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Meet Peter Pan’s Regulars; A Smoothie Made From American Apparel Shirts

Watch the above video and meet the regulars at Peter Pan Donut in Greenpoint. [via Eater]

And then meet the woman who makes all of Veselka‘s 100-gallon batches of borscht. [New Yorker]

A Bushwick pet store remains open even though its its owner was arrested for his alleged involvement in a cockfighting ring. [NY Daily News]
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This Musician Pays Just $400 a Month For Her (Roach-Free!) Apartment On Wheels

(Photo: Jesse Sposato)

(Photo: Jesse Sposato)

In New York City, there are so many different kinds of apartments you can live in (doorman condos, cramped railroads, tiny studios, illegal lofts) and the same can be said about campers. Enter 33-year-old singer-songwriter and student Kate Devin, who, unlike any of our other Urban Campers, lives in a newish RV . . . that she finances!
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The 15 Best Snowmen We’ve Seen This Winter

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

(Photo: Jenna Marotta)

Yep, there’s more snow on the ground this morning — but don’t even think of following Moby’s advice and moving to sunny L.A., where it’s oh-so-easy to chill by the pool at your Hollywood Hills castle. You can’t even build snowmen there! Above is one we spotted last week in Sara D. Roosevelt Park (wearing a garbage-can lid as a hat) and below are the best ones we’ve seen around the B+B hoods, via social media, this year.
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Because You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough: Give Yourself a Doggone Trophy

LISA'S CHOICE: Grand Prize Trophy for The Person Who Is Better Thank Everyone Here  Photo: Phil Buehler

Grand Prize Trophy for The Person Who Is Better Than Everyone Here (Photo: Phil Buehler)

These days, kids get a trophy just for showing up, so why shouldn’t we? At this month’s Lisa’s Choice Awards at the Pine Box Rock Shopeveryone goes home a winner, no matter how unexceptional, boring, untalented or otherwise crappy they may be! Attendees are invited to do anything they’re proud of (dance, sing, tell jokes, breathe, gaze around the room awkwardly, eat an empanada) at which point they’re awarded a FREE certificate and the guarantee of a boost in self-esteem. And if you’re really feeling shitty about yourself, you can go ahead and shell out between $140 and $400 for a personalized mirrored trophy. What could possibly bring you more self-fulfillment?
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Now That Hanksy’s the Shit, Buy One of His $1,500 James Franco Toilet Seats

Hanksy toilet seats. Photo: courtesy of Krause Gallery

“Gatspee” and not “Leonard DiCraprio”? (Photo courtesy of Krause Gallery)

If you hate Bansky, you probably abhor Hanksy – his cheap viral, pun-enthused knockoff. But say what you will, the Bushwick-based parody artist knows how to make a quick buck with minimal effort, and there’s only one way we feel about that — jealous.
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Ben Shaoul Sued By Parents; East Village May Lose Another Record Store

Pawel Althamer: Draftsmen's Congress, at the New Museum

Here’s what museum goers have put on the walls at Pawel Althamer’s exhibit at the New Museum. (Photo: Scott Lynch)

Notorious East Village real estate developer Ben Shaoul is getting sued by his own parents, who allege almost $50 million in damages. [The Real Deal]

Williamsburg had the most AirBnb rentals last year. [NY Daily News]

The space that has long held Sounds record shop on St. Marks recently hit the market. [Wall Street Journal]
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Remembering Hudson of Feature Inc.; Developers Blew $248 Million in Williamsburg

Army of One: !!!! Sold Paintings; Kuma

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

Jerry Saltz remembers Hudson. The owner of Feature Inc. was among the first to exhibit the art of Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, Tom Friedman, Richard Kern, and many others. [Vulture]

Developers bought nearly $2 billion worth of Brooklyn land last year. Williamsburg saw the most property trades with 40 development transactions comprised of 74 properties totaling $284 million. [Real Estate Weekly]

An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Manhattan Avenue. [Brooklyn Paper]
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New Renderings for Whole Foods Williamsburg; Surprise! Surprise! Closing

Centre-Fuge Public Art Project, Cycle 14: Foxx Face

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

A woman was hospitalized after being struck by a Department of Education truck on Williamsburg’s Grand Street. [DNA Info]

A “new high-end residential building on an emerging corridor in Williamsburg” is coming to Grand Street. [BuzzBuzz Home]

New renderings for the Williamsburg location of Whole Foods. [Brownstoner]
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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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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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