanwhile, Deepak Chopra just picked up a $14.5 million unit in the Delos building on East 11th. [NY Post]

Here’s the audio of Spike Lee’s rant about gentrification. [Daily Intel]
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