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. More →
Welcome to Girls Talk, in which two of our favorite New Yorkers share the text messages they sent during this week’s episode of Girls.
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Katie Heaney (L) and Chiara Atik
The text in gray belongs Katie Heaney, the author of Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date and an editor at BuzzFeed.
The text in blue belongs to her roommate, Chiara Atik, author of the play “Women,” a mash-up of Little Women and Girls, which just completed a run at the Kraine Theatre in the East Village. They live on the Lower East Side, and watched the latest episode of Girls together while communicating only through texts. More →
A group of concerned Lower East Siders is trying to put the kibosh on $1-slice joints, but they can’t keep you from scarfing down FREE pizza. Which is what Two Bit’s Retro Arcade is offering. This Tuesday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. it’s Pizza Tuesdays, featuring free slices from Rizzo’s at 10 p.m. And free popcorn, too! As if that’s not enough, Shocked Minds drummer Kirk Podell will spin rock, punk, post-punk and garage, and there’ll be 25-cent arcade games and cult films on the big screen. AND Lady Bree will be pouring $4.50 pints all night. Granted, Two Bit’s isn’t the first bar to offer free pizza, but it’s the first to advertise it via an awesome Garbage Pail Kids flyer (by Bowery Boys bassist Sam Hariss). Respect!
On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, the Orchard Corset Center was crowded with customers looking to get fitted for bras, bridal bustiers and corsets. The Lower East Side relic hasn’t attracted nearly as much recent media attention as American Apparel’s lingerie mannequins have around the corner, but it has this much going for it: authenticity beyond displays of fake pubic hair. Oh, and Peggy Bergstein, who owns the tiny storefront with her husband Ralph, claims she can tell a customer’s bra size just by looking at her bust. More →
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]
After Bushwick Burlesque’s rather intense tribute to Marina Abromovic, we could definitely use a lighter shade of titillation — so we’re psyched to hear that The Big Lebowski Burlesque is coming to the Slipper Room. More →
The old Ludlow Street location. (Photo: Shanna Ravindra)
When it was priced out of the Lower East Side after 16 years there, The Living Room said it didn’t want to move to Brooklyn — but after closing in October, the beloved singer-songwriter venue where Norah Jones cut her teeth is angling for a new home on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. More →