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The Final Debate: Where to Drink While You Watch

(flier via Village Pourhouse/Facebook)

(flier via Village Pourhouse/Facebook)

Tonight marks the third and (mercifully) final presidential debate in Las Vegas, meaning that the more socially minded among us will be looking to share in the democratic process with their fellow citizens and copious amounts of alcohol. 

Maybe you’re a diehard Donald Trump supporter drinking to distract yourself from what looks like an imminent landslide defeat, or a Hillary Clinton backer drowning away your sorrows at the indignities your candidate has endured. Perhaps you’re resigned to watching the world burn, but you’ve got some potentially lucrative prop bets riding on whether the candidates shake hands or how many times Trump says “tremendous.”

Whatever your motivation, if you’re looking to knock back a few while you take in the action, we’ve got you covered.  More →

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Maeven Vintage Has Been Saving Up One Whole Year For This

(Photo: Maeven Vintage)

(Photo: Maeven Vintage)

It’s kinda hard to imagine that we’ll be wearing winter coats anytime soon, considering that it feels more like late August than almost-Halloween right now. Don’t be fooled, though–winter’s looming. Thankfully, there are ways to ease the shock and pain of the Ice Betch’s arrival, and not all of them involve a bottle of vodka and a death wish.

Actually, please don’t die. How could you possibly grip one of the super cool “statement coats” from the Maevan Vintage pop-up shop (coming to Greenpoint November 4 through 30) if you’re dead?

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Manhattan Inn Says Goodbye; Lena Dunham Gets Odeon Tattoo

To say sayonara to Greenpoint after seven years, The Manhattan Inn‘s concerts will be admission-free through November 13. [DNA Info]

According to real estate site StreetEasy, 68 percent of New York City dwellers who relocated last year sought out cheaper nabes. [Buzz Buzz Home]

New tenants are being courted for the Second Avenue building currently housing the Ukrainian Sports Club. [EV Grieve] More →

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Worst Landlords and Buildings List; Three-Story Eatery Opens in Williamsburg

Paperwork was submitted for an eight-story commercial space that would replace a pair of Flushing Avenue warehouses. [The Real Deal]

The nearly $8K proceeds of a GoFundMe campaign established to honor the late poet Carolyn Bush, 25, will benefit the Bushwick reading room she co-founded, Wendy’s Subway. [DNA Info]

According to Public Advocate Letitia James, here are the city’s 10 worst landlords and Brooklyn’s 20 worst buildings to call home. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle] More →

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Bedford Ave Salvation Army Site Goes For $30M; Trump Zoltar Makers Speak

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

A property management company put 18 Brooklyn properties on the market (including two in Williamsburg) for $80 million. [Commercial Observer]

Development firm Thor Equities will pay $30 million for the Bedford Avenue property that previously housed a Salvation Army. [The Real Deal]

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side will no longer relocate to a larger space in the forthcoming Essex Crossing development. [The Real Deal] More →

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This Occultish ‘Rave for Adults’ is Using ‘Radical Intimacy’ to Find Realness in Art

An attendee of "The Hidden Valley" over the weekend looks on at a performance by Wild Torus (Photo: Nicole Disser)

An attendee of “The Hidden Valley” over the weekend looks on at a performance by Wild Torus (Photo: Nicole Disser)

If you’ve been to Wild Torus events before, it’s likely you know all about their marathon performance-art benders and messy parties. Guests are necessarily a part of the events involving immense creation and destruction within the same night (or 48-hour marathon). My first Torus encounter was a mind-jostling, brain-crushing, chaotic mess. It was a crush of humanity, all soaked in sweat, and stuck with gloopy, sticky materials, under an onslaught of hypnotic drumming, loud-as-hell discordant synth drone, and anything and everything you can imagine.

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Williamsburg Gets ‘Swanky Vegan’; East Village’s New Hospital Building

A rendering was released of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel building bound for the East Village as early as 2020. [NY1]

On Avenue B, 16-month-old Indian restaurant Babu Ji must contend with its second lawsuit since June for withholding tips and paying staffers less than minimum wage. [Eater NY]

Stage and screen actress Cynthia Nixon now co-owns an E. 3rd Street co-op worth $1.5 million. [Luxury Listings] More →

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Zoltar Pops Up in Greenpoint; Ken Bone Honored By Vinny’s Pizzeria

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A lawyer representing the city in a Manhattan Supreme Court case filed in Spring 2015 by a group of Second Avenue neighbors who lost their homes in a gas line explosion said that the fault lies with other parties. [NY Post]

Meanwhile, The Grand Street Guild Apartments on the Lower East Side are among the city’s 1,700 New York City Housing Authority-owned residences currently without gas. [Curbed NY]

Dieci (Italian for “ten”), the Japanese-owned Italian restaurant on E. 10th Street, shuttered after its namesake number of years. [EV Grieve] More →

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Heart Found in East Village Trash; ‘Merica-Themed Restaurant Opens

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

According to police, a 68-year-old man found a pink box in the garbage containing a heart that “appeared to be human” Wednesday morning outside of a housing project on FDR Drive in the East Village. [NY Daily News]

A real estate firm secured a $139 million loan to refinance 12 Williamsburg properties. [The Real Deal]

In Williamsburg, a private equity firm will assist a real estate investment firm with buying the Brooklyn Bowl/Brooklyn Brewery complex for the previously published sum of $37 million. [The Real Deal] More →